Emily Bernahl is currently seeking a Board 67 position. Professionally, she is the Owner of Bernahl Development Services, LLC. In this position, she provides a variety of land development services to residential/commercial/retail clients including but not limited administrative support, municipal research and project management services to aide architects/engineers/developers with site development and municipal approvals/permits.
Emily graduated from the Saint Joseph’s University with a degree in Political Science. After graduation, she started her career in Real Estate, where she has worked in both residential and commercial real estate for over 20 years. Over the course of her career, she has consistently demonstrated leadership as a Development Manager with the successful construction of over 275 restaurant projects nationwide. Her development portfolio includes but is not limited to big box stores, grocery stores, banks, senior living facilities and retail developments throughout the Midwest. Emily’s primary responsibilities as a land development consultant includes coordinating, directing and organizing architects, civil engineers, site planners, landscape architects, surveyors, traffic engineers, and geotechnical engineers in order to successfully maintain the project schedule and budget for her clients. Emily’s past experience includes paralegal capacities through lease/contracts administration with a large REIT and other commercial real estate consultants.
Emily is a member of the International Society of Female Professionals, ICSC, American Association of Planners and has been named to the Leadership Council for the SBA and lives with her family here in Lake Forest.