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Essex Realty Group adds two new directors
September 17, 2020

Essex Realty Group, Inc. recently hired Dan Shepherd and Yury Ivanou who come aboard as directors at the Chicago-based firm.

Shepherd will serve as a director working for the team led by president Doug Imber and principal Kate Varde. Ivanou will serve as a director working on the suburban team led by managing director Brian Kochendorfer and director Brian Karmowski. As directors they will concentrate primarily on the sales of multifamily and mixed-use investment real estate. Responsibilities include asset valuation, market research and analytics and business development throughout the Chicagoland area.

“We are very excited to welcome Dan and Yury to the Essex team. Their diverse backgrounds in the multifamily space will allow them to contribute right away and bring a unique perspective to their clients,” said Kochendorfer.

Prior to joining Essex, Shepherd worked as an acquisitions specialist and analyst for Barnett Capital, where he completed numerous apartment transactions. He graduated from Indiana University Bloomington’s Kelley School of Business, majoring in finance and real estate.

Prior to joining Essex, Ivanou founded House Confidant, a short-term rental solutions company that advertised private residences for rent to corporate clients and business and leisure travelers. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a bachelor of business administration and finance.


Since 1990, Essex Realty Group, Inc. has served Chicago's investment real estate market as a top multifamily brokerage firm. Contact us today to learn more about our recent multifamily and mixed-use property sales.

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