New York-based Len Dugow & Associates has opened an office here that will go after real estate, healthcare and financial clients.
The office is run by Linda Tuke, who for 15 years had her own agency in Evanston, Ill. Tuke, vice president and director of account services, said Dugow will concentrate on specialty niches and doesn't expect to encounter the problems that have made other New York transplants to Chicago less than successful.
"We have a stronghold in the niche market of luxury brands," Tuke said. Chicago offers "a lot of high-end real estate we can key on."
Dugow, which also has an office in Miami, claims $100 million in billings and clients include Donald Trump, The Four Seasons and the Ritz-Carlton.