Team

At the Intersection of Service and Opportunity

Paper Street Realty is a boutique real estate investment brokerage based in Chicago, Illinois. Our firm specializes in investment grade real estate services that include the acquisition and disposition of multifamily apartment buildings, syndication investments, commercial transactions, residential leasing, property management, receivership, REO management and asset preservation.  Our extensive industry knowledge, commitment to quality service, and custom tailored approach to each client has helped our company become one of the fastest growing commercial brokerages in Chicago.

Michael S. Abraham, Principal and Managing Broker

Michael Abraham is a seasoned real estate executive with experience in virtually every facet of the industry.  He currently oversees development and construction operations, acquisitions, brokerage sales, financing, property management and leasing.  Before entering the real estate field, Michael honed and utilized his business technique in the intense corporate environment of television advertising; collaborating on multi-million dollar projects for such clients as Leo Burnett and Draftfcb.

In 2006, Michael co-founded a Chicago based real estate investment company called Paper Street Group.  By 2012, Mr. Abraham had led the acquisition of over 100 apartment units, secured debt financing on numerous residential and commercial properties, structured complex joint venture and equity partnerships, raised private equity for multiple acquisitions, and facilitated the sales transactions of countless properties. He is actively evaluating, negotiating and financing the acquisition of multifamily properties around the country. He participates in the due diligence and development of value-creation strategies, and then leads their implementation. He is responsible for assembling and overseeing the team assigned to execute the strategic plan for each asset.

Michael launched Paper Street Realty, LLC in 2010 as a full-service real estate brokerage & property management company.  Professionally licensed since 2006 and acting as the firm’s Managing Broker, Michael has quickly grown his latest venture into a premier boutique real estate brokerage in Chicago.  His extensive, first-hand experience in property management, residential leasing, multi- family brokerage, receivership, REO management, development and construction has enabled him to serve his clients at the highest level.