Michelle M. Pagnano

Vice President


Babson Real Estate Advisors
Greater Chicago, IL

Email: Michelle@BabsonRE.com


Michelle Pagnano is a Vice President with Babson Real Estate Advisors and she has served her Clients in numerous markets throughout the United States. Her primary focus is serving medical, financial services, and QSR corporate clients and supporting their project managers and corporate real estate executives.

Michelle is a site selection expert and manages real estate transactions for existing sites and build to suits across the country on behalf of her corporate clients. She handles the market research and site selection process, prepares financial analyses, negotiates RFPs/LOIs, and sees the entire process through PSA/lease execution. Michelle works closely with brokers, landlords, attorneys, architects, developers and municipalities on a national level. Her specialty is helping her clients breakthrough into new markets.

Prior to joining the Babson team, Michelle worked for a Top 10 Accounting Firm in Chicago, IL and was a Tenant Representative at CLW Real Estate Services Group in Tampa, FL, where she provided national corporate real estate advisory services to Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, EMC Corporation, and ING North America Insurance Corporation. In addition, she supported the national accounts of Northern Trust Corporation and PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP.

Michelle is a Division 1 volleyball scholarship recipient and completed her degree in only 2 1/2 years. She has received numerous other scholarships and awards for her leadership attributes and academic success. Michelle has been involved with Commercial Real Estate for Women and the non-profit organization, Ladder Up, assisting low income families of Chicago in their Tax Assistance Program.

Education & Affiliations

Eckerd College, B.A. in Business with High Honors
Commercial Real Estate for Women
Member of ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers)
Licensed Managing Broker in multiple states