Carol Lockhart
Principal / Broker

Carol Lockhart joined Baum in October 2006, launching their Indiana office. Serving as Baum’s principal broker for the state of Indiana, Carol provides a unique service by specializing in tenant representation for the entire state of Indiana and working on the national expansion of several concepts as a member of Baum’s National Real Estate Solutions division.

Carol currently represents FedEx Office, Primrose Schools Franchising Corporation, Jamba Juice, Potbelly Sandwich Group and other private equity firms looking for ground up sites for national tenants. She is also actively assisting in the expansion of other Baum clients in Indiana.

Before beginning her career in commercial real estate, Carol managed the Indiana office of ING Financial Services, specializing in retirement plans for hospital and school employees statewide. She is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and an active Board Member for Arts for Lawrence.

Carol graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and is a licensed pilot.

Matt Fetter
Managing Director / Broker

Matt Fetter joined Baum in July of 2011 after serving as a real estate broker for five years at Johnson Controls. At Baum, Matt is the Managing Director of the National Real Estate Services team and represents clients such as Duluth Trading Company, The Boiling Crab, Aurelio’s Pizza nationally, as well as other concepts in the Chicagoland market. He specializes in planning, executing, and managing real estate transactions throughout the United States.

Prior to joining Baum Realty Group, Matt was a director for the Real Estate Brokerage Team with Johnson Controls, Inc. He has independently completed over 3 million square feet of commercial real estate transactions.

Matt is a licensed real estate broker, a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, and for a number of years has been a mentor at Chicago Youth Centers.

Matt earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado.

Tim Rossi
Vice President / Broker

Tim Rossi joined Baum in 2019 as Vice President of Baum’s Tenant Representation Team, serving both tenants and landlords with a focus on QSR, retail, and digitally native brands. Tim brings a strong understanding of the retail real estate industry, a passion for fighting for his clients, and a proven history of deal-making. His expertise encompasses all aspects of tenant representation from market canvasing to site selection and lease negotiation.

Prior to joining Baum, Tim spent 5 years with Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches consulting franchisees. There he managed the brand’s expansion into new and existing markets in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico, and Colorado. During his tenure he guided franchise groups of varying size and strategy, resulting in hundreds of openings.

Tim is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. He graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing and a certification in sales. Tim grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and in his free time enjoys traveling, skiing, and an occasional round of golf.

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Lauren Martin

Associate Project Manager / Broker (312) 275-3129
Lauren Martin
Associate Project Manager / Broker

Lauren Martin joined Baum in September of 2017. She supports the National Real Estate Services team with both corporate and franchise client work. Clients include Duluth Trading Company, Scout & Molly’s, and Potbelly.

Lauren’s background in recruiting and strategic event planning, coupled with her passion for food and travel, lead her to the commercial real estate industry where her focus is helping clients expand their businesses into new markets across the US. Prior to joining Baum, Lauren worked as a Campus Recruiter at Citadel LLC, focusing on recruitment of trading and investment professionals and interns from East Coast and European Universities. Before her time in recruiting, Lauren worked at Vivid Seats where she was responsible for VIP events & hospitality.

Lauren graduated from Illinois State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications.