Gia Devenyi

Gia Devenyi

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Team Members


Erik Sachs
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Erik Sachs joined @properties in 2014 after owning and operating his own real estate brokerage and development firm in Chicago for over 12 years.  During a 19 year career in real estate, Erik has developed a wide base of experience not possessed by most Realtors.  Erik formed Team Sachs to provide industry leading service to clients in Chicago and the Western Suburbs.

Erik and his wife have three young boys and recently moved from Chicago to Naperville.  Similarly, Erik has helped many clients sell their home in order to relocate out of Chicago or buy a larger home to accommodate a growing family.  Erik understands that buying and selling a home is usually the largest financial transaction his clients make in their lifetime. Whether helping a client buy a first home or selling in order to buy a new home, Erik’s years of experience and expert counsel help ease the anxiety of selling and purchasing a home. 

Investors need Realtors to represent them that have working experience in all facets of making an investment work.  Erik’s background in distressed property acquisition, development, property management and general contracting provides next level deal sourcing and capitalization for his investment clients. 

Background and Accomplishments 

  • Over $100 million in career sales volume
  • Previously licensed general contractor
  • Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE)
  • Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP)
  • 14 year resident of Chicago’s North Side
  • Native  and current resident of Naperville, IL
  • BS Finance - University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana
  • Favorite pastimes include golf, travel and cheering on the Chicago Bears

“I have a love for real estate and personal interaction so I consider myself fortunate to have found the perfect job.  I am excited to put my experience to use helping clients on a daily basis with their real estate needs.”


Julie Umecker
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"With 13 years of residential real estate experience, I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with a broad range of clients.  I pride myself on providing each client with expert guidance, attention, and support to ensure a successful transaction and positive experience."  

Julie understands that residential real estate is not only about making an informed decision about real estate but it’s also its a decision about one’s “home" or financial investment.  Julie is passionate about working with clients who rely on her to expertly guide them through the intricacies of a rewarding but sometimes challenging process. 

Julie’s client base is made up mostly of referrals from those who see the value in working with someone who will apply the highest level of care, commitment and professionalism to every aspect of the transaction - from first meeting to closing - proven by nearly 500 transactions to date. 

Julie completed a BA in Psychology from the University of Illinois.  Before Real Estate, Julie worked in Public Relations, Business Management and has proven to quickly connect with people with her communication and interpersonal skills. 

Growing up in the southwest suburbs and residing in Chicago since 1997, Julie has a vast knowledge of many neighborhoods.  She currently calls Chicago's South Loop neighborhood home.   

Julie’s favorite pastime is spending time with friends and family, traveling, and culinary.


Francine Benson Garaffo
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Working with the best in the business is the only choice in real estate today.

@properties shares my commitment to offering the most comprehensive and professional marketing, sophisticated technology, and expert market knowledge, supporting the highest standards of service and representation you expect and deserve. With local leadership and national and international reach, I bring results to clients wherever their buying and selling goals take them.

I appreciate and welcome your inquiry, real estate need, or referral!


Brian Finger
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Brian Finger joins @properties after owning and operating his own brokerage and development firm in Chicago for over 9 years.  During a 14 year career in real estate, Brian has developed a wide base of experience including construction, management, sales and leasing.  Brian has been a tenant, home owner, and property investor. He can bring value to whatever your real estate needs may be.

Starting his career in Naperville, he's also lived in Bucktown/Wicker Park for 13 years and knows the near northside well.  He and his wife have three children and understand the process of relocating to the suburbs to accommodate a growing family.  His wife is a therapist working with children which brings a unique understanding of the challenges that can face families when it comes to their child's education.

Brian's interest in real estate took root after a career in exotic and luxury car sales.  This experience taught a valuable lesson - no matter what a person's status or income level is, everyone's needs are unique.  Brian values the person, helping to accomplish their goals.  Always working a little harder or going one step further, Brian seems to find a way to get that little-bit more or find that needle in a hay stack.

 "@properties shares my commitment to offering the most comprehensive and professional marketing, sophisticated technology, and expert market knowledge. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or referrals you may have.  I welcome them and appreciate the opportunity!"  


Andrew Oppleman
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Having transitioned from a hotel sales industry leader career of 20 years, I'm happy to recognize many parellels in service and sales diciplines in the Real Estate Industry. I believe my ability to connect with clients and really hear and understand exactly what their short and long term Real Estate goals are; and have the ability to create a strategy that will fullfill their goals. My ultimate goal is my client's happiness.

Ive always understood that a client's happiness is achieved by prompt and transparent communication, understanding the target markets, strategic negotiation and overall traction on my clients behalf.

I hope you will contact me to help you achieve your real estate goals today.


Tim McLoughlin
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With a focus on real estate on the near west side of Chicago - including neighborhoods such as Bucktown, Wicker Park and Logan Square - Tim brings a unique background to helping his clients navigate successful transactions. After building a successful corporate career as a management consultant, Tim decided to take his professional skills - analysis, communication, negotiation and organization - and combine them with his passion for real estate in order to deliver excellent service for his clients.

Like any other real estate agent Tim has helped clients buy and sell homes and analyze investment opportunities. Additionally, he is a landlord for his own rental properties and has served as a condo board president. Tim's experience and skills combined with his previous business background make him unique and successful in this industry. His job is to be your trusted real estate advisor and to help you negotiate and navigate transactions with your best interests in mind.

  • Member of Team Sachs - A Top Producer Team 2016, 2015
  • Consistent 5 star reviews - Zillow, Facebook and Google
  • Member, Chicago Association of Realtors®

A bit more about Tim:

  • Has lived in the city of Chicago since 1999 and the Bucktown area since 2004
  • Marketing degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Investor in successful Chicago restaurants
  • Previous career in management consulting with Accenture, Slalom Consulting & West Monroe Partners
  • Concert goer, avid runner, Chicago sports fan

"Please feel free to contact me with any questions or referrals and I look forward to earning your business."


Rege Phillips
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Working with the best in the business is the only choice in real estate today.


@properties shares my commitment to offering the most comprehensive and professional marketing, sophisticated technology, and expert market knowledge, supporting the highest standards of service and representation you expect and deserve. With local leadership and national and international reach, I bring results to clients wherever their buying and selling goals take them.


I appreciate and welcome your inquiry, real estate need, or referral!