Our Leadership

Steve Spinell



Steve Spinell oversees operations and strategic decision making. He spearheads business development and directs the planning and management of our company’s development services.
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Debbie Hansen

Principal, CFO


Debbie Hansen oversees our accounting department and is responsible for the preparation and monitoring of annual budgets, forecasts, and project pro-formas.
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John Lifka

Principal, General Manager


With nearly 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, John Lifka oversees the management and execution of our general contracting and custom home business lines. John manages initial due diligence, staffing, and strategic planning.
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Steven Maher

Principal, Managing Broker


With over 24 years of experience in residential and commercial multi-family sales and marketing, Steven Maher leads Kinzie’s team of highly skilled and dedicated brokers. Steven focuses primarily on the sale of multifamily investment properties.
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Our Team

Mary Bak

Development Services Advisor


Mary Bak brings more than 28 years of extensive experience in community planning and economic development. Mary is responsible for developing strategies to generate maximum value for distressed real estate and new development opportunities.
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Matthew Shepard

Predevelopment Services Manager


With a background in industrial engineering, Matt brings an operations research approach to his role. His responsibilities include creating takeoffs, estimating, and compiling budgets for prospective projects, as well as consulting with professionals to determine the correct scope of work.
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Ted Flis

Senior Project Manager


Ted manages several large projects in the Chicagoland area. He is responsible for both managing costs and keeping within budget. Other responsibilities include product development, construction coordination, and managing the construction team.
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Jeff Schultz

Director of Commercial Brokerage


Jeff Schultz aims to achieve the highest and best disposition strategy for clients with distressed assets, including those properties in foreclosure as well as REO properties. Jeff brings over 20 years of senior executive management experience to our team.
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