Current Affiliations & Designations:
Illinois Real Estate Broker
2019 Influencer in Retail, Real Estate Forum
2019 Top Broker Awards, Connect Media
Midwest Real Estate Hall of Fame Inductee 2018
2006 Investment Sales Broker of the Year, Chicago Association of Realtors
Board Member Emeritus, International Council of Shopping Centers, Next Generation
Director, Chicago Real Estate Council
Member, Real Estate Investment Association
Member, National Association of Realtors
B.A., Business Administration and Finance, University of Kansas
Chad M. Firsel
Chad brings considerable skill and experience to his leadership role at Quantum. Prior to starting the firm, he created and managed the investment services practice at Chicago’s Baum Realty Group, Inc. He also served as managing director and established the investment services practice at NAI Hiffman, one of Chicagoland’s largest full-service commercial real estate firms.
His primary focus is achieving the optimal value for clients as he advises them in the disposition and acquisition of commercial real estate. With holistic knowledge and vision of all industry aspects including development, legal processes and financing strategy, he has guided more than $2 billion in retail, industrial and office closings during his prolific career.
Chad’s client list includes institutional owners: Inland Group of Companies, Hudson Advisors, Torchlight, CIII, BMO Harris, RBS Citizens and many others. Chad also prides himself with his ability to work with first time acquirers from family offices to small and medium sized commercial real estate owners and developers.
His care for the community is just as inspired as his devotion to real estate. Chad currently commits time and service to the City of Hope, one of the world’s leading biomedical research and treatment centers for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. In addition, he and his wife, a cancer survivor, were the largest fundraisers for the Colon Cancer Coalition, which supports research for colon cancer treatment. In 2013, they established a new foundation to help prevent and find a cure for cancer.
Chad is also a member of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and the Jewish United Fund. He mentors future real estate leaders through local universities and nonprofit organizations as well.
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