Karen Pence

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Zak Herman
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Zak Herman is one of the most passionate real estate professionals you will find in Chicago. Never losing sight of his client’s personal goals, Zak consistently goes above and beyond normal expectations to achieve the best possible outcome in any transaction.  The dedication and energy he commits to each client's success combines an old style work ethic with technology and communication and he prides himself on his professionalism, work ethic, education and flexibility with clients. His personal goal is to help his clients create wealth responsibly while helping them live comfortably.

A graduate of Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, Zak earned a B.S. in Business Administration with concentrations in Entrepreneurship, International Business, and Real Estate Finance.  In college he interned for Bloomington, Indiana developer Blackwell Homes as well as purchased and managed an investment property across from the campus.  He has also worked on a historic renovation of a Motor Row property on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue.  Upon moving to Chicago in 2009 he worked at a smaller boutique brokerage in Lincoln Park before switching to @properties in the spring of 2010.

Since 2011 Zak has worked closely with a reputable luxury developer and remodeler in Chicago's North Shore aiding in acquisitions, financial analysis, and construction management.  In combination with his previous education, experience and outgoing personality, Zak is prepared to offer an extensive range of services tailored to every client’s individual needs.  Whether a first time buyer or experienced homeowner, his initial strategy comprises of collaborating with clients to identify their goals and then proceeding accordingly.

Zak is recognized as an Accredited Distressed Property Representative (ADPR) and has successfully counseled clients through numerous short sale transactions.  He also has extensive experience helping investor clients attain their short and long term goals. His background in finance, knowledge of construction management, and personal investment experience combine to help experienced and novice investor clients navigate the complexities and challenges in any type of real estate investment.

In the fall of 2011, Zak was featured as a Realtor helping first time homebuyers pursue a condo search in Lincoln Square on HGTV's "House Hunters."


Lindsey Burba
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Lindsey’s love for living the city life began when she moved to Chicago 10 years ago. She brings her corporate sales and client relation expertise to the Karen Pence Property Group which has over 20 years of Chicago real estate experience. Lindsey believes that one of the greatest attributes that this city has to offer is the distinct neighborhoods. Which neighborhood a client chooses to live in determines the lifestyle they want to live. She firmly stands behind the @properties beliefs, ‘Love Where You Live’ and ‘Be Local.’ Whether you're renting or buying, new to the city or a lifelong Chicagoan, Lindsey’s primary goal is to make sure all of her efforts go in to helping clients find the best home to fit their wants and needs.

After living in multiple neighborhoods in the city, Lindsey and her husband found their home in the West Loop 5 years ago. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, she loves basketball and bourbon. As an avid sport fan she'll never get sick of hearing Chelsea Dagger. 


Kelsey Zakrzewski
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Kelsey discovered her desire to become a Real Estate Broker accidentally.  She graduated from the University of Illinois-Chicago with a B.S. in Kinesiology. After graduation, she decided to learn a bit about her family’s business of purchasing, rehabilitating, and selling distressed properties and subsequently discovered that she absolutely loved the business! It was then that she decided to move forward with real estate as her career focus. Her time at the University was not wasted however; being captain of the UIC Dance Team with a full class schedule, honed her ability to work with and lead a diverse group of women while successfully organizing group studies with classmates.
The years Kelsey spent in the heart of the City while attending school created a passion for the Chicago lifestyle.  She spends as much free time as possible in the City and when she is unable to do that, she is spending time studying Chicago real estate and logistics, hanging out with her family and two dogs, or passionately supporting her favorite team, the Chicago Blackhawks as they forge ahead to another Stanley Cup.
Kelsey brings her new found passion to @properties, her open-mindedness and ability to learn new things quickly will allow her to grow professionally and become an expert in her field as she is mentored by some of the finest and most respected brokers in the industry at @properties. Kelsey’s innate ability to make people feel like long-time friends will surely be an important part of what defines her character and passion and what makes her an integral member of the Karen Pence Property Group.


Chris Rinella
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A Chicago native with over 15 years of real estate experience, Chris has the expertise that Chicagoans want in a Realtor. His extensive knowledge of real estate trends in our city allows him to offer the best solutions for his clients.

Chris works with a broad clientele base, ranging from first-time buyers and sellers to investors, architects, and executives. Having an eye for design, Chris is able to help clients create tasteful spaces tailored to their specific style and personality. He works diligently to deliver the best service and results for all of his clients. Maintaining relationships with clients is important to Chris, and he strives to make sure their current and future needs are met.

Chris knows what makes each Chicago Neighborhood unique and appealing for homebuyers. As a lifelong Chicagoan he still loves to take in all of the different cultural experiences that those neighborhoods have to offer, especially the food. He loves to cook and use those experiences to influence new recipes to test out for his friends. Always up for an adventure, Chris loves to travel but will always call Chicago home.


Jennifer Tynes
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Jenn Tynes comes to @properties ready to work hard to make sure her clients' home ownership needs are met. Growing up in Michigan, she worked for her father's Contracting business. Knowing homes inside and out, working in Real Estate was a natural progression. With over 14 years of sales and customer service experience her range of skilles makes her an essential asset to any buyer or seller.

 

She joined one of the Top Producing Teams, The Karen Pence Property Group, as a Licensed Assistant, and works tirelessly to ensure everyone is given the highest level of service possible. As a broker, this experience is invaluable. Providing assistance on every level for over $20 Million in sales has imparted a depth of knowledge and understanding that every client looks for in a Broker.

 

Jenn lives in Ravenswood with her husband, Lane, and two cats, Keiko and Abbey. She loves the quieter vibe of Ravenswood and North Center, and frequents all of the local restaurants and shops. Also, in her spare time, Jenn enjoys watching her favorite shows on Netflix and TV, and any Marvel Superhero movie she can find. 


Omar Mohiudin
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Omar was born and raised in Chicago, he graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign with a BBA in Business, and has worked in the financial industry for 12 years. Desiring to utilize his knowledge of business and finance, and recognizing the frustration with the "red tape" of the banking process, Omar transitioned from his role in finance to focusing on helping individuals in the private sector. Having extensive experience with various Chicago neighborhoods, Omar works tirelessly to ensure his clients receive the best options and smoothest process to fulfilling their dreams of home ownership.


Wendy McCreight
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A licensed realtor, Wendy McCreight is steadfast in her devotion to the protection of her client's best interests. A Chicago broker with the #1 brokerage in market shares, @properties, Wendy's extensive background in real estate makes her an invaluable asset when buying or selling a home in Chicagoland. Wendy leverages a background in corporate sales and real estate investment to evaluate market trends, properly price listings from the beginning, and safeguard one of the biggest investments a person can make in their lifetime: their home.

Wendy is an advocate for her clients, helping them with expertise and genuine care to make well-rounded and ultimately successful buying and selling decisions. With a comprehensive background in real estate, including real estate investment, Wendy has facilitated the acquisition of over 300 properties.

Having a good eye for design was integral to her success, as was her ability to property manage and perform her very own staging, renovating, finishes selection and interior decorating. Specialiazing in home remodeling, she works closely with sellers in staging a home and getting it ready before placing it on the market. Wendy understands the delicate balance of "home" as a financial investment as well as an emotional investment-and her goal for buyers is to find the right home that considers their overall needs.

Wendy has worked in sales her entire life, most recently with a Fortune 50 company, and her professionalism and stellar customer service speaks to that experience. Wendy lives with her husband in Streeterville with their Miniature Schnauzer, Zoe. She enjoys exercising, home decor, traveling and enjoying everything Chicago has to offer.

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