WILLIAM HIMMELSTEIN
TAG Founder and CEO Managing Broker
WILLIAM HIMMELSTEIN

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.

 

In 2017, Bill was named one of The Most Influential Commercial Real Estate Brokers in Chicago by Crain’s: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/most-influential/commercial-real-estate-brokers/whimmelstein.html

 

An interview with Bill was also recently featured in VoyageChicago: http://voyagechicago.com/interview/meet-william-himmelstein-tenant-advisory-group-llc-loop/

 

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
Broker
TINA CRNKOVICH

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.

DIANA HIMMELSTEIN
Broker
DIANA HIMMELSTEIN

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.

BRIAN BLACK
Broker
BRIAN BLACK

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.

NICOLE HAMPTON
NICOLE HAMPTON

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!

Catherine Jama
Broker
Catherine Jama

Catherine (Cathy) Jama is a native of the Chicago suburbs.  She graduated from Elmhurst College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Art, along with other degrees in Paralegal Studies and Business Management.  She recently transitioned from a successful career with McDonald’s Corporation holding the positions of Franchise Director, Commercial Real Estate Development Manager and Commercial Real Estate Paralegal.

She has over 30 years of commercial real estate experience from both a business and legal perspective.  She prides herself on developing and maintaining long-term key relationships with third party entities in order to secure or retain real estate tenure.  She has a diverse perspective and a passion for finding creative solutions.  Fun Fact: Cathy is an artist. She creates and sells contemporary paintings privately, at fine arts fairs, and donates to various charities for silent auctions.

DAN PORCARO
DAN PORCARO

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 DEPALMA
GEORGE DEPALMA

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.

MARK RICE
MARK RICE

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.

MAGDALENA PONSORT
MAGDALENA PONSORT

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.