Stuart Handler founded TLC Management Co. with a loan of $10,000 and brokerage commissions from selling commercial and investment real estate. Stuart because arguably the largest single owner of apartment buildings in the Chicagoland area owning and managing 5,385 apartments in over 100 buildings in 16 Chicagoland submarkets. In addition to owning apartment buildings, Stuart has also developed and owned several Chicago and Suburban shopping centers. He has also earned the CCIM designation and was the President of the Illinois Chapter of CCIMs and was elected to a national board member of the Institute. He also wrote a book, How to become a Superstar Selling Commercial & Investment Real Estate. In 2020, Stuart founded and endowed the University of Illinois Chicago’s the Stuart Handler Department of Real Estate in the College of Business.
TLC Management Co. is an award-winning, full-service leasing and management company that employs 150 people. It uses high-tech, personal service model to give over 10,000 residents, a comfortable, enjoyable living experience. Since 1996, TLC has dedicated to delivering everything apartment living should be, and as a Chicago-based company that owns and operates its own properties, we are uniquely qualified to do so. Well-maintained buildings. Desirable locations. Responsive service. Reasonable rents. All from a group of people – corporate, management, maintenance – united in their commitment to the satisfaction of every resident we serve.