Who We Are

Sean Sharko

Sean Sharko

Senior Vice President Investments

Tel: (630) 570-2238
Sean.Sharko@marcusmillichap.com

Sean Sharko joined Marcus & Millichap in November 2004 as a specialist in multi and single tenant net-leased retail and medical investments. Since joining Marcus & Millichap, Sean has closed over 548 transactions in over 28 states with a total value over $2 billion and received multiple Sales Recognition Awards.

In 2009, Sean formed a partnership with Austin Weisenbeck, a fellow retail and medical specialist from the Oakbrook office. Together they remain dedicated to growing the Sharko|Weisenbeck team and brand in an effort to continue to expand their reach in the retail and medical investment property marketplace.

Prior to joining Marcus & Millichap, Sean was a partner and operator in his family’s food service business. As a third generation operator, Sean helped grow the corporate client base of the company. Sean is a Chicago native and in his free time he enjoys spending time with his two children, Gianna and Anthony.

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Austin Weisenbeck

Austin Weisenbeck

Senior Vice President Investments

Tel: (630) 570-2169
Austin.Weisenbeck@marcusmillichap.com

In 2007, Austin Weisenbeck began his career with Marcus & Millichap specializing in multi and single tenant net-leased retail and medical investments throughout the Chicago market. He represents corporate, private, and institutional clients in the disposition and acquisition of both investment properties and under-utilized assets.

Since joining Marcus & Millichap, Austin has closed over 548 transactions in over 28 states with a total value over $2 billion. In 2009, he formed a partnership with Sean Sharko, a fellow retail and medical specialist from the Oakbrook office. Together they remain dedicated to growing the Sharko|Weisenbeck team and brand in an effort to continue to expand their reach in the retail and medical investment property marketplace.

Austin graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. In his free time, Austin enjoys spending time with friends and family, as well as traveling, golfing, and playing tennis.

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Adrian Mendoza

Adrian Mendoza

First Vice President Investments

Tel: (630) 570-2163
adrian.mendoza@marcusmillichap.com

Adrian Mendoza joined Marcus & Millichap in November of 2010, specializing in single and multi-tenant net-leased retail properties. Since joining Marcus & Millichap, Adrian has closed over 116 separate transactions throughout the Chicagoland area with a total value exceeding $493 million. His clients include a multitude of high net worth private investors, developers, syndicators and private equity groups. Adrian has received numerous Sales Recognition Awards since joining the firm.

In 2013, Adrian formed a partnership with Sean Sharko and Austin Weisenbeck, two fellow retail specialists from the Chicago Oakbrook office. Together Adrian, Austin and Sean are consistently among the most active retail teams in the Chicagoland area.

Adrian graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Communication with a minor in Business from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. In his spare time, Adrian enjoys being with his family, his wife Kim, son Nathan and their dog Hershey. Adrian and Kim also share a passion for food and cook together as much as possible.

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Casey Giglio

Casey Giglio

Director of Marketing

(630) 570-2216
casey.giglio@marcusmillichap.com

Casey Giglio was brought on by Sean and Austin as their Marketing Coordinator in 2015. Since starting, she has continuously helped transform the SharkoWeisenbeck brand to surpass client expectations, as well as implemented various marketing tracking methods to target our client’s wants and needs more effectively. Most of her time is spent assisting our team with any marketing materials and ensuring our marketing deadlines are met.

Casey Graduated from Miami University with her Bachelor’s degree focused in Architecture. Since graduating, she has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and skills from her various careers, including graphic design, marketing, project management, information technology, and financial planning. She has also been a licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker.

In Casey’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Chris and her family, as well as painting, reading and playing tennis.

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Matthew Emerick

Matthew Emerick

Associate

(630) 570-2173
matthew.emerick@marcusmillichap.com

Matt Emerick joined the Sharko/Weisenbeck team in August of 2018 as an associate. He specializes in single tenant net leased investment properties throughout the Chicagoland area. Matt graduated from DePaul University in May of 2018 where he studied economics and played baseball. Matt has a passion for sales and real estate, which he gained through a variety of internship experiences during his college career. Through holding analyst, sales, and operations roles, Matt has been able to narrow his vision regarding a career path and ultimately hopes to play a major role in the expansion of the Sharko|Weisenbeck team. In his free time, Matt enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and playing a variety of sports, particularly golf.

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Steven Krueger

Steven Krueger

Assocaite

(630) 570-2186
steven.krueger@marcusmillichap.com

Steven Krueger joined Marcus & Millichap in July 2018 as an agent candidate. In August of 2018, Steven formed a partnership with Sean Shark and Austin Weisenbeck. Steven’s focus is on high credit anchored, multi-tenant shopping centers throughout the Midwest and Central United States market.

Steven graduated from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance with a Real Estate Specialization from the Gies College of Business.

