Debbie Corson - Vice Chairman
312-899-1094

Chicago, IL

dcorson@aranewmark.com

Debbie Corson is currently vice chairman of ARA, A Newmark Company and is one of the original founding partners of ARA. She leads ARA Newmark's Midwest division which specializes in the sale and finance of multihousing properties and portfolios through the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and Michigan. The foundation of the firm is built upon over 31 years of experience providing performance-based service and developing long-standing relationships with many of the largest real estate companies in the U.S., including AMLI Residential, AIMCO, Camden Property Trust, DRA Advisors, General Investment & Development Co., ING Realty Partners, John Hancock, Jupiter Realty Company and Sentinel Real Estate Corporation. A Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) since 1994, Ms. Corson has negotiated the sale of over $1.9 billion in multifamily properties and has dominated the Midwest multifamily sales market throughout her career. Her tri-state sales have earned her the #1 Midwest Top Producer award for the past four years from the Commercial Real Estate Council of Greater Cincinnati. Ms. Corson is a frequent contributor to industry publications and panels, including GlobeSt.com, RealShare conferences, Apartment Finance Today and Multihousing News. 

Matt Newcomer - Director
937-439-1094

Chicago, IL

mnewcomer@aranewmark.com

Matt Newcomer is a member of ARA, A Newmark Company’s Midwest investment sales team focusing on multifamily properties in Ohio and Kentucky. He has over 4 years of experience in commercial real estate and has been involved in the sale of over $400 million in multifamily assets for both private and institutional investors. He is involved in all aspects of the acquisition and disposition process including research, business development, marketing, negotiating, and closing. To the benefit of his clients, Matt has the ability to add value to every step of the sales cycle through his in-depth knowledge of the market. Matt graduated from Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business with a concentration in finance and real estate.

George Skaff - Managing Director
937-439-1094

Columbus, OH

gskaff@aranewmark.com

George Skaff has over 11 years of real estate experience. He deals exclusively in multifamily and focuses on Ohio and Northern Kentucky. Since joining Apartment Realty Advisors, George has been directly involved in the sale of over $1.4 billion in multifamily assets. George is based in Columbus, Ohio and graduated from Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business. He is involved in all steps of the marketing process, including market research, business development, underwriting, valuation, negotiation and closing. With a diverse background in real estate, George has the ability to bring an all-encompassing view to his clients in the disposition process.

Susan Lawson - Managing Director
312-899-1094

Chicago, IL

slawson@aranewmark.com

Susan Lawson, a native of Chicago, deals exclusively in large multifamily properties and specializes in the Midwestern states of Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. Susan is involved in all aspects of the marketing process including market research, business and client development, asset valuation and underwriting, contract negotiation and closing. Since joining ARA, A Newmark Company, Susan has been involved in the sale of over $402 million in multifamily assets. Susan obtained her MBA from Loyola University after receiving her undergraduate degree from University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Mike Surak - Associate
312-899-1094

Columbus, OH

msurak@aranewmark.com

Mike Surak is a multifamily specialist on ARA's Midwest team and is based in the Chicago office.  Mike exclusively represents buyers and sellers of large multifamily investment properties throughout Illinois and Indiana, and is responsible for asset valuation, marketing, financial underwriting, and client development.  Apartment Realty Advisors' expertise, access to capital flows, and high volume of deals allows the team to advise owners on accurate market positioning and long-term investment strategies for wealth generation and preservation.  Clients benefit from Mike’s market knowledge, work ethic and passion for real estate.  Mike graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance, and is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Illinois.