Mr. Silver’s background stems from real estate finance and development. After graduating college, he became a CPA with his first experience being at a public accounting firm that specialized in real estate.
From there he went into the real estate development field, where he was a corporate officer for a premier Chicago area developer having major commercial projects in the suburbs and with it’s crowning development being a 58-story mixed use building at Michigan and Oak Streets in Chicago. With the upper floors as luxury condominium units, he had his first experience at setting up and running an association. Given the price-points of the units and the renown of the residents, it was there that he learned about the importance of pleasing owners.
Mr. Silver then became a corporate officer of what was then the second largest homebuilder in the Midwest. With that company, he developed entire single-family communities in the Chicago suburbs and condominiums in the South Loop. The company also owned and managed other residential and commercial properties.
It was in 1990 that Realty Advisors, Ltd. was formed; that is the parent company of Property Corporation of America. Since then, our company has been managing associations and rental properties. We currently have properties in our management portfolio with locations from the Chicago lakefront and north side to the near west and north suburbs.
Howard Silver also has another real estate related job. For the past twenty-four years, Howard has been a member of the Glenview Plan Commission, having been its chairman for the past seven years. He was also chairman of the Glenview Naval Air Station [a/k/a “The Glen”] Redevelopment Commission. With this continuing service, Howard brings a keen knowledge of community development to the company’s professional management abilities. He understands well the workings of municipal government and is able to be a liaison between residents and their town in matters of development and village services.
In addition, his chairmanship requires him to run effective meetings with, in many of our cases, having to balance the desires of two groups of diverse opinions while still following the requirements of the established ordinances and laws. This might sound like a familiar scenario for anyone that has ever attended association meetings. His experience enables him to coordinate a consensus based on laws, regulations, and mutual fairness.