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MEET OUR MULTIFAMILY BROKERAGE TEAM
Lee Kiser is Principal and Managing Broker of Kiser Group, the leading multifamily brokerage firm in greater Chicagoland. He remains an active broker, with a personal career transaction volume greater than $4 billion.
He co-founded Kiser Group in 2005 with his partner, Estella Kiser (General Counsel, Kiser Group). For nearly two decades, Lee has assembled the team that has led Kiser Group from a small start-up firm to a nationally-recognized multifamily brokerage company.
Lee holds a BS in business from the Kenan Flagler Business School at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is a member of the Forbes Business Council and serves on the Leadership Council of The Preservation Compact. He also mentors for both The Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University and The Eisenberg Foundation. His personal interests include hiking and performing with his band.
Stella began Kiser Group, along with her husband Lee, after recognizing the need for a cohesive and experienced set of brokers that could expertly serve the commercial real estate community throughout Chicagoland. After years of facilitating multi-family transactions, being in charge of marketing and operations, and overseeing the firm and its agents as its managing broker, Stella currently focuses her efforts at Kiser Group on serving as the firm’s General Counsel. Stella has a commercial litigation background, having worked for two prominent Chicago law firms. During her career in commercial real estate, Stella has been named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International and recognized as of one of Bisnow’s “Chicago Power Women,” REJournal’s “Successful Women in Commercial Real Estate,” as well as Crain’s “Top 40 under 40.” Stella has also been active in the local real estate community, having served as one of the founders and directors for the Neighborhood Building Owner’s Alliance (NBOA) and on the Leadership Committee for The Preservation Compact, led by Community Investment Corporation (CIC) and supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation aimed at preserving affordable multi-family rental housing in Cook County. Stella has also been a director of the Rogers Park Builders Group where she served as Chair of Government Relations and has been a member of CREW (the Chicago Chapter of Commercial Real Estate Executive Women).
Noah stays active in the real estate community as a member of the South Side Community Investment Association (SSCIA) and Young Real Estate Professionals (YREP). Noah is also an experienced operator of his own personal multi-family portfolio.
Outside of real estate, Noah is a volunteer mentor/coach with the Sunshine Gospel Ministries youth basketball program. Noah enjoys cooking, loves any type of competition and is always excited to simply relax with family and friends.
Noah graduated with a business degree from Carthage College, where he was a defensive back on the football team. Noah currently resides in Burr Ridge with his wife and two sons.
As a Partner at Kiser Group, Aaron assists investors, developers, and property owners on the acquisition and disposition of South Side multifamily properties. He has established himself as a multifamily market leader throughout the South Side of Chicago and has repeatedly achieved the highest sales comps in South Shore, Jackson Park, Auburn Gresham, Woodlawn, Washington Park, Bronzeville and Chatham. Since 2015, Sklar has successfully completed transactions in excess of $300 million on behalf of his clients encompassing more than 4,500 units. Sklar has been named a CRE Future Leader by RE Journals, named One To Watch by Bisnow and is regularly mentioned and quoted by an assortment of news and media outlets including Crains’s, Bisnow, The Real Deal, and Traded. In 2017 and 2019, Sklar earned Kiser Group’s Top Closer award. Additionally, Sklar earned two 2019 Commercial Forum Top Producer awards by the Chicago Association of REALTORS including Platinum for Multifamily Transactions and Gold for Multifamily Sales Volume. Most recently in 2021, Sklar was nominated for Emerging Leader of the Year and was named Broker of the Year by RE Journals.
Aaron graduated from the University of Michigan amongst the top of his class with a degree in Economics. He is a member of the South Side Community Investment Association. Aaron lives in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, and outside of real estate, he enjoys traveling, playing tennis, and spending time with his family.
Since joining Kiser Group, Andy has quickly established himself as an authority on deconversions and has carried that expertise into traditional apartment sales in Chicago’s Near North neighborhoods. Notable closings include the $32.3 million sale of The Barry Quad Condominiums, the $12.5 million sale of Dover Court Condominiums in Uptown and the $10.25 million sale of Graceway Corners, a 38 unit mixed-use property in Lakeview.
