William “Bill” Himmelstein graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a BSBA in marketing and management and a minor in psychology. He started Tenant Advisory Group, LLC, in July 2008 after gaining experience at several of the major commercial real estate firms in Chicago. Bill has been a tenant representative broker for over 17 years, focusing his efforts on working with professional service firms, technology based businesses and private practice physicians. He is a designated Certified Commercial Investment Manager (CCIM) and a Managing Broker. Bill is also a Founding Board Member of GoCivic Chicago, a Founding Member of Coleman Circle, is on the Board of Governors for the Mid America Club, a member of the Entrepreneurs Organization, and is an APAP Interviewer for Washington University in St. Louis. Bill is often described as being extremely honest. He acts with a high level of integrity, accountability, responsiveness and determination in achieving the best possible deal terms for all of his clients.
Fun facts: The smartest thing he has ever done, according to Bill, was to marry his wife, Diana who was a neuroscientist when they met. They welcomed their first son in January 2013 and their second in February 2016!
To learn more about Bill, and the value he brings to TAG, view his video.
Tina Crnkovich grew up in Northwest Indiana and graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s degree in Apparel Design and Technology and a minor in Art and Design. After a brief stint in the fashion design industry in Los Angeles, Tina took a role at a commercial real estate firm in Chicago. She discovered her passion for the industry, and after a few months, she got her her Real Estate Broker’s License.
Tina is an outgoing and hardworking professional. Her love for design drives her passion for exploring and learning about the rich history of Chicago’s architecture, which, coincidentally, is what drew her to office leasing.
Fun Fact: As a creative outlet, Tina started a women’s swimwear line a few years ago and is currently the sole owner and designer.
Dr. Diana Himmelstein was raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia. She graduated from Bucknell University with a dual degree in Biology and Psychology and subsequently earned a PhD in Neuroscience from Northwestern University. While science will always be one of Diana’s passions, her eagerness to translate her analytical skills into developing better business strategies and enhancing the client experience led her to join TAG in 2014 as the Director of Operations. Diana is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of Illinois. In addition to overseeing daily operations, she works closely with clients to facilitate optimal lease negotiations.
Fun Fact: Diana helped develop an antibody that might be the next target for an Alzheimer’s vaccine.
Magdalena Ponsort, a native of Paris, France, graduated from Paris X with a B.A. in Anthropology. After moving to Chicago 5 years ago, Magdalena established a successful career as a French language and culture consultant. She has also worked as an event coordinator with some of the world’s most prominent chefs. Her interest in real estate and skill in social media marketing and networking attracted her to work with the TAG team.
Fun fact: when she was a student, Magdalena worked at Disneyland Paris as various Disney characters such as Mrs. Incredible and Pluto.
Nicole Lynn Hampton was raised in Glenview and is currently a college student at Columbia College Chicago with a dual degree in Marketing and Film (specializing in Production Design and Film Marketing). In the Fall of 2018, she will be studying at the University of Richmond in London. While film is one of Nicole’s main passions, her interest in Design and Business Marketing is strong as well. Nicole assists TAG part time with administrative work and other special projects.
Fun Fact: Nicole has been on stage at Ravinia for the Beach Boys, in the Barnum and Bailey Circus Show, and is obsessed with anything Oreo flavored!
We’ve selected her as our Residential Real Estate Affiliate because of her exemplary service and shared values with Tenant Advisory Group.
Lisa’s expertise, accountability and integrity stood out to us when searching for an affiliate that could best meet the needs of our clients. Lisa is highly skilled in the buying and selling processes of residential real estate. She is known to go above and beyond for her clients because the details matter! Lisa’s honesty, transparency, persistency, follow through and client dedication all align with TAG’s values.
Prior to her career in real estate, Lisa was the Director of Business Development for a mid-sized insurance brokerage which was a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc (MMC). Lisa earned her Bachelor’s degree in finance with a focus in real estate and her Master’s in Business Administration. This experience laid the groundwork for her career in real estate.
Lisa is down to earth and someone you can easily connect with. When she isn’t helping others buy or sell a home, she spends her time with her friends and young family in her Lincoln Park neighborhood. She loves a good laugh, quiet time, and going on food, home, neighborhood and park tours with her husband and three kids!
Brian grew up in Bedford, Texas and received his BFA from Marquette University. Since then, he has spent over 20 years in the Chicagoland area helping to grow businesses with a focus on long-term relationships, and a client-first approach.
He recently transitioned from a successful career in the auto industry. He enjoyed the top sales award at his dealership for three consecutive years, and earned the distinction in the Master Guild for Land Rover in both service and sales.
The core of Brian’s personal and professional philosophy is to carry a relentless energy and a client-first approach to everything he does.
He has a genuine passion for people and helping them achieve their goals. He also enjoys tailoring plans that help meet those aspirations. Brian is happily married with two children and lives in Evanston.
He is excited to bring his skills and energy to the Tenant Advisory Group team.
We are proud to announce our newest partnership with Dan Porcaro of PSM Partners. This exclusive partnership enables us to offer you premium phone and data brokerages services, as well as cloud services. Through this new affiliation, TAG will be able to provide even more services and solutions to help grow your business.
About PSM Partners
Porcaro Stolarek Mete Partners, LLC (PSM) is a business and technology consultancy located in downtown Chicago. They focus their business strategy efforts on strategy development and strategy execution for firms under 500 million in revenue. Their technology consulting offerings center around getting small and mid-sized businesses to the cloud, managed services and IT strategy consulting. PSM also has a carrier services group that brokers voice and data services for their clients.
George is the founder of the DePalma Group. Since 1977, George has led the firm in commercial office design, development, innovative facility planning, and strategic, effective management solutions for clients nationwide. Many of the firm’s original clients are with the team today. George manages the financial and business operations of the DePalma Group.
Belinda Bauer has been a licensed Illinois broker since 1978, selling residential real estate in Barrington for 32 years. After moving to Chicago in 2010, she made the switch to commercial real estate. She joined TAG because of their wonderful reputation in the business community. Over the years she has become well networked in the community and is happy to share that network with her clients.
Fun Fact: Belinda has a Master of Arts degree in 15th &16th Century British Literature and can discuss Chaucer’s Miller’s Tale with you while negotiating your lease!
Mark Rice is a Serial Entrepreneur and investor in the clean energy, financial, and tech sectors. He has served as the CEO, Founder, board member, investor for various public and private companies. Founded in 2005 by Mark, Energy Connection has emerged as one of the leading energy advisory firms in the country through its ability to secure the lowest energy prices for commercial customers in additional to superior service.
Energy Connection’s volume, multitude of supplier relationships (70+), and reverse auction platform gives commercial customers access to the absolute lowest electricity and natural gas rates. EC offers energy management and sustainability services, becoming a one stop shop for all your energy needs.
Tenant Advisory Group, LLC. is a licensed independent commercial real estate brokerage firm with an A+ BBB rating, focused on helping tenants and buyers get the most out of their business space. We partner with our clients, providing education and advice based on our in-depth knowledge and years of experience.