CHICAGO, IL - In a move that signals the evolution of Mary Cook Associates (MCA) award-winning commercial interior design practice, Beth Resetco has joined the firm as vice president of business development. Resetco will use her robust experience in real estate development, architecture and engineering to expand MCA’s presence in housing and hospitality, and explore new opportunities in markets where the firm’s research- and analytics-based approach to commercial interior design can drive success.
“As commercial interior design becomes more complex, cost-driven and dependent on technology, sustainability and high-level collaboration, Beth has the skills and experience to help developers and owners understand how our holistic way of doing business can be beneficial and drive project success,” said Mary Cook, MCA founder and president. “With more than 25 years of experience in every facet of real estate development and construction, she excels at developing and implementing strategic initiatives, supporting clients’ priorities and collaboration,” Cook added.
With a Bachelor of Arts in architecture from the University of Virginia, Resetco has an in-depth understanding of developers’ and owners’ needs and wants, as well as the issues they face in today’s commercial real estate market. Resetco joins MCA after working at architecture, engineering and development firms, including Kimley-Horn, WDG, Cannon Design and HOK.
In her past positions, Resetco was noted for her innovative, practical and forward-thinking solutions and ability to meet budgets and deadlines. At MCA, she will partner with new and existing clients as an advisor in developing effective and economical commercial interior design strategies.
This appointment follows a period of significant activity for MCA, with an increasing number of vanguard residential, multiuse, student housing and special interest projects underway. These include an 1,100-bed multi-tower premium student housing development with over 10,000 square feet of inventive amenities at Florida International University, a 250-unit wellness-inspired community in Beverly Hills, Calif., and ground up, new-construction developments under way in Ariz., Texas, Calif., Fla., N.J., Pa., Ill., and Del.
“Mary Cook Associates puts great emphasis on innovation, collaboration and staying on-strategy,” said Resetco. “Joining the firm gives me an opportunity to merge all aspects of my background and, along with Mary, change the very nature of the commercial interior design industry.”
Resetco will be based in Washington, D.C., which will serve as an outpost for MCA and makes access to the firm’s services more expedient for many clients.