Danny Spitz is a 13 year veteran in commercial real estate sales and joined Baum Realty Group as Managing Director of Investment Sales in 2011. Since that time, Danny has completed transactions valued at over $450,000,000. Prior to Baum, Danny spent five years at @properties Commercial, where he pioneered the commercial division of the company and specialized in investment sales and retail leasing.
Danny began his real estate career working for Chicago-based MB Financial Bank. He gained experience underwriting a variety of real estate transactions and commercial and industrial business loans. Transactions typically ranged up to $30,000,000. After receiving his broker license in 2004, Danny spent two years in a one-on-one mentorship focused on commercial real estate brokerage and development.
Danny has served as Vice-Chairman for the Chicago Association of Realtors’ (CAR) Commercial Forum and is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. Previously, he served as a Director of Young Real Estate Professionals (YREP) and in 2010 was awarded a Silver Award from CAR for total lease volume. Danny is a licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker.
Danny was born and raised in Skokie, IL and attended Arizona State University where he graduated with Honors and received a bachelor’s degree Cum Laude in Finance at the W.P. Carey School of Business.
Greg Dietz joined Baum Realty Group as Vice President of Investment Sales in 2011. Since that time, Greg has completed transactions valued at over $450,000,000. Prior to Baum, Greg worked at Cohen Financial, arranging debt and equity for real estate transactions nationwide. Before joining Cohen, Greg worked in acquisitions, asset management, dispositions and leasing for Tishman Speyer Properties. In one of Chicago’s largest real estate transactions, Greg was part of the team that purchased the former Equity Office downtown portfolio for $1.72 Billion. Greg also helped manage a portfolio of over 10 million square feet, which included roles in finance, performing hold / sell analyses and negotiating leases. Greg began his real estate career with Duff & Phelps, where he produced property appraisals and provided consulting services on all real estate product types.
Greg is an avid adventurer and has backpacked around the globe, visiting 36 countries on 6 continents over a 14 month period. He is an active member of the Wicker Park Committee. Greg is a licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker.
Greg was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH and attended Indiana University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Finance – Real Estate.
Ari joined Baum in 2018 as the founder of the Urban Office and Industrial Division. Ari’s hails from Jameson Commercial, where he spent 8 years as a specialist in investment sales, commercial leasing, and investment advisory services. A top agent there, year after year, he was Jameson Commercial’s top producing agent in 2017.
Ari possesses a unique background having worked as a financial analyst on Wall Street prior to his career in real estate. His underwriting and financial modeling expertise, combined with his strong negotiating skills and deal making prowess, allows Ari to effectively serve his clients’ interests in a multitude of ways. His experience includes a wide variety of asset classes including office, industrial, multi-family, mixed-use and retail. He enjoys operating on all sides of the deal, representing both landlords and tenants, as well as buyers and sellers.
Ari holds the highly regarded Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, the LEED-AP designation, and is a licensed real estate salesperson in the State of Illinois. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan with a concentration in finance. Ari was recently named as one of Crain’s Chicago Business Most Influential Commercial Real Estate Brokers of 2017.
An investment sales veteran with 12 years of brokerage experience, Brad Teitelbaum leads the nationally recognized Net Lease Division at Baum Realty Group. With a focus on the disposition and acquisition of single tenant and net lease investment sales from coast to coast, Brad has completed over $300,000,000 in transactions in just the last few years alone. Some recent transactions include: Hobby Lobby, Panera Bread, Tutor Time, Walgreens, Chipotle, National Tire & Battery, Chase Bank and more from all regions of the country.
Brad began his real estate career at Grubb & Ellis while attending Arizona State University, where he graduated with degrees in both Communication and Business. Brad has been featured in multiple publications including Crain’s, Illinois Real Estate Journal and Real Estate Bisnow.
Brad lives in downtown Chicago and has been a member of Young Real Estate Professionals, ICSC, Urban Land Institute, Illinois Restaurant Association and also spends time volunteering with multiple organizations including: Other Side of the Green, Inspiration Kitchen and PAWS.
