- Drew Millard
- Eric Weber
- Marta Millard
- Susan Beyler
- Stacy Mondrus
- Baker Thompson
- Mary Gibala
- Sean Connelly
- Jenna Courchane
- Mark Kurgan
- Thomas Vander Pluym
- Ryan Cybulski
- Kelly Kleen
- James Nesbitt
- Kirsten Van Wyck
- Kari Becker
- Nick Connelly
- Dale Ziegler
- Theresa Lally
- Gene Divito
- Dhereck Gomez
- Becky Cohanim
- Tim Bodnar
- Marissa Black
- Frank Divito
- Michael Oris
- Davis Edgerly
- Rob Svendsen
- Sean Maloney
- Zach Brooks
- Matt Schild
- Chris Weber
- Megan Weber
- Reda Nelson
- Tim Gallagher
- Trisha Leavitt
- Allison Ludwig
- Vanessa Laboy
- Laura Soukup
Our People Our Company
Drew Millard P.E.
A Professional Engineer (P.E.), Drew graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Drew spent the first eight years of his career, post-college, working in the engineering consulting field while simultaneously building the infrastructure to launch a real estate operation. Drew managed and worked on some of the largest Civil Engineering projects around the country such as the Dan Ryan Expressway, Tri Level Interchange in St. Louis, Monfayette Expressway in western Pennsylvania and I-80 through Northwest Indiana. Managing these billion dollar engineering projects helped Drew develop superior skill sets in the areas of diligent project management and analytical assessments. Starting with his foundation in project management and analytical assessments and drawing on his passion for real estate, Drew founded 33 Realty in late 2008. Drew’s vision of an integrated real estate services model, where clients can obtain all their real estate needs, has been accomplished as the Company provides best-in-class services in the areas of leasing, property management and brokerage operations. Drew is primarily responsible for the Company’s property management operations. He is also uniquely focused on the Company’s infrastructure to ensure that as the Company continues to grow, service levels remain impeccable. Like Eric, Drew understands that to stand apart in the relatively saturated real estate industry you must provide impeccable service and employ the most talented and professional individuals.
Eric Weber C.P.A.
Eric graduated from the University of Illinois in 2002 with a Bachelors and Masters in Accountancy and earned his Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.) accreditation in that same year. Eric started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in the Assurance and Business Advisory services practice where most of his time was spent auditing public and private companies in the real estate sector. In 2005, Eric joined the Turnaround and Crisis Management group within FTI Consulting’s Corporate Finance practice where he provided turnaround advisory services for public and private companies. Over that ten year span, Eric worked closely with Drew to build the infrastructure and client base that are essential to 33’s sustained growth and in January of 2012, joined Drew on a full time basis to co-head 33 Realty. Eric oversees the leasing and brokerage operations at 33 Realty. He relies on his audit background to scrutinize the details of any real estate transaction and leverages his experience gained in the distressed advisory world to extract value from troubled and conventional real estate opportunities. In addition to his role as head of the leasing and brokerage operations, Eric continues to expand the Company’s reach with regional and national banks, private capital groups and individual real estate investors to secure leasing, brokerage and management opportunities. He is also responsible for the Company’s hiring needs and is constantly seeking dynamic professionals who are willing to embrace 33’s service-focused values.
As Managing Director at 33 Realty, John specializes in residential brokerage as well as commercial acquisitions for clients ranging from recent college graduates to high net worth individuals and private equity groups. John works with the largest and most respected multi-family owners in Chicago as a consultant and broker to Village Green, Draper and Kramer, Related Companies and Lincoln Property Company. John represents many of Chicago’s top luxury homebuilders in acquiring properties and land for potential re-development and/or ground up construction with a focus on the Lincoln Park, Old Town, Lakeview, River North, Bucktown and Wicker Park neighborhoods. As a buyer’s and seller’s consultant, John is committed to offering all clients the highest quality representation and professionalism along with outstanding customer service and tailor made marketing. He prides himself on the fact that his business is based almost entirely on referrals and repeat clients. Chicago Agent Magazine has recognized John as one of the top brokers with the most insight to the current state of brokerage and will be featured in an upcoming issue this Winter. John began his career at FTI Consulting in their Corporate Finance division before joining Marcus and Millichap as a financial analyst in the National Retail Group. John graduated from the College of Business at The University of Illinois, earning a bachelor’s degree in Finance with a concentration in Real Estate.
Graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Economics. Marta started her career in an account management capacity developing direct marketing strategies for some of the nation's leading retailers. Simultaneously, she started M&M Property Professionals, which is a property management company that was acquired by 33 Realty. She is also one of the founding members of 33 Realty. Marta devotes the majority of her time to Accounting and Marketing.
Susan graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Finance and International Business. Susan began her career in the investment banking group of
BMO Capital Markets focused on mergers & acquisitions and public offerings. She later worked as a member of the mergers and acquisitions team of a
Chicago-based public company.
Susan joined 33 Realty in 2009 and immediately took a leadership role in growing the leasing, sales and investment portion of the business. In January 2013, Susan joined Drew and Eric as a Principal in 33 Realty and now focuses largely on the Company’s infrastructure and operations. She also plays an active role in property management, sales brokerage and directly oversees all leasing activity within the portfolio. She has executed hundreds of leases throughout her career and has in depth knowledge of Chicago's rental market allowing her to optimize rents throughout 33's portfolio of apartments.
Mary comes from a family background in Real Estate Development and Property Management. At the age 18, while studying Real Estate Finance at DePaul
University, Mary worked as a property manager/ insurance coordinator at a Real Estate Development/Management office in Lincoln Park. In 2010, Mary
joined 33 Realty as a Real Estate Broker and focused her efforts of Residential Leasing and Sales. Her vast background in Residential Development and
her knowledge of the different Chicago neighborhoods quickly helped her succeed in helping her clients find the most desirable homes to rent/buy.
In the spring of 2011, Mary joined 33 Management and immediately took ownership of the role. She utilized her knowledge, understanding and connections within the Real Estate Community to help build and expand relationships with Contractors, Tenants and Owners. Mary is now 33 Managements Senior Property Manager and she oversees much of the daily management operations. Her goal and main focus is to ensure 33 Managements level of service continues to stand out as an industry leader in Property Management and Tenant Relations.
Theresa has an extensive background in real estate. For years, she has worked at a prestigious real estate developer in Chicago. She has helped coordinate all phases of new construction projects, provided executive support to project planning, budgeting, and performing a variety of tasks leading to the launch of a project. Theresa has been a leasing agent in Chicago for the past three years and is now working as a leasing agent for 33 Realty. She has a lot of knowledge on the different neighborhoods in Chicago and is dedicated to helping you find exactly what your looking for in a new place to live.
Matt is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in Accountancy and minor in Marketing. His professional experience includes work at a Big 4 Accounting firm as well as management in the restaurant industry. In pursuing his passion for real estate, Matt now works for 33 Realty as a licensed Real Estate Salesperson. He is dedicated to help his clients find the best possible living options at the best price.
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater with degrees in French and International Relations. He has lived in France, Belgium, Tahiti and Martinique. He also has a masters degree in Curriculum & Instruction. As a landlord for 13 years, Dale brings a unique perspective to being a real estate leasing and sales agent. He is dedicated to making his tenants feel "at home", and he brings this same dedication and enthusiasm to helping 33 Realty clients find a place that they can truly call home!
Graduated from Bradley University with a degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Marketing. Brad started his career as a Commercial Insurance Broker for a top Chicago Financial Services Corporation and has since moved on to the Real Estate field. His passion for developing long standing relationships has become a perfect fit for developing new and continuing 33 Realty's outstanding relationships throughout the Chicago Real Estate market. As a landlord for the past 7 years, Brad brings a solid understanding for the management of properties.
