Jesse McGrath

Jesse McGrath


1875 N. Damen
Chicago, IL 60647

"Real Estate Architect"

Enjoy your home, and your investment!

Jesse McGrath is passionate about the design, planning, development, and sales of Chicago real estate. Whether you’re buying a new home for a change in lifestyle, investment purposes or a little bit of both, Jesse can find, develop, and design the ideal property to fit your needs while maximizing your returns. With a background in architecture and development, Jesse brings a unique expertise to the real estate industry.

Having managed all aspects of McGrath Architects ( , Jesse gained creativity, business acumen and analytical skills, which shape his approach to real estate to this day. An expert on building permits, inspections, building and zoning codes, Jesse has created a one-stop shop for his clients’ various real estate needs. Jesse can walk through a property and easily evaluate the quality of the work, estimate the cost of repairs or improvements, find creative solutions and suggest remodel/addition possibilities.

The world of real estate is one that is ever changing. To guarantee his place as a leader, Jesse is constantly researching the market, current trends and all aspects of marketing and technology. His job is to exceed all client expectations, and by positioning himself with a finger on Chicago’s pulse, he is able to do so.

"I believe that much of my success can be attributed to the fact that I strive to bring both sides of the deal to my clients. I am a statistics junkie that loves technology. At the same time, I realize that no matter how much technology and social media the industry implements, client love cannot be earned in statistics alone. The process of buying or selling a home is and forever will be an emotional process, one that requires empathy, patience and caring. By bringing both of these skills to the table, I serve as their advisor, advocate and partner.”

Due to his successes Jesse created his own realty team of professionals. He also currently serves as Branch Liaison on the USGBC Residential Green Building Chicago Chapter and Board Member for the AIA Small Project Practitioners Roundtable. His affiliations connect him with numerous real estate professionals, creating strong relationships throughout the industry.

2013 Closed Listing Statistics - 29 Active Days on Market - 98.7% Sale to List Price Ratio

Jesse McGrath featured in Michigan Avenue magazine Summer 2013 edition, page 138, entitled Green Fables Read Here

Jesse McGrath featured in Chicago SunTimes, May 2013 edition, entitled The Green Room Read Here

Clients are saying:

"As a frist-time home buyer, my wife and I have always want to get a multifamily property for our future home. Jesse has not only help us get a nice size 2 flat in our ideal neighborhood but also give us his architect's insights for the potential improvements or pitfalls on each property we saw. We highly recommend Jesse as your realtor/architect. He is truly the best in the business."

"Jesse demonstrated intelligence, risilence, determination through the process to get the property sold at market value"

"Great job! Jesse isn't your average realtor when it comes to knowing what is and isn't a good building. He wasn't simply trying to make a sale, he was trying to find the right place for us."

"Jesse was far and above what I expected a broker to be! As a first time home buyer I had no idea what to expect from my broker or the extent of their responsibilities. But Jesse answered every question I had. One of Jesse's greatest assets is his understanding of the local market. In a city known as "The City of Neighborhoods" Jesse's knowledge of the specific areas of the city was almost block to block and positively influenced my own choice of area. In addition, after years of selling and buying property in Chicago, he was often able to provide me with lists of trusted vendors, mortgage options, etc. that he recommended but encouraged me to investigate further and make my own independent decision upon. Greatest of all was his simple but effective ability to communicate. This attribute, I believe, is the difference between an OK broker and a GREAT broker. He was timely in responses to emails and showed the ability to jump at developments in the process that needed immediate attention regardless of time and place. Specifically I recall one instance where the seller inserted a last minute clause into our contract late in the evening and when I objected and relayed my opinion to Jesse he physically left a bachelor party for a friend to take my call and write a priority email to the seller. This type of service is above and beyond the call of duty. I would highly recommend Jesse to any home buyer big or small and in the brief time since my closing, I already have."

"Jesse is the consummate professional. He was thorough, on time, and well informed. When I list again In the chicago market it will be with Jesse McGrath."

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