As a broker with Chicago Real Estate Resources and lifelong resident of the Chicago area, Steven has completed over 200 real estate sales and leasing transactions over the last 9 years. His primary focus is listing mid-market investment properties in the City of Chicago ranging in value from $500,000 to $5,000,000.
In 2016 Steven earned recognition as a designated Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM). The CCIM designation is the industry’s most prestigious Commercial Real Estate certification with a high caliber curriculum and experience requirement that has been met by only 6% of commercial practitioners nationwide. As a testament to the exclusivity of this designation within a 20-mile radius of downtown Chicago, there are currently only 55 commercial Real Estate Brokers holding the CCIM designation. CCIM members successfully complete thousands of transactions annually, representing more than $200 billion in value.
In 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Steven was recognized amongst an elite few as a top producer by CommercialForum a division of the Chicago Association of Realtors. There are over 2,700 members eligible for these awards and only 2% are able to produce the high volume of sales to rank as one of the best Chicagoland Commercial Brokers for the year.
Early in his career, Steven worked as a licensed Real Estate Appraiser where he appraised multi-family, commercial, industrial, office, mixed-use, retail, vacant land, and residential properties throughout the Chicago area. The insight and connections obtained by his time working as a real estate appraiser have has proven to be a valuable resource for helping his commercial brokerage clients achieve goals.
Prior to his career in real estate, Steven earned his BA degree from the University of Iowa. Steven maintains active membership as a CCIM, National Association of Realtors & Chicago Association of Realtors.
I have been in the real estate business for over thirty years and have completed numerous real estate transactions. I was represented by Steven in the sale of a portion of my portfolio comprised of twenty-three mixed use properties totaling over three hundred units. I can honestly say that Stevens expertise, professionalism, and vast network of contacts helped this transaction close as smooth as possible. It was a pleasure to work with Steven.
Steven Rapoport listens. I told him I needed to be in downtown Chicago and the idea of what I had in my head, knowing nothing about price, location, etc. Steven lined up multiple properties to visit in a matter of days, took me on the most fun “shopping” experience I could’ve had, and asked my opinion after every visit, while at the same time being brutally honest about his thoughts and how it would affect my business. I absolutely fell in love with a location and Steven quickly helped me finalize the deal at a great price. He made the experience easy and fun, something I never expected, and I would recommend and have recommended his services to any of my clients.
I had the pleasure of working with Steven Rapoport, both when I purchased my investment property and during the subsequent leasing process for a vacant storefront. He represented both sides of the leasing transaction. Not only did he introduce me to a well qualified lessee, he did an amazing job closing the deal with terms under which we were both thrilled.