Mr. Max has been involved in real estate since 1997 and has participated in acquisitions, ownership and sales of multi-family apartment buildings, mixed use buildings, single family homes, and vacant land. He specializes in acquiring distressed multi-family properties, rehabbing them and either converting them to condominiums or keeping them as affordable apartments with caring and responsible tenants that become a positive influence in their community.
As managing partner of MLC Properties, Mr. Max has acquired and rehabbed hundreds of distressed multi-family apartments to affordable condominiums by practically rebuilding the entire building. A normal conversion would entail extensive construction, including all new plumbing, electric, HVAC, drywall, floors, roofs, masonry, etc... By acting as General Contractor and utilizing his own staff, the construction work was done at a fraction of the cost of would normally be incurred. Under MLC Properties, he owns and manages hundreds of apartment units throughout Chicago and its suburbs. Mr. Max and his staff are located in Rogers Park, where he owns several buildings. They also own and manage buildings in the far south suburb of Flossmoor, the south side of Chatham, as far west as Austin, and as far northwest as Albany Park.
Mr. Max was past President of the Rogers Park Builders Group for six years and is currently Vice President of the Neighborhood Building Owners Alliance. He is on the advisory board to the Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Buildings, and was a member of the 49th ward zoning committee. Mr. Max has a general contractor license, is a Illinois licensed realtor and is a certified "lead renovator". He received a bachelors of arts degree and graduated from Northern Illinois University.