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Steve Katz's success as a broker has been driven by his passion for the real estate industry. Steve is the go-to broker for a wide range of areas, including the city and the northern suburbs. Steve brings a diverse set of talents to his clients including a working knowledge of construction, a financial skillset (started career as a CPA) and an MBA in Marketing from The Kellogg School of Management. Steve partners with Brian Grossman and Team at @Properties to form one of the highest grossing Chicago area residential realty teams
Steve represents his client's best interests and aggressively works to ensure his clients goals are met. Steve educates and advises clients while also empowering clients decision making through insightful fact-based analysis. Steve is a strong negotiator and advocate on behalf of his clients. View testimonials for Steve at https://www.linkedin.com/in/chicagorealtorstevekatz/
Steve's experience working with attorneys, lenders, appraisers and inspectors helps alleviate his clients' stress with buying or selling a home. For sellers concerned that their property valuation is below their mortgage amount, Steve has assisted clients throughout the short sale process. Prior to starting his real estate career, Steve learned the art of sales, marketing and analysis working as a management consultant, business development manager and CFO over 15 years working for companies including Deloitte and United Airlines in Chicago. Steve has an MBA in Marketing from the Kellogg School of Management and is a CPA. He learned real estate first as an investor and licensed general contractor.
Raised in Wilmette, Steve is a true Chicago native. He is a father of twins and his family resides in the Roscoe Village / North Center area. Steve attended New Trier High School and is a graduate of both the University of Illinois and Northwestern University. Steve is an avid Blackhawks fan and plays in a men's ice hockey league on the Chicago Hoseheads. He enjoys guitar, musicals, improv at Second City and volunteers and helps raise money for several organizations including Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) and Cancer Wellness Center.
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Jenny Berger is a residential real estate broker specializing in luxury Gold Coast condos with @properties, and a member of the Brian Grossman Group, one of Chicago's highest grossing teams over the past 17 years. With Over $100 million in residential sales volume from 2016-2017 and over $450 million total sales volume, the Brian Grossman Group has ranked in the top 1% of all Chicagoland agents.
@properties is the number one independent brokerage in Illinois, most tech-savvy, market-driven, and fastest growing real estate company in Chicago and with Jenny Berger you will be in great hands.
Jenny is a member of:
Chicago Association of REALTORS® (CAR)
Young Professional Network of CAR (YPN)
- Jewish Council for Youth Services (JCYS)
- Marketing committee chair
Using an educational approach, Jenny is able to understand the needs of others through patience and listening. She excels in creating a plan for each individual client and exceeds their expectations. With trust and great follow through, she is able to guide and support her clients through the buying and selling processes, especially first time home buyers.
Jenny is a Columbus, Ohio native (go Buckeyes), and now resides in Old Town. With a background in teaching and receiving her degree in elementary education from Arizona State University and continued studies in special education at Indiana University, Jenny has been able to seamlessly transition into the real estate market. In her free time she enjoys daily runs through the different neighborhoods of Chicago and discovering new restaurants with friends.
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Growing up in the small rural town of Rochester, Indiana, Kavan and his family would frequently travel to the city of Chicago for sporting events, small vacations, and all of the wonderful adventure that awaited in the big city. It was those childhood memories that led him to Chicago in the summer of 2010 after graduating from Miami (OH).
During his eight year sales career in the logistics industry, Kavan's longtime desire to be involved in the Chicago real estate market started to take hold. He purchased his first investment property just south of Wrigley field in April of 2015 and has kept his finger on the pulse of the market ever since. In 2017 he aquired his brokers license and chose to turn his passion into his full time career.
Outside of real estate Kavan enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, basketball, spending time with family and friends, and is an avid golfer. His seemingly endless energy and overall joy that he brings to his everyday life are infectious. While his clients unquestionably love both of those qualities, they cherish his knowledge for the industry, attention to detail, and unwavering commitment to ensuring all of their needs are taken care of with the utmost integrity.
