Find the perfect office space for your nonprofit or small/midsize business in the Chicago metro area
Have you ever wondered how some organizations find unbelievably perfect office spaces?

You know the ones… Every team member has room to flourish, the location is prime, and the lease terms seem too good to be true. Who are these savvy businesses?

You might think these organizations must be investing a fortune in time and resources, right?
 
Well, what if I told you that the perfect office could be found without overstretching your budget or resources – and with 10% of our revenue from the transaction going to a cause you care about, too?
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Since 1985, I’ve helped over 900 Chicago office tenants save time and money on their commercial leases by creating solutions that help organizations thrive.

Pleased to meet you.

Hello, I’m Michael Pink, the founder of MAP Real Estate. You’re navigating the world of Chicago real estate looking for that spot-on office space. You’ve seen others land places where their organization’s heart meets its home, and you’re aiming for that too, right?

You might believe that snagging a space that aligns perfectly with your vision means a complex, costly process.

Guess what? It’s possible to find your organization's perfect match, and I would be honored to guide you there with ease and minimal hassle.

Michael A. Pink

Michael Pink
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Chicago Area Commercial Broker Services
The below services are typically provided at no cost to you or your organization. MAP Real Estate typically earns a commission paid by the landlord, which means no direct cost to you. Their fee is built into the leasing structure, so clients don't pay extra for their services.
1. Personalized Consultation
When you work with MAP, you work directly with me. I dive deep into understanding your specific needs, or as I like to call them, "desirements." This ensures our search and strategy align with your organizational goals.
2. Strategic Space Planning
From defining your program of requirements to developing the ideal space plan with architects (at no cost to you), every step is designed to provide you with aligned options without the hassle.
3. Expert Negotiation
With decades of experience and a commitment to integrity, we ensure that you not only find your ideal space but secure it on the best possible terms. Our thorough process gives you strong negotiating leverage and timeline management, helping you avoid feeling rushed in making decisions.
MAP Real Estate is a Certified B Company

Doing Business, Doing Good isn’t just our motto – we’ve been giving at least 10% of our commission to our clients’ favorite nonprofits since 1995. We decided to become a Certified B Company so that it wasn’t just us holding ourselves accountable. To our knowledge, we are the first and only commercial real estate tenant rep to become Certified B.

Companies who want to achieve Certified B status need to undergo a rigorous evaluation process conducted by B Lab, the independent certifying organization. Among the many requisite practices and procedures to which we have committed as part of our own certification is the commitment that at least 75% of our clients are local and independently owned. For us that is nothing new. We’ve blown that figure of the water for the past 35 years.
As a Certified B Corporation and a B-Labs 2022 Best for the World honoree, we proudly donate a portion of every transaction through our non-profit arm, Investing In Communities®. This unique model allows you to direct at least 10% of our revenue to a cause of your choice, enhancing the social impact of your real estate decisions.
Client Testimonials
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Since its humble beginnings, IIC has given more than $700,000 to over 140 charities. Here are just a few highlights from the journey.
PAWS Chicago

The Editor-in-Chief of Chicago-based Associated Publications, has served on the PAWS Chicago board for years. So, PAWS was the natural choice to receive the IIC distributions from their Chicago office lease transactions at the John Hancock Building. That’s one of the beneficiaries, over on the right. Associated Publications chose MAP Real Estate 20+ years ago and we are so proud to have been their tenant rep, us ever since.

Chicago Lawyers' Committee

As a result of a new office lease and, when it ended, a renewal office lease, Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (CLCCRUL), which works to secure racial equity and economic opportunity for all, selected itself to receive $14,320 through Investing In Communities. We are so proud that of all commercial real estate agencies, CLCCRUL chooses MAP to be its office tenant rep! CLCCRUL is an IIC Social Justice charity.

TPAN

TPAN chose MAP as its office tenant rep. We couldn’t be prouder that because they did, when they signed their lease for larger, newer space, TPAN received $13,536 from IIC to help them to empower people affected by HIV/AIDS.

The Woodstock Institute helps people and communities of color or low wealth to achieve economic prosperity. Because they choose MAP Real Estate as their commercial real estate broker to handle a lease renewal negotiation, they were able to generate $2,239 to support their mission. Most recently, they signed a new office lease and generated an additional $2,159 of funding from IIC. We love Woodstock and we love doing business, doing goodsm!

Housing Action Illinois

When Housing Action Illinois wanted a tenant rep to negotiate their office lease renewal, they chose MAP and received $1,736 of unrestricted funding from IIC. Years later, MAP negotiated their lease for new Chicago office space, and that IIC distribution was $2,219. We are proud that our work supports the mission of expanding affordable housing availability across Illinois!

PrimeCare Community Health

PrimeCare wanted to open a primary care family health clinic in Belmont-Cragin and chose MAP as their office tenant rep. We are proud to have been a partner in the creation of their gleaming state-of-the-art 16,000sf clinic and even prouder to have provided $30,000 of unrestricted funding for their mission!

Domestic Violence Legal Clinic

As a result of its new office sublease, Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, an IIC Social Justice charity, was able to receive $1,877 through Investing In Communities to help them serve more survivors of domestic violence. We love to represent organizations that are making our world better and are humbled to be able to contribute to their well being.

Circle of Parents

We were honored to be chosen as the tenant rep to negotiate another Chicago office lease for Metropolitan Group when they needed to expand their Chicago office space. As a result of that transaction, Circle of Parents was chosen by our client to receive $2,313 through Investing In  Communities®. We call that doing  business doing goodsm. And it’s our pleasure!

Delta Institute

Delta Institute had learned of MAP and our sister organization, Investing In Communities, when we negotiated a couple office leases for ShoreBank, where Delta’s CEO has been a senior executive. We were so pleased to have been chosen as tenant rep to handle Delta’s relocation and the expansion of its Chicago office space. We were thrilled to provide the unrestricted funding for its $10,924 IIC distribution, and, in our small way, help sustain its mission of sustainability.

Frequently Asked Questions

MAP Real Estate serves the entire Chicago metro area, including (but not limited to) Arlington Heights, Aurora, Buffalo Grove, Chicago, Downers Grove, Elgin, Elmhurst, Evanston, Glen Ellyn, Glenview, Hinsdale, Joliet, Naperville, Oak Park, Park Ridge, Schaumburg, Waukegan, and Wilmette.

A tenant rep brings expertise in market analysis, negotiation, and lease terms to ensure you’re getting the best deal. They advocate for your interests, can identify pitfalls, and have access to more listings, some of which may not be publicly available.

MAP Real Estate typically earns a commission paid by the landlord, which means no direct cost to you. Their fee is built into the leasing structure, so clients don’t pay extra for their services.

A tenant rep streamlines the search process, using their market knowledge to quickly identify suitable options, saving you time and resources in the long run.

Yes, a tenant rep can provide critical due diligence, ensure the space truly meets your needs, and handle negotiations, potentially improving lease terms and rates.

No, MAP Real Estate has comprehensive access to the market and can provide more options than you might find on your own, ensuring a broad selection.

While you can negotiate on your own, a tenant rep has specialized knowledge of market rates, lease terms, and negotiation strategies to secure the most favorable terms.

MAP Real Estate adheres to strict confidentiality agreements and professional ethics to ensure all client data and strategic plans remain secure.

MAP Real Estate can help build a compelling case to landlords, emphasizing your organization’s strengths and growth potential to secure a lease agreement.

Your involvement can vary. MAP Real Estate can handle the majority of the process, but your input is crucial in the beginning to set criteria and in the final decision-making.

The only one thing that separates achievers from non-achievers is that they enlist the help of others to make progress.
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