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Erika J. Blaze


Erika is a paralegal in the firm’s Real Estate Group.  She has nearly two decades of experience and has focused on real estate transactions since 2003.  Her main areas of concentration are sales and acquisitions of national properties with an emphasis on manufactured housing communities.

Erika loves the challenge that comes with keeping a transaction organized from day one of a contract until the deal is closed. She has the most fun in the days leading up to closing and enjoys working with attorneys, clients, title company representatives and surveyors to ensure that every detail of the transaction is addressed in a timely fashion.

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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