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NORTHBROOK, Ill. (March 15, 2023) – Northbrook-based Pine Tree announced its hiring of Mike Tverdek, CPA. He joins Pine Tree’s accounting team as Controller where he will focus on corporate, portfolio-, and asset-level accounting and financial reporting for the national retail real estate company.

Most recently, Tverdek served as Manager of Accounting for Adtalem Global Education where he oversaw corporate accounting functions and institutional financial reporting for the 11,000-person organization. Prior to his time with Adtalem, Tverdek served as Vice President of Accounting at Pine Tree where he managed AR and AP for a large portfolio of shopping center assets in addition to corporate operational accounting oversight.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Mike back to the Pine Tree team,” said Sara Kowalczyk, SVP, Accounting & Financial Reporting at Pine Tree. “In addition to embodying the Pine Tree culture, Mike has a glowing reputation for accounting management and systems and his experience will strengthen the core of our team’s infrastructure. His addition will help us maximize efficiencies and benefit our best-in-class accounting and reporting functions for our stakeholders while Pine Tree continues to expand its portfolio of shopping center assets across the country.”