Mark Ziemke

Leasing Strategy Manager - Development

About Mark Ziemke

Mark Ziemke serves as the Leasing Strategy Manager for Luxury Living Chicago Realty. He oversees all on-site leasing strategy execution, including ongoing release schedules, pricing, signage placement, model installations, and tour path planning.

In addition, he manages high-level relationships with developer clients, construction companies, and property management partners, as well as oversees pre-development consulting, which includes rent and PPSF forecasting, exhaustive comp studies, architectural floor plan review, and comprehensive development analysis.

Mark brings over 9 years of real estate experience, including three years as a top broker, two years as an on-site leasing agent during the lease-up of 500 Lake Shore, and most recently, launching over 25 properties over four years with Luxury Living Chicago. He uses his unique renter’s perspective ideology to create the perfect balance of understanding what the market needs while achieving the highest possible PPSF for our developer clients.

After spending the majority of his life in California, where he received his degree in Advertising from Chapman University in Orange, CA, he spent 10 years in advertising and marketing as a copywriter and interactive project manager before turning to real estate in Chicago. Mark has spent the last 11 years in Chicago with his wife, Amy.

First Chicago Apartment

High-rise in the South Loop.

Favorite Thing About Chicago

The view of the beautiful Chicago skyline from the lake.

Quote to Live By

Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important, capture good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t turn out, take another shot. - Unknown

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Nov 30, 2018

Where to Find the Best Gold Coast Chicago Real Estate


There is a lot to love about living in the Gold Coast Chicago. The Gold Coast neighborhood has always been a hot destination for renters, but with the opening of several new apartment buildings, there are even more reasons to love Gold Coast luxury apartments. Two luxury additions to the [...]

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Apr 3, 2018

Looking for Somewhere Unique to Live? Check Out These Bucktown Apartments


Looking for Somewhere Unique to Live? Check Out These Bucktown Apartments A true Chicago hotspot is Bucktown and it is also one of the best neighborhoods to find brand new apartments in the city. Centrum Bucktown is a beautiful building with luxury finishes, amenities, and proximity to the [...]

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Mar 10, 2018

How to Get Apartment Concessions


With over ten years of experience helping our clients find the perfect Chicago apartment, Luxury Living Chicago Realty offers a deep knowledge base when it comes to renting an apartment. We love educating our clients, it’s a huge part of our process to answer any in-depth questions renters may [...]

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Mar 4, 2018

Negotiating Your Rent — Should You Do it?


With over ten years of experience helping our clients find the perfect home in Chicago, Luxury Living Chicago Realty is here to help answer any questions you have about renting an apartment. Negotiating Your Rent A big part of our process is helping clients understand what they need to know [...]

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Mar 1, 2018

Effective Rent vs. Actual Rent — What’s the Difference?


With over ten years of experience helping our clients find the perfect home in Chicago, Luxury Living Chicago Realty is here to help answer any questions you have about renting an apartment. A big part of our process is helping clients understand what you need to know about Chicago apartment [...]

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Feb 16, 2018

Why You Should Care About Net Effective Rent


With over ten years of experience helping our clients find the perfect home in Chicago, Luxury Living Chicago Realty is here to help answer any questions you have about renting an apartment. A big part of our process is helping clients understand what you need to know about Chicago apartment [...]

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