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Rick Quinlevan

President – Brokerage Services

Richard C. Quinlevan is the President of Lerner Brokerage Services, the commercial real estate division of The Lerner Company specializing in retail brokerage, leasing, management and tenant representation.

Quinlevan graduated from Marquette University, after which he began a career in commercial real estate, specializing in sales and leasing brokerage activities. He later specialized in corporate site acquisition and development serving within the real estate departments of Taco Bell, Rocky Rococo and Payless ShoeSource, during which period he was engaged in real estate activities in more than 10 states.

Quinlevan joined The Lerner Company in 1989 as Director of Leasing and Brokerage and served in that capacity until being named President of Lerner Brokerage Services in March 1996.

Professional Affiliations & Achievements

  • Member, ChainLinks
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Former ICSC Operations Chairman for Nebraska & Iowa

Boh Kurylo

Executive Vice President – Brokerage Services

Boh Kurylo is the Executive Vice President of Lerner Brokerage Services, the commercial real estate division of The Lerner Company specializing in retail tenant representation, third party leasing, investment sales and property management.

Kurylo graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1977, after which he began a career in sales. In 1984, he joined Coldwell Banker Commercial in Houston, Texas, where he specialized in the leasing of retail properties, and the sale of commercial land.  He was awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award for his rookie year.

In 1990, Kurylo joined Hyper Shoppes Real Estate where his primary responsibility was the leasing of three malls totaling over 1.7 million square feet in Denver, Colorado, Louisville, Kentucky, and Cincinnati, Ohio.

Pacific Realty Group, Inc. made Kurylo its Vice President in 1993; his primary responsibility was for the expansion and development of its retail brokerage division in Omaha, Nebraska. Due largely to his efforts, the retail division was able to achieve $12.4 million in sales and leasing for 1995.

Kurylo was recruited to join The Lerner Company in 1996 to fill the expanding retail needs of its clients. His goal as a Principal of the Company is to expand the brokerage division and, with other members of the Company, to combine the Company’s development expertise with its brokerage capabilities creating overall stronger client service.  His primary focus has been on Tenant Representation, helping in formulating and implementing new market roll-outs in Nebraska, Iowa, North and South Dakota.  Some of the tenants Boh has represented include Dick’s Sporting Goods, PetSmart, Staples, ULTA, Verizon, Starbucks, Hollywood Video, Vitamin Shoppe, Carter’s and Panda Express.

Professional Affiliations & Achievements

  • Member, ChainLinks & International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Four year Nebraska/Iowa Retail Chair and member of numerous regional steering committees for ICSC
  • Costar Group Retail Power Broker of the Year (2013, 2014 and 2015)

Ben Meier

Vice President – Brokerage Services

Meier graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. He joined The Lerner Company in 2007 having three years of previous commercial retail brokerage experience at Grubb & Ellis. Coming from a successful background in retail sales and management along with a background in construction, Ben has been able to utilize this experience in advising clients in all aspects of the process.

Ben’s strong initiative has led to representation of both national and local clients in Tenant and Landlord work. His advisory services have been utilized in multi-market situations, having been assigned to leasing acquisitions and dispositions in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Illinois. His experience has included ground up development, existing center redevelopment, and new market roll-outs. Meier has been involved in more than $162 Million worth of transactions throughout his career. His approach is that of a partnership with his clients, taking an ownership mindset toward each assignment.

Professional Affiliations & Achievements

  • Member, ChainLinks & International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • ICSC State Chairman & Director for Nebraska and Iowa
  • Former ICSC Next Generation Chairman & Retail Chariman
  • CCIM candidate

Dennis Thaemert

Senior Associate – Brokerage Services

Dennis Thaemert joined The Lerner Company in 2003 as an Associate specializing in retail brokerage and tenant representation.

Thaemert graduated from Kansas State University and began his career in the retail industry. After serving in several management positions with Montgomery Ward, Thaemert opened his own independent retail boutiques selling designer apparel for approximately fifteen years .

Since joining The Lerner Company, Thaemert has been involved in brokering transactions for both national and independent tenants in Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota .

Professional Affiliations & Achievements

  • Member, ChainLinks
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Board Member, The Exchange Club

Lindsay Banks

Associate Broker

Lindsay Banks specializes in landlord leasing, tenant representation and investment sales. She has brokered over $30 million in shopping center dispositions in 2015 and has over 1.8 million square feet in her landlord leasing portfolio.    Lindsay joined The Lerner Company after spending 4 years in Dallas/Ft. Worth and San Antonio, Texas where she specialized in Research and Market Analysis with CB Richard Ellis. She has a broad background in commercial real estate with experience in Title and Escrow as well as Multi-Family leasing, brokerage and marketing. A graduate of Iowa State University, Lindsay received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with majors in both Marketing and Management.

She is dedicated to serving the Omaha community and volunteers as a member of the WCA Guild, the Carolyn Scott Rainbow House which serves Children’s Hospital of Omaha, Zoofari, and Girls, Inc.

Professional Affiliations & Achievements

  • Member, ChainLinks
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Member, ICSC Next Generation, State Chair 2014-current
  • CCIM candidate

Sara Hanke

Associate Broker

Sara Hanke joined The Lerner Company with a background in commercial real estate, sales, management and financial services. She has direct experience in logistics planning, personal lending, training and mentoring. Originally from the Midwest, Sara received her Bachelors in English from St. Cloud University. Sara holds a Real Estate License in Nebraska.

Professional Affiliations & Achievements

  • Member, ChainLinks & International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Member, Omaha Area Board of REALTORS®
  • Member, Nebraska REALTORS® Association
  • Member, National Association of REALTORS®
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