Steven H. Podolsky, SIORPrincipal
Steven H. Podolsky, SIOR, a veteran with nearly 50 years of industry experience, is involved in the brokerage and asset management activities, and as a Board Member, of Podolsky Circle CORFAC International. Steve is very active in many professional organizations, as noted below. He is one of the founding members of CORFAC International, a worldwide brokerage network, of which Podolsky Circle is a charter member.
Based on the success he has enjoyed in his real estate career, and in his professional and community activities for nearly five decades, Steve was elected in 2010 to the inaugural class of the Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame.
Steve has been a recipient of both national and international awards from SIOR, CORFAC, and FIABCI, including awards for the largest individual transaction, largest number of transactions in a given year, and the most creative transaction. Steve has been awarded the Distinguished Service Howell Watson Award from SIOR and an Honorary Membership from AIRE for long term, meritorious service. He has also been named SIOR Instructor of the Year. Additionally, Steve has received the prestigious Medal of Honor from both FIABCI International and FIABCI-USA for his dedicated service to the organization, and the Charles B. King Award from CORFAC International for his devoted and exceptional service to the organization. Steve recently received a Distinguished Service Award from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, and is a Director for Life at the Jewish Council for Youth Services (JCYS). He was honored by JCYS in 2015 at their annual Gala Dinner.
Also in 2015, the Chicago Chapter of SIOR awarded Steve with the prestigious Richard G. Levy President’s Award. Richard was a long time partner and close friend of Steve’s for 30 years. Steve has been a recipient of the Award for Excellence from the Illinois Real Estate Journal, and has been recognized by Real Estate Forum Magazine and CoStar National Listing Service as a top 25 broker nationally and in the Chicago metro area, respectively. In 2016, in recognition of his contributions in helping CORFAC International to grow globally, CORFAC created the Steven H. Podolsky International Member of the Year Award.
Steve currently serves on the Boards of Directors of: the Orlando EB5 Immigration Regional Center, Small Bay Partners, LLC and Realvest Development, LLC, all real estate development or real estate finance companies in Central Florida.
Steve’s speaking and teaching engagements have taken him throughout the United States and globally on behalf of many organizations, including:
- The Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®
- CORFAC International
- FIABCI International and FIABCI USA
- King Sturge and Company (London)
- Real Estate Boards of Boston, Memphis, Columbus & Toronto
- DePaul University
- Oakton Community College
- American Bar Association/Real Estate Division
- Real Estate Association of Bogota, Columbia