The RE|Solutions Team


S.L. van der Zanden, Managing Principal and CEO
S.L. van der Zanden is the Managing Principal of RE|SOLUTIONS where he leads all of the property/asset management and receivership assignments. He brings over 25 years of commercial real estate experience helping institutional, corporate, and private clients overcome challenges and capitalize on nearly $2 billion in opportunities. His prior experience includes management of a 1.6MM s.f. portfolio with 22 assets; turnaround of REO assets; utilizing a unique sealed-bid property sales process for institutional clients; and acquisition & development activities.
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Brian Goldman, Principal and COO
Brian Goldman leads all operations, valuation, brokerage and business development activities. He brings over 14 years as a commercial real estate lender with John Hancock Financial Services where he originated mortgages and managed its Midwest portfolio. Activities also included workout restructuring and resolution of non-performing loans. He holds an MBA from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. 
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Saar Schnitman, Real Estate Director, Property Management & Leasing
Saar heads up the property management and leasing activities for the firm and was most recently with Millennium Properties as Vice President of Property Management. Previously, Saar worked as the Director of Operations with Silver Property Group, where he was responsible for the management and oversight of a $35 million, multi-site portfolio. In this role, he implemented a number of measures designed to improve efficiency and reduce costs by tracking maintenance workflows and improving the RFP processes. He holds a degree in finance from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is a veteran of the Israeli Defense Forces.
Anne Voshel, Managing Director, Development & Construction
Over the past 25 years, Anne has managed the design and/or construction of more than 15 million SF and more than $1 billion of development throughout the United States and Mexico. Anne has developed a diverse range of projects including apartment building conversions of commercial and industrial buildings, corporate headquarters for Ameritech and Duracell, ground-up and renovation of office buildings, and institutional facilities such as the Modern Wing for the Art Institute of Chicago and a master plan for the Shedd Aquarium.

STRATEGIC PARTNERS – EVALUATE: Advisory, Valuation and Workout Strategy
Michael D. Pakter, Managing Member, Gould and Pakter
Mr. Pakter has over 35 years of experience in accounting, financial analysis, forensic accounting and investigations, and has participated in public hearings and alternative dispute resolutions, submitted expert reports in several jurisdictions and testified in arbitrations, regulatory proceedings and State, Federal and Bankruptcy Courts. Courts and arbitral bodies have recognized him as an expert in accounting, business valuation, financial analysis, economic damages and business economics and is a Certified Public Accountant, registered and licensed in the State of Illinois. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has recognized him as Certified in Financial Forensics and Management Accounting and he is a Certified Fraud Examiner, which credentials denote proven expertise in fraud prevention, detection and deterrence.
Dale Vanderlaan, President, Realogic
Dale Vanderlaan’s background includes a combination of financial, operational and transactional experience utilized in the acquisition, financing, asset/property management and disposition of a property or portfolio. Dale’s specific expertise includes: valuation, financial analysis and underwriting, lease abstracting, strategic advisory and training.
Harold “Skip” Perry
With over 38 years of experience, Skip Perry has been involved in a variety of assignments including: debtor/creditor bankruptcy advisory; loan restructuring; fairness opinions; buy/sell side due diligence for private equity funds and corporate clients; valuation for financial reporting and tax purposes; corporate real estate portfolio optimization studies; capital markets including asset dispositions, monetization strategies and structuring sale/leasebacks; and litigation support services including expert testimony.
Larry Lund, Principal, Real Estate Planning Group
Larry Lund has over 35 years of real estate experience in commercial real estate analysis, market assessment, feasibility studies, appraisal, zoning analysis, conceptual planning, and asset positioning. His experience focuses on retail, office, and mixed-use developments. He has operated his own company for over 20 years specializing in working with retail tenants, developers, and municipalities providing consulting services designed to help them reduce risk by understanding the market metrics needed for successful development.
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STRATEGIC PARTNERS - MANAGE: Property & Asset Management, Receivership, Construction
Gary Greenfield, Partner, Metro CRE
Gary Greenfield brings over 25 years of commercial real estate leasing experience to the RE|SOLUTIONS team. Such retail giants as Marshall’s, Staples, Best Buy, TJ Maxx, and Lowe’s Home Improvement are among the retailers he has represented. Greenfield’s extensive background in tenant representation, product leasing, property disposition and investment sales enables the RE|Solutions to service a wide array of retail clients. Gary Greenfield has received numerous awards for his work throughout metropolitan Chicago.
Matt Fenster, Leasing and Business Develpment Manager, Etkin
Matthew Fenster has been involved in real estate development, operations, leasing and management for more than 20 years. He has been responsible for the acquisition, development, financing, leasing, and management of over 3 million square feet of office, industrial, and retail space in the Midwest.  Prior to joining Etkin, Matthew ran Paragon, a Detroit area full service real estate firm he founded in 1998, which specialized in investment, development and advising institutional clients on repositioning of assets.  

Chad Firsel, President, Quantum Real Estate Advisors
Chad Firsel is President and Founder of Quantum Real Estate Advisors, Inc. Previously, Chad created and managed the investment services practice at Baum Realty, Inc and also created and served as managing director of NAI Hiffman’s investment services group.  Utilizing his knowledge of all aspects of the industry including development, legal processes and financing strategy, Chad’s holistic vision of commercial real estate has guided closings of roughly $1 billion of retail, industrial and office product.
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Adam Freeman, Principal, Century 21 Affiliated
Adam Freeman is a Principal of Century 21 Affiliated Commercial Investment Sales where he is actively involved in all transactions and business operations. Adam’s primary responsibilities include sourcing new sales opportunities and handling day to day management of the business. Throughout his career in commercial real estate, investment banking and private equity, Adam has successfully sourced, structured, acquired and sold in excess of $1 billion of total transaction volume.
Phil Boyd, Managing Director, The Energy Exchange
Phil Boyd founded The Energy Exchange in July 2003, a commercial real estate brokerage company specializing in the sale of service stations and convenience stores nationwide.  The Energy Exchange has sold more than $250 million worth of operating and closed c-stores and gas stations for major corporations, mid-size distributors and individual owner operators. Phil’s current lifetime sales volume is approaching the $750 million milestone.