Outside of real estate, Andy enjoys golf, platform tennis, and returning to his native Colorado to ski when possible. He resides in Deerfield with his wife, three children and two dogs. Andy holds a BS in Business and Public Administration from the University of Arizona.
As Director at Kiser Group, Matt helps his clients achieve their investment goals and has become a trusted consultant to many. He specializes in the analysis and disposition of multifamily properties throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs since joining the firm in 2015.
Before joining Kiser Group, Matt worked in a variety of roles within the real estate industry and has a diverse background in engineering, construction, and consulting. He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Marquette University and his M.B.A. from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.
Matt grew up on the north side of Chicago and currently resides in Oak Park with his wife, three children and dog.
Danny Logarakis joined Kiser Group in 2016 and has since brokered more than $140 million in multifamily transactions on behalf of his clients. With an emphasis on far north side neighborhoods, specializing in Rogers Park and Edgewater, he assists investors, developers, and property owners on the acquisition and disposition of multifamily properties. His network of qualified, active investors and expert market insight allows Danny to navigate challenging transactions and maximize goals for each client.
Prior to joining Kiser Group, he worked in asset management and brokering multifamily transactions at a regional commercial real estate firm. He graduated from DePaul University with a degree in Real Estate Finance. Outside of real estate, he enjoys golfing, visiting new restaurants and spending time outside with his bernedoodle, Leo.
Danny brings a strong analytical background to Kiser Group aiming to help clients meet their real estate investment objectives. He specializes in analyzing multifamily assets in Evanston and throughout Lake County. Throughout his brokerage career, Danny has closed over $145 million in multifamily transactions.
Prior to joining Kiser Group, Danny worked as a commercial credit analyst for a local bank where his primary job function was to underwrite and qualify commercial real estate loan requests. In addition to understanding the economics of real estate, Danny also has experience in the day-to-day management of rental property.
Danny graduated from Carthage College with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and business administration and holds a Masters of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. Danny is involved with the DePaul Real Estate Alumni Alliance, REIA and various Armenian non-profit organizations. Danny lives in the northern suburbs of Chicago with his wife, daughter and dog.
As an Advisor with Kiser Group, Andy specializes in the sale of multifamily assets in Northwest communities of Chicago. Andy’s passion for real estate investing and prior experience working with a construction firm gives him great insight into project management, solving complex problems, and reducing risk for the client. Andy takes great pride in his work ethic and strives to provide insightful market knowledge. Andy looks to build a strong relationship by understanding each individual client’s business and providing tailored solutions to maximize their goals.
Andy is a member of the Chicago Multifamily club and Northwest Side Building Coalition.
Outside of real estate, Andy enjoys cooking, going to concerts, and trying new restaurants.
As an Advisor at Kiser Group, Rebecca focuses on helping clients diversify their investment portfolio through real estate. Rebecca represents clients on the acquisition and disposition of multifamily and mixed-use properties throughout Chicago’s neighborhoods including Logan Square, Bucktown, Wicker Park, West Town and University Village.
Before joining Kiser Group, Rebecca worked as a tenant rep broker and in a variety of roles within the real estate industry. She also has a diverse background in integrated marketing and event production.
Rebecca has a deep appreciation for architecture and interior design and received her bachelor’s degree in Art, Style and Design from The University of Iowa. She grew up in Libertyville and currently resides in the Gold Coast. Outside of real estate, she enjoys traveling, visiting new restaurants, spending time on the lakefront and experiencing what the city of Chicago has to offer.
As an Advisor at Kiser Group, Jake combines his passion for sales and experience in real estate investment management to deliver results for his clients. Jake represents clients on the acquisition and disposition of multifamily and mixed-use properties throughout Chicago’s near north side neighborhoods including Albany Park, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Old Town, and River North. Since joining Kiser Group in 2016 as an analyst, Jake was promoted to broker and has successfully closed over $40 million in multifamily transactions.
Jake’s entrepreneurial spirit started early. Outside of commercial real estate, he developed and launched a successful online electronics recommerce business which has seen year-over-year growth over the past six years. Jake graduated with honors from Michigan State University’s School of Hospitality Business within the Eli Broad College of Business where he majored in Hospitality Business and minored in Real Estate Investment Management. While at Michigan State, he was a member of the Real Estate Investment Club and Sigma Pi fraternity.
