John Figlioli : : Contact : :
John Figlioli is the President and founder of Garrett Realty & Development, Inc. John started Garrett Realty in 1991 in Lincoln Park and since then has grown the firm into one of the largest independently owned full service commercial real estate firms in Chicago.
Upon graduating from Western Illinois University in 1979 with a degree in Finance, John was a National Account Manager for a large computer company, coordinating the firm's office automation system sales to Fortune 500 accounts in the Midwest Region. Prior to forming Garrett Realty & Development, Inc., John worked for a large Chicago real estate broker/developer where he was involved in the acquisition and development of commercial properties and was consistently their top commercial broker.
John resides in Winnetka with his wife Stephanie, who is a pediatric physical therapist.. They are the proud parents of twins, Isabella and Lucca and are involved in numerous charitable and community organizations. John is a former Director of the Chicago Association of Realtors and Chicago's Ronald McDonald House and is a current member of the Lincoln Park Builders of Chicago.
Chuck Chiponis : : Contact : :
Chuck Chiponis has been an Industrial Real Estate Sales and Leasing Consultant for the past 27 years. He has successfully brokered the sale or leasing of numerous Industrial properties throughout the Chicagoland area. Chuck's success comes as a result of working hard to understand and satisfy his Clients/Customers real estate needs, his determination to keep current on market conditions, and his attention to detail.
Chuck is a member of the Chicago Association of Realtors and has previously been a member of the Commercial/Investment Committee as well as Chairman of the Commercial/Investment Education Subcommittee.
Chuck resides in the city and is a volunteer at Children's Memorial Hospital.
Tom Gorsuch : : Contact : :
Tom Gorsuch has been in commercial real estate sales at Garrett Realty since 1995. His success began with winning "Rookie of the Year" his first year with Garrett; today he is known as the "go-to" guy in Chicago for bar and restaurant sales and acquisition. As a proprietor in the bar and restaurant business in downtown Chicago for over 40 years, Tom's first hand knowledge makes him the expert in the industry. He is extremely hard working and knowledgeable in all aspects of commercial real estate, but bars and restaurants are his forte. He prides himself on effective communication and customer service, and is an active member of the Chicago Association of Realtors. He also currently owns 5 bars in the city, and his long-term relationships in the business have led him to success in real estate. Tom resides in the city and besides his passion for real estate; he enjoys working out, biking, rollerblading, and spending time with his family.
Amy L. O'Brien : : Contact : :
Amy L. O’Brien serves as a commercial real estate consultant for Garrett Realty & Development, Inc., specializing in landlord and tenant representation in office and retail transactions with an expertise in the Lincoln Park market.
Ms. O’Brien joined Garrett Realty & Development, Inc. in February 2002 as an administrative marketing assistant. Soon thereafter she received her sales license and was awarded "Rookie of the Year" in recognition of her outstanding effort and performance, successfully closing over thirty transactions in her first year. In 2009, she was awarded the sales person of the year for the company.
Amy is an active member of the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce, Lincoln Park Young Professionals and Young Office Broker’s Association.
O’Brien earned a bachelors degree in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin — La Crosse in 2001. In duration she studied International Marketing abroad at the University of North London.
David Schraufnagel : : Contact : :
Since being named "Rookie of the Year" for Garrett Realty in 2003, David Schraufnagel has developed into one of the most successful commercial real estate brokers in the Chicagoland area. With a primary focus on office and retail leasing and sales, David has represented a variety of clients throughout Chicago’s near North and near West neighborhoods. David has successfully brokered a vast array of transactions; some with prominent organizations such as Universal Studios, Jane Addams Hull House, Annoyance Productions, the University of Mexico and McKinsey & Company. David’s knowledge of the city, along with his tenacious work ethic and excellent communication skills, has helped solidify his reputation as a premier broker in the Chicagoland Area. His passion and dedication to the business are evident through the continued loyalty of his clients.
David graduated from the University of Wisconsin — Madison with a B.B.A in Real Estate & Urban Land Economics and Management & Human Resources. He currently resides in River West and is involved with local real estate organizations including Young Real Estate Professionals (YREP), the River North Association, the University of Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association, Real Estate Investment Association (REIA) and Chicago Association of Realtors (CAR).
Michael Helfgot : : Contact : :
Michael Helfgot joined the Garrett Realty team with a diverse skill set in facilities and real estate management. Through varied roles he has directly supported major corporations including Hewitt & Associates (now Aon Hewitt), Constellation Brands, Wells Fargo, Belk, T-Mobile, Capital One, Tyco, and PetSmart. He has previously been with CBRE and has interfaced with other significant firms including JLL, Colliers, and Hines. In addition, he is an IFMA certified Facilities Management Professional (FMP) and is accredited by the U.S. Green Building Council as a LEED Green Associate.
Michael was hired as Property Manager for Garrett Realty and Development, Inc. in November of 2018. He will handle all tenant request, repairs and maintenance along with capital projects. Michael has many years of property management experience and is a great asset to the management team.
CT Marsh : : Contact : :
Born in Lake Forest, Illinois but transplanting from the mountains of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, CT offers a fresh and unique perspective on Chicago real estate. With a history of management and customer service, CT has a keen understanding of clients� needs. Well-versed in lease and contract negotiations, property management, and real estate investment, he has a strong and well-rounded foundation. Having managed and owned property in Jackson Hole, CT has an eye for growing communities and up-and-coming development. His fierce work ethic in tandem with his eagerness to help his clients make him an exciting newcomer to the Chicago real estate game.
CT graduated from Franklin & Marshall with a B.A in Business and a B.A. in Geosciences. He currently resides in Lakeview/Southport Corridor and is quickly familiarizing himself with the Chicago landscape. A real self-starter with a strong desire to make connections wherever he goes, he is dedicated to absorbing everything the city has to offer.
Chris Kriticos : : Contact : :
Christopher Kriticos joined Garrett Realty & Development in September of 2012, focusing in retail leasing and sales in Wicker Park, Bucktown, and Lincoln Park. Christopher comes from a long line of entrepreneurs and he understand it’s not easy being a business owner .His accomplishments come as a result of working hard to recognize and fulfill his Clients/Customers real estate needs. His goal is to keep you informed of current local trends using the latest market data concerning your community. The passion and hard work people put in to the business inspires him every day to help people find a place to develop their dreams and success, that’s why he's in commercial real estate.
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