Since 2010, he has led the team in acquiring, developing, and selling nearly $500 million in assets.
Dominic is active in a variety of industry, community, and charitable organizations. He’s a member of the local real estate chapters of NAIOP, SIOR, ULI and REIA, as well as PAWS Chicago, USO of Illinois and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. In addition, he serves on the boards of several companies, including Conversion Energy Systems and BizAssure.
Dominic is a licensed managing broker with the State of Illinois.
During his time at Clear Height, the company has experienced significant growth in portfolio size, service offerings and employees.
Prior to joining Clear Height, Joe was senior vice president for Rex Electric & Technologies, and worked for Newmark Knight Frank and Sergi Farms.
Joe is involved with various civic and philanthropic organizations, most notably as a founding member of the Nicholas D. Sergi Foundation, established to honor the memory of his brother. He has also been a board member and director of the USO of Illinois and BOMA Chicago, a founding member of the City of Hope Future Leaders Board and a board member of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, receiving their Man of the Year Award in 2009.
Before joining the firm in 2018, Gary oversaw asset management, disposition, and acquisition efforts at Equity Group Investments, where he focused on a portfolio of private real estate investments, ranging from retail and hospitality to industrial and infrastructure, controlled by Sam Zell.
Gary has also served as vice president of asset management at Ares Management, where he developed and executed value-add business plans for a diverse portfolio of domestic equity and debt real estate investments. He has also held positions at Wrightwood Capital and PwC. Gary holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Master of Accounting degree from the University of Michigan Business School. He is a CPA and a licensed managing broker with the State of Illinois.
Todd brings twenty years of experience in major accounting and investment management firms to his role at Clear Height. Before joining the team, he was the director of accounting for Expansive, a forward-thinking-flex-office real estate investment and management firm in Chicago, where he was responsible for the firm’s quarterly investor reporting, as well as all aspects of the firms’ audit, tax, and treasury responsibilities.
Prior to Expansive, Todd was chief accounting officer at Trilogy Real Estate Group—an award-winning national multifamily and commercial real estate group based in River North. Todd provided leadership in audit, tax, treasury, investor reporting, and property accounting.
He has previously worked at LaSalle Investment Management, Ernst & Young, and RSM McGladrey.
During his career Barthel has developed reporting for funds totaling over $1 billion of AUM; managed cross-functional teams of accountants, analysts, property managers and support staff; and has been responsible for the creation of both 10-K and 10-Q financial reports.
Todd’s energy and experience make him an ideal fit for the Clear Height team, and his real estate financing and accounting knowledge, along with a track record of building efficient teams and processes, will help us continue to grow our portfolios across all areas of the business.
Todd holds a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, including majors in finance, real estate, and management of organizations. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois.
Kurt brings over 12 years of commercial real estate experience and 16+ years in overall team management. Prior to joining Clear Height, Kurt served as a senior asset manager for HSA Commercial Real Estate where he oversaw 45+ assets spanning 11 states and worked with private investors and joint venture partnerships to maximize profits while controlling operating expenses. Kurt also worked for DCT Industrial, Inc. as a senior property manager/broker responsible for approximately 50 assets totaling nearly 12 million square feet.
Kurt is a graduate of Michigan State University Eli Broad College of Business. He is a licensed real estate broker with the State of Illinois.
At Clear Height, Brock assists in the management of third-party assignments as well as construction and development services projects.
Brock holds a degree in finance from the University of Minnesota.
She is responsible for ensuring daily transactional flow of cash receipts and accounts receivable.
In previous CRE positions, Deborath has worked with large, national investment firms with significant US office portfolios. Deborath holds a BS in Business Administration from DePaul University.
Kate’s experience includes working as an onsite real estate manager with CBRE, overseeing a Class A office property in Downers Grove, Illinois. During her time in that role, the building maintained a 95%-plus occupancy rate, and her team was often recognized for outstanding tenant relations and tenant retention. Kate has also been a property manager with The Dilweg Companies in Atlanta, where she was directly responsible for managing five Class A office and flex properties totaling nearly 1.0 million square feet.
Kate is a graduate of Colorado State University and continues her CRE education with BOMA and CCIM as a real property administrator and certified commercial investment member candidate. She is a licensed real estate broker with the State of Illinois.
Jed brings more than 20 years of diverse experience and deep relationships to Clear Height. Most recently, Jed was director of acquisitions for Midwest Industrial Funds, where he identified traditional, existing properties for acquisition and land sites for select development. Previously he was vice president of investments for CenterPoint Properties, where he was responsible for the successful investment of over $1B of industrial properties. He also has experience as an industrial real estate broker with CBRE, Insignia/ESG, and Cushman and Wakefield.
Jed is involved with several charities, including Team Eileen IN, which benefits the Special Olympics by participating in Chicago’s annual Polar Plunge.
