Michael J. SimsMichael J. Sims
REAL ESTATE EXECUTIVE with extensive commercial background; goal-oriented, hands-on senior level experience in real estate acquisitions, dispositions, development, redevelopment, leasing and sales; demonstrated ability to recruit, train and retain sales, administrative & subcontractors; adept at public speaking, presentations and team leadership; effective personal interaction skills with ability to facilitate negotiations across property owners, municipal governments, lending institutions and judicial courts; expertise in transformation, stabilization and disposition for all classes of investment real estate; measurable accomplishments with multi-family, office, retail, industrial and vacant land for development; proficient in all types of lease & contract negotiation, analysis and administration; initiated and led several real estate related ventures complimentary; best suited for executive level, decision making positions with direct impact to bottom line and market value. ?Owned and operated full service real estate brokerage and management company for Commercial and Residential properties. Directly responsible for the daily management of properties. ?Directly responsible for the management of multiple office and sales staff exceeding 50 licensed salespersons and brokers and administrators/support staff. ?Directed the Acquisition and Redevelopment of multiple commercial properties. ?Successfully completed acquisitions of real and personal property through adverse acquisition techniques including tax sale/tax deeds, auction, sheriff sales, bankruptcy sales and foreclosures. ?Professionally administered the disposition of commercial and residential properties for the United States Bankruptcy Trustee (Northern District, Illinois). ?Qualified as an Expert Witness for matters of real estate opinions and valuation. ?Directly responsible for the reduction of property taxes by administration of petitions to County and State Property Tax Appeal Boards.