NORTHBROOK, Ill. (August 16, 2018) – Northbrook-based Pine Tree, LLC is growing. Today the retail real estate company announced the hiring of Jingyuan “Jen” Yao as Property Accountant for a portion of its national shopping center portfolio. Yao will be based in Pine Tree’s Northbrook, Ill. office.
Yao, 22, comes to Pine Tree after serving as a consultant for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Business Intelligence Group where she conducted in-depth market analyses for a U.S.-based medical device start-up. She has also interned for Wenzhou Yijun Financial Consulting where she prepared corporate income tax returns and conducted tax information research to serve their clients.
“We are so excited to welcome Jen to Pine Tree’s growing team,” said Phil Spitz, Executive Vice President, Financial Reporting & Accounting. “She brings a creative energy and fresh perspective to the team as we continue to expand our portfolio of shopping centers around the country.”
Yao is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she earned both her Master of Science in Accountancy. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Financial Management from Zhejiang University of Technology in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China. She is a resident of Buffalo Grove, Ill.
About Pine Tree:
Pine Tree, LLC is a Northbrook, Illinois-based full-service real estate company specializing in retail. Since its founding in 1995, Pine Tree has acquired 97 properties and completed over $2.2 billion in transactions. The company’s projects are located across the United States.
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