Our Advisors

Meet the Team

Jim Martin
Senior Advisor

Specializing in the sale and leasing of hospitality-related businesses and properties in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. With more than 10 years of experience in this sector, Mr. Martin has consummated a multitude of transactions ranging from business sales and mergers to distressed properties and tenant representation.

O: 312.756.7356
C: 312.296.5353
E: jmartin@svn.com

Tim Rasmussen
Assistant Vice President

Specializing in the sale and leasing of commercial, hospitality, restaurant, and entertainment properties throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. Over the years Mr. Rasmussen has been both a restaurant developer and a restaurant owner – giving him a full understanding of all sides of a restaurant’s real estate needs.

O: 312.676.1875
C: 312.953.4818
E: trasmussen@svn.com

Marcus Sullivan
Senior Advisor

Specializing in the sale and leasing of hospitality-related properties and businesses throughout the greater Chicago area. With over 7 years of commercial real estate experience, Mr. Sullivan has secured numerous transactions and has a career sales volume of more than $10 million in business sales.

O: 312.756.7357
C: 773.405.4641
E: msullivan@svn.com

Leslie Karr
Vice President

Ms. Karr has over 20 years of retail and restaurant real estate experience. She specializes in site selection for the development and implementation of retail tenant expansion strategies. She also represents developers and owners of high-density, mixed-use properties in downtown Chicago and suburban central business districts.

O: 312.529.5792
C: 312.636.4764
E: leslie.karr@svn.com


Scott Reinish
Senior Advisor

Specializing in restaurant / bar leasing and brokerage throughout the Chicago market. Mr. Reinish has more than 8 years of experience in commercial real estate brokerage. Prior to embarking on a career in commercial real estate, he was a residential mortgage broker for 14 years and an owner / partner in a mortgage company for 5 of those years.

O: 312.667.4609
C: 312.282.7070
E: sreinish@svn.com

Lorile Herlihy
Senior Advisor

Ms. Herlihy has more than 20 years of real estate experience on the landlord side and implements her contacts and expertise to further arm the restaurant team. Having leased malls, struggling centers, and ground up developments from coast to coast, she has worked with many national and local retailers to fill the assets and satisfy investor needs.

O: 312.529.5794
C: 773.842.0907
E: lherlihy@svn.com

Michael Elam
Associate Advisor

Mr. Elam has more than 12 years of commercial real estate industry experience on both the brokerage and marketing sides of the business. With his skills and experience, he helps landlords fill their properties and helps restaurants expand their operations. He has a broad network of contacts through his involvement with various organizations.

O: 312.756.7331
C: 312.719.7327
E: michael.elam@svn.com


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The Chicago SVN Team of Advisors