Mary Ellen Martin

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Mary Ellen Martin oversees development and operations for Morningside’s Chicago office. Mary Ellen’s role includes site selection and acquisition, securing financing and entitlement, selection of the design team and overseeing design, construction, marketing, and asset management.

Prior to joining Morningside in 2005, Mary Ellen was a Project Manager with the Walsh Group where she specialized in multi-family and hi-rise construction building projects.

She received a BS in Civil Engineering from the McCormick School of Engineering with a minor in Art from Northwestern University. She is a member of Commercial Real Estate Executive Women of Chicago, CREW, and active with their Programs Committee. She is also a member of the Urban Land Institute and active with their Membership Committee and Women’s Leadership Initiative.

Mary Ellen, her husband Bryan, and their three children reside in Chicago and all share a passion for sailing on Lake Michigan.


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