After 30+ years in the business, Michael knows all the players and all the “tricks of his trade”. He led us through the whole process, personally guiding and counseling us every step of the way, quickly responding even to emails that we sent to him late at night. Michael maximized our negotiating leverage by developing multiple alternatives that satisfied our complex agenda, keeping each of them available until we signed our lease. That also gave us a strong defensive position. Michael’s attention to us and his attention to detail freed up my team’s time throughout the process. I regret that we can’t work together again for another 10 years!
John Bouman / E.D. Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
“When my original office was torn down to become Nordstrom, Michael showed me office spaces on Michigan Ave. and helped me settle and negotiate my new office completely through its build out. He renegotiated each of my renewal leases and, in anticipation, of my retirement, he created an escape clause. When the time came he was at my side to guide its execution.
He is both bright and humorous, and he created in his company an admirable community giveback feature. Highly recommended!”
Barry Childress, MD
“MAP Real Estate’s top-notch expertise and negotiation skills ensured a great outcome for our lease renewal and as a bonus we were able to direct significant funds to a cause we really care about, at no cost to our firm.”
Kevin Knake / HMS Industrial Networks
It was an easy decision for UPB to work with Michael Pink and IIC because we are driven by virtually the same mission as Investing In Communities—strengthening Chicago’s nonprofits to help deliver services that build better lives and vibrant neighborhoods. We’re excited to be able to help bolster nonprofits at the same time we are opening our new nonprofit financial center and first micro-branch to better serve our customers and to strengthen Chicago’s urban communities.
Kristine Rull / Director of Mission-Based Banking, Urban Partnership Bank
After he led us through the entire process in an extremely cost-effective and timely manner, kept a good sense of humor about it all, and donated a portion of his fees, I would recommend Michael to anyone looking for commercial real estate in the Chicago area.
Rachel O’Konis Ruttenberg / Family Defense Center
More than 20 years ago we read a Tribune article about a small office tenant-rep firm and its founder. We scheduled a meeting and, since then, have only used MAP.
James L. Spurlock / Publisher, Associated Publications, Inc.
Because of a funding deadline, we needed to add new office space quickly. MAP helped us line up and evaluate alternatives. We metour deadline and found a beautiful, functional space in our price range. Thanks, Michael!
Margaret Duval / Executive Director, Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
Once again, MAP came through with the right solutions! My organization needed to open a new family health clinic with complex logistical requirements. Michael solved that problem and also handled another project, allowing us to relocate administrative staff – again, the right space with great terms. Michael continues to be a valuable asset as we grow!
Jack Holton / Board Member, PrimeCare Community Health
Michael has been our go-to commercial real estate professional for more than 25 years, and has done an excellent job representing us whenever we’ve needed new office space or to negotiate a renewal. He is great to work with and has earned our appreciation, as well as our trust.
Mark Marquardt / E.D. Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois
Michael has been a trusted and honest adviser to me and our firm for twenty years. His integrity and desire to truly help set him apart from anyone else we have ever dealt with. Michael has an intimate knowledge of Chicago real estate, and a sure hand negotiating deals, whether big or small. Our firm heartily recommends MAP Real Estate, without reservation.
David Poulos / Poulos & Di Benedetto Law