After separate successful careers in residential leasing of over $4M in revenue, we decided to come together to form Spaces Invest in August 2018. Our extensive knowledge of the market and relationships we’ve fostered with various landlords over the years made this a very natural career step.


 Our business is not only transactional; we provide a customized experience for each individual client by catering to your specific needs. Spaces Invest begins with advisement and includes underwriting and proformas, leasing plans and guidance to create the best investment strategy. After the transaction, our experienced leasing teams (80 agents) accomplish the leasing plan to full occupancy. Whether it’s a two-flat or a 200-unit building, Spaces Invest will help you accomplish your goals.


Julia Stoner is a born and raised Chicagoan, growing up on the north side in Rogers Park. She joined the Spaces team in 2013 and after killing it on the leasing side, she began expanding her business into buying and selling. Julia prides herself on her 4 years of perfect attendance at Regina Dominican High School and uses that same commitment to excellence to find her clients the home of their dreams.


By way of Detroit, Michigan, Roman Serra has been with Spaces since April 2014. He is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and before working at Spaces he spent time at a real estate brokerage firm. Roman enjoys the personal connections that real estate offers him, and he loves that every neighborhood in Chicago is unique, with an identity all its own. Outside of Spaces, Roman continues to paint and enjoy fine art.


Paul Nelhart is a native Chicagoan, born and raised.  He currently resides in the city with his wife and two boys, and strives to make each day with them an adventure.  Paul has a B2B sales background with over 20 years of marketing and business development experience.  Combining this with being a licensed broker of 16 years provides him a unique perspective on commercial real estate sales and leasing.


We’d love to sit down for coffee or lunch (on us!) to discuss your goals and how we can help.