Akrete: Business, Articulated

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Akrete: Business, Articulated Ranked PR firm

Akrete: Business, Articulated

909 Davis St., Fifth flr., Evanston, IL 60201

847/892-6082; fax: 847/556-0738



Content, PR, marketing and social media for the financial services, commercial real estate and cannabis industries.

Employees: 20. Founded: 2011.

Agency Statement:

Your business, articulated. Your impact, magnified.

We know your industry, your terminology, and your clients in the commercial real estate, financial services, cannabis and related industries.

There’s no ramp-up with Team Akrete. We deliver the most senior team with the deepest expertise of any agency team in the nation within these industries of focus. Our clients can trace significant business results and closed deals to our services including content creation, public relations, marketing and social media services.

We aren’t all things to all industries; we are a specialized team that delivers results because we live and breathe these industries all day long. We also partner regularly with other more generalist agencies to deliver stellar results, many times coming in as pinch hitters or ghostwriters who “get it.”

No content is too complex; we understand our audiences, how they relate to one another and who is selling to whom. As such, we can combine offerings that are more than the sum of their parts.

As part of our core focus on real estate and the built environment, we also offer deep experience promoting and developing marketing for proptech, architecture, construction, financing, brokerage, investment management and other related disciplines. We have experience in all property types including traditional sectors like office, industrial, retail, hotel, healthcare and multifamily—as well as specialized sub-sectors like workforce housing, medical office, manufactured housing communities, cold storage and self-storage.

Our cannabis practice has included vertically integrated companies, a social equity business accelerator, equipment manufacturers and ancillary services providers like construction and accounting firms in the Chicago and Boston areas. Our cannabis industry newsletter is a popular way to stay informed, and we actively support other women-owned and minority-owned businesses in this space.

Key professionals include Margy Sweeney, founder & CEO, and leaders including Patricia Agos, Sophie Bartolotta, Kelly Davis, Lana Demyanyk, Brian Greenberg, Amanda Hargrove, Jennifer Harris, Lisa Karel, Leslie Kaufman, Donna McSorley, Michelle Pittman, Becky Reno, Daisy Simmons, Nicole Stenclik and Aleks Walker.

Clients Include:

Alliant Credit Union
Area Development Magazine
Byline Bank
Cannabis Facility Construction
Design Construction Concepts
Digital Diagnostics
Drawbridge Community Revitalization Foundation
Green Meadows Farms Cannabis
Gromentum Lab
Grupo Ferré Rangel
The Goldie Initiative
Golub & Company
JDI Real Estate
Karis Cold Storage
KeyBanc Capital Markets
KeyBank Real Estate Capital
Key Private Bank
Kingbird Investment Management
Maverick Commercial Mortgage
Mosaic Construction
Project Management Advisors
Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) – Chicago
Verdara Technologies, Inc.
Wright Heerema Architects

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