John Fitzmaurice, Principal
John Fitzmaurice founded JCF Real Estate, Inc. in 1993 to help investors and clients—through limited liability corporations, partnerships and other arrangements—revitalize underutilized assets, serve underserved markets and ultimately contribute to enhanced investment returns in real estate. Early in his career, John came to believe value is added by improving assets and building relationships. In forming his own firm, John has been able to devote his energies, resources, expertise and his company to this pursuit.
John's perspective has been greatly influenced by his early years in the industry when, as a work out expert, he viewed things almost solely from the financial vantage point. That, coupled with the belief that real estate is based on local market fundamentals and the firm's extensive experience allows the firm to quickly deliver the best solutions for each individual situation and to ultimately contribute to a clients' prosperity.
Paul Robertson, Executive Vice President
Paul Robertson is an Executive Vice President, directing the acquisition and development functions at JCF Real Estate. He is an integral part of the JCF management team and assists the firm in identifying, evaluating and executing development and acquisition opportunities as well as other means for creating value for investors.
Paul brings more than 19 years of diversified real estate and financial experience to JCF, with more than half of his efforts concentrated on the development of all commercial property types, from the entitlement process through final construction, and ultimately to disposition. Paul began his career in the distressed asset group of a Chicago-based lender, where he reassessed non-performing loans and maximized the value of the REO portfolio.
At JCF, Paul helps expand the firm's already diverse menu of services enabling the firm to take advantage of select and appropriate development opportunities within underserved markets across the Chicagoland area, and identify and acquire operating properties throughout the Southwestern United States.
Paul earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees from The University of Wisconsin - Madison including a Master of Science in Business, Real Estate Investment Analysis; a Master of Business Administration in Finance, Investments and Banking; and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, Investments and Banking.
Steve Chrastka, Executive Vice President, Brokerage
Steve Chrastka is a Vice President, overseeing the brokerage functions at JCF Real Estate. Steve has been with JCF Real Estate since 2002, managing all of the primary leasing functions for all properties in JCF Real Estate's portfolio.
Steve specializes in representing both tenants and landlords in finding creative solutions to their real estate needs. Steve has successfully represented office, retail and industrial tenants and buyers with their leasing, lease renewals, purchasing and building needs throughout Chicagoland.
Steve engages each client in a more consultative relationship, with careful upfront strategic planning prior to commencing a review of market alternatives. With a diverse client base that ranges from non-profit institutions, healthcare, governmental agencies, for-profit companies and distribution centers, Steve has helped clients identify and align real estate requirements with strategic business, financial and operational objectives.
Mike Goebig, Vice President
Mike Goebig is a Vice President, directing the property management and asset management functions at JCF Real Estate for a portfolio of commercial real estate properties. He draws on more than 15 years of diversified real estate experience, and has been an integral part of the JCF management team since 2001.
While overseeing a discipline that requires a certain level of process and systemization, Mike also leads a group of inter-related functions that are responsible for creatively and proactively adding value to each asset in the JCF portfolio. Mike also is involved in the acquisition process, helping to identify and quantify the opportunities to add value during the due diligence process.
Mike earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign: a Masters of Business Administration with a special concentration in Finance; and a Bachelor of Science in Finance with a special concentration in Accounting.