About Us

WhO wE aRE

Since 1983 Root Realty has focused on delivering excellent client service to Chicago real estate investors. We make real estate investment simple by providing best-in-industry services to sellers and buyers of apartment buildings, development sites, and owner user commercial assets. From 3 flat owner occupied properties, 30 unit low rise apartment buildings, all the way  to church campuses we have had the honor of helping or clients reach their intended goals for over 30 years!


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Director of Sales

Kevin Itima

Kevin Itima began his real estate career in 2012 and joined the Root team in 2018. Before relocating to Chicago, he managed a real estate investment firm in Houston and Atlanta, cutting his teeth on new construction and value-add multifamily acquisitions. At Root, he uses his intimate knowledge of real estate investing to help advise owners and buyers on practical and pragmatic strategies based on their overall goals. As Director of Sales, he manages the brokerage sales team and comprehensive sales system. He received his Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Houston and completed his Commercial Real Estate Analysis and Investment Certificate from The MIT School of Architecture and Planning.


Mike Root

Root Realty offers Real Estate Investment, Management, and Renovation services to our investors. Over 60,000 people have lived in Root managed properties and we have expanded our service offerings to become a leading Real Estate firm that has extensive knowledge of the sub-markets of Chicago and can make investment decisions based on our time-tested, data-driven analytical approach.

During my 15+ year career at Root Realty, I have experienced a multitude of roles with hands-on experience in leasing, sales, property management, investing, and renovation. Now as a Partner, my focus ​is driving and executing the long-term strategic vision of the firm.

What Makes Us Different

Root Realty’s unique sales team specializes Chicago investment properties. Our focus enables us to deliver expertise that is unrivaled.

Our clients know whats going on with their sale. We provide regualr progress updates and market feedback assessments.

Our expert marketing team studies the real buyer pool when determining the best approach for selling your property. Our customized, cutting-edge marketing packages tell a story that attract buyers and drive demand.

As one of the top real estate companies, we subscribe to the MLS and Costar. Combined with the rolodex of buyers we have created since 1983, our listings get maximum exposure.

How Do We Work Together

We want to meet you to understand your goals and discuss whether a sale makes sense.

If you decide that it might be the right time to sell, we will prepare a detailed analysis to determine the market value and asking price.

The next step is for us to lay out our marketing plan, so you know what we are going to do.

Selling your investment is a big deal, we want you to know what we are doing. Once the property is on the market you can expect regular updates.

We want to meet you to understand your goals and discuss whether a sale makes sense.

Root Realty Team