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Douglas J. Reichl
Founder & President

Doug Reichl has more than 30 years’ experience in real estate development and brokerage. Since founding Tartan in 2002, he has led the development mixed-use and retail projects throughout the Midwest, with a special focus on campus environments, including the University of Illinois, Indiana University Bloomington, Illinois State University, and Southern Illinois University.

Recently completed projects include One Uptown on the Circle, a $28 million public/private partnership with the Town of Normal, Illinois that anchors the community’s nationally lauded downtown and will feature a 200,000 sf Hyatt Place hotel. Doug also oversaw the multi-phased expansion of The Flats, a 450-bed mixed-use students housing development serving students from Illinois State University, as well as Evolve, a 350-bed student housing development at Southern Illinois University. Additional experience includes multiple retail developments in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs, as well as university communities in Indiana and Illinois.

Doug has a deep background in tenant representation. He oversaw the leasing of the 310,000 sf Southgate Market in downtown Chicago, which is anchored by Whole Foods. Additionally, he was part of the leasing and development team for Chatham Marketplace, a 50-acre brownfield development on Chicago’s south side anchored by Wal-Mart and Lowe’s Home Improvement. He also assisted Potbelly Sandwich Shop with its Central Illinois expansion.

He is a Founding Partner of Meatheads Burgers & Fries, a new fast causal restaurant chain with 17 outlets in Illinois and Indiana. Prior to founding Tartan Realty Group, Inc., Doug spent 14 years with HSA Commercial, Inc., where he served as Principal, Executive Vice President, and Managing Director of Retail Services.

Chris George
Development Coordinator

Chris joined the Tartan in 2014, where he helps coordinate the the contractor and design teams for all active developments, as well as manage procurement, delivery, and installation of all FF&E for the new Hyatt Place hotel in Normal, Illinois and the 350-bed student housing development, Evolve, at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Chris also oversees tenant build-out for some of Tartan’s retail developments.

Prior to joining Tartan, Chris was a national sales account executive with Grub Hub, where he launched and managed the tech start-up’s East Coast markets, including Boston, Miami, and Raleigh, North Carolina during a period of rapid expansion. He also managed all sales and marketing for the Chicago Wolves’ youth hockey programs, including establishing partnerships with other hockey arenas throughout central Illinois and southern Wisconsin.

Chris holds a bachelor of science in political science from Miami University of Ohio where he played club hockey.