Andy Velkme, CIPS

Senior Commercial Broker

Andy Velkme, CIPS

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Andy's Story:

Andy is a Commercial Real Estate Broker, Adviser and Speaker focused on innovative real estate concepts including co-living, co-working, adaptive reuse, creative mixed use and incubation spaces. I partner with Developers, PropTech Firms, Investors and Owner/Operators. I look worldwide for concepts and ideas that are changing the way we all use space on a day to day basis. I work globally, nationally and locally.

Prior to embarking in a career in commercial real estate Andy was the Director of a Global Market Research Solutions company that facilitated qualitative and quantitative research throughout the United States, Europe and South America for many of the world’s most influential brands including Apple, Microsoft, North Face, Vans and Puma. Andy’s international market research experience gives him a deep understanding of both the cultural and regional differences in consumer behavior and brand strategy. Further, Andy has hands on experience with emerging technologies in global business.

Andy is a dual citizen of the United States of America and the European Union, as a citizen of the Republic of Latvia. Andy represents a diverse book of clients locally, nationally and internationally. He is focused on building his client base of international firms and investors, especially those planning to expand into the US marketplace. Currently he represents Berlin based Property Technology firm Medici Living Group in the expansion of their Quarter’s brand co-living concept into the United States market.

Primary License ID:

  • 475.162264

Primary License State:

  • IL


  • Member, Northern Illinois Commercial Association of Realtors (NICAR)
  • Member, Chicago Association of Realtors (CAR)
  • Member, National Association of Realtors (NAR)
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Member, Western Springs Business Association
  • Member, Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Bolingbrook Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce

Market Areas:

  • Chicago Metropolitan Area


  • Development
  • Retail Tenant Representation
  • National Retail Dispositions


  • Certified International Property Specialist

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