Stewart Promotes Industry Veteran to Senior Leadership Position

May 31, 2017

Stewart recently appointed Tom Konkel as executive vice president and director of commercial services. In this role, he will oversee more than 320 associates in 20 offices with responsibility for driving commercial sales and revenue growth.

“Tom brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding of all aspects of commercial services,” said Steve Lessack, Stewart’s group president. “He is a proven leader with contagious enthusiasm and passion to succeed – making him a great fit for this role. I'm confident in his ability to lead the group to continued success."

Konkel assumes this role after more than 25 years of working at Stewart. He most recently served as the interim executive vice president of commercial services, following the announcement of Bruce Hawley’s retirement. Prior to taking on this role, he served as the national sales director for Stewart commercial services for over 15 years. His regional, national and international clients have closed deals in excess of $20 billion in all asset classes

Konkel frequently speaks and coaches real-estate professionals on sales and motivational techniques, and has written articles for several publications and journals on various real estate topics. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP) and the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA). He also currently serves on the board of directors and advisory council for Mercy Housing.

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