Ari was born and raised in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood and is a graduate of the Latin School of Chicago (1991) and the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana (1996). He began his career in real estate in 2002 when his brother co-founded Chicago Apartment Finders (CAF) and he has worked for the last fifteen years as an expert representing private owners, management companies, small builders and large developers in a wide range of neighborhoods. As a result of being instrumental in the development of CAF's landlord database, Ari's practice has been exclusively residential leasing as the designated agent for a large portfolio of property owners. Ari is an expert in Chicago's neighborhoods, rent projections, marketing, negotiations, market analysis and comps, layouts and finishes and more. Ari also has an extensive network of resources including premier profile status on all consumer sites, branding services, staging and design services, lead generation, social media management and established relationships with key management companies. Since 2015, Ari has successfully managed the lease-ups of more than 7 projects totaling a number of 347+ units and has also been recognized as Chicago Apartment Finders Agent of the Year (2016, 2017), CAR Top Producer (2015, 2016, 2017), Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society (2016 and 2017) and Coldwell Banker National Award Winner for Top Ten Agents in Rental Income (2016). Effective December 2017, Ari has joined the rental division of @properties because of it's unparalleled quality of team, leadership, resources and technology.
Clients are saying:
"I cannot say enough about how wonderful an experience it was working with Ari to find a new apartment. He is incredibly prompt at responding (whether by email or cell), sincerely invested in finding the right place for you, and willing to work through any bumps in the road that might come up during the process. I spent several frustrating months on the market before meeting Ari. Friendly, accessible, and committed: Ari is not just a fantastic broker, but a great guy."
"I have used Ari to rent properties for many years. All transactions have worked well and Ari is great for keeping in contact. Glad to know him."
"We worked with Ari to secure our new home. He made the process so efficient and easy. We really appreciated his incredible timeliness. He was easy to reach at any time of the day including weekends and responsive to all our questions and concerns. Definitely one of the best brokers all around."
"Ari was great. He showed us a ton of places and really found the perfect fit for us. Thanks Ari!"
"Ari is friendly and professional. The entire process was clear and hassle free. Most importantly, Ari continually communicated with us throughout the application and lease signing process. Great experience!"