Real estate firm hires industrial veteran to lead nationwide expansion
July 08, 2022

By Gloria Lloyd – Reporter, St. Louis Business Journal

Jun 20, 2022

A St. Louis-based commercial real estate firm has hired an industrial veteran with 30 years of industry experience.

Pete Quinn will serve as national director of industrial business development for Sansone Group, the Clayton-based firm that focuses on industrial, retail, multifamily and commercial development nationwide. He will work on deals nationwide, based from Indianapolis and Florida.

The latest hire is part of Sansone’s ongoing aggressive expansion, fueled largely by its entry into industrial real estate. Over the last two years, the company has expanded to new markets across the country, opening new offices in nine cities with the goal of developing more square feet of industrial real estate than any other company nationwide. To reach that goal, the company has ramped up industrial acquisitions.

Quinn served for the past seven years as national director of industrial services at Collier’s International, where he specialized in industrial commercial real estate and advising multi-market corporations on their logistics, transportation and distribution networks, according to a news release.

Before that, Quinn was the co-founder of Summit Realty Group, an affiliate of Cushman & Wakefield, and then transitioned to a management role with Cushman, serving on the firm’s Industrial Executive Board and its Global Supply Chain Solutions Group.

Quinn started his career as a developer, serving as vice president at Eaton & Lauth Commercial. He now serves on the board of the International Warehouse Logistics Association and is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and the Warehousing Education and Research Council.

Quinn is heavily involved in supporting his alma mater, Purdue University, where he was a starting offensive lineman for its football team from 1978 to 1981, serving as team captain for two years. He was voted to Purdue’s 100th anniversary All-Time Football team and is in his 30th season as a football color analyst on the Purdue Sports Radio Network.

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