Taris Real Estate

As Chicago’s premiere real estate developer and investor, Taris Real Estate believes that homeowners should never have to settle on quality. Taris’s commitment to excellence is reflected within its portfolio of exceptionally crafted projects – ranging from high-end penthouse apartments in the West Loop to expansive town homes in the nearby suburbs. Taris’s building practices are founded on a combination of sustainability, cost-effectiveness and a keen grasp of local and international markets, which ensures a superior product amongst its competitors. When a client works with Taris Real Estate, they can be confident that they will purchase a property of which they can be proud.  


Over the past 7 years, the principals of our firm have acquired, planned, and developed projects with an aggregate value in excess of 300 million dollars. Taris’s history of success focuses on ground-up and value-add opportunities in multi-family condominium, rental and retail properties. 


Taris’s vast experience has helped cultivate its selective ability to recognize fruitful opportunities based on a set of distinct criteria that has been proven to yield results. When niche openings to enter mature markets arise, Taris offers a unique and developed approach tailored to that opportunity. 


Our multi-role management style serves as the fundamental key to our success. As developer and investor, our skill set draws from a diverse array of disciplines that direct how we approach our developments, supplemented by deep relationships that provide the competitive advantage necessary in today's market.

Executive Staff

Patrick Buck Managing Director

Patrick Buck

Managing Director

Mr. Buck manages the business operation and has financial oversight for all Taris Real Estate interests. He is responsible for deal sourcing, execution, creating the debt and equity capital structures, and investor reporting and bank relationships.

Mr. Buck is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago with a degree in public accounting.  Mr. Buck also holds a Certificate in e-commerce strategy from the University of Chicago.  Mr. Buck was formerly the Chief Financial Officer for Zen Holdings, LLC, a holding company and family office focused on proprietary trading and private investments.

Brandon Romo TARIS Real Estate Marketing Director

Brandon Romo

Marketing and Administrative Director

Mr. Romo is the Director of Marketing and Administration for Taris Real Estate, and manages the firm's marketing proposals, website planning, graphic design, and social media accounts. Before joining Taris, Mr. Romo was the Creative Director for Luna Pharmaceuticals and also worked as the creative lead on a number of independent projects.

Mr. Romo is a graduate of Brown University with a Bachelor's degree in Modern Culture and Media. He has a special interest in 3D modeling and animation.

Koray Yesilli

Koray Yesilli

Financial Analyst

Mr. Yesilli is the Financial Analyst for Taris Real Estate, responsible for financial modeling, analysis and managing the overall budget for the company.

Mr. Yesilli is a graduate of DePaul University with a Master's Degree in Finance and Computational Finance with distinctions, having earned a two-year full scholarship to play soccer and serve as captain for DePaul's men soccer team. Before joining Taris, Mr. Yesilli interned as an analyst for Club 9 Sports, Inc.

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Jessica Zelman

Director of Operations

Ms. Zelman is the Director of Operations for Taris Real Estate. She is also responsible for project management, sourcing bids, and coordinating with third party relations.

Ms. Zelman is a graduate of Canisius College with a Bachelor’s degree double major in Art History and Communications. She also studied abroad at the London Metropolitan University. In her spare time, she likes to travel and explore the outdoors.