Zach graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Economics. He has previous work experience with a real estate development and property management company based out of Chicago gaining experience in leasing and construction management. Zach also has experience on the real estate investment side of the industry evaluating opportunities and completing due diligence work. Zach currently works in leasing and real estate sales and is dedicated to fulfilling his client's needs through his extensive knowledge of Chicago's real estate market.
Gene is a Graduate of DePaul University with a degree in Sociology, and a minor in Business. He recently joined the 33 Realty team after working as a leasing agent for a major realty management company in the Chicago land area. He has extensive knowledge of the Gold Coast, Streeterville, Loop, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, and River North areas of Chicago. He prides himself on finding the best deals the real estate market has to offer to his clients. Last year, he helped over 100 clients find new homes over the course of the busy season, and is excited to help out new clients this upcoming season.
Joseph’s vision is to make the real estate process a better one. He serves you by listening to your concerns, understanding your goals, and sharing in YOUR vision. He is dedicated to this purpose and your advocacy, by adhering to the NAR code of ethics, which defines who he is, what he does and how he does it. Prior to joining 33 Realty, Joseph attended Illinois Institute of Technology, where he graduated with a bachelor degree in civil engineering. Post graduation, Joseph earned his Professional Engineer license while working for a fortune 500 company where he designed and managed multi-million dollar highway projects. He expanded this organizations field of expertise in the US and Australia markets by focusing on and providing enhanced modern roadway design. His diverse background, combined with many skills, contribute to his unique ability to assist a variety of buyers and sellers.
Stacy is responsible for the financial strategy, planning and reporting at 33 Realty. Her professional background includes more than twelve
years of experience in financial restructuring, strategic planning and financial due diligence. Stacy received her B.B.A. with a concentration
in accounting and finance from the University of Michigan and she is a certified public accountant (C.P.A.) in the state of Illinois.
Prior to joining 33 Realty, Stacy was a Managing Director in FTI Consulting’s (“FTI”) Corporate Finance Practice. At FTI, Stacy had the opportunity to work on several high profile restructuring cases, including the largest turnaround of a real estate investment trust (REIT) in US history. Stacy’s experience at FTI included working in a financial advisory lead capacity in conducting in-depth business plan reviews, implementing liquidity management procedures, building complex financial statement models used to evaluate the financial implications of various strategic alternatives, analyzing debtor solvency and performing financial due diligence of multi-national conglomerates for potential investors and equity sponsors in various industries. Stacy has experience representing all stakeholders, including debtors, creditors and equity investors in complex situations.
Stacy has also worked in the Transaction Services practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”) where she advised clients on potential transactions.
Dhereck is a true Chicagoan from the north side of the city. He started his real estate career in 2007 as a leasing agent. His work ethic and knowledge of the city make him a superb real estate broker. Dhereck comes to 33 Realty with goals to expand his career. He holds his broker license with the initiative to a make a permanent presence in the sales market in the city of Chicago.
Kaitlyn graudated from the University of Illinois in the Spring of 2010 with a broadcast-journalism degree and a speech communications minor. Straight out of college Kaitlyn worked as guerrilla marketing specialist. She now brings her drive, creativity, and work ethic to 33 Realty to pursue her passion in real estate.
Becky graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. She came to 33 Realty with over 8 years of experience in real estate. As a licensed Illinois Realtor, she has experience in both leasing and sales. She has extensive knowledge of Chicago and all of its unique and diverse neighborhoods. Her strong work ethic and dedication to client needs means that you will never feel pressured to settle for second best. She has built a strong referral base as a result of her client satisfaction. Whether you are renting, buying or selling, a homeowner or investor, new to the marketplace or experienced, she works in partnership with you from start to finish.
