The driving force behind Places & Spaces, LLC is Cori Kaplan, JD, BA, MBA. Cori’s family heritage includes a third-generation furniture and design dynasty leading the industry and the Chicago Merchandise Mart on her paternal side, and four generations of fine home and commercial building and remodeling contractors on her maternal side. Having built, renovated, and/or remodeled over 100 properties, including homes, condos, vacation properties, offices, and suites, Cori has a deep-rooted passion for creating beautiful spaces. Her Florida family design heritage began with her great-grandfather's Cadillac Hotel in Miami Beach in the 1930s and continues to this day throughout Florida's Gulf Coast.
Cori is known throughout the Midwest and now the Sarasota/Manatee/Anna Maria Island area for her innovative designs, impeccable taste, budget mindfulness, and commitment to excellence. Today, she has established a reputation for her ability to deliver exceptional results.