Steve Frishman joined Mid-America Real Estate in 1988 and in 2002 became a Principal of the firm. Mr. Frishman has been the recipient of the Top Retail Broker of The Year Award from both the Chicago Sun Times and Crain’s Chicago Business.
Mr. Frishman’s concentration within the restaurant industry has resulted in a long list of successful market rollouts including the following tenants: Outback, Carrabba’s, Bone Fish, Chili’s, Maggiano’s, Fleming’s Steakhouse, Buffalo Wild Wings, Famous Dave’s BBQ, Chick-fil-A , Portillo’s, Chipotle, Noodles & Company, Roti, Sonic, Five Guys, MOD Pizza, Nando’s and many others.
He has completed transactions with several national anchor tenants including Kohl’s, Best Buy, Value City, Lowes, Dick’s, Von Maur and Home Depot. Mr. Frishman has been successful in the entertainment field having completed transactions with the following chains: AMF Bowling, Kerasotes Theaters, Sony Theaters and Marcus Theaters.
Mr. Frishman has had a diverse career that includes the leasing of some of suburban Chicago’s largest retail centers, including The Glen Towncenter, Prairie Market of Oswego, Westridge Court and Merrillville Crossing.
Steve is a Chicago native and graduate of the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He has served as the head of the Restaurant Council for the Chain Links Organization and has been a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) since 1988.