Ari was born and raised in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood and is a graduate of the Latin School of Chicago and the University of Illinois. Ari began his career in real estate in 2002 with Chicago Apartment Finders (CAF) and has worked for the last seventeen 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 8 projects totaling a number of 400+ units and has also been recognized as Chicago Apartment Finders Agent of the Year (2016, 2017), CAR Top Producer (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society (2016 and 2017) and Coldwell Banker National Award Winner for Top Ten Agents in Rental Income (2016). In December 2017, Ari joined the @Rental Division because of it's unparalleled quality of team, leadership, resources and technology.
Clients are saying:
"Ari Elliott was a dream when it came to getting our apartment all settled! We managed to get a great apartment for a reasonable price, in a very timely manner. This was even more incredible seeing as all three of us (the tenants) are in different states at the time of sale and lease signing. He worked with us and our different emails, always keeping connected whether it was to give us more information or simply updating us about where he was in the process. He responded to our emails so quickly, and answered every little question we had with thoroughness. I will forever be grateful for how smooth this whole process was and couldn’t have asked for a better broker!"
"Ari helped us find a perfect match. He was extremely easy to reach and always got back to us with answers for our questions Immediately. Ari made it possible so that our lease could be signed and executed in the quickness manner to ensure we had the home and it would be taken off the market."
"Ari was a fantastic agent! He was extremely responsive and detailed. While touring apartments, he was able to provide ample information and answered all of our questions. I feel like Ari was very genuine and honest, which was important to us when looking for an apartment. I would definitely use and recommend Ari to others in the future."
"Ari helped me find tenants for one of my rental properties. He and his team used all the tools available to find the right tenants. Ari was professional and once we had the right price, he found the right tenants who moved in immediately. I will be using Ari again because it is so important to evaluate and check prospects before signing a Lease.
Thank you Ari for your good work."
"Ari was great to work with. Excellent communication in getting questions answered from the building owner and help negotiate a better move in date that fit with our current lease ending. Would work with him again in the future!"