who we are


Managing Principals

Andrew Ahitow
Elliot Offenbach
Daniel Zivin

Director of Acquisitions

Ewan Dickson

Andy Ahitow City Pads picture

Andy Ahitow is the founder of Chicago Apartment Finders, one of the most successful Real Estate Companies in Chicago. In September 2015, Andy successfully sold his company to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

City Pads, LLC continues Andy’s entrepreneurial vision as a multifamily and mixed-use real estate investment company. Andy started City Pads in June of 2015 to leverage the Chicago Apartment Finders operations and his experience operating urban real estate investments. City Pads will focus on urban living and branding by delivering high quality properties to serve the demands of the millennial renter. Andy is responsible for overseeing all operations of the company’s quickly growing $20MM portfolio.

Elliot Offenbach

Elliot Offenbach is the founder of Empact Construction Services, a full service general contractor that focuses on multi-family residential construction, residential rehabilitation and ground-up construction. Backed by Elliot’s tenacious drive and attention to detail, Empact Construction Services has completed over $35MM of construction projects in the last seven years.

Elliot channels the same drive and passion to City Pads that he has for Empact Construction Services, and is aggressively pursuing potential deals for the venture. He is excited to team with Andy and Ewan to leverage their knowledge, along with the resources of CAF, to obtain high-end market rents that are attainable and sustainable.

Daniel Zivin

Daniel Zivin has developed, built and sold over $375M in luxury real estate, including single-family homes, multi-family townhomes, duplexes and commercial office buildings in Chicago’s North Shore with his partners at KZF since 1987. Daniel and KZF have a stellar reputation as one of the premier builders on Chicago’s North Shore.

Daniel brings dynamic vision and a passion for developing excellent real estate to the City Pad’s team.

Ewan Dickson June 28, 2012. Photo by Andrew Collings.


Ewan Dickson focused on residential leasing when he started with CAF in 2006. With over $1MM in leasing commissions; he was one of the top agents in the company in his first four years. As the company created a new partnership and started acquiring investment properties, Ewan joined the investment team, leveraging his knowledge of the Chicago rental market to engineer multi-family investment deals through value-added opportunities.

After years of analyzing multi-family investment deals, Ewan is looking to leverage his experience in the industry and to move to the principal/developer side of transactions. He has partnered with his longtime friend and CAF co-founder, Andy Ahitow in founding City Pads with the vision of developing a portfolio of branded luxury apartments focused on style and innovation.