PROGRESSIVE. ESTABLISHED. PERSONAL.


Kiser Group knows Chicago’s neighborhoods and suburbs on a block by block, street by street, address by address basis. Our reputation is one of innovative service and nuance.

MEET OUR TEAM


  • Lee Kiser
    Lee Kiser
    Principal / Managing Broker
  • Estella Kiser
    Estella Kiser
    Principal / General Counsel
  • Noah Birk
    Noah Birk
    Partner
  • Michael D’Agostino
    Michael D’Agostino
    Senior Director
  • Aaron Sklar
    Aaron Sklar
    Senior Director
  • Sam Boye
    Sam Boye
    Broker
  • Marco Cesario
    Marco Cesario
    Broker
  • Andy Friedman
    Andy Friedman
    Broker
  • Matt Halper
    Matt Halper
    Broker
  • Jessica Jackson
    Jessica Jackson
    Broker
  • Danny Logarakis
    Danny Logarakis
    Broker
  • Danny Mantis
    Danny Mantis
    Broker
  • Patrick O’Brien
    Patrick O’Brien
    Broker
  • Rick Ofman
    Rick Ofman
    Broker
  • Jake Parker
    Jake Parker
    Broker
  • Jack Petrando
    Jack Petrando
    Analyst
  • Justin Turner
    Justin Turner
    Analyst
  • Allison Tankersley
    Allison Tankersley
    Sales Team Coordinator
  • Vanessa Vega
    Vanessa Vega
    Director of Operations
  • To-uyen Vo
    To-uyen Vo
    Director of Marketing
  • Sabrina Wottreng
    Sabrina Wottreng
    Director of Public Relations
  • Rebecca Sparks
    Rebecca Sparks
    Office Manager
Lee Kiser
Principal / Managing Broker
773.293.5000

Lee Kiser is Principal and Managing Broker of Kiser Group, which he co-founded in 2005 with his partner, Estella Kiser (General Counsel, Kiser Group). Lee has assembled the team that has led Kiser Group from a small start-up firm to the company it is today. Prior to establishing Kiser Group, Lee was the top producing apartment broker in Chicago at a large, national commercial brokerage company, and ranked in the top 10 brokers nationally with that company. Today, Lee remains an active broker in addition to running Kiser Group, and has a personal career transaction volume greater than $3 Billion.

Lee holds a BS in business from the Kenan Flagler Business School at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Lee is a member of the Forbes Real Estate Council and an active contributing writer to Forbes.com. Lee is also actively involved in various commercial real estate organizations, including the Leadership Council of The Preservation Compact (a MacArthur Foundation mission to preserve affordable housing in Chicago), the Lincoln Park Builders of Chicago, The Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University (mentor program), and The Eisenberg Foundation (mentor program). Personally, Lee enjoys working out, traveling and performing with his band.

 

 

Estella Kiser
Principal / General Counsel
773.293.5000

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).

Outside of real estate, Stella trains and teaches Shorin ryu karate, where she holds a third degree black belt. She has also trained in Wing Tsun, a Chinese martial art. Stella is an avid cook and enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and sons. She has also volunteered with the Moran Center of Youth Advocacy, representing troubled youth in the juvenile justice system.

Stella earned her B.S. in Business Administration as well as her J.D. with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she served as Managing Editor of the North Carolina Law Review. In addition, Stella has earned her AM in clinical social work from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.

Noah Birk
Partner
773.293.5090
Noah focuses on the disposition of apartment buildings on the south side of Chicago. Noah is Chicago’s highest producing multifamily broker. Since 2014, he has sold more apartment buildings than any other broker in Chicago. He has a reputation of persistence, market knowledge and integrity, which has lead to achieving record-setting results for his clients.

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 son.

