What people are saying…..

Todd D. Kleine, PMP, CRM
Assistant Director of Records Management at DePaul University

I cannot say enough positive things about Michael and our work together. Recently, I purchased a short sale condo in Chicago with the help of Michael and my amazing real estate agent, Rick Whittemore of @ Properties. From the very beginning, Michael was prompt with email responses, thorough with document requests, confidential with sensitive data and just a humorous, kind person to work with on a loan. I am a single man who purchased this condo without the assistance of others – a feat which you can imagine is nerve wracking and full of importance, as it was the culmination of my life savings. Michael was perfect in coaching me through the process (of which I knew little) and very sensitive to any increases in fees or other transactions. I would recommend him to anyone I know and intend on “spreading the word” to my friends in the Chicago community.


Andrew Bautista
Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP

I’ve worked with Michael twice now to help me find the best mortage for my home. He made a complex financial transaction much simpler and made the entire process much smoother. I highly recommend him!



Jim Roberts
Senior Director, Information Technology at Northwestern University

I’ve used Michael’s services twice to finance real estate purchases. He is outstanding at what he does. In an industry where communications are pretty sorry, Michael is excellent. He does what he says he is going to do, stay in touch with updates, and meet deadlines. He provides excellent results. I could not be more pleased about his services.



David St. Michel
Partner Enablement, Worldwide Alliances & Channels

Michael helped me twice. The first time for a refinancing, the second time for a new purchase. I had very tight dates for closing on both occasions and he was extremely reliable and responsive. His experience of the process was an asset when it came to navigating the timing of appraisals and inspections as well as going through the maze of document requests and questions from the underwriters. Not only did he deliver on the rate and the date, but you could tell he had the best interest of his client at heart. I would go with Michael again, if the occasion arises!



Scott Brown
Finance Manager – Operations Analysis and Planning at Aptar

Michael has helped me with two different mortgages. He was extremely knowledgeable and saved me time and money. The closings went smoothly and I knew exactly what to expect based on his clear guidance. I would definitely recommend him. 


Alex Nuttall
Director of Digital Strategy at Kindle Communications

Michael was excellent at communicating the first-time home buyer process, and was always available to respond to our questions and concerns. We will absolutely use Michael again for our future home purchases and financing!



Connie Grunwaldt
Real Estate Broker at At Properties

Michael is excellent. He possess a depth of knowledge and his customer service and attention to detail is amazing.



Feiyang Sun
Business Analyst at The Alexander Group

Michael was knowledgeable, efficient, and extremely helpful throughout the whole process. As a first time home buyer, it was wonderful to have Michael help me along through the mortgage process.



Evelyn Fred
Broker Associate at Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty

Michael is detail oriented and will make sure he gets you or your clients to closing. If he cannot process a file he will not waste your time and let you know immediately. He has helped many of my clients with credit repair which then kept them in my database for future processing. 

Additionally, he is competitive and has a great personality.



Nancy Goldenberg
Project Director, Development, Programs and Film Festivals at Facets Multi-Media

Michael has wonderful communication and customer service skills and has the ability to make getting a loan seem uncomplicated. His knowledge of the process and his ability to explain it helped me remain stress free during the transaction. The closing was flawless. I would definitely recommend him.



Jeff Beck
Broker / Baird & Warner Real Estate

Put very simply, Micheal gets the job done. As the mortgage market has significantly changed over the past few years, it’s become vital to pick the correct broker to handle the loan. Since my livelihood has a direct correlation to whether a transaction is successful or not, I must be absolutely sure I refer only the best to my clients. And Michael is at the top of that list.



Alison Arteaga
Sales Manager, Upstate NY, VT, NH, ME at CDW

Michael was vital in helping us get our mortgage on our new home complete. He was extremely helpful and prompt. Our situation was complicated and he went out of his way to make sure we were taken care of.



 Lisa Gregg

PR/Online Marketing & Social Media Coordinator at Baird & Warner

As a first time home-buyer I was nervous at making such a large purchase, even though I have worked in the real estate industry for 5 years. It’s a big purchase, but well worth it. I knew our financial comfort-zone going into the deal, but Michael made sure that we stayed true to what we wanted and how we wanted to achieve our home purchase. He kept us informed every step of the way & found us a great mortgage that we are very happy with. We also had a very tight turnaround from contract to close (4 weeks) and Michael didn’t hesitate. He jumped right in and got us going. He made it happen! No mortgage meant no house. But Michael got it done. We love our house! Thank you Michael for getting it done!



Rachell Horbenko
Owner, The Law Office of Rachell M. Horbenko

Michael and I have had many mutual clients purchasing real estate over the last four or five years. I know that when he says he can do a loan, he’ll be able to do it and there will not be any last minute loan issues or denials. He is also great at communicating with clients and their agents and attorneys and is always on top of what’s going on with the file. I would highly recommend him to any prospective purchaser.



Sherine Azzam
Real Estate Broker at Related

I have worked closely with Michael for almost two years now, and he has my highest recommendation. Not only have I witnessed Michael’s professionalism; I have also received consistent outstanding feedback from my clients that have worked with him. Michael is extremely knowledgable, honest, and hardworking. Moreover, he demostrates an unwavering commitment and dedication to his clients with the intention of, first and foremost, serving them. That’s a quality that’s all too rare. On a personal note, Michael is simply a joy!less



Lisa Anagnostopoulos
Partner at Chapman and Cutler LLP

Michael is responsive and has always gotten us the best rate on our mortgages and re financings. We wouldn’t go to anyone else.




Kim Dziedzic-Chesta
Associate User Experience Director

Michael is always on top of things, responsive, helpful, punctual and reliable. I have recommended his loan services to many other people.


October 3, 2015