Tim graduated from Ball State University in 2002 with a Bachelors in Finance and earned his certificate in Financial Planning from NYU. In addition to his Illinois Real Estate License Tim also holds his Illinois Insurance License, and his FINRA/NASD Series 3, 7, 30, 63, & 65 licenses. Tim started his career in Chicago as an Equities and Option Trader. In 2005, Tim worked as an investment analyst for Ennis Knupp and Associates specializing in Alternative Investments including Real Estate, Private Equity, and Hedge Funds. After working as an analyst Tim worked in the Investment Management Division of Zacks Investment Research helping create investment portfolios for the firms high net worth client division. In 2010 Tim started Huron Investment Management a Registered Investment Advisor Firm which helps clients create portfolios designed to preserve, protect and grow the investments. In 2012 Tim and Huron Investments Joined 33 realty to help clients understand the investment opportunities in Real Estate and to show each client how every real estate decision they make impacts their future net worth. Tim focuses on helping Property Managers and Real Estate investors increase their bottom lines and helps rental, buyer & sales clients make the best real estate decision for their situation.
Marissa graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2002 with a dual major in business in the areas of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management and Production and Operations Management. Originally from the 'Motor City", she started her career in automotive focusing on the engineering and design of prototype and new model vehicles for Ford Motor Company and General Motors. Before leaving the corporate world to pursue a career in real estate, Marissa held positions that helped her refine her skills in customer service, time management, negotiation, dispute resolution and problem solving. Today she prides herself on her dedication and long standing relationships with her clients and always focuses on giving them exceptional service. In today's environment both buyer's and seller's are looking for an agent they can trust to help them accomplish their goals. Whether you are looking to rent, buy or sell, Marissa's commitment to service and knowledge of the market will help you find a place that's right for you!
Jacklyn graduated from DePaul University with a degree in Business Management. After graduating, she was part of the property management team for the Ogilvie Transportation Center in downtown Chicago. At Ogilvie, Jackie managed over 3000 commercial & office tenants, assisted in planning and executing large construction projects, handled all maintenance service requests & rent collection and maintained all sales and insurance databases.
Frank is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in Agricultural Business, Markets, and Management. After graduation Frank worked for a commodities brokerage firm as a Series 3 licensed broker. Frank’s interest in and knowledge of Chicago’s real estate market led to his decision to join 33 Realty. Frank looks forward to helping clients find the best living accommodation Chicago has to offer.
Michael graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in Marketing Communications. For the past 5 years, he has worked for a boutique rental agency. With that experience, Michael is familiar with all of the major downtown neighborhoods including Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Gold Coast, River North,West Loop and South Loop. From Classic Vintage to Ultra Modern and everything in-between, Michael's extensive knowledge of rental inventory makes him a trusted asset to find the perfect home.
Mark has spent his career in management and sales. Over the last few years, he has transitioned his experience and skills into real estate. Just before joining 33 Realty, he worked at a real estate firm in the northern suburbs, helping grow their Leasing Department and Management Portfolios. He joins 33 Realty as a property manager. While being a licensed broker, he can also assist in most all services we offer.
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Jenna graduated from Northwestern University in 2011 with a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. She started her career in construction, working as a project manager at a commercial construction company. While there, she learned to manage groups of workers effectively and efficiently. Jenna brings this experience to 33 Realty as a property manager.
Davis graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in Economics. After graduating he moved to Boston to work at State Street Bank. He
worked in their Securities Lending group, on the Global Markets trading desk. He also worked as an analyst in their Structured Products group. After
leaving Boston he joined PEAK6 Investments, a Chicago based hedge fund to help support their trading operations and help grow new fund offerings. With
financial experience in both public and private companies, Davis has a strong financial background with a solid understanding of investing in all asset
Davis joined 33 Realty in 2013 to follow his passion for real estate. He joined the team with a focus on understanding all aspects of the real estate business. He has spent time working in property management, leasing, as well as brokerage. With his strong investment background 33 Realty will have him working closely with Eric in growing the investment brokerage business as well as 33 Capital. Davis looks forward to the opportunity to help 33 Realty grow as well as helping clients achieve their real estate investing goals.