Jake lives in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood and enjoys bike rides along the lakefront, watching Michigan State sports and dining at the city’s vast supply of restaurants. He is a member of the Northwest Side Building Coalition (NSBC) and the Young Real Estate Professionals of Chicago (YREP).
As an Advisor, Jack specializes in the sale of multifamily investment properties on the west side of Chicago, with a focus on Austin, Garfield Park and Humboldt Park. Jack first joined Kiser Group as an analyst for the firm’s top-producing brokers, Noah Birk and Aaron Sklar and was promoted to increase the team’s market share on the west side of the city.
Jack was recently named a CRE Future Leader by REjournals
With a background in finance, Jack’s approach to market research is amplified by his strong work ethic and eagerness to learn. Jack previously worked at Northern Trust and graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Finance. When he is not working, Jack enjoys playing and watching sports and spending time in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin with his family and friends. He currently resides in Wrigleyville where you’ll often find him at a Cubs game or at the beach.
Ron’s clients benefit from his 14 years of real estate investment experience. With extensive value-add, turnkey and investment property expertise, Ron advises both buyers and sellers on the best acquisition and disposition strategies and capital markets advisory for each asset, whether they are an institutional firm, a family office or a new real estate investor. Ron’s has extensive experience underwriting and marketing properties ranging from new developments to workforce housing in Chicago, the surrounding suburbs and in the Midwest region.
Before joining Kiser Group, he was the principal and operating partner of various real estate investment companies, where he was responsible for acquisitions, development, leasing, market analysis, raising capital, portfolio optimization, property management and disposition of hundreds of multifamily and single-family rental units. Prior to Ron’s real estate career, he spent over 20 years in technology and product development.
Ron has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, with an emphasis on finance and accounting. He lives in Naperville with his family, and while not working can be found traveling and enjoying new restaurants.
Kyle focuses on the analysis and disposition of apartment buildings located throughout Lake County and Porter County in Northwest Indiana. Kyle takes pride in helping clients establish and maintain their wealth through thoughtful analyses, real-time market research, and the best advisory services available. Kyle directs his real estate business on a client-centered perspective, focusing efforts on long-term relationships in the market and attention to the details of a deal.
Prior to joining Kiser Group, he worked as an Associate Broker at Marcus & Millichap. He attended Indiana University and graduated with a degree in Public Finance. Kyle currently resides in Valparaiso and looks forward to playing his part in revitalizing and reinvigorating the Northwest Indiana communities.
At Kiser Group, Jordan is responsible for Advisor Development. He is intimately involved in all aspects of recruiting, hiring, onboarding, and training. Jordan provides ongoing support for Advisors by helping them create and modify their business plans, and set KPI’s including daily, weekly, and monthly action plans to help them achieve their goals. Additionally, Jordan helps each Advisor utilize Kiser Group’s proprietary customer relationship management (CRM) software, BLAST, which results in better client service and higher success rates for our Advisors.
Before joining Kiser Group, Jordan had a career in education in the Chicago area and taught at the high school level for 10 years. During his time in education, Jordan coached football for 12 seasons, seven of which he served as a head football coach.
Jordan graduated with an Education degree from Carthage College, where he was also an offensive lineman on the football team. He earned his Master’s Degree in Administration and Leadership from Western Governors University. Jordan resides in Antioch with his wife, Jennie, and two children, Grayson and Hailey.
As Senior Associate, Justin works closely with the South Side team managing deal flow and analysts. His organization and leadership skills have been critical to the team’s growth and scalability. Justin is known for his work ethic, problem-solving mindset, and ability to listen to and serve his clients. Justin joined Kiser Group as an Analyst with previous experience as a real estate broker primarily focused on residential leasing.
Justin currently lives in Lakeview and enjoys working out, eating at new restaurants, and spending time with his family.
As an Associate at Kiser Group, Joe assists partners Aaron Sklar and Noah Birk. Their team specializes in advising and representing clients in the acquisition and disposition of multifamily and mixed-use investment properties on Chicago’s south and west sides.
Outside of brokerage, Joe has previous experience in tenant representation with a focus on Chicagoland office buildings. Joe uses this experience to ensure all facets of his work are client-first.
