Senior Vice President / Managing Director
DK Mallon is led by Mike Mallon, who brings a diverse background and over 30 years of experience in the Chicagoland commercial real estate market. He worked as the Director of Planning and Zoning for Lombard before he became Vice President of Retail at Draper and Kramer. He was the Vice President-Real Estate for the Midwest Region for American Stores (Jewel/Osco) and Safeway (Dominick’s). In 2005, he founded Mallon and Associates, Inc., a real estate and development company. The company joined forces with Draper and Kramer in 2012 to form DK Mallon. The privately held company provides a variety of retail services including development/redevelopment, leasing, and property management and consulting. Mike has developed over 170 grocery/drug store projects throughout a twelve state region. DK Mallon currently oversees 4 million sqft. of retail projects throughout Illinois and Indiana.
Mike is a certified CSM, CLS, and recently was awarded the first Certified Real Estate Executive (CRX) designation with the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and a CCIM with the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute. He has served as the State of Illinois Retail Chair, Operation’s Chair and the State Director for ICSC. Mike is the former President of the Ely Chapter of Lambda Alpha International and an advisory board member at John Marshall Law School. He serves on the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation as a mentor and speaker. Mike serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois and is a frequent speaker and contributor on the subject of Commercial Real Estate throughout the Chicagoland. Mike is a graduate of Michigan State University and resides with his family in Wheaton, IL