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/ Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
I have used MAP to support the search and negotiation of leased office spaces on three occasions over the past 11 years, and have always found just what we were looking for under tight timelines. Michael leverages his deep network and extensive experience on all fronts ranging from setting the first search parameters, to build-out specifications, negotiating lease terms, and final negotiation of the lease document. Michael works quickly, efficiently with high professionalism. He always delivers!
Andrew Young/Innogy Renewables US
MAP did a great job of persisting until they found us the perfect offices for our growing non-profit. It took several months and a lot of walking into offices that were not right for us, until we finally got what we needed. Non-profits like us are not just some small client to them. They care about our mission and finding space where our staff will be happy every day.
Karl Androes/ Reading In Motion
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
Michael got Dean Optical our amazing space in the Rookery and made sure our lease was as it should be. Michael can do that for you. Highly recommended.
Dr. Dennis DeLee/ Dean Optical
I first encountered Michael Pink when, as the managing partner of a small law firm, it came time for us find the right space. What impressed me from the get-go was his wanting to learn everything about our operation, our particular needs, number of work stations, our “style”. Once he had gleaned an intimate understanding of who we were, he then did his homework and scheduled appointments for us to view potential suites in several office buildings within our target area—close proximity to the Daley Center was a must, as we were a litigation firm. His exhaustive knowledge and understanding of the downtown commercial real estate market was readily apparent; which saved us much time as we were led only to tour accommodations that were truly suitable. Once we zeroed in on the suite we did want to occupy, Michael went to bat for us in negotiating a long-term lease with all sorts of concessions that we never would have thought of, saving us many thousands of dollars.
I would highly recommend MAP to any firm seeking office space in Chicago.
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
We continue to use MAP Real Estate because of their expertise and service. And they created IIC!
Andrea Juracek / Housing Choice Partners of IL
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
I was referred to Michael at MAP from a friend and colleague, and I’m so glad to have worked with him, as he helped me find the best office space for my therapy practice. He worked diligently, researched the best open spaces in the area I wanted, and ultimately took care of the negotiations around the lease I chose. I felt very well taken care of, and trusted that he worked in my absolute best interests to get me the best deal possible. In addition, Michael and his partner created Investing in Communities, a wonderful nonprofit social enterprise committed to supporting community growth and wellbeing, which was a bonus for me as my work also reflects a commitment to social consciousness. Michael’s passion for this nonprofit is visible, and I’m thrilled to have learned about it through working with him. I highly recommend Michael and MAP for your real estate needs!
Amy F. Freier / Spark Chicago Therapy
MAP Real Estate, Inc. provided my organization with a complete package of services in finding new office space in downtown Chicago. Michael Pink helped us determine exactly what we would need. He was knowledgeable about what the market had to offer us. He was responsive to all of my questions no matter how much research he had to do. And in the end he led us to a wonderful, workable site, negotiated a very fair lease on our behalf and made a sizable contribution to our organization through MAP’s Investing in Communities Program.
Rita McLennon / Former ED, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
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