Meggie Jenkins began her career in real estate as a residential agent in California, doubling her business sales the first year. Through the years of leveraging client referrals and long-term relationships she began to work with investors on 1031 exchanges, negotiating lease terms, and learning the various aspects of commercial real estate. She excels at building strong, long-lasting client relationships, problem solving, and researching new opportunities to execute. She enjoys focusing her efforts on her career as well as organizing nonprofit fundraising events for various causes. Meggie is licensed in California, Utah, and has her Brokers license in Arizona.
Michael has over 23+ years of experience, andl has leased over 750,000 SF of small to mid-box tenant retail space. He has brokered over $61 Million in land acquisitions for retail and residential developers. Michael has also leased and managed over 520,000 SF of retail and industrial space in northern Illinois. With a specialty in leasing small to mid-box retail, Michael is an industry veteran in tenant representation, lease negotiations, redevelopment, and property management.
His professional achievements include being a CoStar Power Broker Award recipient in 2008, 2012 and 2014; Element Commercial Broker of the year award 2010-2014; and a CCIM candidate. Michael is a member of ICSC and CRBA (Chicagoland Restaurant Brokers Association).
Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and twin boys, golfing, playing hockey and coaching his son’s hockey teams in his spare time when not out looking for more opportunities for his clients.
Ryan Wewerka specializes in STNL & multifamily assets. Ryan is a problem solver who has spent his career advising C-Suite executives on business best practices & helping real estate investors maximize their portfolios through acquisitions & dispositions. In his personal life, Ryan enjoys exploring and seeking out new experiences of all varieties; a passion which manifested from living in multiple cities around the world, including Seattle, San Diego, Phoenix, Atlanta, Chicago, Granada (Spain), and Hong Kong. Ryan graduated from the University of Washington in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Michael graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in the Spring of 2013. His first job out upon graduation was with a boutique commercial real estate firm, Interstate Realty, focusing on retail leasing and investment sales. Michael then switched firms to Millennium Properties R/E based in downtown Chicago where he had previously worked as a summer intern while home from college.
While at Millennium, Michael completed over 250 lease transactions with particular success in the popular and quickly growing Pilsen and Andersonville neighborhoods. In addition to leasing, Michael was also active in dispositions of value-add apartment/mixed-use buildings as well as investment properties such as a 38 unit multifamily property, a fully rented apartment building with restaurant tenant on a 10 year NNN lease as well as a single tenant Walmart property during his 6 years at Millennium.
During his first 2 years at Millennium, Michael obtained his M.B.A. with concentration of Real Estate Finance from DePaul University and graduated with distinction. He received the Douglas and Cynthia Crocker merit-based scholarship and currently serves as a mentor to both graduate and undergraduate students.
When out of the office, Michael serves as Vice President of the Harold Eisenberg Foundation Associate Board and is the youngest member of the Standard Club Board of Directors. He enjoys playing basketball and attending live concerts.
Amanda Lobes is Vice President, Retail Properties at InCommercial. Amanda has been able to shift her fashion degree from Tennessee Tech University to the commercial real estate world at InCommercial Property Group. She started her career with InCommercial as Property Manager and has since grown with the company and is now part of the Retail Properties Team. She has an effective combination of Southern charm and Northern tenacity when working with tenants and developers.
Sam Derse has spent a two-decade career with InCommercial, Inc., specializing in real estate acquisition/disposition, short and long-term investment portfolios, and the brokerage of a variety of single tenant net lease properties. His deep knowledge base in the net lease investment world allows him to advise and assist a wide array of clientele, whether they be family office, preferred developer, or individual/institutional investors.