Leadership Team

Dominic A Sergi


CEO & President

Direct: 312.263.1606
Email: ds@clearheight.com


Dominic is the President and CEO of Clear Height Properties, where he is responsible for setting and executing on the company’s long-term investment criteria. Since 2010, he has lead his team to acquiring and developing over $200 million in assets. Dominic’s oversees all aspects of the company’s integrated platform of management, leasing and construction.


Dominic is active in various industry, community and charitable organizations. He’s a member of the local real estate chapters of NAIOP, SIOR, ULI and REIA.  And charitable organizations of PAWS Chicago, USO of Illinois, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.


Dominic also serves on the board of several companies such as Cresco Labs, Outcome Health (formerly ContextMedia), Conversion Energy Systems, and BizAssure.


Dominic A. Sergi is a licensed Managing Broker with the State of Illinois.

Daniel Huml

Chief Investment Officer

Direct: 312.263.1652
Email: dh@clearheight.com


Dan is responsible for the origination, underwriting, financing and closing of all real estate acquisitions, dispositions and joint venture agreements for industrial, office, retail and multi-family transactions and all portfolio management activities.


Prior to joining Clear Height Properties in 2010, Dan worked for BPG Properties, Ltd. (now Equus Capital Partners), a leading private equity fund manager. During his tenure with BPG, Dan was involved in the acquisition and management of more than 6,000,000 square feet of institutional assets throughout the United States. Dan has also worked at Transwestern and the Real Estate Acquisitions Department of Walgreens.


Dan has served on the Advisory Board of the Urban Land Institute in Chicago, the Auxiliary Board of the Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.


Dan is a graduate of Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, B.S. in Finance and Real Estate and is an Illinois Licensed Real Estate Broker.

Joe Sergi

Chief Operations Officer

Direct: 312.929.0984
Email: jsergi@clearheight.com


Joe Sergi is responsible for overseeing property management, construction and business development. Prior to joining the firm, Joe was the Senior Vice President for Rex Electric & Technologies where he oversaw office and field staff who were the providers of all electrical, maintenance and technology services. He started working at REX when he was a teenager and worked his way up from warehouse labor to office positions in estimating to project coordination and project management.


While leading the Technology Division from 2009-2013, Joe was able to double its size through his business development efforts. He was responsible for the acquisition and strategic alliances in 2013‐2014 that have extended REX’s reach and enabled the company to provide better service and value to REX clients. After graduating from college in 2007 with a degree in Communications, Joe was a Tenant Representative for nearly three years for Newmark Knight Frank, a commercial real estate company.


Joe balances his demanding career by serving various civic and philanthropic organizations throughout the area. He has been an active member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) since 2010 and is a member of BOMA’s Emerging Leaders Board. Joe is a Licensed Real Estate Broker with the State of Illinois

Rick Nevarez

Executive Vice President

Direct: 312.300.6857
Email: rick@clearheight.com


Rick Nevarez is a 10+ year commercial real estate veteran. Rick began his career in the commercial real estate industry with global industrial real estate investment trust Prologis. His responsibilities included management, leasing, client retention, project management, and overseeing an operating budget of six (6) million square feet of industrial and office real estate. While at Prologis, Rick coordinated multi-million dollar disposition of Industrial Real Estate to the City of Chicago/O’Hare Modernization Project.


Rick also worked at ML Realty Partners, a private industrial real estate investor. During his tenure at ML, Rick oversaw third party management teams and brokerage teams. Rick has also been previously assigned to assist with the strategic leasing and disposition of Bridgestone Americas industrial real estate portfolio throughout the United States.


Rick is actively involved in the DePaul Real Estate Alumni Alliance (DREAA) and is also a member of Young Real Estate Professionals (YREP), Young Professional of Chicago (YPC) and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).


Rick is a graduate of DePaul University, Driehaus College of Business, B.S. in Finance and Management and a Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Illinois. Rick Nevarez is a Licensed Real Estate Broker with the State of Illinois.

Stan Laba

Finance Director

Direct: 312.940.8831
Email: stan@clearheight.com


Stan is responsible for managing and monitoring the financial data of Clear Height Properties. He is a results-oriented finance executive with exceptional attention to detail and constant drive for process improvement and implementation which results in effective internal controls.


Stan brings a solid background in real estate, from commercial to residential. Prior to joining Clear Height Properties, Stan worked at Equity Office Properties and National Equity Fund. There, he developed an appreciation for efficiency and improvement.


Stan is a graduate of Northern Illinois University where he earned his B.S. in Accountancy with a Minor in Communication, followed by a Master of Business Administration. In his free time, Stan is an avid Chicago sports fan.

Lauren Kearney

Marketing Coordinator

Direct: 312.248.7021
Email: lauren@clearheight.com


Lauren Kearney is the Marketing Coordinator at Clear Height Properties, where she is responsible for communications, marketing, executing on various company objectives, and oversight of daily operations, and so much more within the company. Lauren joined Clear Height Properties in 2016, when she moved to Chicago. Previously, she held various administrative and coordinating positions in healthcare, human resources, and construction management.


Lauren holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health Education from the University of Louisville. In her spare time she enjoys running, reading and traveling.

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