Sperry Van Ness Chicago Merger with Fisher/Sears Creates 30-Broker Office in the City

By Erika Schnitzer, Associate EditorChicago–Sperry Van Ness Chicago is merging with Chicago-based Fisher/Sears and Associates Inc., a firm specializing in the sale of multifamily properties throughout Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.“This is a good mix of the culture of the two companies,” Jim Sears, (pictured) a certified public accountant who previously headed Fisher/Sears and Associates Inc., and who is now the director of multifamily sales for Sperry Van Ness Chicago, tells MHN. “We can now more effectively put the interest of the client first by aggressively marketing to investors and other brokerage companies. The opportunity will maximize the exposure of our clients’ properties, which will maximize the number of offers we receive.”Fisher/Sears and Associates Inc. now serves as the exclusive multifamily sales division for Sperry Van Ness Chicago, which opened Jan. 1. The multifamily division opened in March and now has approximately 30 brokers.“With our experience in the markets we were operating in, we can now much more effectively present our marketing platform to owners of large multifamily properties,” says Sears.