Jennifer works closely with the CFO on portfolio transactions and has been integral to developing accounting processes and procedures. She also manages Clear Height accounting teams as well as day-to-day accounting and monthly financial reporting.
Prior to his engagement with Clear Height, Max led portfolio management and business creation as Vice President for a regional real estate investment firm. Max has been recognized for outstanding property management of NBC Tower and O’Hare Plaza, commercial assets exceeding one million square feet each located in Chicago. He has also gained experience as a commercial broker and portfolio manager for real estate firms located in the Midwest.
Max is a licensed managing broker in the State of Illinois, graduated from Western Illinois University and holds a Commercial Real Estate Analysis and Investment Certificate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Architecture. He also sits on the City of Naperville Building Review Board.
Max resides in the West Suburbs and enjoys spending his time with family, on the golf course or cooking a new dish.
After earning his bachelor’s degree in economics with a minor in real estate from Notre Dame, Kevin gained additional experience with Transwestern Real Estate Services in Chicago. He is integrally involved as a volunteer with The Growing Initiative, an organization that supplies fresh produce to food banks.
Tori comes to Clear Height with more than six years of experience, primarily within the payroll industry, where she excelled in a variety of customer service, sales and sales management positions. She consistently demonstrates a work ethic that has resulted in frequent promotions and recognition.
Tori holds a degree in advertising from Western Kentucky University.
After studying economics, finance and general business at Miami University, Hunter worked as a capital markets analyst at Ryan Companies in Minnesota where he focused on underwriting prospective acquisitions and development projects on all asset classes.
Before joining Clear Height, Ryan was a broker in the Chicago offices of NAI Hiffman, working with a brokerage team recognized by Crain’s as a Most Influential Brokerage Team in Chicago. The team was the 2017 NAIOP Office Transaction of the Year Award Recipient, 2017 Chicago Food Depository Real Estate Award Brokerage Transaction of the Year Nominee, 2018 and 2019 Chicago Food Depository Real Estate Awards Office Broker of the Year Finalist, and a CoStar Power Broker Recipient. Involved in more than 250 transactions, Ryan represented private companies, financial institutions, investors and developers in the leasing, acquisition, and disposition of commercial assets.
Ryan is a licensed broker with the State of Illinois.
Rick also worked at ML Realty Partners and assisted with the strategic leasing and disposition of Bridgestone Americas’ industrial real estate portfolio.
Rick is involved in the DePaul Real Estate Alumni Alliance; is a graduate of DePaul University, Driehaus College of Business; and is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Illinois.
Ashley collaborates with property management, project and leadership groups at Clear Height to ensure efficient operations across the company. She is recognized for her exceptional client relations skills as well as an ability to jump in quickly to move projects across the finish line.
Ashley is a graduate of the University of Missouri and a licensed real estate broker in the State of Illinois.
At Clear Height, Lauren’s responsibilities include coordinating with accounting in lease administration and tenant communications.
Lauren holds a degree in accounting from the University of Iowa. She has been active in BOMA Suburban Chicago as a member of the Emerging Leaders Group, and she completed the BOMA Fundamentals of Real Estate course.
A natural problem solver, Lisa ensures clear collaboration and communication between Clear Height Properties’ leadership, asset management and acquisitions groups. Her contributions to the company’s success span day-to-day administrative support and helping ensuring accuracy in building sales, purchases, and investor reporting.
Lisa holds dual bachelor’s degrees in business management and business finance from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Tom has worked with some of the largest and best-known owners and managers of commercial real estate in Chicago. With his knowledge and understanding of processes and systems, Tom has been instrumental in implementing new procedures and conducting training.
Over his career of 25+ years, Tom has been a senior manager in financial services at Regency Centers, where he analyzed acquisition and development opportunities in the central US and assisted in asset management, leases, and dispositions. He also served as vice president of acquisitions and due diligence for Pine Tress Commercial Real Estate and worked with Marcus & Millichap and Wrightwood Capital.
Tom has an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago.
Shaun’s experience in accounting and finance has helped him develop skills in general accounting, financial analysis and effective reporting. He holds an MBA from Roosevelt University.
Jacob graduated Cum Laude as a finance major at Miami University’s Farmer School of Business.
Reporting to the director of property management, Jack works to improve operations and tenant relations. These responsibilities range from property inspections and maintenance assessments to acting as a critical liaison between Clear Height Properties, tenants who occupy our spaces and vendors who provide services at the assets.
Before signing on with Clear Height Properties in 2018, Joe provided asset management services at Situs, focused on a portfolio that included office, industrial, retail, multifamily, hospitality and development properties. He has also managed a portfolio of highly structured loans for Bank OZK and worked in the portfolio management, asset management, acquisitions, originations, and accounting groups at Pearlmark Real Estate Partners. Joe began his career as a CPA at PwC.
Joe holds a master’s in accounting and BBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He has also served as a CPA in Illinois and Michigan.