Gloria Materre is Managing Director of EnTrust Realty Advisors. In this capacity, she leads business development, cultivates existing client relationships, and oversees assignment execution and recruiting for the company.
A proven leader and accomplished executive, Materre has served the legal needs of clients for more than two decades. Her leadership abilities enable her to provide trusted, practical counsel to clients on a wide variety real estate and corporate transactional matters with both institutional and entrepreneurial clients. She places a priority on building and facilitating relationships, bringing parties together and working tirelessly to move projects forward.
As a recognized leader in the Illinois business community, Materre was appointed by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to serve in executive leadership roles in state government. In 2009 she served as his Deputy Chief of Staff and was later appointed to serve as Executive Director of the Illinois Housing Development Authority, and in 2011 the Illinois Liquor Control Commission, allowing her to further utilize her abilities to bring positive change across the state. Prior to and often, her stint in government Materre built a successful national practice as principal of Materre & Associates, P.C., with her team servicing clients in real estate, corporate and the media and entertainment industries. Materre previously held positions with a number of prestigious law firms, including Landau Omahana & Kopka, Berger Newmark & Fenchel, and Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP where she was a partner in the corporate group.
Materre is a Chicagoan and grew up in the south shore area. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism. After a career in Public Relations, Materre enrolled in the University of Illinois College of Law, where she was taught undergraduate writing classes at the University of Illinois, and served as a graduate teaching assistant in the urban planning department. During the course of her accomplished career, Materre was a legal writing instructor at the John Marshall Law School and has served on numerous boards including the Community Media Workshop, Mount Sinai Hospital, Local Initiatives Support Corporations (LISC), National Association of Black Journalists, and she has participated in numerous public speaking engagements on public policy. Currently, she is on the Boards of Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity and the Ruth Page Center for the Arts.