With over 25 years experience in finance and real estate, John Mawicke is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of clients seeking to understand the current housing market prior to buying or selling a home. Born and raised in Chicago, he was first licensed as a realtor in Illinois in 1988. Since then, John has been assisting with the family real estate business—recently transitioning to fulltime broker with The Mawicke Group.
Before concentrating on real estate, John’s successful career in Institutional Sales and Trading and Investment Management included long stints at such prestigious firms as Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, and Morgan Stanley. During this time he lived in New York, Frankfurt, London, and Hong Kong. While his global travelers took him far and wide, since as early as the mid-1990s, John has been investing in property in Chicago and the North Shore. As such, he knows firsthand how to achieve long-term appreciation through real estate in Chicagoland’s diverse markets. Such comprehensive understanding of real estate markets—from Lake Forest to downtown Chicago—makes him an invaluable asset during negotiations and when pricing a seller’s home correctly.
John’s comparative market analysis is critical to getting homes sold quickly, and at the best price. He understands the value real estate can play in any client’s financial portfolio, expertly managing each transaction from the moment a property is listed to the date it closes. His return back to Chicago is a testament to his belief that this city and the surrounding suburbs are a place you want to call home.
John graduated from Loyola Academy, Santa Clara University with a B.A. in Economics and the London Business School with a Masters in Finance. He resides in Kenilworth with his wife Jane, two daughters, and one son.
Clients are saying:
"John worked with my wife and I to help us relocate from Florida. We looked for both long term and short term housing, and he was able to get us into our short-term residence quickly and painlessly. He was always there to make sure we were safe and settled. He will be helping us find a permanent home in the North Suburbs, once we close on our home in Florida. Thanks for being there for us, John!"
"It was such a joy working with John. He was helpful and responsive throughout the entire process. He's also a very nice person, well-traveled and knowledgable. We would absolutely recommend John to people searching for a new home!"
"John is great! So friendly, efficient and met all my requests in the purchase of my home. I would totally recommend John and use him in another real estate transaction."
"We had a great experience with John from start to finish. Although we were very picky, John continued to provide us with multiple properties and taking us on countless tours. John and the Mawicke team were always available for questions and were able to provide great insight in to the area. He even sat through our very long closing with us. We appreciate everything he did and we are extremely grateful."
"John Mawicke was great from start to finish. His knowledge and local area expertise was exactly what we needed to find our house in Northbrook within a great school district. We really were in good hands. John's relationships within the local market area were key to making a sound decision. We highly recommend John and feel that he will be an integral part to helping other families as well! Excellent work!"