Connect Media Brands

Register now for Connect Industrial Midwest 2024

Register Now

Maria Alexakis

Managing Director and Group Head

Maria Alexakis is a Managing Director and Group Head in the CIBC US Commercial Real Estate Group. She leads a team responsible for executing CIBC’s relationship banking strategy with dynamic and growing middle market companies in the commercial real estate industry. Her direct responsibilities include business development and relationship management, generating new commercial real estate relationships and identifying opportunities to expand existing relationships with clients.

Professional Associations

  • Board of Directors for NAIOP Chicago – current Secretary and Sponsorship Chair
  • Past member at Hellenic American Leadership Council
  • Past board member for the Greek Language Program at Hellenic American Academy


  • Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow (Class of 2023)
  • Named in Real Estate Forum (July 2007) as one of Tomorrow’s Newsmakers under 35 
  • LEAD Executives Club Program (2017)
  • Named in Crain’s 2019 Notable Women in Commercial Real Estate
  • Commercial Real Estate Champion for CIBC’s Inclusion & Diversity 
  • Co-chair of CIBC’s Mom-to-Mom Network


  • B.S. Finance, Loyola University, Chicago, IL
  • LaVerne University, Athens, Greece 

Other Speakers

  • Chris Moore
    Associate Vice President of Project Development
    FCL Builders
  • Jim Clewlow
    Chief Operating Officer
    CenterPoint Properties
  • Tom Leary
    Vice President ARCO/Murray
  • Tom Murphy
    Managing Director – Head of Project Services
    Hiffman National