Real Estate was not the original career path for Kirk, but has proven to be an industry that he thrives in. After attending Purdue University as a flight major, he came to Chicago in hopes of pursuing a career as a pilot. He initially worked as a flight instructor but unfortunately did not have enough students to make ends meet and was forced to pursue another path. That path turned out to be in Real Estate.
Starting from the bottom, as a field representative (or “gopher” as it’s often called) he got to know the City of Chicago quite well while driving to all areas of the city for property inspections. Quickly moving up in the company, he was promoted to an office position where he worked in many areas from property preservation to pre-marketing to sales while ending as an office manager. Kirk moved out of the office when he received his broker’s license.
As a Licensed Broker, Kirk started in residential and multi-unit sales specializing in short sales and foreclosures. From there he moved his focus toward investment properties finding prime rental properties and SFR rehabs (one of his rehab sales was featured on an episode of HGTV’s House Hunters). Finding a niche in real estate investment, he started working for the Chicago property acquisitions division of largest real estate private equity firm in the world. As one of their Brokers and investment analysts, Kirk brokered over a 100 property sales all over the Chicago area and gained an even more intimate knowledge of the city and its suburbs.
Now with @properties, Kirk is the newest member of The Skowron Group. He promises to be a vital asset to the team bringing his extensive knowledge and Real Estate experience specializing in emerging Chicago markets. Currently, he is focusing on the booming Wicker Park and Ukrainian Village neighborhoods and hopes to be @properties go to man in these areas soon.