Kate Wolf has over 30 years of experience providing solutions to real estate problems in the construction and development industry.  Her team building approach has resulted in the turnaround and successful completion of many projects.  Kate is respected for having a firm, but fair, philosophy and has enjoyed receiving repeat business from a number of clients.

Highlighted Accomplishments


Trillium Consulting, LLC – Construction and Development Consulting

  • Established Owner's Representative consulting firm in 2001
  • Project types include multifamily, industrial, office, hospitality, academic, retail, and luxury residential; locations include Illinois, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Texas


Cotter Consulting, Inc. - Construction and Development Consulting

  • As Vice President, managed the firm's operations through the growth of the company from 6 to over 30 employees
  • Oversaw the Harris Trust and Savings Bank program of 53 branch bank properties to perform a condition assessment, prepare a recommendation report, develop new furniture and finish standards, and manage the improvement work
  • Additional clients included the City of Chicago Department of Aviation, Public Building Commission, and Department of General Services; Illinois Institute of Technology; and Chicago Commons


Opus North Corporation - Developer and Design/Build General Contractor

  • Managed the design and construction of a shopping center development, including a Menards store
  • Project Manager on industrial and office projects, clients included Gingiss Formalwear, Henkel Adhesives, Power Packaging, and American National Can


Mayfair Construction Company - General Contractor

  • Started a tenant improvement division and managed the office and field staff for office, retail, and luxury residential tenant buildout projects
  • Project Engineer for the AT&T Corporate Center, a 1.4 million sf office building


James McHugh Construction Company - Developer and General Contractor

  • Started a single family residential development division and managed PUD approval process, land development and model construction for The Fields of Long Grove, a 160 acre, 82-unit single family residential development
  • Project Manager for civil and office projects, clients included the US Army Corps of Engineers and Schal Associates





University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana; Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering


Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, Lake Forest, Illinois; MBA



Professional Affiliations and Community Service


Urban Land Institute Chicago, Public Policy Committee Member

Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society, Facility Committee member and former Board President

CREW Chicago, Golf Committee co-founder

LPGA Amateur Golf Association Chicago Metro Chapter, member and former Board President

Former Landmark Preservation Council of Illinois Board Member

Former Lake Forest Historic Preservation Commission Member

Former Lake Forest Construction Codes Commission Member



Professional Registration


Licensed Real Estate Broker, Illinois


Phone 847-579-1380    info@consulttrillium.com

Principal – Kate Wolf, kwolf@consulttrillium.com