Deena Zimmerman - C5 SUMMIT

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Deena Zimmerman, Vice President

SVN Chicago Commercial


Deena Zimmerman is an award-winning commercial real estate broker and Vice President at SVN Chicago Commercial, bringing enthusiasm and expertise to each client that she represents. She offers each of her clients personalized service and expertise on location, space, and lease/purchase options and is a trusted resource in the Chicago market. Deena specializes in finding high quality retail and mixed use sites throughout Chicagoland and the Country for developers, investors, national operators, franchisees, and first-time entrepreneurs. Deena also specializes in the sale and leasing of retail, investment and development properties and she is a trusted expert in Cannabis real estate.

Deena works with each client to identify specific real estate criteria, provide options, and negotiate key terms of each deal. She then follows-up with resources and supports clients' post-deal completion as well. Her clients are the focus of each property search and she works with the client exclusively to represent them and their needs.

Deena brings a consistent, positive and upbeat attitude with an honest and straightforward approach to each and every assignment. Her skills in negotiating and her attention to detail are unparalleled and have created successful opportunities for her clients and landlords.

In addition to her work with SVN Chicago Commercial, Deena has built an extensive network of contacts with her involvement in several organizations on both the local and national level. She has held leadership positions in the Chicago Chapter of Women’s Council of Realtors, Chicago Association of Realtors, Illinois Young Professionals Network and the National Association of Realtors, among others. Deena is currently the Co-Chair of the Retail Council with SVN International Corp and she enjoys mentoring and supporting new Advisors. 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. Deena is a five-time recipient of Chicago Agent Magazine's "Who's Who" Top Powerhouses and has been the only female commercial broker recognized each time.


C5 SUMMIT 2022

August 15 – 17
New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square
1535 Broadway, New York City

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