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Erika J. Blaze


Erika joined the firm in 2003 and assists our real estate partners and associates with all aspects of commercial and multi-family development, acquisition and sale transactions from checklist to closing. Erika handles analysis and resolution of title and survey issues and manages all aspects of the closing process from drafting/reviewing closing documents to submitting escrow packages.

In her spare time, Erika enjoys spending time with her husband and two teenaged daughters; a family favorite is working together to get out of escape rooms!

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Email Address

Phone Number

+1 312 476 7519

Additional Information

Education & Admissions

  • University of Illinois at Chicago, B.S.


  • What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
    If you can’t change it, why worry about it, and if you can change it, why worry about it?

  • What was your first pet?
    My first pet was a white dog; her name was lightening. She gave birth to two litters of puppies when I was a kid.

  • What was your first job?
    I started my first job in 1983 as a cashier in a grocery store. There were no scanners and no plastic bags (except for produce and meat)! I met many people and am fortunate enough to have stayed in touch with some of them.

“I want to thank you for all of your help on the sale of the corner of State and Elm. Special thanks to Erika. She was outstanding!!! She was always a few steps ahead of me.” - Todd Mintz, Jones Lang LaSalle