Joe Smazal

Senior Managing Partner

I take pride in becoming an extension of my clients’ team and in adding significant value to their acquisitions or dispositions when the time is right. In 2014, I joined Interra from a large national real estate brokerage. I have found Interra’s platform to be the best for representing my clients and enjoy having a tangible impact on the growth of an open-minded boutique firm.

Through hard work and great relationships, I’m proud to have established myself as a leader in the sale of multifamily properties in Chicago, evidenced by completion of over $290MM in transaction volume since 2017.

I graduated from the University of Iowa where I studied marketing and entrepreneurship, and am now a licensed real estate broker in the State of Illinois. I enjoy living in the Lincoln Park neighborhood with my wife and two sons.

I take pride in becoming an extension of my clients’ team and in adding significant value to their acquisitions or dispositions when the time is right. In 2014, I joined Interra from a large national real estate brokerage. I have found Interra’s platform to be the best for representing my clients and enjoy having a tangible impact on the growth of an open-minded boutique firm.

Through hard work and great relationships, I’m proud to have established myself as a leader in the sale of multifamily properties in Chicago, evidenced by completion of over $290MM in transaction volume since 2017.

I graduated from the University of Iowa where I studied marketing and entrepreneurship, and am now a licensed real estate broker in the State of Illinois. I enjoy living in the Lincoln Park neighborhood with my wife and two sons.

Joe's Active Listings

3821-23 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Interra Realty has been exclusively engaged to market 3821-23 W. Wrightwood Avenue, for sale. The subject investment property is a […]

415 S. Lombard Ave.

Interra Realty has been exclusively engaged to market 415 S. Lombard Avenue for sale. The subject investment property is a […]

500 Des Plaines Ave.

Interra Realty has been exclusively engaged to market the 500 Des Plaines Avenue (Forest Hall Apartments), Forest Park, for sale. […]

3138-40 S. Indiana Ave. – Unity Hall

Interra Realty has been exclusively engaged to market 3138-40 S. Indiana Avenue, “Unity Hall”, for sale. The subject investment property […]

Joe's Recently Closed Deals

426 Wesley Ave.

Increasing Operations in Oak Park  The seller, a private real estate investor, exclusively engaged Interra Realty for the team’s vast […]

1478 W. Byron St.

Southport Corridor Charmer 1478 W. Byron St. is a rarely available, 16 unit building in a prime location of Lakeview.  […]

1935-43 N. Sedgwick St.

1935-43 N. Sedgwick St. was owned by the selling family for approximately 50 years. At the time of their acquisition, they […]

2100 S. Indiana Ave. (Vesta Lofts)

South Loop Stateliness A New York based investment group engaged Interra Realty to sell a stabilized, mixed-use building with an […]

Blog Posts featuring Joe

Connect Chicago: Old Town Triangle Mixed-Use Trades for First Time in Five Decades

Interra Realty brokered the $4-million sale of 1935-43 N. Sedgwick St., a mixed-use property in Chicago’s Old Town Triangle historic district. […]

RE Journals: Interra Realty brokers $4 million sale of mixed-use asset in Chicago’s Old Town Triangle

Joe Smazal, senior managing partner at Interra, represented the buyer, North Park Ventures, as well as the private seller. “This […]

CoStar: South Loop Raises Profile With $27 Million Vesta Lofts Purchase

The purchase price included the mostly studio and one-bedroom historic lofts, though there are two- and three-bedroom units and a […]

Crain’s: Apartments near McCormick Place fetch $27 million

That’s the reward for making a bet on the neighborhood around McCormick Place, now called McCormick Square. Over the past […]

Bisnow: This Week’s Chicago Deal Sheet – Vesta Lofts

The downtown investment market slowed down considerably in the past year, but some properties in the right areas can still […]

Multi-housing News: Interra Realty Arranges $27M Chicago Multifamily Sale

Interra Realty has closed the sale of Vesta Lofts, a 59-unit community in Chicago’s South Loop. A private investor paid […]