Marat Safir


935 W. Chestnut, Suite 450 Chicago, Illinois, 60642 USA
+1 (773) 260-0200


Russian English

Chicago, illinois

Commercial Real Estate

TMG Real Estate Advisors

Marat Safir is a Principal and one of the founders of ITRA Global/TMG Real Estate Advisors.  Previously, Marat was the President of Taurus Realty Partners.  Prior to Taurus Realty Partners, he was at UGL Equis (Cushman & Wakefield) for 10 years, where he was a Vice President. 

Marat has become a significant resource to corporate clients throughout the Chicago Metro area and North America’s industrial & office markets.  He specializes in assisting corporations to evaluate pro-active ways to reduce all facets of real estate costs, while increasing the utilization and productivity of their respective workplaces. 

Since 1996, Marat has been involved in over 425 lease and sale transactions totaling over $1.2 billion in value.  His entire real estate career has been involved in all aspects of pure tenant representation, including real estate strategy, financial analysis, build-to-suits, site selection, labor analysis, acquisitions, dispositions and incentive packages. 

A sample of clients represented include Arvato Digital Services, CHEP, ClarkDietrich, Consolidated Container, Elkay Plastics, Express Packaging, Mitsubishi, NEN, NPS Corp, and Trudeau & WinCup.


Tenant Representation

• Purchase & Owner/Users

• Building Survey, Mechanical & Electrical Reporting

• State & Local Incentives

• Build-to-suits & Development

• Sale Lease-backs

• Lease Administration

• Subleasing, Assignment, Disposition

• Leasing and Renewals

• Lease Audit & Advisory

• Site Selection

• FASB & Accounting Consulting

• Broker Opinions of Value

• Strategic Consulting

• Project Management

Practice Areas

• Office

• Industrial

Following are a few interesting facts about Chicago and its commercial real estate market…

  • The City of Chicago is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the third-most-populous city in the United States.
  • Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837 near. the portgage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed and grew rapidly in the mid- 19th century.
  • Chicago is an international hub for finance, culture, commerce, industry, education, technology, telecommunications and transportation.
  • It is the site of the creation of the first standardized futures contracts, by the Chicago Board of Trade, which today is the largest and most diverse derivatives market in the world, generating 20% of all volume in commodities and financial futures alone.
  • Chicago produced the first Steel-frame skyscraper (1885), the first race car (1895), the first American Nobel prize winner (1907), and the first controlled atomic reaction.
  • Chicago is home to several Fortune 500 companies, including Allstate, Boeing, Caterpillar, Exelon, Kraft, Heinz, McDonald’s Mondelez, United Airlines Holdings and Walgreens. 
  • Along with Boston, Chicago is the only city to continuously host major professional sports since 1871, having only taken 1872 and 1873 off due to the Great Chicago Fire.