Malek Abdulsamad, Agent in Chicago - Compass

Malek Abdulsamad

Real Estate Consultant

Retail & Office Leasing
Commercial & Residential Investment Sales


B.A. Architecture Engineering, 2007, Damascus University
Masters, Urban Planning + Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2014


Lambda Alpha International; the honorary Land Economics Society
Chicago Central Area Committee, Member of the Executive Board for the Young Leaders Group
Streeterville Neighborhood Organization (SOAR)
Urban Land Institute
ICSC: International Council of Shopping Centers

About Malek

Malek is an architect, urban planner and a real estate consultant who enjoys living in a dense, vibrant and complex city.

Being an architect, Malek has extensive experience is designing residential and commercial properties through his past job at I.D. Architecture where he worked on a variety of projects including retail, hotels and residential multi-family buildings.

Malek specializes in commercial real estate and investment sales, he enjoys advising investors and working with growing companies and advising them on their commercial real estate strategy.

Beside Real Estate, Malek is the author of the Streeterville Neighborhood Plan of 2014, co-author of the New Development annual brief for the Streeterville Chamber of Commerce 2015-18, member of the steering committee for the Central Area Connector Transitway study by the Chicago Central Area Committee 2017, and an active participant in different community planning initiatives concerning downtown Chicago including the Chicago Neighborhoods Now initiative by the Department of Planning and Development and others.

Prior to joining Compass, Malek worked at Related Realty, the brokerage arm of Related Midwest and was awarded the 2018 Curt Baily Excellence Award for outstanding performance.

Malek has a Masters' degree in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is an American Planning Association- IL Award recipient.


5429 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL

Fully leased 7,300+ SF mixed-use building in Lincoln Square between W Bryn Mawr Ave and Foster Ave on Lincoln Avenue. Building features one commercial tenant- a restaurant, 6 residential units and 6 parking spaces in addition to a Valet drop off zone upfront for the use of the restaurant.

All units are renovated, new roof, HVAC, plumbing and windows were installed in 2018.

Great investment property with room for further improvements.


3700 South Iron Street, Chicago, IL

Former butter factory built in 1920 and converted to a 50,000+ SF office building in 2018. Building has lots of character and offers flexible spaces that can accommodate anywhere from a small 300 SF office to a 10,000 SF full floor office. The ground floor has a large event space that can be used by tenants or leased on a per event basis and the top floor has a co-working space that offers offices with 1-12 desk capacity.

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