Robert W. Matanky concurrently serves as President of Matanky and Matanky, Ltd., a law firm which concentrates in business and commercial real estate transactions and litigation. Mr. Matanky is involved with every phase of real estate development including acquisition, zoning, financing, structuring, negotiation, construction, management, tax assessment and disposition.
A licensed attorney, real estate broker and insurance broker, Mr. Matanky graduated with Honors from both the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Engineering and Chicago Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Subsequently Mr. Matanky earned his MBA degree with a specialization in finance from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.
Mr. Matanky is a member of the Real Estate Investment Association (REIA) and served as a member of its Board of Directors from 1990-2003. He also served as a National Group Vice President of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Real Estate Securities and Syndication Institute (RESSI) in 1989-1990, and earned the designation of Specialist in Real Estate Securities (SRS) from RESSI in 1985. in 1992, he earned the NAR designation of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM). He has served as a legislative contact for the Illinois Association of Realtors and as a member of the Arbitration Committee and the Group Investment Council of the Chicago Association of Realtors. He is a member of the Northern Illinois Commercial Association of Realtors and the Illinois State Bar Association, and serves on the Real Property Law and Continuing Legal Education committees for the Chicago Bar Association.
Mr. Matanky is a past president of The Decalogue Society of Lawyers and currently serves as president of The Decalogue Foundation. He has served and continues to serve in numerous leadership capacities in philanthropic, educational and community building organizations.
Listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who in the Midwest, Mr. Matanky has lectured on real estate topics for a number of institutions including the University of Illinois, IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, the National Association of Realtors, the Chicago Association of Realtors, The Decalogue Society of Lawyers and the Chicago Jewish Historical Society.