Joseph P Esselman

Joseph P. Esselman, founder, president, and managing broker of Penn Real Estate, began his real estate career at Inland Real Estate Sales, Inc. in January of 2000.  While there, Mr. Esselman was recognized as a top producer, not only within Inland, but also throughout northern Illinois.  He has been named the Inland Real Estate Sales, Inc. Broker of the Year and the Co-Retail Broker of the Year, an honor awarded by the Northern Illinois Commercial Association of Realtors (NICAR).


In December of 2007 he founded Penn Real Estate to ensure that each of his clients receive the attention and service that they deserve.


Mr. Esselman has been instrumental in over $100,000,000 of commercial real estate transactions. Noteworthy among his sales are an $18,000,000 parcel in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood and a $48,000,000+ multi-family complex in northwest Chicago.


His assignments have  involved multi-family investments, retail leasing and sales, tenant/buyer representation, and industrial disposition, This varied experience allows him to serve clients no matter the size or value.


Mr. Esselman is a key component in the deal-making process. His dedication, expertise, creativity, and tireless work ethic allow him to serve the best interests of his varied clients and negotiate transactions that often exceed their expectations.


Mr. Esselman serves on the board of directors of the Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce as well as Morgan Park Beverly Hills Business Association.  He is involved with the Urban Land Institute, Real Estate Investment Association, and the Chicago Apartment Association.  


A graduate of Loyola University Chicago, he lives in Chicago with his wife and four children.


Kevin J List

Kevin J. List joined Penn Real Estate in 2014 after successful tenures at some of Chicago's most respected real estate brokerage firms.  Over the course of his career, Kevin has been instrumental in sales transactions totaling over $80,000,000, and an additional several million dollars worth of lease transactions.

Kevin's real estate career began with Inland Real Estate Sales, Inc. in January 2000. Among many distinctions, he was recognized as the top producer in Inland’s Chicago office  and, along with Joe Esselman, as the
“Retail Brokers of the Year” by the Northern Illinois Commercial Association of Realtors (NICAR).

By focusing on exceptional client representation, maximum market exposure, and great knowledge of the real estate environment, Kevin exceeds the expectations of his clients both in service and in results. Kevin prides himself on his consistent ability to generate and maintain positive momentum on multiple simultaneous transactions and overcoming the many challenges associated his assignments.

Kevin is a member of the Northern Illinois Commercial Association of Realtors (NICAR), and a member of the Economic Development Advisory Council of Oak Forest, IL. He is a graduate of Northern Illinois University.

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