 

Michael D’Agostino
Senior Director
773.293.5045

As Senior Director at Kiser Group, Michael combines his financial analysis skills with his interest in commercial real estate to assist multifamily property owners and investors reach their investment goals. During his tenure at Kiser Group, Michael has brokered buildings totaling over 1,100 units and a transaction volume of over $172 million in a variety of asset classes including multifamily, mixed-use, land and industrial properties. He currently works on distressed properties, condominium deconversions and conventional investment buildings sales. Michael focuses his brokerage efforts on the near north side of Chicago including Old Town, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Ravenswood and Lincoln Square. Michael was recently named a CRE Future Leader by Illinois Real Estate Journal.

Before joining Kiser Group, Michael worked as an investment analyst on a $1.1 billion portfolio supporting advisors on matters of equity, fixed income and cash, hedge funds, private equity, commodities, foreign exchange and structured notes. Through his work in the mortgage syndication markets, Michael also gained experience managing structured products securities.

Michael attended the Applied Investment Management Program at Marquette University where he majored in finance and graduated with a B.S. degree in Business Administration. He also earned and currently holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. In his spare time, Michael competes in triathlons, appreciates fitness, plays golf and loves to snow ski.  A funky fact about Michael, he enjoys swimming in Lake Michigan during the coldest months of the year in Chicago; you might even catch him in the winter jogging around the city in just his shorts. He lives in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, serves on the Cystic Fibrosis Junior Advisory Board, and is an active member of Young Real Estate Professionals as well as the Chicago CFA Society.

 

Aaron Sklar
Senior Director
773.293.5032

As Senior Director of Kiser Group, Aaron brings along a strong financial and analytical skill set to assist investors, developers, and property owners. Focusing on multi-family assets, Aaron uses an analytical approach to maximize reward, and yield the highest return on investment for both parties.

Aaron graduated from the University of Michigan amongst the top of his class with a degree in Economics. During his time at Michigan, Aaron was involved in the Michigan Interactive Investment Club and the Student Government for Literature, Science, and the Arts.

Aaron lives in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. When he is not working, Aaron enjoys tennis, traveling, and eating at new restaurants.

 

Sam Boye
Broker
773.293.5080

As a broker at Kiser Group, Sam brings a diverse background in engineering, construction, commercial office and multifamily building operations, and real estate investing. Focusing on multifamily assets, Sam uses an analytical approach to maximize return on investments.

Prior to joining Kiser Group, Sam oversaw and executed $100 million in value-add renovations for Golub & Co., a Chicago-based real estate investment and development business.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and holds a Masters of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.

Sam is on the Board of Directors for Giordano Dance Chicago and involved with the DePaul Real Estate Alumni Alliance.  He currently resides in Morton Grove with his wife and two children.

Marco Cesario
Broker
773.293.5018

As a broker at Kiser Group, Marco Cesario brings a full spectrum of real estate expertise having brokered over $100 million of multifamily, residential, mixed-use, land deals as well as retail and office leasing for his clients. Marco joins Kiser Group from a large national firm where he specialized in multifamily and mixed-use properties throughout Chicagoland. At Kiser Group, Marco focuses on deals throughout Chicago’s west side. Marco’s clients benefit from his deep understanding of multifamily from experience managing his family’s properties. With brokerage expertise in both residential and commercial real estate, he delivers the highest level of analysis and market knowledge. Marco has a “client first” approach to brokerage and considers relationship and trust as the foundations.

Marco graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in finance.  Outside of the office, Marco lives in the West Loop, enjoys playing soccer, golfing and has been involved with Tutoring Chicago since 2010. Marco is a licensed broker in Illinois.

 

Andy Friedman
Broker
773.293.5007

As a broker at Kiser Group, Andy Friedman specializes in condominium deconversion sales in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Deconversions are the sale of a multifamily property shifting from multiple owners to a single owner. Andy excels in managing multiple stakeholders and applies leadership skills gained from his experiences on internal committees at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, as a start-up founder and as a small business owner to best serve the interests of the selling group. 

