About

Overview

Ameritus LLC is a uniquely positioned commercial real estate investment and service firm based in Chicago. The firm invests in and operates commercial and multi-family real estate with a focus on Midwest markets where its knowledge and relationships create a competitive advantage. Through its series of Ameritus Real Estate Fund vehicles, the firm serves as the local operating partner to institutional investors, private equity firms, and high net worth families.

Founded in 1999, Ameritus offers a fully integrated operating and management platform. Ameritus offers these core services to its capital partners and third-party clients, and are fundamental to its success in creating and maintaining value for investors. Ameritus feels strongly about the alignment of interests, and as such, has the willingness and significant capability to invest in real estate projects along with its capital partners.

The Ameritus Team consists of talented individuals who have successfully developed and managed businesses at both national real estate firms and entrepreneurial investment boutiques. At these firms, our key principals have been involved in over $4 Billion of commercial real estate transactions and investments. Individually, each member of the firm contributes a valuable and unique skill set with core competencies in leasing, management, and investment acquisitions. When working in concert, these complimentary capabilities serve as the foundation of Ameritus’s dynamic commercial real estate platform designed to provide a high level of service to both our investors and clients.
Chicago Loop
Happy Valentine’s Day from Team Ameritus! ❤️
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Chicago Riverwalk
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Chicago, Illinois
All of the natural light in this lofted space is amazing!
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Hyatt Regency Chicago
Thank you, team, for all your hard work! #bestofthebest #valueadd #chicagorealestate #bomachicago #205wwacker
Chicago, Illinois
Every strong building needs a sturdy base. #reinforcement #valueadd #steelbeams #brickwork #allaboutthebase #construction #improvements #commercialrealestate #549wrandolph
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Chicago, Illinois
Good luck to TOBY finalist, #205WestWacker and the Ameritus property management team. #TOBY #Bestofthebest #commercialrealestate #valueadd #construction #officespace
Chicago Loop
Heating things up on the 20th floor!
#commercialrealestate #valueadd #tenantbuildout #construction #205wwacker
Chicago, Illinois
Not even frigid temps will slow the progress at 1440 N Dayton. #commercialrealestate #valueadd #addlevels #roofdeck #construction #skyline
Chicago Loop
@soulsight.chicago has some amazingly talented staff. This detail in this drawing of 205 West Wacker is amazing! #art #hirise #handdrawn #commercialrealestate #valueadd #kitchendesign
Northbrook, Illinois
New year, new projects. Welcome to the portfolio, 400 Skokie Blvd. #commercialrealestate #valueadd #officespace #construction

Team

Asset Management

Scott Sessa


As the primary agency leasing representative at Ameritus, Scott has successfully marketed its 205 West Wacker, 213 West Institute Place, and 549 West Randolph projects. Additionally he is spearheading the business development of the firm’s third party services activities. Scott has previously served as Landlord’s leasing representative for CBRE and Merchandise Mart Properties.

Kim Conolty


Kim joined Ameritus in 2013 and is a Property Manager focusing on our urban office portfolio. Kim has her LEED GA certification and is a Licensed Broker in Illinois. As the 2017 BOMA Full Designation scholarship recipient, she is on her way to achieving her RPA and FMA designations. Prior to joining Ameritus, Kim worked in Promotional Marketing and Sports Marketing. Kim earned her bachelor’s degree in Marketing at Illinois State University.

Greg Boos


Greg joined the Ameritus team with nearly 10 years experience in both retail and business to business management. He currently serves as an assistant property manager focused on Ameritus's urban office portfolio. Greg studied business at Northeastern Illinois University and received a degree in broadcasting from The Illinois Center for Broadcasting.

John Jablonski


John is a Licensed Real Estate Broker with over 15 years in the Commercial Brokerage Business. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from DePaul University. In addition, John achieved the CCIM designation while working in industrial brokerage at Darwin Realty. Prior to joining Ameritus John held security licenses and assisted financial consultants with investments through the Allstate Insurance Bank Channel.

Accounting & Administration

Kirk Molzahn


Kirk serves as Ameritus’s Director of Financial Reporting, coordinating the firm’s Tax, Audit and Investor Reporting functions. Over the last 35 years, he has worked for such companies as Coopers & Lybrand, Ernst & Young and Equity Office Properties. Kirk is a Certified Public Accountant.

Joanne Doll


Joanne’s experience spans over a 30 year career in the Chicago real estate community. Having entered the industry with a developer of suburban office buildings, Joanne has held positions with Manulife Real Estate and Frain Camins & Swartchild before becoming the first employee of Ameritus, LLC. At Ameritus, Joanne serves as the firm’s controller handling all bookkeeping, banking, and lease administration, as well as assisting in the financial reporting to investors and lenders. Joanne is an Illinois licensed real estate broker.

Ivette Medina


Ivette serves as a property accountant at Ameritus. She graduated with an Accounting degree from Northeastern Illinois University. She is responsible for the AR/AP functions of the firm. Prior to her experience in the Ameritus accounting department, she held a similar position with a Chicago-based residential property management company.

Erin Doherty


Erin is the administrative assistant for the Ameritus team. She graduated from Montana State University with a degree in art history. She has held previous positions with the Billings Gazette and the Josef Gilmer Gallery. As part of her role at Ameritus, Erin is responsible for the firm's social media and marketing campaigns.

Awards and Sustainability

Ameritus is proud to be recognized for its excellence in building management and sustainability. Ameritus has been on the leading edge of redevelopment and sustainability for its real estate portfolio since its founding. Over its history, the firm's investment activities have been focused on repositioning assets into modern and functional buildings which serve the needs of today's tenants. Ameritus has a passion for preserving the grand architecture of the past while making modern improvements which benefit both tenants and the environment.

Throughout its history, Ameritus has been honored by its peers and industry groups for its efforts in these areas.

TOBY Award winner for Renovated Building of the Year from BOMA for its 205 West Wacker project.

TOBY Award winner for Renovated Building of the Year from BOMA for its 211 West Wacker project.

LEED Silver Designation for 211 West Wacker - oldest building in the State of Illinois to receive such recognition at the time of the award.

LEED Gold Designation for 205 West Wacker.