Team

Michael Gilmartin

Michael Gilmartin

  • Over six years working in a variety of roles at Draper & Kramer, one of the oldest real estate investment and management firms in Chicago.
    • Worked on sourcing the debt & equity for over 70 transactions.
    • Worked on several Housing & Urban Development (HUD) deals for Chicago area apartment projects.
    • Assisted in the project management of over $58 MM in deferred maintenance and “value-add” renovations at acquired properties.
    • Asset Managed more than 4,800 apartment units in Chicago and St. Louis.
    • Assisted in the implementation of institutional-level technology systems focused on increasing transparency for investors and for improving marketing efficiency.
      • Created online portals for investors to provide financial reports, photographs of improvements, and for announcements of new investment opportunities.
      • Optimized website operations and assisted in the implementation of software to allow renters to lease and pay online as well as send in maintenance work orders and provide owners with timely service feedback.
    • Responsible for raising equity for new acquisitions as well as the financial underwriting for acquisitions or new developments.
  • West Point graduate (2001) – Graduated in top 10% of class. Former Army Ranger who served as an Infantry Officer for 5 years, including a 13-month deployment to Iraq in support of Iraqi Freedom.
Chip Gilmartin

Wayne “Skip” Gilmartin

  • Graduated with a BA in History from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana in 1970. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois in 1975.
  • From 1975 to 1979, he practiced law as an associate at the law firm of Schiff Hardin & Waite in Chicago, Illinois. He joined the law firm of Goldberg, Kohn, Bell, Black, Rosenbloom & Moritz, Ltd, Chicago, Illinois in 1979 and became a partner in that firm in 1980. Skip specialized in commercial real estate transactions, and his practice included the representation of major real estate developers, investors and lenders. As a principal of Goldberg, Kohn, Bell, Black, Rosenbloom & Moritz, he played a major role in growing that firm from 6 lawyers to in excess of 70 lawyers over a 20-year period. While practicing law, he also actively invested in various real estate projects, including apartments, shopping centers, and vacant land.
  • In June of 2000, Skip left Goldberg, Kohn, Bell, Black, Rosenbloom & Moritz to pursue real estate investment and development while continuing to practice law. Since that date, he has been involved as a principal in the acquisition/development of residential condominium projects, multi-family projects and industrial buildings. He has also acted as a principal in companies that operated various businesses in the State of Florida. In addition to his real estate and other businesses, Skip taught a course in commercial real estate transactions at the University of Chicago Law School from 1998 to 2006.