Coordinate Properties is a woman-owned, Chicago-based commercial real estate service with deep local roots in the industry and expert knowledge of the contemporary market.
Principal, CEO & Managing Broker
Amanda has worked in many facets of commercial real estate throughout her career. Starting as a legal intern at the office of the Cook County Treasurer, she gained knowledge of the intricate nature of real estate taxes and the interplay between government and commercial business. Her experience in the public sector continued as a judicial extern for Justice Charles E. Freeman at the Illinois Supreme Court, where she drafted opinions that would later hold precedent in Illinois state law.
After law school, she sought an opportunity to marry her interests in both law and business and entered the private sector. While working for other commercial brokerages in Chicago, she began to manage a diverse real-estate portfolio as the chief legal counsel and preferred broker of Megara Properties.
Amanda is versed in lease drafting, negotiation, commercial and residential closings, title searches, property management, collections, and commercial evictions. Given her strong entrepreneurial upbringing, Amanda hopes to re-define Megara’s portfolio through development and to evolve with Chicago’s ever changing real-estate landscape. Seeing a serious lack of woman led commercial real estate brokerage and development companies, she started Coordinate Properties as the vehicle to accomplish her endeavors.
Amanda received her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Business from Northwestern University and her Juris Doctorate from the Chicago-Kent College of Law. She lives with her husband and Australian Shepard in Lincoln Park, and has a record breaking commute to Coordinate Properties’ office.
Kris Roberts serves as accounting, finance, and IT lead for Coordinate Properties. Kris currently focuses on deal sourcing, transaction financing, corporate performance management, financial engineering, securities underwriting, and product development.
Prior to joining Coordinate Properties, Kris served as Director of Finance at various start-ups throughout Chicago & New York, where he both created and designed finance and accounting departments from scratch. For over the last 15 years, Kris has acquired an extensive skill-set of building out both finance and accounting functions within start-up firms in various industries throughout the world, including: Semiconductor, CPG, Trading & Investing, Rolling Stock, Commercial/Residential real-estate, Manufacturing, and Public Accounting firms. It’s this skill-set that provides this firm with the unique ability to offer clients creative solutions. During his time at Coordinate Properties, he has written the software running systems including: comparative market analysis, categorical spatial valuations, predictive ecological analytics, and automated the accounting and finance/treasury functions.
Kris received his Bachelors of Science in Accounting from DePaul University and attended University of Chicago’s MBA program. Kris is also a licensed CPA in the State of Illinois. He plays regularly on a men’s league hockey team out of Johnny’s Ice House and lives in Lincoln Park with his wife.
Jacob Ringer comes to Coordinate after spending most of his career working to improve his community. Most recently, Jacob was candidate for Alderman in the 43rd Ward, which encompass parts of Old Town, Gold Coast, and most of Lincoln Park. As a candidate he was called “an active force in the community” by Block Club Chicago. He led a grassroots campaign, including over 10,000 personal door knocks. He participated in countless neighborhood meetings and CAPS gatherings, eight public debates, multiple endorsement sessions, and TV/radio appearances and is considered a thought-leader in alternative revenue creation.
Prior to running for Alderman, Jacob was Community Development Manager at mHUB, a non-profit manufacturing incubator located in West-Town. Before mHUB he was a Senior Director at the law firm of Reyes Kurson, where he focused on Chicago-based consulting and strategy for companies ranging from start-ups and non-profits to Fortune 500 sized companies.
Jacob began his career as the Chief of Staff to the Chief Financial Officer in the Office of the Mayor at the City of Chicago. In that role he drove high impact projects in finance, pension reform legislation, public-private partnerships, municipal marketing, municipal bonds and public policy. He also helped deliver over $250 million in new revenues to the City through innovative partnerships and coordinated the first of its kind biannual Municipal CFO Forum conferences.
Outside of work, Jacob serves on the Lincoln Park Auxiliary Board, and is currently the Nominating & Governance Chair and was formerly President of the organization. The Auxiliary Board supports state-of-the-art animal care, worldwide conservation, wide-ranging education programs and keeping the zoo free for all. Jacob also served on the Board of Directors for Center for Economic Progress, an organization to help working families improve their financial stability, before it’s merger in 2018 with LadderUP.
Jacob received both his Bachelor of Science in Management and Master of Finance degrees from A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. Jacob lives in Lincoln Park with his wife and two young sons.
Coordinate Properties is committed to providing entrepreneurs with the most comprehensive customized real estate services with the highest level of professionalism and integrity. At Coordinate Properties, we place customer service above everything else.
We strive to build lasting relationships with our clients and partners by engaging our individual initiative with team collaboration. Our commitment to integrity in all we do guides our vision and shapes our strategies.
Amanda Stamelos founded Coordinate Properties after 8 years in the industry where she saw a serious need for client-focused service. Coordinate Properties is dedicated to delivering customer care at every level. Our proactive management style and years of experience provide entrepreneurs with the access they need to start strong.
Commercial + Residential Real Estate Services
Our clients come to us for our deep local roots and knowledge, and we understand that our success is the direct result of creating successful outcomes for our clients.