Jim Michaels of the Chicago Property Shop team is a top performing Realtor. Jim specializes in the sale of residential, retail, hospitality, multi-family, and vacant land properties with a primary focus on the Chicago Lake Shore communities of Streeterville, Gold Coast, and East Lake Shore. He also specializes in Southern Wisconsin markets. With over 15 years of real estate brokerage experience, he’s closed more than 500 transactions for upwards of $250 million dollars in sales.
Prior to rejoining Chicago Property Shop, Jim served as a commercial broker with Sperry Van Ness. He ranked #1 in sales of all brokers in the Chicago Association of Realtors. He was also the principal involved in developing and marketing of a major subdivision in Southern Wisconsin.
Michaels is the recipient of numerous real estate sales awards during his career including Rookie of the Year for Re/Max of Northern Illinois, Silver Eagle Award from the Chicago Association of Realtors, Centurion Producer Award from Century 21, and Chairman's Circle Award from Prudential Real Estate.
He has been recognized in the Wall Street Journal and Crain's Chicago Business. Currently, Jim is a member of the Northern Illinois Commercial Association of Realtors (NICAR), the Illinois Association of Realtors (IAR), the Chicago Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
Michaels earned his MBA from the Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate where he holds lifetime membership in Alpha Sigma Gamma International Real Estate Honorary Society and Delta Mu Delta International Business Honor Society. He also earned a Master Salesperson designation from Floyd Wickman's Master Sales Academy and has membership in the prestigious Master Sales Society. His MBA degree is in Real Estate and Finance from Roosevelt University. Jim is also a Commodity Broker licensed in the sale of agricultural and financial commodities.