We Welcome Joe Kolavo to the Team
Oct 19, 2015
September 22, 2015 | Chicago, IL - Joe joins the Matanky Realty Group team as an accomplished and successful executive in grocery retail. In his 37-year career in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana, he has been a President/CEO of an independent grocery chain and a Vice President of a large grocery retail group operating stores in seven different counties throughout Illinois and Indiana.
Joe has extensive experience in numerous different areas of grocery retail including store operations, pricing and procurement, advertising, marketing, store design and planning, labor contract negotiations, lease negotiations and property management. He has been a key member of executive management teams which have been recognized by National Supermarket Trade organizations and publications for their accomplishments in marketing and store design.
Joe has been an executive board member for The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana for 15 years as well as a three term past President of the Board of Directors. He has chaired numerous large fundraising events to benefit The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, The Greater Chicago Food Depository and The Northern Illinois Food Bank.
Joe is a fully licensed commercial real estate broker in Illinois and Indiana and Matanky Realty Group is looking forward to having his grocery retail skillset added to the team.
Joe and his wife Jennifer reside in Crown Point, Indiana. They have a second home in Northern Minnesota where they both love to fish and enjoy the quiet and peacefulness of the Northwoods.
For more information, please visit our website at www.Matanky.com or give us a call at (312) 337-1001.