Mr. Max has been involved in real estate since 1997 and has participated in acquisitions, ownership and sales of multi-family apartment buildings, mixed use buildings, single family homes, and vacant land. He specializes in acquiring distressed multi-family properties, rehabbing them and either converting them to condominiums or keeping them as affordable apartments with caring and responsible tenants that become a positive influence in their community.
As owner/president of MLC Properties and Management, Inc., Mr. Max has acquired and rehabbed hundreds of distressed multi-family apartments to affordable condominiums by practically rebuilding the entire building. A normal conversion would entail extensive construction, including all new plumbing, electric, HVAC, drywall, floors, roofs, masonry, etc... By acting as General Contractor and utilizing his own staff, the construction work was done at a fraction of the cost that otherwise might have been. Under MLC Properties and Management, Inc., he owns and manages hundreds of apartment units throughout Chicago and its suburbs. MLC Properties and Management, Inc. maintains offices and/or staff on the North Side at the main office in Rogers Park, where he owns several buildings, as well as on the South Side and the West Side. The company also owns and/or manages buildings in the far south suburb of Flossmoor, the northern suburb Evanstan, as far west as Austin, and as far northwest as Albany Park.
Mr. Max was past President of the Rogers Park Builders Group for six years and past Vice President of the Neighborhood Building Owners Alliance. He previously served on the advisory board to the Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Buildings, and is a past member of the 49th ward zoning committee. MLC Properties and Management, Inc. also maintains a licensed Real estate broker corporation. Mr. Max received a bachelors of arts degree and graduated from Northern Illinois University.
MLC PROPERTIES and MANAGEMENT promise its property owners to provide high quality management services thus maximizing the property owner’s cash flow. MLC manages all types of real estate.
Being property owners themselves (see “Our Owner” tab) of several properties throughout the city of Chicago and its suburbs, MLC understands what it takes to own and manage property. MLC’s philosophy is simple “taking care of their tenants” (customers).
A happy and satisfied tenant produces a profitable property. We are very well known as a “hands on company”.
What this means is that our well trained staff is very much involved with the property and its tenants. We stress communication between tenants and management. Our office staff manages the leasing, work orders, work schedules, accounting and over all communication with the tenants.
Our software program is one of the most advanced on the market today. Our very talented field staff manages all the physical aspects of the property.
Our field staff is talented in all trades which keeps the property owners cost down.
Because of our years of experience we can represent the property owners in dealing with the city, inspections/inspectors, building court and administration hearings.
Our knowledge can suggest to the property owner on what capital improvements should be made to the property. MLC is an experienced buyer of distressed property and will work closely as a “receiver” with financial institutions to maintain their property and protecting their asset.
Following is a summary of our services; additional information will be supplied upon request:
Office and administration
As tenants call in requests for work to be done in their unit, we record the request and issue a work order to the field and notify the tenant when the work will be completed.
Monthly financial reporting to owners
Negotiate for the best results for the owner
Janitorial and cleaning common areas