IllinoisCRE Essex Realty expands with hiring of Ben Bakula, Jonathan Weissman August 19, 2019 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share via email Essex Realty Group, Inc. is adding to its team, announcing the hiring of two new associates, Ben Bakula and Jonathan Weissman. Prior to joining Essex, Ben Bakula worked in mortgage banking in Buffalo, New York. He attended The State University College at Buffalo. In his new role, he will support director, Brian Mond, who focuses efforts on South Side Chicago multifamily transactions. Jonathan Weissman recently graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and was a member of Rho Epsilon, the Student Real Estate Association. He joins the team led by Principal Doug Fisher and will support directors Abe Eilian, Matt Feo and Joe Scheck.