Steven J. Smullin

Real Estate Problem Solving Since 1988

Steve is an Illinois licensed commercial investment real estate broker, counselor, exchangor, investor, educator and long time practitioner applying creative solutions to real estate related problems. Steve has closed transactions involving the FDIC, RTC, US Marshall, US Bankruptcy Court, Banks, Partnerships and numerous others since the mid 1980's … following hundreds of cases, attending sheriff's, judicial and other sales and auctions while assisting Partners and Clients in the acquisition, stabilization and disposition of properties.


Steve is a member of the National, Illinois and Chicago Associations of Realtors and was a Charter Member of the Northern Illinois Commercial Association of Realtors, where he served the Board of Directors. He adheres strictly to the Code of Ethics of these organizations and applies these principles in everyday life. In addition he has served the Board of Directors of the Chicago Area Real Estate Exchangors in numerous capacities including serving as President. Steve was interviewed for NAR's Commercial Podcast as a resource on the subject of due diligence in commercial real estate.


Steve's areas of study include formulas, exchanging, syndication, partner and joint venture structures, financial analysis, property management and more. Steve has studied creative real estate techniques and strategies with some of the most brilliant minds in the country. He is a long time member and educator with the Chicago Creative Investors Association and is an active participant when attending meetings of the National Council of Exchangors, the Society of Exchange Counselors and numerous other marketing and educational organizations.


Steve is a founding member of: 

  • Smullin & Associates Real Estate Solutions specializing in Counseling - Commercial - Investment - Exchanges
  • Real Property Solutions, Inc., a private investment company
  • ... and othersloisied