Born and raised in Chicago, Barry Millman received his BA in Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Masters in Health Care Administration & Law from Saint Louis University.
Barry entered the Hospital Administration practice and rose to COO of Chicago’s Saint Mary of Nazareth Health Center. His responsibilities included the development of a 473-bed hospital. In 1981, Barry and his wife opened a high-end retail Boutique in Glencoe, IL which eventually grew to 7,000 sf. The store was quite successful and during that time Barry became friendly with many local shopping center developers. After selling the boutique in 1991, Barry joined Craig Steven Development as a North Shore leasing agent. He then joined Childs Realty Group in Arlington Heights as a Senior Broker for a large number of third party Managed/Leased properties. In 2000 he and his partner Stuart Lenhoff purhased the company and became Principals of the newly named Horizon Realty Services. Barry is now responsible directly or indirectly for the leasing of over 100 properties (both multi- and single-tenant) and the management of more than 2,500,000 sf of retail space consisting of over 50 properties.
Barry is actively involved with the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation, where he resides on the Executive Committee and is Chairman of the Speakers Program coordinating over 40 professionals to volunteer their time speaking to University Real Estate Programs throughout the Midwest. He lectures extensively at many of the local universities.
Ilija Pod received his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. In 2007, while a full-time student, Ilija started his career at Horizon as the Database Manager and thus began his climb into the Commercial Real Estate field.
Ilija continued to expand the basic role of the Database Manager duties into what became much more of a marketing approach for the properties that the company represented. As the years went on and as Horizons Management portfolio began to expand at a rapid pace, the Horizon Principals promoted Ilija to the position of Property Manager due to his dedication to the industry and his work ethic. As he progressed, he became the Senior Property Manager for the Management Division at Horizon Realty Services, Inc. where he serves as the liaison between all Landlords and his 3 Assistant Property Managers, and the operations of the entire portfolio.
Ilija focuses on the importance of tenant and owner relations for all property classes. He firmly believes the importance of relationships between all parties involved in the Landlord/Tenant agreement, and works diligently to serve all parties interests while performing his fiduciary responsibilities as an Agent for Owner.
In addition to Property Management, Ilija is also well versed in all construction related matters and personally oversaw many different types of large construction projects, large scale maintenance repairs, and Landlord/Tenant specific build outs per the terms of the Lease. Ilija also handles all negotiations on Lease renewals for current Tenants.
The continuation of ranks eventually led Ilija to his current role as Vice President and Principal of the company.