Tucker Development announces promotion, new hire

Aaron M. Tucker: Aaron Tucker has been promoted to chief investment officer of Tucker Development, with responsibility for all investment and development activities. Chicago Commercial Photographer Tori Soper specializes in corporate headshots, portraits, corporate lifestyle and event photography.
Charles A Jerkovich: Charles A. Jergovich has joined Tucker Development as vice president of asset management and acquisitions. Chicago Commercial Photographer Tori Soper specializes in corporate headshots, portraits, corporate lifestyle and event photography.

Tucker Development today announced the promotion of Aaron M. Tucker to chief investment officer, from vice president and general counsel, and the hiring of Charles A. Jerkovich, who has been appointed vice president of asset management and acquisitions.

Tucker joined the firm in 2015 after previously practicing commercial real estate law with Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he concentrated his efforts on development, financing and leasing matters. As chief investment officer, he will manage all investment and development activity for Tucker and its affiliates throughout the Midwest and East Coast, overseeing financial analysis, project design, construction management, leasing strategy and asset management.

Jerkovich joins Tucker from WHI Real Estate Partners LP, where as vice president he focused on asset management and acquisitions. In his new role, he will bring his asset management capabilities to the Tucker portfolio and assist with sourcing, evaluating, underwriting and executing new development and investment opportunities.

“The promotion of Aaron and addition of Charles come at a pivotal time for our company as we strategically grow our portfolio through the acquisition and development of projects in highly desirable, infill locations,” said Richard Tucker, CEO of Tucker Development. “I am proud of the team we have assembled as we continue to do what we’ve always done – invest in properties that, through thoughtful planning and collaboration, complement and enhance the neighborhoods in which we do business.”

Aaron Tucker received his Bachelor of Arts in international affairs, with a concentration on internal economics, from George Washington University and Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law. Jerkovich holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from the University of Iowa.

About Tucker Development

Founded in 1996, Tucker Development is a family-owned real estate firm specializing in the investment, development and management of retail and mixed-use properties throughout the Midwest and East Coast. From its origins as a developer of horizontal retail properties, Tucker has diversified into additional sectors, including office and residential, while undertaking larger vertical, urban-infill projects, often with a combination of uses. Tucker utilizes its time-tested development, redevelopment, repositioning and recapitalization strategies to target value-add investments that, in addition to achieving desired returns, are designed to complement and strengthen their surrounding neighborhoods. To date, Tucker has acquired and developed more than 5 million square feet of real estate valued in excess of $1 billion.