Office: 312.944.6270
Fax: 312.944.3759
Broker Associate
1030 North Clark Street, Suite 300, Chicago, Illinois, 60610, Phone: 312.944.6270, Fax: 312.944.3759
Gina Caruso joined The Lord Companies, L.L.C. in 2016 as a Broker Associate. Gina
brings to brokerage and development a unique understanding of the retail market with a
proven track record of results from her economic development and urban planning
background. She specializes in design, construction management and consulting of
residential, retail and mixed-use properties in Chicago and the metropolitan region. Gina
leverages her referral network and represents both Landlords and Tenants. She is
dedicated to her client’s success by understanding their goals and finding strategic and
creative solutions with and thorough market analysis and insights into her clients’

Gina brings over 20 years of seasoned and diverse experience to commercial development
and brokerage. As Executive Director of the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce Gina
lead the agency’s economic development initiatives and managed the local Special Service
Area (SSA). She worked on a wide range of land use and master plans as a City Planner
with The Lakota Group and specialized in SSA creation with her firm CarusoConsults. Gina
worked with 70+ business organizations in over 60 commercial districts citywide as an
Assistant Commissioner with the City of Chicago’s planning and business departments.

Gina is a licensed broker in the State of Illinois. She is an active member of the
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Retail Brokers Network (RBN), and
Real Estate Investors Association (REIA). Gina is also a board member and Vice
President of Communications of Lambda Alpha International – Ely Chapter and a Certified
Planner through the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). Gina holds a Masters
in Urban Planning and Policy (MUPP) from the University of Illinois in Chicago and a Cum
Laud Bachelors Degree from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, IA.

Gina is a published author and sought-after presenter at juried conferences and professional
events. Gina is a Chicago native and currently lives on the north side of Chicago.