Jon Ruda


Jon Ruda has 20 years of multi-faceted experience in real estate development as a development manager, tenant coordinator, and project architect.  His leadership, management, and administrative skills have contributed to the success of significant development and renovation projects around the country. He has guided complex, multi-million dollar renovations in urban and suburban environments working with a variety of owners and consultant groups.  Jon’s expertise in managing and coordinating development projects ensures that issues such as entitlements, project design, financial modeling, budgeting, debt financing, construction, and lease-up are executed successfully. 

Recent Work



Car Wash, Detroit Metro Area, MI
Halo at Wells Fargo Center, Los Angeles, CA
Centennial Regional Shopping Centers, Various Locations
Valdosta Mall, Valdosta, GA
Barneys New York, Chicago, IL
Green Tree Mall, Clarksville, IN
Chico Mall, Chico, CA
Rush Walton Redevelopment, Chicago, IL
60 E. Walton Retail Building, Chicago, IL
Brazos Mall - Mall Renovation & Anchor Redevelopment, Lake Jackson, TX
15 E Oak, Chicago, IL


Senior Residential, Los Angeles, CA
Senior Residential, New Jersey
Senior Residential, Northern Philadelphia, PA

Mixed USe

900 North Michigan Enhancements, Chicago, IL


15 E Oak Street, Chicago, IL
Corporate Office Renovation, Chicago, IL
Suite 1600 Corporate Office, Chicago, IL
Corporate Office, Chicago, IL


Bally's Chicago, Chicago, IL
Rivers Casino (LEED NC Gold), Des Plaines, IL
Rivers Casino, Pittsburgh, PA

Notable Past Projects*


Providence Town Center, Philadelphia, PA


Citrus Park Town Center, Tampa, FL
Colonie Center, Albany, NY
Oakbrook Center, Oakbrook, IL
North Riverside Park Mall, Riverside, IL
Southridge Mall, Milwaukee, WI
Tabor Center, Denver, CO


  • Bachelor of Architecture - Kent State University
  • Bachelor of Science - Kent State University

Additional Experience

  • Urban Retail Properties - development manager, manager of tenant coordination
  • Louis F. Gilberti - architect

*Projects completed while at previous companies


Credentials & Affiliations