December 26, 2012
Mike Demetriou has been appointed chief operating officer (COO) of Baum Realty Group LLC. He will spend a significant amount of time supporting BRG's national real estate services division, which serves national retailers and franchisors to help scale their operations faster and more efficiently than they otherwise would be able to if they hired their own real estate professionals internally.
Demetriou was previously a senior real estate associate at both Sidley Austin and SNR Denton in Chicago, where he focused on the financing, acquisition, disposition, and leasing of commercial real estate throughout the country. His practice also included zoning and land use matters for businesses and universities as well as non-profit entities. Prior to his career as an attorney, Mike worked in executive compensation for Hughes, Lucent and managed business development for a closely held telecommunications consulting firm. He received a Bachelor's degree from Cornell University and a law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law.