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New Year’s Resolutions: Mike Demetriou

Chicago Retail

Baum Realty Group COO Mike Demetriou says his firm resolves to: grow the team by adding retail brokers across its tenant rep, leasing, investment sales and national real estate service divisions (and in turn expand marquee client events); increase revenues at least 33% in each division; perform 300-plus hours of community service; and “be responsible for bringing Chicago the coolest retail transactions in 2015.” Pictured: As a company holiday gift, Baum commissioned figurines that highlight the personalities and behavioral quirks of team members.


Looking at the market, Mike’s wish list includes more adaptive reuse and smarter renovation of existing retail stock; a continued low cap-rate environment; more international retail opening in Chicago; and the smashing success of the 606 Trail (pictured). Personally, he plans to exercise more, listen more and finally break 80 on the golf course.

What are your resolutions at work and at home? Tell!