Steven is associated with the Eisenberg Foundation as well as the Rho Epsilon Real Estate Association where he was team captain for multiple nationwide and regional case competitions. In his free time, Steven enjoys bodybuilding, spending time with his friends and family and hopes to travel to three new countries a year.

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Kevin Wiersema

Kevin Wiersema

Agent Candidate

(630) 570-2161
kevin.wiersema@marcusmillichap.com

Kevin N. Wiersema began his career with Marcus & Millichap March of 2019 with a vision for growth, unlimited opportunities, and a desire to cultivate successful client relationships. He quickly formed a partnership with Sean and Austin joining the Sharko|Weisenbeck Team. Kevin specializes in multi-tenant retail investments throughout the Midwest, Central United States and has continued to develop new partnerships nationally.

Prior to joining Marcus & Millichap, Kevin held several positions over his ten-year career at a Chicago based 3PL Logistics company, which was later purchased by UPS in a $3 billion acquisition. As a Sr. National Account Manager, Kevin was primarily responsible for business development and mentoring brokers. Kevin grew and maintained partnerships in the face of a recession and excelled when delivering FEMA relief.

Kevin grew up in Chicago’s Southwestern suburbs; and graduated from Saint Xavier with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. While in college Kevin played four years of collegiate Football. Kevin enjoys time with his wife Danielle and two boys, listening to podcasts, reading, golfing, riding motorcycles, scuba diving, listening to live music, and traveling to new cities.

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Michele Ellis

Michele Ellis

Senior Transaction Coordinator

(630) 570-2149
michele.ellis@marcusmillichap.com

Michele “Shel” Ellis is Senior Transaction Coordinator for the Sharko|Weisenbeck Team and has been in the commercial real estate industry for over 18 years. Since joining Marcus & Millichap in December of 2014, she has assisted in closing 200+ separate transactions (3.5M sf) across multiple disciplines, including retail shopping centers, single tenant, medical-office and multi-use properties. Shel plays a key role in our transactions from list to close, and all points in between.

Prior to joining Marcus & Millichap, Shel served as Transaction Coordinator (2012-2014) for the dispositions team at InvenTrust (formerly known as Inland American REIT) in Oak Brook, Illinois. Her team was tasked with streamlining the portfolio, which equaled 70+ transactions (9.8M sf) within two years, and was comprised of an eclectic mix of strips centers, prisons, charter schools, student housing, multi-housing, high profile office (IDS Tower in Minneapolis) and other retail joint ventures.

Shel began her commercial real estate career at CB Richard Ellis (1999-2011), as Division Administrator for the Capital Markets Group, (a global oversight team based in downtown Chicago), and Executive Assistant to the President of Investments Properties.

In her free time, Shel enjoys practicing yoga, weight lifting, and swimming/diving.

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Matthew Schneider

Matthew Schneider

Financial Analyst

(630) 570-2158
matthew.schneider@marcusmillichap.com

In December 2017, Matt Schneider began his career with Marcus & Millichap as a financial analyst with the Sharko|Weisenbeck team. Matt is responsible for underwriting properties and assisting with the marketing of them.

Prior to joining Marcus & Millichap, Matt worked in the insurance industry as an accountant. He was responsible for all facets of the wholesale division at the firm, working directly with insurance agents. During his time there, he helped efficiently scale the payment process for the growing firm.

A Chicago native, Matt graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. While in college, he was involved with the Economics club, a social fraternity and co-founded an investment club. In his free time, Matt enjoys playing guitar, traveling, watching documentaries, cooking, and trying out new restaurants.

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Jessica Rowe

Jessica Rowe

Marketing Coordinator

(630) 570-2241
jessica.rowe@marcusmillichap.com

Jessica Rowe joined Marcus & Millichap in January 2018 as a Marketing Coordinator. She is responsible for assisting the Director of Marketing and the Sharko Weisenbeck Team with various marketing tasks.

Prior to joining the Sharko Weisenbeck Team, Jessica worked in residential and commercial real estate. She worked directly with brokers to develop and implement comprehensive marketing plans. She is also a licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker.

Jessica graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and a Minor in Sales. In Jessica’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, family and dogs. She also enjoys trying new restaurants and traveling.

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Jessica Shurba

Jessica Shurba

Database Administrator

(630) 570-2249
jessica.shurba@marcusmillichap.com

Jessica "Jessie" Shurba joined Marcus and Millichap in March 2018 as a Database Administrator. She is responsible for maintaining the marketing database for the Sharko Weisenbeck Team.

Prior to joining the Sharko Weisenbeck Team, Jessie worked for a global textile manufacturer in Oak Brook Illinois for 16 years as a Customer Advocate Department Manager.

In Jessie's free time, she enjoys live music, yoga, traveling and spending time with her kids and grandchildren.

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