Success Story: Leo Melamed


One of my favorite parts of my career is the privilege of working with interesting, successful, brilliant people. Leo Melamed is very high on this list. As the chairman of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in the late 1960s, Mr. Melamed helped to create the International Money Market, futures on US Treasury Bills, Eurodollars, and stock index futures. Later in his career he also spearheaded the creation of the first electronic trading system. Unbelievable, right? It was such a pleasure to work with Leo and his wife!

How did you find Millie?
I was introduced to Millie by her husband, John, whom I have known over a number of years.

What do you think sets Millie apart from other brokers?
Millie is unbelievably dedicated to her profession—a true professional in every sense. She is also tireless! It was amazing to me the amount of energy she put into our transaction. It didn’t matter what they we called, she was always there for us. Watching her work is really a work of art.

What was your favorite part of working together?
Millie’s ability to anticipate my questions was uncanny. It almost became a game! She always knew what I was going to ask next, and truly knows the ropes.

Did you use any of her recommended vendors? (i.e. lawyer, stager, etc.)?
We used her recommended movers and they were very courteous and responsible. We also used her recommended hardwood floor installer and they were very professional.

Would you recommend her to a friend?
Absolutely I would recommend her. When you are a buyer you want an opinion you can trust, and Millie is just that person.