Joe graduated from Mizzou with a dual degree in Finance and Real Estate. While at Mizzou, he was a member of the real estate club and worked at the local golf course. In his free time Joe enjoys spending time with family and friends, going out to eat, and cheering on the Chicago Bears.
As an associate, Will works closely with Danny Mantis and Matt Halper, focusing on the northwest communities of Chicago. His background in market research, passion for real estate, and work ethic allow Will to cater to clients and best accommodate their needs.
Will has experience working in high-rise apartment leasing as an onsite leasing specialist. This experience allows him to bring a unique perspective to the buying and selling process.
Will was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs and graduated from Illinois State University. He currently resides in River North and enjoys competing in half Ironman triathlons, playing golf, and trying new restaurants in the city.
As an Associate at Kiser Group, Kiera supports Director Andy Friedman and Advisor Jake Parker on Chicago’s Near North Side. Her team specializes in advising and representing clients in the acquisition and disposition of multifamily and mixed-use investment properties. Along with traditional multifamily investments, the team is an authority on condominium deconversions.
She joined Kiser Group with previous experience in the information technology services industry as a consultant and project manager for IBM. She uses this experience to manage stakeholders, foster relationships, and expertly assess and execute the needs of her clients.
Kiera graduated from the University of Iowa with a BBA in Marketing. She lives in Old Town on the Near North Side. She enjoys tennis, traveling, cheering on the Hawkeyes, and spending time with her friends and family.
As an Associate at Kiser Group, John supports Partners Noah Birk and Aaron Sklar. Their team specializes in advising and representing clients in the acquisition and disposition of multifamily and mixed-use investment properties on the South and West Sides of Chicago.
Aside from multifamily brokerage, John has professional experience in property management. He has encountered various types of properties, including new construction, student housing, and senior living communities.
John holds a degree in Finance from the Michigan State University. He was a member of the club golf team and real estate investment club, serving as the fundraising chair for both organizations. In his free time he enjoys exploring new restaurants, live music, and playing Chicagoland’s various golf courses.
Joining the real estate industry in 2019, Jack started as a lease-up specialist for several brand-new residential properties throughout the Chicago suburbs. For two consecutive quarters, Jack remained one of the top residential leasing agents in Illinois. After experiencing success in the field he decided to move over to the multifamily investment sales side of real estate and take his knowledge of the city and sales process to the next level. Jacks dedication to meeting the needs of his clients makes the selling and buying process a positive experience. Jack works with the Birk | Sklar team, specializing in the west side of Chicago.
Jack is a licensed broker in the state of Illinois. Additionally he has his residential leasing license as well as his Life and Health insurance license. Jack attended the University of Iowa.
As an Associate at Kiser Group, Jacob actively leverages his client-driven mindset to support their investment goals. Jacob is focused on the sale of multifamily buildings on the north-side of the city, primarily throughout the neighborhoods of Andersonville, Edgewater, and Uptown.
Jacob has had a wide range of professional experience outside of Brokerage, and most recently worked as a Sales Strategy Consultant for Allstate Insurance and their direct book of business.
From a young age, Jacob always envisioned himself solving problems and advising clients in real estate investing. Between jobs and internships, he would tour properties with his family, building relationships and heightening his passion for Chicago real estate.
Jacob holds a bachelors degree from the University of Illinois—Gies College of Business. He also co-founded the TAMID AT Illinois chapter. Additionally, he is an associate board member and secretary of Edgewater Uptown Builder’s Association (EUBA). Outside of real estate, Jacob still helps out at his family shoe store in Andersonville. He loves travelling and trying new restaurants.
As an Associate, Rashad works closely with the Advisors Ron Plonis and Jeff Leibovich, managing deal flow in Chicago, the surrounding suburbs and the Midwest region.
Before joining Kiser Group, he was a financial analyst for more than four years with a few of the top publicly traded commercial real estate firms. He optimized brokerage teams’ deal flow and deal sheets in all the major real estate asset types. Rashad also spends a significant amount of time volunteering as an Associate Board member for the Eisenberg Foundation, DREEA (DePaul Real Estate Alumni Association), and REIA (Real Estate Investment Association).
