@properties expands commercial team with new hires

@properties Commercial recently announced that two commercial real estate brokers, Matt Scales and Tim Youkhana, have joined the its growing firm.

Scales brings more than 10 years of experience in the real estate industry to @properties. He began his career with Plote Companies, where he primarily worked as a developer’s representative and project manager on commercial projects including the notable Super Target development in Hillside, Ill.

In 2008, Scales joined startup real estate development firm Altium Development Group, where he pursued real estate development opportunities within the gaming and entertainment environment. At @properties Commercial, Scales will focus on working with owners and investors buying and selling investment properties as well as assisting retail tenants by identifying new locations.

A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Scales holds a bachelor’s degree in urban and regional planning and a certification in project management.

Youkhana comes to @properties from the pharmaceutical industry. He spent the last 12 years working as a pharmacist, and gained commercial real estate experience through family-owned retail sales and leasing in Arizona. At @properties Commercial, Youkhana will focus his business on shopping centers in Chicago’s suburbs.

A resident of Morton Grove, Ill., Youkhana graduated from The Chicago College of Pharmacy at Midwestern University. He holds a doctorate in pharmacy and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix. His professional affiliations include the Chicago Association of REALTORS® (CAR) and the American Pharmacists Association (APHA).