Paul M. Eleftheriou

Name: Mr. Paul M. Eleftheriou
Phone: 847-444-5768
Fax: 847-444-5701
Address: 2610 Lake Cook Road, Suite 100 Riverwoods, Illinois 60015-5710


Paul has over 20 years of commercial real estate and finance experience, as well as excellent marketing skills and established relationships within the brokerage community. 

Paul has been responsible for more than 10 million square feet of leasing, sale and acquisition transactions.  His vast experience also includes involvement in asset management and investment sales in the office, industrial, healthcare, retail and multi-family market segments.  Paul boasts a strong background in finance as well, having worked as a financial analyst and controller early in his career.  

Paul uses his financial expertise to analyze properties for acquisition, disposition and leasing; prepare cash flow modeling to determine leasing and ownership strategies; and provide general market analysis to help clients make long term real estate decisions.  Most recently he was a principal at MLJ Realty Group in Cary, IL, where he oversaw the evaluation and disposition of distressed investment properties. 

Prior to that, he was the Director of Leasing for Zeller Realty Group, Inc. in Chicago. In that role, Paul completed over 45 lease transactions totaling approximately 500,000 square feet and acquisitions totaling over $100 million encompassing 600,000 square feet.  Paul was also a First Vice President with CB Richard Ellis in Chicago, where he concentrated on the downtown office market, including playing an integral role in bringing three properties totaling more than two million square feet to 98% occupancy. 

Paul received a bachelor's of science degree in commerce from DePaul University and is a Licensed Real Estate Person.

Partial Client List:

ABC / Disney, Accenture, Ltd., Amoco, Bank of America, Bernardi Securities, C+R Research, Carat, Inc., ESPN, Farmers Insurance of America, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Fidelity Investments, GMAC, Government of Egypt, Government of Hungary, Government of Italy, National Geographic, Nippon Life Insurance, Northwestern University, Peoples Gas, Potash Corporation, Prudential Life Insurance Company, RREEF Funds, Starbucks, State of Utah Retirement Fund, University of Chicago, Verizon Wireless and Zell-Merrill Lynch Fund.

Affiliations & Designations:


  • CORFAC: Corporate Facility Advisors
  • CREO: Commercial Real Estate Organization
  • CREN: Chicago Real Estate Network
  • NAIOP: National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
  • BOMA-CHICAGO: Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago
  • COLBA: Chicago Office Leasing Brokers Association


  • Office Property Representative of the Year 1996: Greater Chicago Food Depository Real Estate Awards 
  • CB Richard Ellis Distinguished Service Award: 2004, 2005, 2006

White Papers:

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Practicing Since: 1993
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