Outside of real estate, Andy enjoys golf, platform tennis, and returning to his native Colorado to ski when possible.  He resides in Deerfield, IL with his wife, three children, and dog.  Andy holds a BA in Business and Public Administration from the University of Arizona.

 

 

Matt Halper
Broker
 773.293.5092

As Broker at Kiser Group, Matt brings a diverse background in engineering, construction, commercial property insurance, real estate investing and brokerage. Matt specializes in the analysis and disposition of multi-family properties in Chicagoland.

Prior to joining Kiser Group, Matt was a broker for a well-regarded brokerage firm. 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 is also a real estate investor and a lifelong Chicago area resident.  He currently resides in Oak Park with his wife, three children and dog.

 

Jessica Jackson
Broker
773.293.5010

Before joining Kiser Group, Jessica built a successful, eight-year career in information technology sales.  Having received extensive formal training in contract negotiation and consultative sales, Jessica uses this background to help her clients achieve their investment goals. Highly analytical, Jessica researches multifamily market trends to identify solid investment opportunities.

Jessica earned her undergraduate degree in Journalism from Ohio State University and currently resides in Old Irving Park. In her free time, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family, keeping an active lifestyle at the gym, and traveling.

Danny Logarakis
Broker
773.293.5015

Danny has brokered $30M in multifamily transactions throughout his career and specializes in selling value-add properties. Prior to joining Kiser Group, Danny had experience in asset management and brokering both multifamily, retail and industrial deals. From start to finish, Danny is involved in every element of the deal, producing great results for both the buyer and seller. Danny’s work ethic and dedication prove him to be a valuable asset in building client relationships.

Danny graduated from DePaul University with a bachelor’s degree in Real Estate Finance. While studying at DePaul, Danny worked at Premier Building and Development, where he focused on new-development projects and business development.

Danny lives in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. He speaks fluent Greek, and when he is not working he enjoys new restaurants, traveling, spending time with his family, and volunteering for a non-profit shared clothing drive in Hyde Park every Saturday. 

 

Danny Mantis
Broker
773.293.5095

As Broker, Danny brings a strong analytical background to Kiser Group aiming to help clients meet their real estate investment objectives. Danny’s primary focus is analyzing multi-family assets throughout the Chicagoland area.

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’s of Science 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 as well as various Armenian non-profit organizations. Danny lives in the West Loop with his wife and dog.

 

Patrick O’Brien
Broker
773.293.5056

Pat focuses on the analysis and disposition of apartment buildings on the north side of Chicago. Pat’s clients benefit from detailed, thoughtful valuation and underwriting, which comes from his extensive financial experience, including complex projects like long-term ground and air rights agreements with government agencies. Pat has also given numerous public presentations outlining the financial details of large redevelopment structures and TIF arrangements. Rounding out his experience in commercial real estate, Pat also owns apartment buildings personally, giving him first-hand knowledge of being an apartment landlord in Chicago.

Prior to joining Kiser Group, Pat worked for one of Chicago’s best known and most influential developers where he led all aspects of their capital sourcing, both debt and equity. He also led the team in underwriting $500 million of value-add, adaptive re-use and development projects in office, hospitality, retail, parking and multifamily asset classes. Pat has sourced and underwritten real estate investment opportunities throughout the country. 

Outside of real estate, Pat and his wife started a gluten and grain free granola company. Pat enjoys golfing, traveling and is always excited to spend time with family and friends. Pat graduated with a double major in Commercial Real Estate Finance and Marketing from Marquette University. Pat currently resides in the Chicago neighborhood of Andersonville with his wife. 

 

Rick Ofman
Broker
773.293.5005

As Broker at Kiser Group, Rick specializes in the sale of multifamily investment properties on the north side of Chicago, with a focus on Uptown, Edgewater, Andersonville and Ravenswood. Since joining Kiser Group, Rick has brokered over $26M in multifamily real estate sales.

