Miller Chicago was launched in September 2012 and focuses on serving the Chicago Real Estate market. Miller Chicago is a full service real estate brokerage firm. Miller Chicago is founded on the belief that the keys to success are sound strategy, relationships, integrity, hard work, and the ability to adapt to any situation or environment.
Miller Chicago’s services include investment sales, retail, office, industrial, mixed-use, and multi-family brokerage (sales and leasing), and property consulting. The Miller Chicago team is a truly well-rounded group of professionals who bring together their experience in a variety of different sectors within real estate, finance, law, development, investments, sales, and marketing to bring a full-service and results oriented approach to their clients’ projects. Miller Chicago clients can be confident that the Miller Chicago team will bring their positive attitudes and unparalleled enthusiasm and energy to every deal.
Andrea Miller, CFA
Andrea put together her first foreclosure transaction in Chicago in 2001 and has been interested in Real Estate ever since. She has experience in both Real Estate and Real Estate finance, having spent the beginning of her career on Wall Street in New York at an investment bank in the Financial Analytics and Structured Transactions group of the Mortgage trading desk, performing collateral, deal structure, and valuation analysis. She then transitioned to VP of Sales, trading mortgage backed bonds and other securities with institutional investor clients. She then worked with a building / development / RE investment company as a business and project manager where she participated in a variety of projects ranging from the building of custom luxury homes to the procurement and renovation of distressed properties that were converted to housing for disabled veterans. She has since moved back home to Chicago and is using her experience to help clients find, analyze, manage and lease RE investments.
Andrea has experience with a full range of Real Estate Professionals having strong relationships and experience working on all aspects of a transaction. She specializes in the sale and leasing of commercial property and her client list includes primarily commercial accounts such as investors, developers, and financial institutions.
Andrea received her BS in Finance from the University of Illinois, her MBA with concentrations in Analytic Finance and Econometrics from the University of Chicago, and she resides in Wicker Park. Andrea is affiliated with University of Illinois Alumni Association, CFA Institute, Real Estate Investment Association, International Council of Shopping Centers, Chicago Real Estate Council, and Urban Land Institute. She also served as a Professional Advisor at DePaul University’s School for New Learning.
Ryan Grober provides a level of service that is unmatched in today’s real estate industry. He tries his best to listen to the needs of his clients and create a memorable and enjoyable experience.
Ryan has worked in the service industry from the time he was 13. He inherited a strong work ethic and passion for real estate from his father and grandfather who were real estate appraisers. Ryan graduated from Columbia College with a degree in Marketing Communications and came to Miller Chicago with experience in marketing, leasing, and brand representation for companies such as Adidas.Ryan’s professional goal is establishing long term relationships with his clients; not just closing deals. His specialization is leasing in downtown Chicago and its surrounding areas.
Brian is a native of Chicago and has experience in real estate from coast to coast. He began his real estate career as a Sales Associate in Portland, Oregon, where he worked on a team with a top broker in the Portland metro area. During this time he worked directly as a buyer specialist, guiding them through the sales process throughout the entire transaction. After returning to Chicago from the west coast, he joined Urban Real Estate Research Inc. where he worked for 7 years appraising a wide variety of commercial property including retail, industrial, and multi-family properties and across industries including fast food, gas stations, distribution / warehouses, food processing facilities, and large income producing apartment complexes. While working on the appraisal side of the business, he developed strong working relationships with commercial bankers, real estate brokers, construction project managers and real estate investors. During those years, he also worked to secure his broker’s license and is excited to parlay his success in the sales side of the business in his career with Miller Chicago. Brian Johnson’s roots in appraising and general overall knowledge of all facets of the real estate industry have led him to the forefront of the industry. Adaptable, approachable and ready to secure his clients the “best deal,” Brian has an edge toward helping clients achieve their real estate goals.In addition to having his Real Estate Broker license, Brian has studied extensively at the Real Estate Appraisal Institution and completed the rigorous Certified General Appraiser curriculum. Brian also studied in the “Green Construction Management” certification program from the University of San Diego. He is also currently seeking his LEED accreditation.
Having been interested in real estate his entire life, Scott MacNeil has been dealing in the industry in some capacity throughout his whole career. In addition to being a real estate broker, Scott is also a Certified Public Accountant and an attorney licensed in the State of Illinois. During the height of the real estate crisis, he managed the sale of various commercial and residential properties for a prominent Chicago bank. In this position Scott excelled, overseeing in the sale of over $20 million in bank-owned real estate in and around Chicago.
Notable transactions Scott has worked on include a vacant Circuit City property in Niles, IL, sold to a retail developer and a 38 unit fractured condominium project in Chicago, IL sold to a large residential developer. He has also handled the sale of all types of residential and commercial properties throughout Chicago, IL.
