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Michael Ellch

Vice President of Development

​​​​Michael Ellch is vice president of development at Related Midwest, leading the acquisition and financing for several of the firm's market-rate and luxury properties. Since joining the firm in 2011, Mr. Ellch has played a key role in a number of high-profile projects, including 500 Lake Shore Drive, which represents Chicago's first Related Rentals building and continues to command some of the city's highest rents. Most recently, he led the acquisition of the former ParkView development, now known as 451 E. Grand, which is a planned hybrid residential tower designed by Robert A.M. Stern. Mr. Ellch was also instrumental in assembling the partnership for 1035 W. Van Buren, a planned luxury rental tower in Chicago's fast-growing West Loop neighborhood.

Mr. Ellch came to Related Midwest from New York City-based real estate developer Property Markets Group. He is a board member of City of Hope Future Leaders; a member of the Urban Land Institute, where he sits on the members-only Events Planning Committee; and  the co-director of Mentors for Minds Matter Chicago. Mr. Ellch earned his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University and holds a master's in real estate development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.​

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Developer of the Year
  • Developer of the Year
  • Developer of the Year
  • Developer of the Year, Related Midwest and Biggest Draw, 500 Lake Shore Drive
  • Pride in Construction Award - Residential Project of the Year

IN THE NEWS

A Look Inside Morris Adjmi's Newly Completed Landmark West Loop Apartment Tower
Curbed Chicago
10/9/2017
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An Early Look Inside the West Loop's 'Landmark' Apartment Tower
Curbed Chicago
5/16/2017
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In South Loop, Plans for City Within the City Begin Taking Shape
Chicago Tribune
5/12/2017
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Lendlease, Related Midwest Celebrate Topping Out of Landmark West Loop
Multi-Housing News
3/29/2017
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A closer look at the West Loop's upcoming "Landmark" apartments
Curbed Chicago
3/15/2017
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Time Lapse Shows Early Progress on Steeterville's One Bennett Park Tower
Curbed Chicago
2/6/2017
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The Latest Look at the West Loop Construction Boom
Curbed Chicago
1/31/2017
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West Loop Apartment Project Lands $97 Million in Financing
Crain's Chicago Business
6/2/2016
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Resort-style Swimming Pools at Chicago Area Rentals
Chicago Tribune
7/12/2015
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8 Chicago Apartment Towers That Feature Awesome Amenities
Curbed Chicago
6/5/2015
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