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Written by Erin Wyant   
Friday, 28 March 2014 09:39

Russell Welcomes New Real Estate Leadership to Growing Team  Davenport, IA - For 30 years, Russell has experienced tremendous growth as a Construction Manager, Design/Builder and General Contractor on a local and regional level. The company has also performed real estate development services on a less formal basis, and is positioning itself for growth in this arena through the addition of two real estate development professionals. Russell is pleased to announce the addition of David Smith and Jennifer Belby to the Russell team. 

“Since our inception, Russell has been a relationship-based company providing more than traditional construction services. I remain committed to formalizing and growing the real estate service line of our company to continue our growth, and give our clients an even deeper level of expertise in conceptualizing and executing their capital projects,” stated Jim Russell, President/CEO of Russell.

Serving as Russell’s Vice President of Real Estate, David Smith brings 25 years of experience in the building and real estate business and leadership in the development of over 2.8 million square feet of retail space on a national level. He also has extensive experience in the fields of leasing, property management, and tenant negotiations. David is a lifetime resident of Bettendorf, and has had deep and lasting Quad Cities community involvement.  

Jennifer Belby joins Russell as Corporate Counsel and Director of Real Estate. In this role, Jennifer will serve as general counsel for the company, and brings eight years of contract negotiation and execution experience, property management and real estate law expertise. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Iowa, and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Iowa College of Law.  

“I am thrilled to have people of this caliber on our team to provide an even higher level of attention and specialized leadership to the real estate needs of our clients,” noted Russell.

Serving as Russell’s Vice President of Real Estate, David Smith brings 25 years of experience in the building and real estate business and leadership in the development of over 2.8 million square feet of retail space on a national level. He also has extensive experience in the fields of leasing, property management, and tenant negotiations. David is a lifetime resident of Bettendorf, and has had deep and lasting Quad Cities community involvement.  Jennifer Belby joins Russell as Corporate Counsel and Director of Real Estate. In this role, Jennifer will serve as general counsel for the company, and brings eight years of contract negotiation and execution experience, property management and real estate law expertise. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Iowa, and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Iowa College of Law.  “I am thrilled to have people of this caliber on our team to provide an even higher level of attention and specialized leadership to the real estate needs of our clients,” noted Russell.
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