In 2014, Rob and Kimley Svendsen joined the 33 Realty team. The culmination of their personal and professional experience has prepared them well for
their careers as real estate brokers. Rob and Kimley incorporate effectiveness and passion with each client, and take great honor and pride in their
role of assisting buyers and sellers in what could be the largest monetary transaction they will ever make.
Rob is a life long resident of the area and possesses a commanding knowledge of Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. He grew up in Hinsdale and obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama. His prior work experience includes being a pit trader at the Chicago Board of Trade, a broker at UBS, and small business owner in Lincoln Park. Rob exemplifies the energy and enthusiasm that embodies the 33 Realty brand.
Mr. Thompson joined 33 Realty and Advisory and has taken the leadership role in the Advisory and Distressed Consulting arm of 33 Realty. Baker joins
us from Rally Capital Services, LLC and was a consultant with Rally for over two years, where he was responsible for Receivership activities
including appearing in court, drafting Receiver reports and managing distressed properties in all different asset classes across the country. He has
experience in property management and project analysis as well. He had previously served as an asset manager with Plan B Solutions/Rockwell Partners
where he was responsible for receivership matters, accounting, project management and day-to-day responsibilities related to stabilizing operationally
distressed properties. He also assisted the firm in analyzing new business opportunities. Prior to that, he served as an analyst and project manager
for Broadacre Management Company in Chicago.
He received his BA degree in Economics with a minor in Religion from Bucknell University in Pennsylvania in 2006.
Thomas Vander Pluym
Thomas graduated from University of Missouri in 2013, majoring in Finance with an emphasis in Real Estate. He began his career as a Commercial Real Estate Salesperson and worked exclusively with multifamily properties and brings his knowledge to our property management department. His experience in both college and working in the multifamily sector drives his passion for the real estate industry and he will work to meet clients needs in anyway possible.
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Ryan graduated from DePaul University with a degree in Finance and Economics. He began his career at Ernst & Young, in the Transfer Pricing practice. Later on he worked as a Financial Analyst for a commercial real estate institute. He is a licensed Illinois Broker and has experience in property management, apartment rentals, and residential sales. Ryan joined 33 Realty and Advisory in the summer of 2014. He teamed up with Baker in the Advisory and Distressed Consulting arm of 33 Realty. He makes courtroom appearances and drafts reports related to Receivership activities. Ryan is also responsible for the day-to-day activities necessary to stabilize operationally distressed properties.
Kelly began her career in the corporate housing industry in 2003. Her main focus was apartment quality assurance and customer satisfaction of executive clientele. Over the next few years, she developed partnerships with hundreds of apartment communities all over Chicago and surrounding suburbs. In 2007, she began managing daily operations in customer service, maintenance and housekeeping departments for over 700 apartments. In 2010, she assisted with launching the company’s flagship building in River North, focusing on maintenance and front desk operations. Today, she applies these skills for 33 Management as a Property Manager.
James earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Iowa majoring in Communications with a minor in Business Law. Spending his entire
working career in real estate, he has consummated over 1.8 million SF of real estate leased/investment/development deals with a transactional value
in excess of $783 million. James has had the opportunity to work side-by-side with some of the brightest minds in commercial real estate while
honing his craft. He has contributed to the success of some of the most dynamic companies in the commercial real estate space, such as, Scribcor,
the longest tenured commercial real estate firm in Chicagoland with 103 years of service (Principal), NAI Hiffman (Vice President, Brokerage) and
Regus Worldwide (Area Sales Manager & General Manager).
In 2006, James, along with two partners, launched a boutique real estate development/asset management consultation business with the sole focus of maximizing revenue for their clients, whether it be a piece of land or a non-performing asset. 33 Realty represents all that is real estate in Chicagoland and James is thrilled to be part of this great team.
