The Real Deal Chicago

  • About Us

    The Real Deal Chicago is a must-read news source for the real estate industry in the Chicago area. We deliver up-to-the-minute news and analysis of all facets of real estate. The Real Deal also covers the New York City, South Florida and Los Angeles markets, publishing all the important stories, big or small, that matter to real estate professionals.

    Screen Shot 2015-02-12 at 9.49.53 AM Amir Korangy is the founder and publisher of The Real Deal. Prior to launching the company in 2003, he held several positions at Yahoo Inc. He attended Boston University and Emerson College for degrees in Journalism and Foreign Policy.Twitter_logo_blue copy
    stuart Stuart Elliott is the editor-in-chief of The Real Deal, a role he has held since the magazine first started in 2003. He has worked at the New York Times, among other publications, and is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.Twitter_logo_blue copy
    HG Heather Grossmann joined The Real Deal as the editorial development director in 2014. Previously she was associate publisher at the local news site DNAinfo.com, which operates in both New York and Chicago. She started as a reporter then editor at DNAinfo, then took some time out of her five-year tenure there to launch MetroFocus, a news and culture website and TV show for WNET/Thirteen, NYC’s local PBS station. Prior to her journalism career, Heather worked extensively in business development and event production for media companies. She has a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Twitter_logo_blue-copy 
    Hiten Hiten Samtani is the managing web editor at The Real Deal and also oversees the magazine’s social media strategy and content partnerships. Samtani, who joined the team in December 2012, is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. His work has appeared in the New York Times, WNYC and the Columbia Journalism Review. When deciding between real estate and another beat, he was asked: “Do you want to cover money and power, or do you want to write about librarians?” Twitter_logo_blue copy