Michael Graham is the general manager of One North Dearborn, a 106-year-old historic building offering over 900,000 square feet of office space. As the GM, Michael is responsible for maintaining and preserving the building while also ensuring tenant satisfaction. Michael and his team lead One North Dearborn's day-to-day operations and oversee major renovations that improve tenant experiences and environmental efficiency. Mike fosters a sense of community among tenants through extensive tenant engagement, programming dozens of monthly tenant events, from wellness initiatives to happy hours. Ultimately, Michael is a dedicated advocate for ownership, devoting his skills to developing strategies that curb operational costs and increase asset value.


In recent years, Michael has overseen $46 million dollars in building renovations and tenant fit-out projects at One North Dearborn. These projects helped the building achieve a LEED EBOM Gold rating and earn the WiredScore Platinum certification. Among the impressive renovations is the buildout of an upscale, 11,500-square-foot rooftop tenant lounge, which contains four garden plots and three beehives capable of supporting 240,000 honeybees. These outstanding renovations and overall tenant satisfaction helped One North Dearborn win BOMA’s “The Outstanding Building of the Year” award at the international level in the “Renovated Building” category in 2020. In 2022, Michael won a “Gold Circle Award” in the “Property Management Professional of the Year” category from BOMA/Chicago. Michael is also proud of his activities outside of work. He was the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Man of the Year in 2017, and he has been the Boy Scouts of America Scoutmaster for his hometown for the past eight years.


  • Licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of Illinois
  • 2022 BOMA/Chicago Property Management Professional of the Year
  • RPA-Designated Property Manager
  • LEED Green Associate


Michael holds a Master of Business Administration in Real Estate Investment Management and Finance from DePaul University’s Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Finance from St. Norbert College.