Mr. Cornell joined Brinshore in June of 2006. As Director of Construction, he is responsible for overseeing and facilitating construction efforts on Brinshore’s development initiatives. In addition, Mr. Cornell serves as President of BCM, LLC, the construction arm of Brinshore Development, where he oversees its day-to-day operations.
With 15 years of management experience in construction and commercial real estate brokerage, Mr. Cornell brings a wide range of practical knowledge to his positions. He has been involved in the coordination and management of construction projects valued in excess of $600 million, and has participated in real estate transactions for multi-unit buildings throughout Chicago and surrounding communities.
During his time as a general contractor and real estate broker, Mr. Cornell maintained a strong interest in sustainable design and community growth, and advocates for sustainable design in local communities throughout the Midwest. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, part of the professional certification system created by LEED — Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – the industry gold standard for its most qualified, educated, and influential green building professionals..
Mr. Cornell serves on the Board of Directors for the Foundation for Retinal Research, and is co-founder of WithinSight, an organization that helps fundraise and generate awareness for vision related not-for-profits.
Mr. Cornell earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Depauw University in Greencastle, IN and is a licensed real estate sales person.