James Otis, Jr. – Chairman, CEO
Founder of Otis Associates, Inc. in 1970, a nationally recognized architectural firm, and founder of Otis Company in 1980. Mr. Otis has a wide range of planning, design, development, construction, management, and leasing experience. A graduate cum laude of Princeton University in Architecture Mr. Otis, after serving in the U.S. Navy, attended the University of Chicago Business School. Mr. Otis was a director of several financial institutions and a past director of several listed public corporations. He is also past chairman of the board of trustees for the The Nature Conservancy, Illinois Chapter, Metropolitan Planning Council, the Better Government Association of Chicago, and advisor to the Cook County Forest Preserve Board of Directors. He is past chairman of the North Suburban YMCA.
David C. Otis, CCIM – President
David Otis joined the Otis Company in 1987 and has become a valuable Asset to the company being involved in all aspects of the development business. Prior to that he was involved with the company as a real estate broker specializing in commercial and retail leasing for both landlord and tenant representation. Prior to joining the Otis Company, Mr. Otis was active in the real estate and construction industries in Colorado and Arizona. He is a graduate from the University of Denver and is a licensed real estate broker in the states of Colorado, Illinois and Missouri. Mr. Otis is a CCIM designee. He has consummated leases and sales totaling a value in excess of sixty million dollars.
Sandra L. Cwiok, Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Cwiok is responsible for handling all of the financial and accounting issues concerning Otis Company. This position includes involvement with property management accounting systems, budgeting, general bookkeeping, financial statement preparation, and tax reporting for the Otis Company as well as the related entities that are managed from the Northbrook office. She has been with the Company for 24 years and worked in the public accounting field prior to joining Otis Company. She is a graduate of DePaul University and a Certified Public Accountant.