Commercial Broker in Chicago. HUGE animal advocate. Always up for fun and new adventures.
Deena Zimmerman is an award-winning broker who has worked in the real estate industry since 2004. Serving as a vice president in the SVN Chicago office, Deena’s focus is in tenant representation, specializing in finding high-quality sites throughout Chicagoland and surrounding areas for national operators, franchisees, and first-time entrepreneurs.
At the beginning of her career, Deena was immediately a top-producing agent at The Lord Companies, focusing on property leasing and sales. She subsequently joined Helios Commercial Realty until they joined forces with Jameson Commercial in 2010. Prior to her transition into commercial brokerage, she worked for a real estate trade publication, forming close relationships with downtown developers, banks, and brokerage firms.
Deena brings a consistent, positive, upbeat attitude with an honest and straightforward approach to each and every assignment. Her skills in negotiating and her attention to detail have proven to be invaluable to all parties in a transaction. With extensive experience representing both landlords and tenants, she understands what it takes to get the transaction completed. Deena’s commitment to her clients is unmatched, and she believes relationship building is key to her success, and that of her clients as well.
Deena has built an extensive network of contacts through her involvement in several local and national organizations. She served as 2010-2011 President of the Chicago Chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors and in 2012 was named their member of the year. In 2012, 2013, and 2015 she was honored by Chicago Agent Magazine as one of 50 Chicago Powerhouses in their annual “Who’s Who” issue and was the only female commercial agent chosen. In that same year, she was the recipient of the National Association of Realtors Commercial Award. In 2013, the Illinois Association of Realtors awarded her the Outstanding Service Award.