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Rachael Lamka

Senior Project Manager

Project Management

Rachael Lamka Senior Project Manager
Project Management
Chicago 321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400

Professional Experience

Rachael Lamka is a Senior Project Manager with the CBRE Occupier Project Management Group in downtown Chicago. Rachael oversees the project strategy, design planning, budgeting and scheduling, construction administration and quality control of tenant improvement projects. She works closely with her clients and the team to develop a strategy that allows for the client to react to unforeseen obstacles while maintaining the projects’ objectives. Her 20 years of progressive project management experience and commitment to quality customer service, allow her to create value, minimize risk and deliver results in a time efficient and cost-effective manner.

Prior to joining CBRE, Rachael successfully completed over $58 million in total volume as a Senior Project Manager at Pepper Construction. At Pepper, Rachael was responsible for complete management of the construction process from pre-construction through closeout. Her well established career in the construction industry has provided Rachael with a broad range of experiences working as a Superintendent and Project Engineer before moving to the Project Manager role. While her primary focus has been on commercial office projects, Rachael’s background also includes higher education, showrooms and numerous banking centers in the downtown Chicago and suburban markets.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards – Project Manager of the Year Winner – 2015
  • CBRE Project Manager of the Year Winner - 2018


  • Bradley University, Bachelor of Science in Construction Management; Minor in Business

Significant Assignments

  • Sidley Austin LLP | Phased Renovation & Restack | 536,000 SF
  • Northern Trust | TI Buildout | 490,000 SF
  • American College of Healthcare Executives | TI Buildout | 36,000 SF
  • | HQ Relocation | 158,000 SF
  • US Foods | Renovation | 139,516 SF
  • kCura | Tenant Build-Out/Expansion | 46,000 SF
  • CEC| HQ Relocation & Consolidation | 337,000 SF
  • Enova International | Relocation | 160,240 SF
  • ComPsych | Office Expansion | 23,374 SF
  • KMZ Rosenman | Phased Restack | 245,000 SF
  • Freeborn & Peters LLP | Phased Renovation | 50,000 SF
  • Fragomen Worldwide | Law Firm Relocation | 27,000 SF

Clients Represented

  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Addison Group
  • AmWINS
  • Career Education Corporation (CEC)
  • ComPsych
  • Fragomen Worldwide
  • Enova International
  • Foley & Lardner
  • Freeborn & Peters
  • GE Capital 
  • KMZ Rosenman
  • Grant Thornton
  • Adler Planetarium
  • No Limit Agency
  • Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
  • Methode Electronics
  • US Foods
  • TMP Worldwide
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • kCura
Rachael Lamka Senior Project Manager
Project Management
Chicago 321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400