President, Managing Broker
Jerome Ettinger is president and managing broker of Ettinger Realty, Ltd., formerly Hallmark & Johnson Properties, Ltd., which he co-founded in 1979. During his forty-year career, he has personally sold in excess of $400,000,000 of commercial real estate. As managing broker, he has hired and trained numerous brokers. Collectively they have been involved in billions of dollars of real estate transactions, including apartment buildings, retail storefronts, office buildings, industrial properties, development land, restaurants, churches,special-use properties, and commercial leases. In addition, he oversees the company’s management portfolio of multi-family, office and retail properties. Jerry’s experience and knowledge have been a tremendous benefit to the clients he has served. They include general investors, owner operators, developers, attorneys, accountants, financial institutions, and trustees.
Jerry received his Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from University of Illinois, Chicago. He received his Master of Arts degree, with distinction, from DePaul University, Chicago. He has been awarded the Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager designation (CRB) from the Real Estate Business Institute. He was a former director of the North Side Real Estate Board (now known as the Chicago Association of Realtors) and is a licensed broker in the states of Illinois and Indiana.
Jerry is a member of several professional and civic organizations including the Chicago, Illinois and National Association of Realtors, the Real Estate Investment Association (REIA), the Chicago Apartment Association (CAA), the Edgewater Uptown Builders Association (EUBA), the Rogers Park Builders Association (RPBA), Midwest Real Estate Data listing service (MRED), and is a co-founder of the Commercial Real Estate Roundtable. He is also a member of the Union League Club of Chicago, and a former board member of the Hillels of Illinois Governing Commission.
Jerry and his wife live in Kenilworth, Illinois. In his spare time he enjoys visiting his four grandchildren, riding his bicycle, playing poker, going to Cubs and Bears games and the theater.