Gerald N. Perlow, MAI, GAA

GERALD N. PERLOW GRI, CRB, CPM, GAA, MAI, is an appraiser, Realtor and property management consultant in the Chicagoland area as well as nationally for over 30 years and has a diversified range of experience in many aspects of the real estate profession. His assignments have included appraising the real estate holdings of and for the Albany Bank, All Source Mortgage, American National Bank and Trust Company, Archer Bank, Ashland Oil Co., Associated Bank-Norwood/Gladstone, Austin Bank, Balcor/American Express, Banco Popular, Bank of America, Bank One, Brickyard Bank, Centel Corporation, Chase Manhattan Bank, Cho Hung Bank, Cole Taylor Bank, Corus Bank Group, Colonial Bank, Continental Bank, Cragin Bank, Devon Bank, First American Bank, First Midwest Bank, First National Bank of Chicago, First National Bank of Evanston, First National Bank of Lincolnwood, Foster Bank, General Tire Corporation, The Gold Dome Bank, Harris Trust and Savings Bank, Inland Real Estate, J.M.B. Corporation, Labe Federal Savings, LaSalle National Bank, LTV Steel, Manufacturers Bank, Metropolitan Bank, NBD Bank, North Community Bank, Northern Trust Company, Parkside Bank, Plaza Bank, Sara Lee, Security Federal Savings and Loan, First Financial Bank, Walgreen Corporation, Winnebago County and over 25 trucking companies. His previous property management activities included the supervision of approximately 2,500 apartments and 500,000 square feet of commercial/office space.

He is also a former instructor and director of the Real Estate Institute of the Central YMCA College and has served as an appraisal instructor through the Illinois CPA Society. Also, he has been a guest lecturer at the Department of Real Estate for the University of Illinois in Champaign and presently serves on the Real Estate Review Committee of the Illinois Secretary of State.


North Side Real Estate Board
Past President

Chicago Board of Realtors®
Past President

Real Estate Education Foundation
Past President

Illinois Association of Realtors®
Past President, Advisory Council

National Association of Realtors®
Appraisal Committee (1992 - 2001)

University of IL Office of Real Estate Research
Advisory Council Founder and Lecturer

Ely Chapter, Lambda Alpha
(National Society of Land Economics), Member

Realtor® of the Year
Chicago - 1987
Illinois - 1994



State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser
State of Illinois 553.000001

Office of Banks and Real Estate Appraisal Board 1992-2004
Vice Chairman - 1994 to October 1996

Approved Appraiser:

  • Chicago Housing Authority (CHA)
  • Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
  • DuPage County Water Commission
  • Illinois Sports Authority
  • Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC)
  • State of IL, Department of Transportation (IDOT)
  • State of IL, Office of the Special Deputy Receiver

Member, Appraisal Institute, MAI

Graduate of the Realtors® Institute, GRI
Illinois Association of Realtors®

Certified Residential Management Broker, CRB, Realtor's® National Marketing Institute

Certified Property Manager, CPM,
Institute of Real Estate Management

General Accredited Appraiser, GAA
National Association of Realtors®

Expert Witness in Valuations
Local, State and Federal levels


Professional Appraiser Qualifications

A State Certified General Real Estate appraiser, Gerald Perlow also holds the MAI  designation (Member, Appraisal Institute) from the Appraisal Institute as well as the National Association of Realtors® GAA (General Accredited Appraiser) designation.

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