Jim Darrow

Jim Darrow is a third-generation investment real estate practitioner with in excess of $1 billion worth of closed transactions. With more than 24 years of investment real estate experience, Jim’s expertise covers the acquisition, disposition, management, and development of every type of commercial property. Jim actively owns and manages investment properties throughout the City of Chicago in the neighborhoods of Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Edgewater, Uptown and Pilsen. Jim’s knowledge and proficiency have allowed him to work with many of the most prominent financial institutions, management companies, developers and Chicago investors. A few of these companies include; First Midwest Bank, Lakeside Bank, Kass Management, CA Ventures, Centrum Properties, Marc Realty Residential, and JAB Opportunity Funds.

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Jim received his Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Joseph’s College, majoring in Management and minoring in Political Science.

In addition to his work at Essex, Jim has been recognized, on several occasions, as one of the top Multi-Family/Investment brokers in Chicago. He is the current president of the Lincoln Park Builders of Chicago, serves on the Board of the Real Estate Investment Association, and is an active member of the Edgewater Uptown Builders Association. Moreover, he served as the Chairman of the Chicago Association of Realtors CommercialForum Committee, and as a Director for the Association.