Five for Friday with Jeff Baasch of Sperry Van Ness, LLC

Jeff Baasch, senior advisor at Sperry Van Ness Commercial Real Estate Advisors in Chicago, IL.
Jeff Baasch, Senior Advisor from Sperry Van Ness, LLC in Chicago, IL

This week, Five for Friday is all about Jeff Baasch, a senior advisor at Sperry Van Ness, LLC in  Chicago, IL.


1.What is your geographic market and product specialty?

As Director of Multifamily sales, I specialize in the sale of multifamily assets in the greater Chicago land area, concentrating on six to 200-unit apartment buildings.


2. What’s your latest best practice tip that you can share?

Provide superior execution of the transaction.  In a challenging economic and real estate environment, having the experience to identify potential issues/hurdles, manage seller and buyer expectations, and remain extremely tenacious – deals will get closed.


3. What’s been the biggest change over on how you run your business in the past decade?

Real estate investors have become more sophisticated over the past decade and so I have worked to increase my role, from not only offering transaction services, but providing comprehensive advisory services.  I am able to assist property owners in developing comprehensive strategies and maximizing the value of their assets.


4. What business book do you like to recommend to your colleagues?

The Next 100 Years and The Next Decade by George Friedman.   These books explore a fascinating analysis of the major geopolitical events and trends of the 21st century how the United States became an empire and looks at the conflicts and opportunities that lie ahead.


5. What’s a fun fact that not everyone knows about you?

Love a good joke!


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