Former Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (IDCEO) Deputy Director Bob Westover has joined Cresa Consulting Group as the advisory firm's vice president.
Westover will serve as a strategic adviser for clients in the group's professional services practice in Chicago. He will help clients comply with economic development incentives within Illinois and throughout other states.
"Bob is uniquely qualified to help our clients navigate the complex world of economic development incentives," Cresa Managing Partner Sheila Samii Matuscak said. "By developing strategies for identifying and obtaining these high-value opportunities, he will be an important local resource for our firm's national client base."
Westover worked for more than a decade at IDCEO to develop economic incentives for businesses.
"For more than two decades, Cresa has been the recognized industry leader in tenant real estate representation," Westover said. "Leveraging my experience, I look forward to building on the firm's success and working closely with my Cresa team members to develop winning strategies for our clients."