Patrick Forkin joined Baum Realty Group as Vice President in August 2014. Prior to Baum, Patrick was an investment sales broker with Mid-America Real Estate Group. Since 2008, Patrick has been involved in over 160 completed transactions valued at more than $1.4 billion. In 2012, Patrick shifted his focus to net leased investment sales. Since that time, Patrick and his net lease team completed 67 transactions totaling over $150 million.
Recent transactions Patrick has completed include Walgreens, Vitamin Shoppe, Chase Bank, Mattress Firm, Family Dollar, Kwik Trip and Midwest Title Loans.
Patrick graduated with honors from the University of Missouri, earning his bachelor’s degree with a triple emphasis in Finance, Real Estate, and Economics. He also interned with Jardine Lloyd Thompson in Dublin, Ireland. Patrick is a licensed real estate broker in Illinois and Missouri, and is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Urban Land Institute and Young Real Estate Professionals of Chicago. In his free time, Patrick enjoys playing hockey, tennis, golf and spending time with his family and friends.
Jackie joined Baum in 2015 and serves as an Associate in Baum’s Investment Sales division. Jackie’s focus is to grow and development new business on a local and national level.
Prior to joining Baum, Jackie worked at Mid-America Real Estate Group in suburban Chicago. During her tenure there, Jackie adapted and grew her knowledge base in various departments within the company including accounting, property management and client relations. She was responsible for actively participating in request for proposals (RFP) for new business, assisting in tenant lease language negotiations, developing and implementing procedures to properly quote triple nets for prospective tenants, abstracting and enforcing legal documents (inclusive of tenant leases and OEA agreements), and overseeing the due diligence process for property acquisitions and dispositions. Furthermore, she was responsible for managing property funds by overseeing cost control and addressing tenant receivable issues to collect delinquencies consistently in order to meet projected NOI. Jackie was also responsible for completing annual budgets, conducting strategic reviews, financial variance analysis, and market overviews for both institutional clients and sole proprietors.
Jackie is an active member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and a licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker.
Jackie earned her bachelor’s degree Cum Laude with a double emphasis in Finance and Management/Organizational Behavior from Benedictine University, where she was a member of her collegiate volleyball team. When not in the office, Jackie can be found playing co-ed sports along the lakefront, traveling to new places, or spending time with family and friends. Jackie currently resides in the River West neighborhood of Chicago.
Mike joined Baum in October of 2013 and serves as an Associate in Baum’s Investment Sales division. Since that time, Mike has been a vital contributor to numerous completed transactions valued at over $250,000,000. Mike focuses on all aspects of property due diligence and underwriting on a local and national level.
Prior to joining Baum, Mike worked at Altria Group Distribution Company, based in Columbus, OH. During his time at Altria, Mike manage the performance of 125 accounts (approx. $12.5 million in annual revenue), while utilizing product trends to analyze and develop effective growth strategies for accounts in unique markets.
Mike is an active member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) as well as the Young Real Estate Professionals (YREP). Mike is a licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker.
Mike was born in Cincinnati, OH and graduated from Indiana University, earning his bachelor’s degree in Financial Management. When not in the office, Mike can be found outdoors, on the golf course and running along the lakefront, or spending time with family and friends.
Graham joined Baum in October of 2014 and serves as an analyst on the Net Lease Team within Baum’s Investment Sales division. Graham focuses on researching single and multiple tenant net lease properties and transactions on a national basis. He graduated from the University of Missouri, earning his bachelor’s degree with a double emphasis in Finance and Real Estate. While at school, he studied finance abroad for a summer in Bergamo, Italy. Prior to joining Baum, Graham interned with the leasing team at The Staenberg Group, based in St. Louis, MO, his hometown. During his time at The Staenberg Group, Graham helped underwrite leasing deals, canvassed new and existing properties, and researched national market and demographic trends.Graham is a member of ICSC, Urban Land Institute, as well as the Illinois chapter of CCIM where he serves on the membership committee. When not in the office, Graham can be found outdoors, on the golf course, or spending time with family and friends.