Theron started at Imperial Realty in 2007 in an administrative role working under the legal, accounting and property management departments. After a cursory education he joined the property management department tasked to manage a commercial portfolio in the west suburbs. Excelling in the role he was soon promoted to oversee the performance of 5 portfolios managers with a focus on capital improvement, accounting, legal and brokerage projects. In 2011, seeking to broaden his real estate knowledge he joined Imperial’s brokerage team. The following year he set a record closing 73 new commercial leases in the Chicago market. In 2013, he was promoted to oversee the department and the 11 brokers who specialize in leasing & investment sales of office, retail, land and industrial assets around Chicago. In 2016 the brokerage department set its record, closing 332 new transactions. A 2007 graduate of Marquette University’s real estate program Theron stays involved with the school as a member of the Center for Real Estate Advisory Board and works on education initiatives with The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation.
Theron completed 4 mentorships and reflects on those days as some of the most impactful learning experiences of his college education. “I feel incredibly fortunate to have spent full days with industry titans at a time just prior to the Great Recession. The Mentors treated me like a family member and made me privy to details of their developments both in the planning stage and underway. I was amazed at the creativity and knew that all their developments would certainly be successful. I eagerly tracked these projects over the coming years and watched as the economy impacted my Mentors. Most of the projects I’d been exposed to became stalled or reduced in scope and those in the planning stages never came to fruition. It was an impactful lesson proving the adage about best-laid plans.”
Imperial Realty Company has built a portfolio of over 100 retail, office and industrial properties. Most acquisitions were purchased as distressed properties and have been subsequently guided to success through rehabilitation and repositioning to meet the needs of the respective marketplaces. The firm’s staff includes legal, architectural, space planning, brokerage, leasing, administration, management and maintenance. Imperial Realty is ranked by Crain’s Chicago Business as the largest office property owner and manager in the Chicagoland market.