Albert M. Friedman

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CitizenshipUnited States
  • Businessman
  • Real estate developer
Known forChairman and CEO of Friedman Properties

Albert M. Friedman is an American businessman and real estate developer. He is Chairman and CEO of Friedman Properties that he founded in 1970.


Albert Friedman founded Friedman Properties in 1970 which now owns and manages more than 50 properties throughout the Chicago area and redeveloped and integrated 12 full city blocks.[1][2] Friedman got a nickname "Mayor of River North" for his services and development to the River North neighborhood.[3]

Friedman was appointed member of Chicago Landmarks Commission by Chicago's Mayor, Richard M. Daley, to lend his expertise to the Commission on Chicago Landmarks.[4]

In 1995, he was named "Preservationist of the Year" by the Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois.[5]

Friedman developed internationally recognized treasures Medinah Temple and Tree Studios and entered into a landmark agreement with the City and State to save the entire historic city block that faced imminent demolition.[6][7]

Friedman is a member of the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, and the past president of the prestigious Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau and the Chair of the Chicago Workforce Board.[8]


  1. Assaf-Lynn, Roxane (2017-10-16). "Man Who Put River North on the Chicago Map Developer Albert Friedman". HuffPost. Retrieved 2020-04-17.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. "River North landlord buys soon-to-be-empty Medinah Temple". Crain's Chicago Business. 2019-06-14. Retrieved 2020-04-17.
  3. "'Mayor of River North' buys Mesirow Financial's HQ". Crain's Chicago Business. 2006-08-30. Retrieved 2020-04-17.
  4. "HIZZONER OF RIVER NORTH;TENANTS LOVE HIM, POLS DO HIS BIDDING". Crain's Chicago Business. 1996-06-01. Retrieved 2020-04-17.
  5. Critic, Blair Kamin, Tribune Architecture. "BALLPARK EXHIBIT HOPES FOR A HIT". Retrieved 2020-04-17.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  6. Ori, Ryan. "Landmark Medinah Temple to be redeveloped — again — by 'mayor of River North'". Retrieved 2020-04-17.
  7. Rozhon, Tracie (2003-01-21). "Bloomingdale's Chicago Experiment". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-04-17.
  8. "Who's Who - Albert M. Friedman". Crain's Chicago Business. 2013-08-28. Retrieved 2020-04-17.

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