Mike Demetriou joined Baum Realty Group, LLC as Chief Operating Officer in December, 2012. An attorney, Mike was previously a Senior Real Estate Associate at both Sidley Austin and SNR Denton where he focused on the financing, acquisition, disposition, and leasing of commercial real estate throughout the country. Significant representations included KeyBank, JPMorgan Chase, Metro Storage and more recently, Royal Bank of Scotland, Starwood and Wells Fargo. His practice also included zoning and land use matters for businesses and universities as well as non-profit entities. On a pro-bono basis, Mike also represented the Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and Mike also served as general counsel to The Cara Foundation.
Prior to his career as an attorney, Mike worked in executive compensation for Hughes, Lucent and managed business development for a closely held telecommunications consulting firm. Mike received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and a law degree, with honors, from Chicago-Kent College of Law. Mike serves on the Young Professionals Board of the Legal Assistance Foundation, the Lakeview Citizen's Council, and he is currently the Vice President of the South East Lakeview Neighborhood Association. He and his wife, Katie, and their two children live in Lakeview.