Full Name
Deena Zimmerman
Job Title
Vice President
SVN Chicago
Speaker Bio
Deena Zimmerman is an award-winning broker who has worked in the real estate industry since 2004. Serving as a vice president in the SVN Chicago office and as SVN National Retail Council Co-Chair, Deena’s focus is on tenant representation, specializing in finding high quality sites throughout Chicagoland and surrounding areas for national operators, franchisees, and first-time entrepreneurs. Deena also specializes in the sale and leasing of retail, investment and development properties and she is a trusted expert in Cannabis real estate.

Deena brings a consistent, positive, upbeat attitude with an honest and straightforward approach to each and every assignment. Her skills in negotiating and her attention to detail have proven to be invaluable to all parties in a transaction. With extensive experience representing both Landlords and Tenants, she understands what it takes to get the transaction completed. Deena’s commitment to her clients is unmatched, and she believes relationship building is key to her success, and that of her clients as well.

Deena has built an extensive network of contacts through her involvement in several local and national organizations. She was the 2017 Commercial Liaison for the National Association of Realtors and she is an advisory board member for Chicago Cannabis Executives. Deena is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, WIRL (Women in Retail Leasing), and serves as a Mentor for the Goldie Wolfe Miller Women Leaders in Real Estate Initiative. In 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017, she was honored by Chicago Agent Magazine as one of 50 Chicago Powerhouses in their annual “Who’s Who” issue and has been the only female commercial agent chosen. She has been honored every year with the SVN Chicago Commercial Top Production Award for her achievements in sales/leasing. Deena is a recognized industry leader and public speaker and she has presented at national conferences and to various industry groups and associations throughout the United States.
Deena Zimmerman