REUBEN C. WARSHAWSKY, President
With 25 years of experience in real estate, Reuben brings proven expertise in all aspects of real estate acquisitions, ownership, management, operations, leasing, financing and dispositions. Reuben’s strong and long-term relationships with investors, lenders, property owners, property managers, brokers, attorneys, contractors, accountants and investment advisors gives him a unique ability to identify a stream of investment opportunities and structure deals quickly and effectively. His skill at negotiating and closing complex transactions, managing difficult situations and solving complicated problems has won the respect and admiration of his colleagues on both sides of the table.
Reuben’s involvement in transactions both as a buyer and seller, a borrower and lender representative, a tenant and landlord, and a property owner and property manager, has given him a unique perspective to understanding the key issues affecting each participant in a negotiation. His depth of experience also enables him to be more effective at structuring deals that can provide added value for investors. Reuben believes in building relationships and networks and understands that each successful transaction and positive contact provides an opportunity to structure more deals in the future.
Before he founded Chord Realty Group, Reuben was a principal and Chief Operating Officer with DeNovo Properties LLC, where he managed the operational aspects of a start-up business, including the underwriting and due diligence efforts for the acquisition; remediation and repositioning of environmentally distressed properties.
Prior to joining DeNovo Properties, Reuben was Chief Operating Officer for Zeller Realty Group (ZRG), a Chicago-based real estate company specializing in ownership, management and leasing of office buildings in the Midwest. During his six years in that role, Reuben managed all aspects of the company’s business including acquisitions and dispositions, investor relations, asset management, property management and financing. Under Reuben’s supervision, ZRG completed more than $340,000,000 in acquisitions, over $355,000,000 in dispositions and over $225,000,000 in refinancing transactions.
Before he moved to ZRG, Reuben was a partner with Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg, handling real estate and corporate transactions throughout the United States. During his 25-year career in real estate, Reuben has been involved with every class of property including office, retail, multi-family, industrial, condominiums, hotels and vacant land.
Reuben received both his Bachelor of Arts degree and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a licensed attorney in Illinois and a licensed real estate broker in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the International Council of Shopping Centers. He lives in Deerfield, Illinois with his wife, Tami. They have two sons and are deeply involved in the Chicago community.