Michael Elam | CRBA | SVN Chicago Commercial

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CRBA | Corporate Secretary

SVN Chicago Commercial | Associate Advisor


Michael Elam serves as an Associate Advisor with SVN | Chicago Commercial, using his marketing skills and industry experience to help landlords sell or lease their available properties as well as assisting retailers and restaurants in expanding their presence throughout Chicagoland.

Michael has been involved with commercial real estate since 2007. He began his career in the industry as the one-person marketing department for Sierra U.S. in Chicago. During his nearly 10 years with Sierra U.S., he quickly advanced to Vice President of Marketing and expanded the department to a team of four. In 2017, after sharing his knowledge and expertise with his marketing team, Michael decided to make a change in his career path, moving to the brokerage side of the industry with Lee & Associates.

Michael has a broad network of relationships through his involvement with business and community organizations. He is currently the Secretary for the Chicago Restaurant Brokers Association, the Communications Director for SVN | Restaurant Resource Group, and a member of ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers). Michael also has worked with Victory Gardens Theater, The Matt Haverkamp Foundation (since 2005), and is an Eagle Scout (Boy Scouts of America). Michael is also a Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Illinois.