Rashad graduated from DePaul University with a business degree focused on real estate. Outside of the office, Rashad enjoys traveling, networking, art, and volunteering.
As Compliance Coordinator, Allison manages Kiser Group’s listings from escrow to closing. She spearheads the firm’s deal pipeline to ensure all listing and closing data is accurate and within the guidelines of the company and third-party listing provider policies.
Allison previously assisted Kiser Group’s top-performing brokers with database management and procedure development before being promoted to the company’s Compliance Coordinator.
In her spare time, Allison practices yoga, enjoys being with her family and playing with her dog.
As the Director of Operations, Vanessa is focused on data management, overseeing company finances and human resources department and technical / back-office systems development.
She brings a background in corporate business administration and human resources. Vanessa is also fluent in Spanish.
In her spare time she spends time with her family and friends. She loves sports, traveling, outdoor activities and trying new restaurants.
As Senior Marketing Associate, Lee is responsible for maintaining Kiser Group’s brand standards throughout all marketing efforts. He works with brokers and ownership to produce industry leading marketing pieces and implement the company’s overall marketing strategy.
Lee graduated from Augustana College with a double major in Marketing and Business Management with a minor in Graphic Design. He was also a member of the Men’s Lacrosse team at Augustana and was selected to join the Athletic Leadership Program. In his spare time, he plays softball, snowboards, and spends time exploring the city with friends and family.
As Public Relations Associate, Hannah is responsible for the public outreach and communication processes for Kiser Group. She works with media outlets and manages social channels to provide information about Kiser Group, and promote Kiser Group’s accomplishments, current events, and listings.
Hannah graduated from The Media School at Indiana University with a major in Media, specialization in Media Advertising, and concentration in Creative Advertising. She was also a member of Indiana University’s Dance Marathon leadership team within their External Relations committee. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends, running, graphic design, and musical theater.
Russell’s role as Technology Associate encompasses responsibilities for supporting, maintaining, and forwarding all Kiser Group systems and technologies. With a vast background in technology support, system administration, and business consulting, he advises both brokers and ownership to keep Kiser Group on the leading edge of commercial real estate brokerage.
Achieving multiple Certificates of Completion from Vantage College in Austin, along with multiple industry-specific certifications, Russell’s knowledge mostly stems from hands-on experience while directing his own company specializing in technology, marketing, and business operation support.
Russell’s new and growing family resides in Morris and enjoys walks along the I&M Canal, kayaking, biking, and relaxing while watching documentaries.
KNOWLEDGEABLE. FRESH. AGGRESSIVE.
Kiser Group’s professionals bring an innovative, dynamic perspective to mid-market multifamily real estate.
KNOWLEDGEABLE. FRESH. AGGRESSIVE.
Kiser Group’s professionals bring an innovative, dynamic perspective to mid-market multifamily real estate.
EDUCATED. STREET SMART. ANALYTICAL.
We assist private investors and property owners with the sale or purchase of both stabilized and value-add multi-family properties. Using proprietary market data, we provide extensive, in-depth knowledge of Chicago’s neighborhoods and surrounding suburbs, maximizing value on behalf of our clients.
DIRECT. TARGETED. ENERGETIC.
Our approach is simple. We create custom and proactive marketing strategies for each individual property and client, which has allowed us to develop strong relationships with prominent local, regional, and national multi-family buyers, sellers and financial institutions. These relationships, paired with our extensive market knowledge, unmatched track record and comprehensive database, have made us the Chicago metropolitan area’s go-to brokerage firm.
HIGHLY TRAINED. STREET SMART. ANALYTICAL.
We assist private investors and property owners with the sale or purchase of both stabilized and value-add multifamily properties. Using proprietary market data, we provide extensive, in-depth knowledge of Chicago’s neighborhoods and surrounding suburbs, maximizing value on behalf of our clients.
DIRECT. TARGETED. ENERGETIC.
Our approach is simple. We create custom and proactive marketing strategies for each individual property and client, which has allowed us to develop strong relationships with prominent local, regional, and national multifamily buyers, sellers and financial institutions. These relationships, paired with our extensive market knowledge, unmatched track record and comprehensive database, have made us the Chicago metropolitan area’s go-to brokerage firm.