Born out of the 2008 housing crisis, civil engineer, Drew Millard, saw an opportunity to capitalize on one the largest real estate downturn the country had ever seen. Property management and leasing needs were on the rise and operators and service providers were abandoning the market rapidly. With a lucky number 33, and a lot of perseverance, he took the plunge into real estate full time.
The vision from inception of the Company was to execute an integrated services model; a platform consisting of Property Management, Residential Leasing, Investment Brokerage, Construction and Distressed Real Estate Services. Not only was this model designed to weather the cyclical nature of the real estate market, but also to offer clients a full service solution to their real estate investment needs. Demand for its Residential Leasing, Property Management and Distressed Real Estate Services skyrocketed as the market emerged from the housing crisis, which helped organically grow its Investment Brokerage and Construction operations. With the integrated services model taking shape, Drew realized he needed partners to capitalize on the growth opportunities ahead.
As luck would have it, he convinced long time friend and CPA, Eric Weber, to abandon Corporate America in 2012 and join him for the ride. Two passionate entrepreneurs with a relentless drive quickly realized they were growing faster than they anticipated. They needed help fortifying the Company’s infrastructure to sustain it for long term growth. Luckily, they found their solution from within. Susan Beyler had joined 33 from the investment banking world as a leasing agent shortly after the Company was formed. For the next 4 years she spent as much time leasing as she did tirelessly contributing to the Company’s operational and strategic goals. Realizing they couldn’t go much further without her, Drew and Eric made Susan a partner in 2013.
Three professionals with dramatically different backgrounds and no formal real estate training, came together to create a business model that had not yet been seen in Chicago’s real estate market. With unconventional backgrounds, a combined passion for real estate and the most exceptional real estate professionals in the industry, 33 was built to be Your Foundation for Real Estate Success.TM