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Valentine Ecker Klutznick

Senior Vice President of Brokerage

Valentine Ecker Klutznick joined the Chicago office of Howard Ecker + Company in 2008. Valentine specializes in representing corporate tenants looking for office space, as well as assisting them in the re-negotiation of their current lease commitments.

Valentine joined Howard Ecker + Company after working for over three years at Centrum Properties, a highly respected residential and commercial developer. While at Centrum, she was involved in the sales and development of City Front Plaza, a $100 million residential development. Moving from residential sales to commercial tenant representation has allowed Valentine to focus on her greatest strength, which is providing excellent customer service by always focusing on the needs of her clients and developing lasting relationships with them. Valentine’s most recent deals include MNML and BigMarker.

A native of the Chicago area, Valentine is an alumnus of The Latin School of Chicago. She graduated from Rollins College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.

Valentine lives in Bucktown with her husband. She enjoys cooking, and has been labeled Imelda Marcos by all of her family members.

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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