Senior Vice President
(312) 929-1587 (phone)
(312) 953-7731 (mobile)
Real Estate Specialty: Office Sales & Leasing
Ed Gerstein is a veteran broker with over 28 years in the business as an office broker representing both tenants and landlords.
Word-of-mouth referrals and repeat business are dominant parts of his business. His representation of both landlords and developers is an essential component of his ability to understand a deal from all angles. Ed brings his extensive experience to customize a tenant’s search for the ideal location. As required and requested by a client, Ed provides his construction experience to supervise space build-outs for their benefit.
Ed judges his success by the quality of his service and his ability to relate to people. The process of locating the right space is eased by Ed’s extraordinary “people” skills. He communicates effectively, whether talking to the building’s owner or maintenance man, and listens carefully to clarify the needs at hand. His demonstrated ability to stay calm under pressure, defuse the inevitable stress of a move, anticipate outcomes, and strategize to achieve the best results explains why word-of-mouth referrals and repeat clients dominate his business.
Vital participation in community service reflects Ed’s interest in helping people. He is a trustee of the Federal Defender Program. After serving on the Make-A-Wish Foundation board for seven years - five as golf outing chair - he moved to emeritus board member status. He is also a Shriner, Mason and a member of the Northbrook Civic Foundation.