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Brooke Lindholm is a trusted real estate advisor to all her clients. As an @Properties broker with the Brian Grossman Group, which is ranked at the top 1% of all groups in the city with more than $400 million in residential sales, Brooke is a detail-oriented guide, taking clients throughout the entire process in a step-by-step manner, and, in turn, alleviating stress that can come from purchasing or selling a home. Brooke understands the delicate balance of "home" as a financial investment as well as an emotional investment.
Having invested in property herself throughout the city—including overseeing her own renovations and rehabs—Brooke has a deep understanding of her clients wants, needs, desires and even fears. To that end, she strives to create a positive experience for every client by bringing an honest, sincere and can-do attitude to the transaction. Clients appreciate her long list of relationships with professionals in real estate and beyond. Need a lender? She's got it. Need a handyman? She has a guy. Need a babysitter? She knows a good one. In that way, Brooke is a one stop shop when buying or selling a home.
For expert local market knowledge and unparalleled real estate service, call Brooke today!
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Irene Haddad is a Chicago Association of REALTORS® Top Producer, on a top producing team at @properties with over $500 million in residential sales. She received the acclaimed Rookie of the Year award within her first year in the industry. She is part of the Brian Grossman Group, which is ranked at the top 1% of all agents in the city. Irene graduated on the National Dean's List from DePaul University with a Pre-Law Bachelor of Science degree. She attended Law School prior to finding her passion in Real Estate. Her knowledge of the Real Estate market coupled with her legal background only enhances her ability to negotiate the best strategy for her clients. She is knowledgeable, highly skilled and has the resources to help you reach your goals.
As your Realtor® my goal is to:
- Assist you in determining the neighborhood that suits your lifestyle
- Serve as your advisor in reaching educated and well informed decisions
- Negotiate with your best interest in mind
- Provide you with due diligence during the evaluation of a property; from
attorney's to inspectors, I will see you through start to finish
- Provide cutting-edge market data on your property when it's time to sell
- Determine pricing, financing terms and conditions of competing properties
in order to sell your home quickly with minimum hassle
- Exhaust every marketing effort to generate exposure to your home
- Help you write legally binding, win-win agreements that make it to the closing table
"I am committed to helping you find your ideal home so that you may love where you LIVE! I will serve as your life-long advisor in all of your current and future real estate needs, your educator, confidant and most importantly, your friend" –Irene Haddad
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Darren Seefeldt pursued his passion for real estate in 2014 when he joined @properties following a career in construction and facilities management as well as nine years of service in the Illinois Army National Guard. Darren's attention to detail, experience, hard work, and commitment to personal service quickly set him apart, earning him the 2014 Community Association of Realtors Rookie of the Year. Darren is also a certified Military Relocation Professional and an expert in the VA loan and condo approval process.
In addition to joining @properties, Chicago's largest independent brokerage, Darren also belongs to the Brian Grossman Group, one of Chicago's consistently top-producing teams. The unsurpassed technology, marketing, and resources provided by @properties along with the experience and proven strategies of the Grossman Group made this a clear choice for him, which greatly benefits his clients.
Beyond Darren's commitment and experience in real estate sales, he is also a licensed Community Association Manager and owner of Good Steward Building Management. This experience in both real estate sales and HOA management brings added value to clients selling or buying condos and townhomes in Chicago. His experience in market analysis, sales, negation, condo law, and construction, coupled with going above and beyond just listing and showing properties, gives his clients a distinct advantage and consistently positive experience no matter where they are in the home ownership process.
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Darcy Blustein is a residential real estate broker with @properties. She is a member of the Brian Grossman Group, which is ranked at the top 1% of all Chicagoland agents with more than $350 million in Residential Sales.
Darcy has 9 years of experience in advertising and media. From planning and managing large digital and TV campaigns, to selling print advertisements in newspapers and magazines, Darcy knows how to negotiate the ideal outcome for her clients.
Whether you're looking to buy, sell or rent, Darcy's knowledge of the city, attention to detail and patience will allow her to be a trusted advisor, and help you navigate a process that is complex and often emotional.
