Foundation News

Andrew Ahitow

Monday, July 11, 2016

As the founder of Chicago Apartment Finders Finders (3 time INC Magazine INC 5000 award winner), Andy devoted his leadership and entrepreneurial vision to help create one of the most successful Real Estate Companies in Chicago. In September 2015 Andy successfully sold his company to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. From 2009-2015 Andy was also the Director of Operations of Marc Realty Residential (MRR); a joint venture of Marc Realty and Chicago Apartment Finders.   Andy was responsible for overseeing all construction, leasing, and management of the CAF / MRR properties.   At CAF / MRR, Andy oversaw over $100MM of construction projects and the leasing and management of over 1,500 rental units and 100,000 square feet of office and retail.  Today, Andy is continuing his entrepreneurial vision by starting City Pads LLC.  City Pads is a multifamily and mixed use real estate investment company started in June of 2015 to leverage the Chicago Apartment Finders operations and Andy’s experience operating urban real estate investments.  City Pads focuses on urban living and has a strong focus on branding by delivering high quality properties to serve the demands of the millennial renter.  Andy is responsible for overseeing all operations of the company’s quickly growing $50MM portfolio.