Michael Rappel

Partner, Broker

(773) 296-2220 ext. 11 (w)

(773) 531-6811 (c)



Mike was born and raised in the Chicago area and grew up in the Northshore suburb of Northbrook and attended high school at Loyola Academy in Wilmette. After attending college at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and earning a degree in media management Mike moved back to Chicago to start a career in communications. Working for five years at a large broadcast company in Chicago was a very rewarding experience, but he always knew that he wanted to persue his true passion -- real estate.

In 1995 Mike obatained his broker's license and began his real estate career at a small commercial real estate firm in the city where he met his current business partner. After gaining immearsurable experience there Mike and Roy ventured out on their own and in December of 1997 they founded the R. Hawthorne Group, Ltd.


Having lived in the Lincoln Park/DePaul neighborhood since 1990 Mike has an extensive knowledge of just about every neighborhood from downtown to the north and north west sides of Chicago, as well as, the northern suburbs. He has sold everything from $100,000 studio/one bedrooms to million dollar single family homes and everything in between. Also, his commercial real estate background enables him to represent his clients with regard to retail & office leases and commercial development opportunities.