Matt Silver is a partner with Urban Real Estate and has gained a national reputation as one of the premier real estate brokers in Chicago for his in-depth market knowledge, and persistence to close the most prudent deal for his buyers and sellers. Known for his success working with high-profile VIPs including major league sports figures, film and media celebrities, and CEOs, Matt maintains the strictest confidentiality and privacy possible on their behalf while often negotiating news-making deals across Chicago. With his team at Urban, Matt takes pride in offering clients a concierge, one-on-one service, that is unparalleled in the industry.
Matt began his career in the commercial real estate sector in 1998 before making the transition to focus on residential transactions. His industry experience in the downtown Chicago and North Shore markets, along with his attention to every detail in the negotiation, affords clients near or far the assurance that their interests are front and center.
The key to Matt’s business is walking clients through the process to better understand their end goals, and ensure their short and long-term objectives are addressed. Knowing what to ask while guiding a client through the deal results in a strategic purchase or sale that exceeds his clients’ expectations.
Quoted by the Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, and often featured in news stories on TV and radio as the 2017 president of the Chicago Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R), Matt represents nearly 14,000 REALTOR® members, and acts as their voice for real estate in Chicago. The veteran brings years of experience not only knowing who the players are on the other side of the deal, but often sharing his insights with lawmakers locally and in D.C., to help shape policy related to taxes, loan programs, and property rights. Matt has also been recognized as a Chicago REALTORS® Top Producer by every year since 1999.
Matt was named among a few distinguished brokers who have been appointed to represent the state REALTORS® trade association, Illinois REALTORS®, and work closely with foreign consulates to promote real estate in Illinois, with Matt serving as Israel’s liaison.
Above all, Matt’s greatest passion is his teenage son, Grant. The two can often be seen at his hockey games, or traveling to sports events in Chicago and across the country.
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