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About Us

Eric M. Maletsky

President and Principal Owner

Eric, a CPA and Chartered Accountant (South Africa), immigrated to the USA in 1979 and worked with the Chicago based accounting and auditing firm of Altschuler, Melvoin & Glasser. Prior to forming Malet Realty Ltd. Eric was a Principal and Executive Vice President of Klaff Realty Ltd.

Eric has extensive experience in all aspects of the real estate business ranging from the total rehabilitation and releasing of Chicago Loop high rise office buildings such as the 400,000 square foot for Marshall Fields store for men located at 25 East Washington street, and the 300,000 square foot former Lyttons department store building located at 14 East Jackson Boulevard, to the ground-up development of single-tenant build-to-suits.

In 1999 Eric achieved the status of “Preferred Developer” for the Walgreen Co. and has acquired substantial experience and knowledge in the acquisition of land and the construction of facilities in accordance with strict and rigorous plan and specifications.

Eric has represented the landlord interests in lease negotiations for millions of square feet of space and similarly has represented tenants in numerous leasing transactions. He has dealt with prestigious tenants such as Old Navy (Gap) in the flagship store in downtown Chicago, Bed Bath & Beyond, Starbucks, Bally Health Clubs, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers and others.

Eric became a US Citizen in 1986 and has been active on numerous boards and associations. He served as a Trustee of the Briarwood Scholarship Foundation and an Advisory Board Member of the Roosevelt University Chicago School of Real Estate. From 1988 -1995 Eric was a board member of the Community Foundation for Jewish Education of Metropolitan Chicago and was President of Young Men’s Jewish Council 1987-1988.


Michael Semenow (CPS)

Vice President Property Management

Michael joined Malet Realty, Ltd. in February 2009 as a Property Manager. In August 2009, after quickly demonstrating his skill and operational strength, he was promoted to Vice President Property Management. He is responsible for overseeing all the day to day operations of the management staff and the managed properties.

Prior to joining Malet Realty, Ltd., Michael had 10 years of property management experience working for a company that managed a portfolio of properties for out of State Owners that included approximately 3 million square feet of local properties as well as an additional 1 million square feet of out of State properties. He also worked for a local developer managing a portfolio of self-owned properties. Michael currently holds the designation of Certified Property Management Specialist (CPS).