Joe Smazal

Senior Managing Partner

I sell apartment buildings in Chicagoland. Current and prospective clients will find me to be honest and direct, and I’m proud of my reputation for putting my client’s interests before mine. In 2014, I joined Interra from a large, national firm. Interra’s platform is effective for my clients, and it’s been rewarding to help the firm grow and improve.

I have personally sold over 200 properties, comprised of over 4,700 units, for a total consideration of over $800,000,000. In recent years, I’ve been the most active broker in the sale of $2MM+ multifamily buildings in Chicago.

In addition to being a broker, I’m a devoted dad (Jack and Will), overachieving husband (Kate), proud Chicago resident (Lincoln Park), erratic golfer (VERY erratic), multifamily owner/operator (small buildings/great locations) and homegrown Hawkeye (marketing and entrepreneurship).

Industry Recognition:

Illinois Real Estate Journals, Broker of the Year – Investment Sales, 2022

Greater Chicago Food Depository CRE Awards, Private Capital Markets Investment Broker of the Year Finalist, 2022

Connect Media Top Broker, Chicago & Midwest, 2021

Illinois Real Estate Journals, Most Significant Multifamily Transaction, 2021 and 2020

Commercial Property Executive, Star to Watch, 2019

License #475.125709

I sell apartment buildings in Chicagoland. Current and prospective clients will find me to be honest and direct, and I’m proud of my reputation for putting my client’s interests before mine. In 2014, I joined Interra from a large, national firm. Interra’s platform is effective for my clients, and it’s been rewarding to help the firm grow and improve.

I have personally sold over 200 properties, comprised of over 4,700 units, for a total consideration of over $800,000,000. In recent years, I’ve been the most active broker in the sale of $2MM+ multifamily buildings in Chicago.

In addition to being a broker, I’m a devoted dad (Jack and Will), overachieving husband (Kate), proud Chicago resident (Lincoln Park), erratic golfer (VERY erratic), multifamily owner/operator (small buildings/great locations) and homegrown Hawkeye (marketing and entrepreneurship).

Industry Recognition:

Illinois Real Estate Journals, Broker of the Year – Investment Sales, 2022

Greater Chicago Food Depository CRE Awards, Private Capital Markets Investment Broker of the Year Finalist, 2022

Connect Media Top Broker, Chicago & Midwest, 2021

Illinois Real Estate Journals, Most Significant Multifamily Transaction, 2021 and 2020

Commercial Property Executive, Star to Watch, 2019

License #475.125709

Joe's Active Listings

5300 S. Blackstone Avenue

Interra Realty has been exclusively engaged to market 5300 S. Blackstone Avenue, Chicago, for sale. The subject investment property is […]

THE BEL

Interra Realty has been exclusively engaged to market 937-41 W. Belmont Avenue, “The BEL”, for sale. The subject investment property […]

5118 S. DORCHESTER AVENUE

Interra Realty has been exclusively engaged to market 5118 S. Dorchester Avenue, Chicago, for sale. The subject investment property is […]

2200 N. CLARK STREET

Interra Realty has been exclusively engaged to market 2200 N. Clark Street, Chicago, for sale. The subject investment property is […]

5235-45 S. DREXEL AVENUE

Interra Realty has been exclusively engaged to market 5235 S. Drexel Avenue, Chicago, for sale. The subject investment property is […]

2021 W. MCLEAN AVENUE

Interra Realty has been exclusively engaged to market 2021 W. McLean Avenue, Chicago, for sale. The subject property is a […]

Joe's Recently Closed Deals

2642-50 N. Marshfield Avenue

Interra Realty has been exclusively engaged to market 2646-50 N. Marshfield Avenue, Chicago, for sale. The subject investment opportunity is […]

1246-48 S. 51st Court

Interra Realty has been exclusively engaged to market 1246-48 S. 51st Court for sale. The offering consists of a 3 […]

5073 N. Wolcott Avenue

Interra Realty has been exclusively engaged to market 5073 N. Wolcott Avenue, Chicago, for sale. The subject property is a […]

4016-18 N. Kenmore Avenue

Interra Realty is pleased to present 4016-18 N Kenmore Avenue, Chicago, for sale on an off -market basis. The subject […]

reVerb Century Station

Interra Realty has been exclusively engaged to market 3200 South Oak Park Ave, Berwyn, “reVerb Century Station” for sale. The […]

Blog Posts featuring Joe

ConnectCRE: Four-Building Lincoln Park Rental Portfolio Trades Hands

CHICAGO, IL – Interra Realty brokered the $3.4 million sale of 2642-50 N. Marshfield Ave., a four-building, 14-unit rental portfolio comprising […]

Midwest Multifamily & Affordable Housing Business: Joe Smazal Featured in Cover Story

Senior Managing Partner Joe Smazal was recently featured in a cover story in the latest edition of Midwest Multifamily & […]

RE Journals: Interra Realty Brokers $4.2 Million Sale of 16-Unit Apartment Building in Ravenswood

CHICAGO, IL – Interra Realty brokered the $4.2 million sale of a 16-unit apartment building at 5073 N. Wolcott Ave. in […]

ConnectCRE: Boutique Apartments Near Wrigley Field Fetch $3M

CHICAGO, IL – Interra Realty brokered the $3.25 million sale of a 12-unit apartment building at 4016-18 N. Kenmore Avenue in […]

YieldPro: Interra Realty Brokers Record $10.4M Sale of reVerb Century Station in Chicago’s West Suburbs

BERWYN, IL: Interra Realty, a Chicago-based commercial real estate investment services firm, announced it brokered the $10.4 million sale of reVerb […]

Yield Pro: Interra Realty Brokers $9.6M Sale of Vintage Apartment Property on Lincoln Avenue in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL – Interra Realty, a Chicago-based commercial real estate investment services firm, announced it brokered the $9.6 million sale […]