Steve moved to Chicago in 1987, fell in love with the city, and has been here ever since. He has lived in many Chicago neighborhoods and excels in matching clients to the right property for their financial needs, personal preferences, and lifestyle.
Steve graduated from the University of Chicago and pursued a career in investments. After trading on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Steve landed at Bear Stearns and was an integral part of a sales and advisory team which grew in excess of 20% per year. In 2001, Steve founded his own investment firm, Xenon Capital Management, LLC, and worked with a vast array of clients to create customized investment portfolios. While at Xenon, the firm grew to manage over $250 million, and Steve spearheaded the growth effort, managing all transactional functions.
Steve’s interest in Real Estate stemmed from his own property purchases, investments, and management. His desire to share the powerful tools of property analysis, financing, and the Chicago market acquired in the investment world with buyers and sellers drove his career change. Steve understands how to reconcile the important emotional and financial elements of each transaction and assist his clients in making decisions that will benefit them now and into the future.
Steve looks forward to providing you with first-rate service as part of the Lisa Peck Team. The Lisa Peck Team combines individuals’ experience, diligence, and network of mortgage brokers, attorneys, inspectors, and other service providers to smoothly guide you through the process from beginning to end.
Clients are saying:
"Steve provided wonderful, friendly service to us as we searched for our home. He definitely is knowledge on the real estate industry. Any question we had, he was able to answer quickly. His assistance in the closing with all parties helped make this run smoother when we ran into a few problems. I'd definitely recommend Steve as your realtor if you are looking to buy a home in Chicago. He knows the market and his business extremely well!"
"Steve was the best broker my family and I could have asked for. As first time homebuyers, Steve was extremely patient in helping us navigate the entire process. He was very prompt to respond to all our emails and text messages, and always provided key information that helped guide our decision-making process. I will recommend Steve to anyone looking to buy or sell any real estate property."
"Steve was excellent during our first home purchase. From the first time we sat down to the day we closed, he was very detailed and thorough in his approach to find us the right house. I would highly recommend Steve to anyone who is looking to buy."
"Steve was fantastic from start to finish with this project. He not only provided me tremendous insight but pushed back when there was a deal to be had. This was crucial to helping my family find success. Truly a partner throughout the process. Loved working with him."
"Steve Schnur was tremendous. I highly recommend him without reservation. He was professional, courteous, knowledgable and responsive to our questions and emails. We were searching for a high-end rental apartment in Lincoln or Wicker Park and he did a great job helping us search for and ultimate find a fantastic property in a great location that met all the criteria we were looking for. He brought a great deal of experience to the table and was a strong advocate on our behalf in a highly competitive rental market. I couldn't be happier with the outcome of our search. I have nothing negative to say. I will undoubtably use Steve and @properties again when we are ready to buy a property in a few years."