Mr. Matanky is President of Matanky Realty Group overseeing the Development, reDevelopment and Brokerage arms of the company. Mr. Matanky is a board member of the Illinois state committee of the International Council of Shopping Centers, chairman of the Illinois Alliance and participates as panelist for Both the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Urban Land Institute. He has worked with the City of Chicago as a Mentor for retail Development, for the reform of permit fees and is on the advisory commission for the Building Department. He was a board member of the Chicago Association of Neighborhood Development Organizations and headed their real estate committee; he has served as a principal for a day in the Chicago public schools and was an officer in the West Humboldt Park Development Council. Mr. Matanky was honored as a recipient of the Chicago Neighborhood Developer of the year Award in 2000 for his work in Humboldt Park and again in 2006 for his work in Garfield Park. He was also honored as a recipient of the Chicago Good Neighbor Award for his Development on the west side. Mr. Matanky received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Illinois, College of Law in 2007. Matanky Realty Group was established in the Chicago Metropolitan area in 1955, as a full service real estate firm offering expertise in Brokerage, acquisition, Development, reDevelopment, real estate Consulting, leasing and Management. Their staff includes experts in Development, construction, marketing, Management, law, accounting, insurance and acquisition services. They focus on revitalizing neighborhoods and have been recognized as the Chicago Neighborhood Developer of the Year in Both 2000 and 2006. Their expertise and willingness to work with community organizations affords the unique advantage of finding the right solution for a property and its environs.