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Alex Arenkill

Alex Arenkill joined the Chicago office of Howard Ecker + Company in 2017 as an Office Leasing Specialist.

Alex began his career as a caddie at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois. From his work caddying, he was awarded the Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship to Miami University.

Alex’s past experiences include interning for Howard Ecker + Company during the summer of 2016, interning for Northern Row Brewery in Cincinnati, and volunteering as a hockey mentor for young players in the Chicago-land area.

Alex graduated from Miami University’s Farmer School of Business with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.

Alex is a Par Club member and a member of the Chicago Evans Scholars Young Alumni Committee. He lives in the Lakeview area of Chicago where he loves to play hockey, golf, read, and spend time with family and friends.

Just a sample of our well-served clients over the years

Clients Testimonials

When my company was expanding nationally, we need to rent office space on many cities around the country.  Ira Perlman from Howard Ecker & Company led our projects and was terrific.  He understood our needs, scoped out the geography, negotiated on our behalf and presented us with good options.  We never could have done it without their help.  It greatly minimized my time required.  When we decided that we needed a larger corporate facility, they were part of the team of our “build to suit” development.  Ira and Howard Ecker always were OUR advocates

-Rich Magid/Millard Group

Julie Silverstein/ Errand Solutions

Howard Ecker and his team have been trusted advisors of mine for over a decade and through three different companies. No one is better at representing tenants from simple to complex lease situations. The deep relationships that Howard brings to the table ensure that you will always have excellent rent options and favorable lease terms. I highly recommend Howard Ecker and company.

Julie Silverstein/ Errand Solutions

Nadine E Bolger /Northwestern

“Working with Valentine at Howard Ecker has been a truly wonderful experience. She has consistently negotiated on my business’ behalf at our downtown Chicago flagship location and was immensely helpful with the location search for our suburban satellite office. She is incredibly knowledgeable about rental agreements, market value and attractiveness of location.  I have always believed the well-being of our business is her priority and never doubted her moral integrity. I plan to continue a very long relationship with Valentine and the Howard Ecker firm.”


Nadine E Bolger /Northwestern

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