Speakers

Deena Zimmerman


Vice President
SVN Chicago Commercial

Biography

Deena Zimmerman is an award-winning broker who has worked in the real estate industry since 2004. Serving as a Vice President in the SVN Chicago office and as the SVN National Retail Product Council Co-Chair, Deena specializes in the sale and leasing of retail, investment and mixed use development projects with a heavy focus on Tenant/Buyer representation, specializing in finding high quality sites throughout Chicagoland and across the United States for national operators, franchisees, and first-time entrepreneurs. She has also gained national recognition as a trusted expert in Cannabis real estate.

Deena has built an extensive network of contacts through her involvement in several local and national organizations. She was the 2017 Commercial Liaison for the National Association of Realtors and she is an advisory board member for Chicago Cannabis Executives. Deena is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, WIRL (Women in Retail Leasing), and serves as a Mentor for the Goldie Wolfe Miller Women Leaders in Real Estate Initiative. She has been honored numerous times by Chicago Agent Magazine as one of 50 Chicago Powerhouses in their annual “Who’s Who” issue and has been the only female commercial agent chosen. She has also been honored every year with the SVN Chicago Commercial Top Production Award for her achievements in sales/leasing and was recently bestowed the coveted 2021 Ambassador of the Year Award by SVN International. Deena is a recognized industry leader and acclaimed public speaker and she has presented at national conferences and to various industry groups and national publications and associations, as well as guest spots on national television, radio and podcasts.

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