JPMorgan Chase names Chicago exec Michelle Herrick head of real estate banking

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It has been a fast rise for Herrick, whom Crain’s selected for its 40 Under 40 list last year. The 40-year-old got hooked on real estate in her first job out of college, as an analyst at Chicago-based LaSalle Bank. She stayed at LaSalle after it was acquired by Bank of America in 2007, joining JP Morgan about four years ago to head up its central region, covering a territory that stretches from Atlanta to Seattle.

In her new job, Herrick will report to Al Brooks, the bank’s head of commercial real estate.

“I’m thrilled to see Michelle assume this role leading our REB team,” Brooks said in a statement. “She is an excellent leader who is committed to helping our clients with their complex needs by bringing to bear all the firm has to offer to help them succeed.”

Herrick lives in Clarendon Hills with her husband and their three children. She has bachelor’s degrees in accounting and finance from Miami University and an MBA from the…

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