Bart Johnson is the Executive Vice President for Wintrust Bank and he manages the Bank commercial real estate portfolio in the City of Chicago. Working from his LaSalle Street office, Bart Johnson and Wintrust specialize in banking commercial real estate investors and developers in projects throughout the city. Past projects include the financing of the construction of a 150 unit apartment building in the Ravenswood Community of Chicago to a 600 car parking garage in River North and a 30 story office building on Michigan Avenue. Bart manages a team of bankers and a loan portfolio approaching $1 billion.
Wintrust Bank is an affiliate of Wintrust Financial Corporation. Wintrust Financial Corporation is a publicly traded Financial services holding company headquartered in Rosemont, IL, with assets approaching $20 billion. With over 125 branches in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana, it is the second largest bank group headquartered in Illinois. In addition to being active in the commercial real estate market, the company engages in community banking, wealth Management, specialty finance and mortgage origination through its operating subsidiaries.