Two Veteran Boutique Chicago Retail Real Estate Firms Announce Merger

Stone Real Estate and RN Realty to Join Forces

Chicago, IL – Two longstanding Chicago commercial real estate firms have merged to broaden their capabilities to serve commercial real estate tenants, landlords and investors. The principals of Stone Real Estate and RN Realty have merged into one collaborative team under the Stone Real Estate umbrella.

RN Realty principals Leigh Rabman and Noah O’Neill will join Stone Real Estate as principals, joining John Vance and Jason Gustaveson as stockholders, expanding Stone’s capabilities to include additional leasing strength as well as investment sales and advisory services.  Longtime Stone Senior Associates Megan Giroux, Will Winter and Jamie Kaplan will continue to serve the combined clients of the firm.

“We are extremely excited about the addition of the RN Realty Team to Stone Real Estate,” said David Stone, Founder of Stone Real Estate. “We share similar business cultures and values and see this as a natural extension to both our business and growth strategy.  Both of our firms are experiencing increases in landlord and tenant representation business coming out of the pandemic and growing the firm with two such seasoned professionals will enhance our ability to service our clients.”

“Picking partners is always difficult and having personally known and worked alongside David Stone for over 20 years made our decision that much easier”, said Leigh Rabman, founder of RN Realty.” Stone Real Estate’s integrity is without question and their team brings the highest level of professionalism to the table. RN Realty prides itself as “a small firm performing Big Firm Work” and with the Stone Team will now provide exceptional results for its clients in a somewhat “Bigger Firm”.

Stone Real Estate was founded in 1997 and focuses on retail leasing in urban Chicago and select suburbs as well as Minneapolis, Louisville and Indianapolis.

RN Realty was founded in 1991 and focuses on retail, office and industrial leasing, investment sales as well as advisory and consulting services to owners, investors and others seeking strategic assistance with their real estate needs.