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John Cramer appointed Director at MacRostie Historic Advisors, Chicago

by SAH News | Mar 03, 2020

MacRostie Historic Advisors LLC (MHA) is pleased to announce the promotions of John Cramer to Director of MHA Chicago and Jen Hembree to Director of MHA San Jose. Jen and John have been integral members of the MHA team and we are pleased to have them take on these roles as our company continues to work on providing the highest level of historic tax credit consulting around the country.

Since joining the Chicago office in 2013 as a Junior Associate, John has excelled at all levels and has managed increasingly complex rehabilitation projects. In his new role, John will manage day-to-day operations of MHA Chicago and continue to take a leading role in project management as well as support MHA Partner Allen Johnson in managing business development and client relations for this office.

As project manager for a wide range of historic rehabilitation projects seeking local, state, and federal incentives, John Cramer has developed a reputation for his skill in working efficiently with project teams and MHA staff to secure project approvals. John’s high profile historic rehabilitation projects include: the Chicago Motor Club, Old Colony Building, Lathrop Homes, Stony Island Arts Bank, and the Homan Square Tower, all in Chicago, as well as the Pabst Bottling House, the Warner Grand Theater, and the Nunn-Bush Shoe Company Factory in Milwaukee.

“John’s energy, enthusiasm, and expertise have made him a trusted and valued employee and colleague,” said Allen Johnson, MHA Partner and former Director of MHA Chicago. “We are excited to be entering a new decade with John at the helm of our team.”

John was named to the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s inaugural “40 Under 40: People Saving Places” list in 2018 for his accomplishments and involvement in the historic preservation community. He is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional and is a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, The American Institute of Architects, Landmarks Illinois, and the Society of Architectural Historians where he has been a member since 2009.  In 2012 he was awarded a Scott Opler Membership Grant for Emerging Professionals. 


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