Darcy grew up in the North Suburbs of Chicago. She graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Journalism. After college she spent a few years in Washington DC, and eventually found her way back to Chicago. She currently lives in River North. In her free time she enjoys going on runs through the city and on the lakefront path, exploring new restaurants throughout the many neighborhoods in Chicago and traveling the world.
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Manar Beiruty is a dynamic broker with @Properties. As a member of the Brian Grossman Group, one of Chicago's highest grossing teams, she is the go-to broker for a wide range of areas, including the city and the southwest suburbs. Whether it's a client looking for a downtown apartment, a family home in the suburbs or anything in between, Manar is uniquely positioned to assist her clients in all aspects of the buying or selling process. Clients appreciate her attention to detail, and her facilitating of their every need.
Manar goes the extra mile by personally investing her time and energy into every client relationship. That means listening to her client's wants and needs, and helping them locate the ideal home based on those preferred lifestyle choices. Real estate has always been a fixture in Manar's life; her father is a developer, who taught his daughter all the nuances of his projects, and the sale and purchase of homes. Today, Manar and her husband invest in property throughout the city, rehabbing and selling homes—a skillset she brings to the table for her clients. She knows how stressful the buying and selling process can be: by leveraging a long list of real estate professionals (i.e. handymen, plumbers, etc.), Manar is the perfect guide to make the process as smooth as possible.
Manar and her husband Elias live in the South Loop with their two children, Leyah and Issa. She loves following fashion and design trends, and incorporates unique styles into both home interiors and her personal expression. This passion allows her to provide all-inclusive assistance to clients staging their homes or considering design changes.
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Josh Levey's passion for helping people fuels his drive to exceed expectations and make his clients' real estate dreams a reality.
"Helping people find a home is probably one of the best things you can do for someone. I am client focused and results driven; I will go out of my way to get something done for my clients"
In addition to conquering the real estate world, Josh also works in advertising. Throughout his time in the advertising industry, Josh continues to refine his unmatched social media, sales, communication and advertising skills. These are essential when helping clients achieve a significant life goal, such as buying or selling a home.
Now, as a member of @properties, Josh has instant access to its industry-leading reach, global resources and unbeatable online tools. Josh has everything he needs to maximize the exposure of his clients' homes, ensuring that the listing will be seen by thousands of buyers looking for a new home; and he also has the resources backing him to help clients with one of the most important decisions of their lives.
The thing that always sets Josh apart from other agents is that he approaches real estate opportunities with a business mindset; for example, putting his clients' needs before his own personal interests. Additionally, Josh strives to deliver the highest level of customer service to each and every one of his clients. His attention to detail, hardworking mindset combined with his professional knowledge in digital media and marketing make him the perfect broker to get the job done right and in a timely manner.
Although Josh was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Chicago has been his home for seven years and counting. Over these past 7 years, Josh has familiarized himself with many of Chicago's greatest neighborhoods, making him an expert resource for clients searching for the perfect neighborhood to lay down some roots.
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Jeff Shandling began his career in real estate in 2014 after more than a decade as a trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. As a member of the Brian Grossman Group, he is part of a team of brokers that has amassed over $500 million in total sales since 2002 and has been the #1 top producing team in the @properties Lakeview location since 2012.
Jeff has a high integrity and always represents his clients' best interests. With a strong love for data analysis, which was cultivated during his time in the financial markets, Jeff excels in the area of property valuation. This skill gives Jeff's clients peace of mind when it comes to selling a property for the highest price possible in the shortest amount of time or purchasing a new property at or below market value. Jeff educates and advises clients thoroughly using his detailed market analysis.
Jeff has experience working with buyers and sellers of single-family homes and condos. He also specializes in working with investors of multi-unit, multifamily, and mixed-use properties throughout the north side of Chicago and into the northern suburbs.
Jeff grew up in Northbrook and graduated from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in 2000. After almost 18 years in the city, Jeff moved back to Northbrook with his family in 2018. In his free time, Jeff loves to exercise, watch sports, read, and spend time with his two highly energetic kids.