Scott is a third-generation member of the Economic Club of Chicago and is also a member of the Bankers Club of Chicago. In his spare time, Scott pursues the growth of his own investment real estate portfolio.
John came to Miller Chicago after a career on Wall Street working in mortgage backed securities and fixed income / credit sales. After getting his real estate license, he joined the team as a broker. John graduated from Grainger School of Business at University of Wisconsin-Madison where he was a member of the golf team.
Todd started at Miller Chicago at its inception. He joins Miller Chicago with over 5 years experience in property management, residential leasing, and real estate investment management. Todd also represented distressed homeowners in working to solutions by either advising on a short sale or helping them work through a loan modification. At Miller Chicago, Todd specializes in commercial property leasing, property management, and residential sales and leasing. Prior to working in real estate, Todd worked in the retail, advertising, and technology industries. He has over 9 years sales experience where his responsibilities included marketing, business development and client relationship management. Todd earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Kentucky State University. Todd was born and raised in Chicago and continues to be an active member of his community. He currently volunteers as an assistant basketball coach for 4th graders at the Patriots’ Gateway Community Center. Todd resides in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago.
Jordan came to Miller Chicago with both experience and fervor for Real Estate. While attending DePaul University where he studied Finance and Real Estate, he worked as a leasing agent for BJB Properties. After graduation he was with Sergio and Banks, specializing in institutional buyers and seeking out investment opportunities. Jordan’s strengths are cash flow analysis, return scenarios and rehab budgeting. He is a licensed broker, and is eager to be more involved in the market and specifically cash flow investment properties.
Director of Marketing
Marisa started her career as a leasing agent with Homescout Realty, which is where she found her passion for Real Estate. She joined Miller Chicago as the Director of Marketing, and is thrilled to be using both her Real Estate experience and education from the University of Wisconsin- Madison where she studied retail and marketing. Marisa is an avid golfer who has many years of experience running a golf shop, caddying, teaching junior golf and tournament coordination for the Illinois Junior Golf Association. She is also involved in the Western Golf Association, from which she was awarded the Chick Evans Scholarship.
Broker / Licensed Real Estate Instructor
Jonathan joined Miller Chicago after 15 years as a Managing Broker running his own firm, where he had extensive experience in development, financial analysis, residential property management and leasing, and retail tenant representation.
He began his career at the investment bank Kidder, Peabody & Co. in New York City. Moving to Chicago for graduate school, he fell in love with the city and has been involved with real estate here ever since.
After business school he worked in the Real Estate Corporate Finance group at Citicorp, followed by time in the Acquisitions Department of Prime Group Realty Trust. At Prime, he worked on over $850 million of Chicago area office acquisitions, departing only to begin a decade of development winning a Realtor’s Association award for his efforts and real estate investment on his own. Having been on all different sides of real estate transactions, he brings a versatile background to his clients, and the ability to have a firsthand understanding of a transaction from their viewpoint.
Jonathan received a BS in Economics with a double major in Real Estate & Marketing from the Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania, a BA in Political Science from The University of Pennsylvania , and his MBA with a triple concentration in Accounting, Economics, and Finance from the University of Chicago. He is a licensed Real Estate Instructor in Illinois, and serves as Adjunct Faculty in the Continuing Education Department of Triton College. Passionate about animal sheltering and rescue, he sits on the board of the local group FCACC.
Ken has had his real estate license since 2006 and has been a managing broker for the last five years. Ken has extensive experience in leasing and real estate. His background also includes 20 years of experience in accounting and financial analysis in the banking industry as a corporate accounting manager, contractor, and consultant which has given him insight into both the financial services and real estate industries. Most recently, he worked in the REO group of a large international bank.Ken is a graduate of Northern Illinois University Business School. He is a long term resident of Chicago and has a detailed knowledge of the Chicago real estate market. He currently resides in Logan Square with wife and son.
Amanda started out her career at one of the leading hotels of Chicago where she supervised a staff of ten within the food and beverage division. She later worked as an administrative assistant at a premier country club in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Amanda also has extensive experience in marketing and has represented many national brands as a brand ambassador. Her client list has included the Oxygen Cable Network, Maybelline Cosmetics, and Easy Glove North America. Amanda has always been active in her community. She was chosen to represent Hilton Head Island in the Miss South Carolina, USA pageant. She has also been an active volunteer for the American Cancer Society, the Boys & Girls Club, Ronald McDonald House, and Chicago Cares. Amanda studied Communications at Savannah State University in Savannah, Georgia and attended Act One Studios for the Performing Arts in Chicago.