SRES, C-CREC - Broker
Doug is a former energy and environmental program manager, researcher and executive with 30+ years of experience designing strategic transition plans for organizations, agencies and communities. During a significant portion of his career he also pursued his sustained interest in real estate transactions both as a licensed agent and as an owner of residential income properties in Chicago. Doug now offers this experience and expertise to 50+ homeowners and their familieis as a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) as they consider a transition to alternative senior housing.
A Senior Real Estate Specialist
An SRES® designated Real Estate Broker has specialized education and tranining enabling him/her to meet the special needs of maturing Americans when selling, buying, relocating, or refinancing residential or investment properties. They have studied and become intimately familiar with senior-specific lifestyle and housing issues and are prepared to offer their mature clientele the best available options and information that will enable them to make positive life-changing decisions.
Doug's SRES practice is designed around the concept of comprehensive transition management. A practice that offers homowners and their families integrated planning and managment of all support services necessary to facilitate a smooth, low-stress tranisition. Managed partner services include those offered by: elder law attorneys; financial and insurance advisors; property repair, decluttering, decorating and staging professionals; estate auctioneers; packing, moving and storage personnel; and senior care and placement experts specializing in all aspects of senior housing - from fully independent living arrangments to assisted care options.
Education & Training
Doug holds two Masters Degrees in Urban and Regional Planning and Public Policy and Administration from the University of Wisconsin at Madison; a Bachelor degree in Urban Architecture from the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis; and served as a Presidential Management Fellow for three years for the US Department of Justice and the US Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC.
Additional Areas of Practice
Historic Landmark Properties, Energy-Efficient Residential Retrofit and New Development
Clients are saying:
"To Future Sellers: I had interviewed a number of agents for sale of my home on 2418 Lincoln Street in Evanston and was pleased to be referred to Doug Newman. This former executive was amazing. He appropriately handled all publicity, contacts, and negotiations on my behalf. In addition to the logistics of selling and finding a new home, he arranged for auction of antique furniture and for moving. Even the legal aspects which confound most of us were smoothly accomplished. Doug has a natural, friendly, and patient interface with clients. And he does not hesitate to patch a wall or arrange a wine cellar to project a positive image. Our house sold in about a month. I have already recommended Doug to my friends. Dr. Susan Crawford"
"I am very grateful for Doug Newman's professional help in selling my home in Oak Brook and with purchasing a townhouse in Downers Grove. Doug was conscientious in pursuing interested buyers for the Oak Brook house. He was present at all of the showings. The house was listed in October, the purchase price accepted in March and the closing executed in June. I was also pleased with the vendors Doug recommended that were hired to help with the downsizing aspects of the sale. I was uncertain as to where I would relocate. Doug patiently showed me many properties throughout the Chicagoland area. He helped me see the potential in my new Downers Grove townhouse that I completely renovated with many worthwhile suggestions from Doug. I was extremely pleased with Doug's expertise in every aspect of my selling/buying/renovating projects. I wholeheartedly recommend Doug as a highly qualified, dedicated real estate broker."
"I had a very challenging closing and could not have completed it without the guidance of Doug. He went above and beyond to ensure timely closing and that I got the best deal possible. I would recommend him to any family and friends looking for property and would certainly enlist his help in my future purchases and sales."