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, 2017 and 2018 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.
Voice of the People in Uptown, has utilized the services of Steven Rapaport with CRER as agent for commercial sales and leasing. Mr. Rapoport got to know our organization and priorities, and adjusted his services to suit our needs. He brought a deep understanding of valuations, negotiations as well as market trends/conditions. We would recommend him to anybody.Michael Rohrbeck, Executive Director | Voice of the People in Uptown
I worked with Steve and received very favorable results in the sale of my building in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago. Steven was persistent and fought hard to help me get the price and terms I was looking for. Throughout the sale he was personable and very knowledgeable. I highly recommended Steven and would use him again.Charles Scala | President of Anchuk, LLC
Steven recently helped me sell a six unit investment property. As an out of state real estate investor I know that I can count on Steven for local market insights and accurate property valuation. Steven is extremely professional and has great connections to qualified buyers.