Lee KiserPrincipal / Managing Broker
Lee Kiser is co-founder, principal and managing broker of Kiser Group, Chicagoland’s leading mid-market multifamily brokerage firm. Founded in 2005 by Lee and his partner, Estella Kiser (general counsel, Kiser Group), the firm assists private investors and property owners with the acquisition and disposition of both stabilized and value-add multifamily properties – including vintage courtyard and walk-up buildings, mid-rises and garden-style apartment complexes – as well as mixed-use developments throughout the Chicago area. Working alongside his team at Kiser Group, Lee continues to represent clients personally, with a career transaction volume of approximately $3 billion.
In 2015, Lee and partner Susan Tjarksen co-founded KIG CRE, a Chicago-based institutional commercial real estate brokerage specializing in new-construction and value-add multifamily properties throughout the Midwest. KIG works with leading institutional owners and investors on the acquisition and disposition of large multifamily properties, portfolios and land sites. Utilizing dynamic market data to analyze trends and increase profitability, the firm also serves as a consultant to some of the Midwest’s most active and reputable apartment and condominium developers.
Building on the success of their earlier partnerships, Lee and Susan teamed up again in 2016 to co-found Enodo Score Inc., a patent-pending predictive analytics platform for the commercial real estate industry that objectively quantifies the investment potential of multifamily properties. Using real-time data from public and private sources that cover approximately 800,000 multifamily properties nationwide, Enodo Score’s proprietary machine-learning algorithm identifies and analyzes each factor that drives returns in multifamily investments.
Lee holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the Kenan–Flagler Business School at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. In his spare time, Lee enjoys working out, traveling and performing with his band, 6FM.