Awards

Awards Received by our Team:

Good Neighbor Award
Chicago Association of Realtors

  • 8100 Stony Island Ave May 2009
  • 1622 S. Hamlin Ave. May 2005
  • 4415-31 N. Milwaukee Ave. May 2003
  • 5917 S. Emerald Ave. May 2003

Good Neighbor Award Honorable Mention

  • 1642 W. 79th St. May 2009

Gold Award Recipient (CAR)

  • Top Retail Leasing Award November 2008
  • Top Investment Sales Award November 2006 

Silver Award Recipient (CAR)

  • Retail Leasing Award November 2011-2014

Outstanding Sales Achievement Award

  • Chicago Assoc of Realtors
    2003, 2002, 2001, 1999

Golden Eagle Award

  • Top commercial dollar value producer in South Shore November 2002
  • Top commercial unit producer in South Shore November 2002

Rookie of the Year, Nov. 2008

CoStar Group Power Broker Award

  • Top Retail Leasing  Broker 2011-2013

 

Awards Received by Team Members:

Paul Tsakiris – President

  • Successfully rehabbed and managed over 1,000 Apartment Units in Chicagoland
  • Five Time Good Neighbor Award recipient
  • Licensed General Contractor – Lakonia Construction, LLC
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker – First Western Properties, Inc.
  • Gold Award Recipient in 2008 - Retail Leasing Tenant Representation
  • Gold Award Recipient in 2006 - Multi-Family Investment Sales Award (recognized 22 commercial sales netting $44 million in one year)
  • Chicago Association of Realtors; Commercial Forum Top Producer: Commercial Sales Volume 2011 - 2013
  • Chicago Association of Realtors; Commercial Forum Top Producer in Retail Leasing: Gold Square Footage  2011 - 2013
  • Chicago Association of Realtors; Commercial Forum Top Producer in Retail Leasing: Silver Lease Volume  2011 - 2014
  • Chicago Association of Realtors; Commercial Forum Top Producer in Retail Leasing: Silver Lease Square Footage  2011 - 2013
  • MBA – Thunderbird University
  • BA: Economics – Illinois State University
  • BS: Business – Illinois State University

Fahim Lakhani – Principal, Retail Leasing

  • Retail Leasing Specialist
  • Acquisition Analyst
  • 2008 Rookie of the Year – Commercial Forum
  • Managed over 25 commercial properties throughout Chicagoland
  • Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
  • BS: Finance – University of Illinois at Urbana
  • BS: Accountancy – University of Illinois at Urbana

Kellen Duggan – V.P. of Investment Sales

  • Multi-Family Specialist
  • Retail Leasing Specialist
  • Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
  • MBA: Finance -- University of Illinois Chicago
  • 2014 Commercial Forum Office Leasing Silver Award

Press Releases

Panda Express Buys Lot Near Midway Airport

Midas Site Criteria

Hear First Western Properties Founder Paul Tsakiris at Chicago Multifamily Summit

$180 Million Luxury Housing Project in the Works at Franklin Point

Orange Leaf Site Criteria 

We Are Chicago

First Western Properties Networking Event June 19, 2013

First Western Properties is Now Hiring!

Congratulations Paul and Leo!

Leo Solarte - 30 under 30

Citygate Centre Announcement

ICSC REcon Las Vegas

Recently Leased Properties - 5-29-13

Leased - 547 W. Jackson Blvd.

Leased - 956 Harlem Ave.

Sold - 126 Gerry Stevens Ct.

Sold - 2104 S. Washtenaw Ave.

Sold - 540 Cullerton St.

Sold - 5018 S. Blackstone Ave.

Sold - 6310 W. 95th St.

Sold - 6748 Oglseby Ave.

Sold - 6800 S. Paxton Ave.

Sold - 15811 W. Terrace Dr.

Sold - 5036 S. Michigan Ave.

Sold - Bank Owned Properties

Sold - Rhodes and Rockwell

Sold - 13940 Edbrooke Ave.

Zell, Tsakiris

From Default to Disposition

ICSC NYC

Leased - 324 S Halsted St.

Sold - 4836 W Irving Park Rd.

Sold - 10511 S. Western Ave.

Leased - 462 McLean Blvd.

Leased - Three End Caps

Sold - 726 Ardmore Ave.

Sold - 4147 S. Kedzie Ave.

Sold - 8331 Pulaski Rd.

Sold - 913-15 S. Western Ave.

Sold - 1459 W Grand Ave.

Sold - 4410-14 Roosevelt Rd.

Sold - 7733 South Shore Dr.

Sold - 4425 Milwaukee Ave.

Sold - 4914 N. Cumberland Rd.

Sold - 13815 LaSalle St.