Paul Montes, Vice President, has established a diversified background representing institutional and private clients with acquisitions and dispositions of commercial assets. He has achieved cross-discipline success executing significant transactions across multiple platforms - retail, multi-family, industrial/office, land development and buyer/tenant representation. Recent achievements include sales of over 1,000 apartment units totaling approximately $75M. Industry recognition includes Salesman of the Year 2016, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009; Top Listing Broker 2014, 2010; Top Producer Team Award 2007; Chicago Association of Realtors Top Commercial Producer 2011 and SomerCor Broker of the Year Award 2008. Paul earned an honors degree in Finance from Elmhurst College, holds an Illinois Real Estate Managing Broker's License, FINRA Series 63 and Series 22 Licenses, and is a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the Illinois Association of Realtors (IAR), and the Chicago Association of Realtors (CAR) with which he serves as a member of the CAR Commercial Forum Committee.
Eric Spiess, Vice President, joined Inland Real Estate Brokerage & Consulting, Inc. in 2006. Specializing in the disposition and leasing of commercial investment properties, Mr. Spiess has completed transactions totaling more than $55M in recent years. Notable transactions include a 420-unit multi-family complex in Glendale Heights; the negotiation of a long term lease with Olivet Nazarene University in Oak Brook; the assemblage and sale of a 5-property parcel on Ogden Avenue in Westmont for a new grocery concept; a regional market expansion of over 13 Hearing Lab locations; and the sale of a 68,000 sf industrial building in Glendale Heights. He was the recipient of the Top Sales Team Award in 2013, 2012, 2010 and 2009; the Top Listing Team award in 2014 and 2010; and SomerCor Broker of the Year Award in 2008. Eric earned a degree in Finance from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois where he also played Division 1 soccer on athletic and academic scholarship. Eric is a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the Illinois Association of Realtors (IAR), the Chicago Association of Realtors (CAR), the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and holds FINRA Series 63 and Series 22 licenses.
Senior Vice President Govt Relations Inland Real Estate Group
Daniel Wagner Senior Vice President Government Relations - Inland Real Estate Group Daniel Wagner is Senior Vice President of Government Relations for The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies. He has been a licensed real estate broker since 2004 and holds Series 7 and Series 63 Security licenses. Dan currently serves on numerous real estate industry, and governmental boards and committees. He is President of the Chicago Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) He serves on the Illinois Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors and is the Chair of the REALTOR® Political Action Committee Trustees. Dan also was recently elected Treasurer Elect for the Illinois Association of Realtors. For the National Association of REALTORS® he is the 2016 Commercial Liaison. He is also a commissioner on the DuPage Airport Authority and serves as the Chairman of the Authority’s Capital Development Committee. He is Chairman of the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce and actively involved with the Village of Oak Brook. He is also a Trustee for The Conservation Foundation. As a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Dan has been a significant contributor and advocate for the Marketplace Fairness Act currently in debate by the U.S. Congress. Dan is also a member of the Investment Program Association’s Public Affairs Committee and part of the Real Estate Roundtable’s 1031 Like Kind Exchange Coalition. He is a board member for the Civic Federation of Chicago and active in the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Manufacturers Association, Illinois Retail Merchants Association and the United States Chamber of Commerce. In 2014, he received the Advocacy Award from the Illinois Park and Recreation Association for his work on behalf of special needs children in his community. Dan is a longtime volunteer for the Conservation Foundation and the Wellness House as well. In 2015, the Illinois State University Political Science Department honored Dan at the University’s Annual Homecoming Alumni Event. Dan obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Illinois State University. Dan is married and has four children, three of whom are triplets.
Donovan Meade, Broker Associate, brings to the Inland team more than 15 years of experience in brokerage, auctions, and finance, and has facilitated the sale of multi-family, commercial, office, retail, industrial, and residential properties. Specializing in lender owned portfolios, Mr. Meade represents banks, developers, corporations and investors. He is well versed in an advisory capacity in structured lender work-outs, foreclosures, short sales and judicial sales. Prior to joining Inland, Mr. Meade resided in Los Angeles, CA where he was a real estate consultant, senior mortgage consultant, operations and business development manager for KB Real Estate Investment & Mortgage, Inc., managing all transaction sales, product development, operations, regulatory compliance, marketing strategies, and the packaging of presentations of high value transactions to both brokers and investors. Prior to his tenure with KB Real Estate Investment & Mortgage, Inc., he worked in real estate finance with Fidelity & Trust Mortgage, Inc. and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. Mr. Meade earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Hamline University of St. Paul, MN. He is a licensed Illinois real estate broker and a member of the Chicago Association of Realtors (CAR), the National Association of Realtors (NAR), and the Illinois Association of Realtors (IAR).