Our Staff

William J. Platt - - President 

Mr. Platt has over 18 years of experience in the residential and commercial real estate development market. His personal portfolio includes real estate acquisitions and sales of over $125 million.

As a real estate developer, Mr. Platt has maintained excellent relationships with the community in which he develops properties and in the community in which he lives.  Mr. Platt graduated from Marquette University in 1982 with a B.S. in Business Administration.

Memberships include the International Council of Shopping Centers, the National Association of Realtors, the Chicago Association of Realtors, and the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce.  Mr. Platt is also a recipient of many Chicago Association or Realtor “Good Neighbor Awards”. 

Mr. Platt resides in Lakeview with his wife Rita Platt, D.D.S. and their four children.

Thomas B. Platt - - President

Mr. Platt is a professional engineer and has over 23 years of experience in both the construction and power industry.  Mr. Platt has completed many residential, mixed-use and commercial construction projects.  He was formerly an engineering manager at a large electric utility.

Mr. Platt received his Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University and his M.B.A. from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Illinois. Platt Construction Group is a Licensed General Contractor in the City of Chicago.

Mr. Platt resides in Lakeview with his wife Kathy and three sons.

Joseph S. Farrell - - General Counsel

Mr. Farrell has over 12 years of experience in corporate joint ventures, finance and real estate practice areas with a concentration in mergers, acquisitions and dispositions of corporate businesses and real estate developments.  Mr. Farrell was a former partner of the Chicago law firm Levenfeld Pearlstein prior to becoming General Counsel of Access Realty Group in 2004.

Mr. Farrell graduated from Marquette University in 1992 with a B.S. in Accounting, and graduated from Chicago’s John Marshall Law School in 1995. 

Memberships include the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association and the Association for Capital Growth.  He is a licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker.

Sheri A. Winiarski - - Officer Manager 

Sheri has 19 years of experience as a Legal Assistant in the fields of finance, banking and real estate practice.  Ms. Winiarski received a B.S. of Business Administration from American Intercontinental University.