Before joining Kiser Group in 2016, Rick enjoyed a successful career teaching U.S. History and Mathematics in the northern suburbs and north side of Chicago. Rick draws from his experience as an educator to provide clear market analyses for investors and multi-family property owners to assist them in reaching their investment goals.

Rick earned a B.S. in psychology and graduated with distinction from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before earning his M.A.T. from National-Louis University.  Rick lives in Roscoe Village and is an active member of the Edgewater Uptown Builder’s Association (EUBA).  

Rick spends his free time with his wife and daughter, on the golf course, or at Belmont Harbor, where he is a charter sailboat captain.

 

 

Jake Parker
Broker
773.293.5030

As a Broker at Kiser Group, Jake combines his passion for sales and experience in real estate investment management to deliver results for his clients. Jake joined Kiser Group as an Analyst in October 2016, and he successfully supported multi-million dollar property closings. Jake was promoted to Broker in May 2018 and uses his experience to represent multifamily and mixed-use assets to buyers and sellers in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood and its surrounding areas. 

Jake’s entrepreneurial spirit started early. He developed and launched a successful online electronics recommerce business which has seen year-over-year growth in the past five years.

Jake graduated with honors from Michigan State University’s The 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 playing tennis, watching Michigan State sports and dining at the city’s vast supply of restaurants. He is a member of the Young Real Estate Professionals of Chicago (YREP).

 

Jack Petrando
Analyst
773.293.5086

As an analyst at Kiser Group, Jack focuses on the South Side market supporting the company’s top-producing brokers. 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.

Justin Turner
Analyst
773.293.5022

Justin joins Kiser Group as an Analyst with previous experience as a real estate broker primarily focused on residential leasing.  His success thus far in real estate has been a direct result of his work ethic, problem solving mindset, and ability to listen to and serve his clients.


Justin currently lives in Roscoe Village and enjoys working out, eating at new restaurants, and watching Chicago sports in his free time.

Allison Tankersley
Sales Team Coordinator
773.293.5025

As Sales Team Coordinator, Allison focuses on database management, procedure development and assisting a team of brokers with day-to-day functions.

She brings expertise in payroll administration, team management, and human resources to her role.

In her spare time, Allison practices yoga, enjoys being with her family and playing with her dog.

Vanessa Vega
Director of Operations
773.293.5035

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.

To-uyen Vo
Director of Marketing
773.293.5060

As Director of Marketing, To-uyen is responsible for the development and execution of Kiser Group’s strategic marketing through digital marketing, creative direction, media planning and business development. She brings along a strong background in digital marketing, copywriting and graphic design.

To-uyen graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a degree in Advertising and Public Relations. She is also fluent in Vietnamese. In her spare time, she can be seen indulging in her love for music, snowboarding, traveling or trying new restaurants in the city.

Sabrina Wottreng
Director of Public Relations
773.293.5042

As Director of Public Relations, Sabrina keeps a pulse on commercial real estate happenings and works to increase the brand’s name recognition by securing media placements, panel seats at industry events and developing the team as thought leaders in the industry.

Sabrina holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising from Loyola University Chicago.

In her space time, she can be found at The Second City Training Center and on her Ducati Monster.

 

For All Press Inquiries, Please Contact: swottreng@kisergroup.com

Rebecca Sparks
Office Manager
773.293.5051

As Office Manager at Kiser Group, Rebecca is responsible for managing daily administrative duties for the company such as data management, communicating with the brokers to maintain company procedures for all listings, and handling incoming calls and other communications.

Rebecca holds a BFA in Acting/Directing and Theatre Management from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. She has worked in a variety of industries from antique sales to childcare before joining the Kiser Group team.

Rebecca is a professional actor who toured 6 states with The National Theatre for Children, educating students on saving natural resources. She is currently a company member with The Cuckoo’s Theater project and performs at various theatres across the Chicagoland area.

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.

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