Kirsten Van Wyck
Kirsten is a graduate of Clark University with a degree in Communications and Culture and a Master’s degree in Education. After 4 years in the education field in Chicago, she opted for change of scenery to follow her growing interest in real estate. Kirsten is the Office Manager which includes assisting new tenants with the move in process, coordinating daily maintenance appointments and communicating with current tenants.
Nick graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance. Throughout his time in college Nick gained valuable business acumen working as a Financial Consultant for KPMG in Duesseldorf, Germany, and starting a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation to help high school students organize charity events for local children’s hospitals. From 2013 to 2014 Nick lived and worked in Italy, Spain, and Germany as a managing partner for a small tech start-up developing a language learning application for American expatriates living abroad.
Nick moved to Chicago in August 2014, and joined the 33’s Finance and Accounting department as a Financial Analyst.
Kari graduated from Indiana University in 2008 with a degree in Business and Apparel Merchandising. She then moved to Chicago, gaining a vast knowledge of the city while polishing her talents in areas that include staffing and event coordination, client relations, and research and planning. Most recently she assisted in the high volume marketing and leasing departments of a property management company in the downtown area. She brings her ambition and vivacious spirit to 33 Realty as an Assistant Property Manager.
Chris has been a math teacher throughout Chicago's south side for the past six years and recently got a job teaching up north near Albany Park. Chris has always had a passion for real estate and has finally found the time to devote the right amount of energy to both his career as a successful teacher and a devoted real estate agent. Chris has a great understanding of the school systems throughout Chicago which sets him apart from other agents around the city. His understanding of school report cards, neighborhood finances, school demographics, school boundary lines, and connections to high schools will please any young family in search of the right home in the correct neighborhood. Chris has an extensive knowledge throughout the Lakeview, North Center, Lincoln Square, Lincoln Park, and Roscoe Village neighborhoods. Chris is excited to start his career as a real estate broker and will work hard to make sure all of his client’s needs are met.
Megan joined 33 after a twelve year career in sports marketing and media. Megan obtained an undergraduate degree in Advertising from the University of Illinois and a Masters in Media Management from Columbia College Chicago. She currently works as a residential broker and as a Chicago-based Mom, Megan channels her expertise on raising a family to help clients consider all factors when purchasing or selling a property.
Six years ago Reda started her real estate career with Michigan Avenue Real Estate Group. While at Michigan Avenue Real Estate Group, Reda was an asset manager with a focus on receivership work in conjunction with overseeing, administrating and directing operations of commercial, residential and land assets. She managed properties ranging from retail/office buildings located on Chicago’s prestigious Michigan Avenue to large multi-unit apartment buildings to vacant land and High end single family residential housing She was in charge of a portfolio of over 30 properties and more than 150 units. She specialized in REO properties while providing customer/client satisfaction in a fast-paced environment.
Tim joins 33 Realty after a 38 year career with a Fortune 150 company. He has held leadership roles in divisional management, several supply chain areas, contract and international sales, plus involvement with mergers/acquisitions, capital planning/project management. Tim earned his undergraduate business degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa, his MBA from the Keller Graduate School, and completed strategic planning course work at the London Business School. He appreciates the opportunity to support and contribute to the entrepreneurial culture at 33 Realty.
Trisha graduated from Northwood University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, dual majoring in Business Marketing and Management. She began her career in Real Estate at a Michigan based brokerage where she served as a Closing Coordinator, managing final file processes for both retail and REO transactions. She advanced to become REO Operations Manager where she oversaw all aspects of the REO process from acquisition to sale for a portfolio of 250+ properties. Trisha joins 33 as a REO Property Manager with over 7 years of extensive REO experience.
After graduating from Indiana University, Allison moved to Chicago where she began a career in education. She started as a teacher and held progressively more administrative roles until finally working in administration at a large private university. Allison joins the 33 realty team as an assistant property manager. Her aim is to provide exceptional attention to detail and consistent quality service to all 33 clients.
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