Suzanne Gignilliat

Suzanne Gignilliat


About Me

           The best of the best, Suzanne runs a boutique practice that's focused on luxury properties in North Side. When you hire Suzanne, you get Suzanne. Discreet, patient, tenacious, Suzanne wins sales awards and client praise year after year. Nearly all of her business is referrals and repeat customers. Clients love working with Suzanne, whether it's a condo purchase or a multi-million-dollar home sale; she's the calm in the emotional business of buying or selling a home.

            How does Suzanne's team operate? She is the team leader. Clients work with her and two seasoned associates trained by Suzanne over 25 years. She won'tpass you off to a revolving door of junior agents to show your home. Her full-time administrative staff handles marketing, processing and administration. This frees Suzanne to focus exclusively on you, her client. She is present, engaged and involved with buyers and sellers, which smooths the process.

         While Suzanne specializes in high end properties in the near North side, her team's client base is as diverse as the properties they represent: from rentals, to first-time home buyers, to condos, co-ops, lofts, townhouses, single-family homes, and new construction projects. They welcome any all inquiries.

          Suzanne lives the Lincoln Park life she sells: she's connected, she can solve a need, she understands historic homes and landmarking. Very visual and creative, she will work side by side with you to present your home in the best light.

          Suzanne's reputation is stellar: she's professional, ethical, trustworthy. She's intelligent but approachable, thoughtful and candid, respectful and available. She won't waste your time. In the high-end market, she's been a top seller since day one.

         Suzanne is an urbanite. She lives with her family on a beautiful tree-lined street in Lincoln Park. She loves architecture, design, cities — especially Chicago, where she has spent her adult life after a childhood in Oak Park. A graduate of Yale University with a master's degree from Northwestern University, Suzanne first worked in advertising before taking up real estate more than 30 years ago. She has sterling affiliations, Suzanne is an engaged Trustee at the Latin School of Chicago, chairing major fundraisers and initiatives, and a Chicago Yale Club Foundation board director.

         Social and fun loving, Suzanne is engaged in local politics, enjoys and supports Chicago's cultural offerings, the Chicago Symphony, Hubbard Street Dance, Steppenwolf and the Blackhawks. She loves to read and discuss books. A marvelous cook, she's happiest entertaining friends and family in her Lincoln Park home and garden.

        This is what customers say about Suzanne: "Hard working, honest…strong local knowledge…always prompt with call backs…made a stressful process as uncomplicated as possible…low key…very intelligent….understood our needs…guided me…protected me…utmost professional…look no further."

            Don't be fooled by Suzanne's low-key, gracious manner. When it comes to closing a deal, there's a reason her associates call her "The Velvet Hammer."

  • A top seller in @properties East Lincoln Park office (2017-present)
  • A top seller in Coldwell Banker's Lincoln Park office (2010 - 2017)
  • NRT/Coldwell Banker National Holding Company Top 1% out of 47,000 agents (2010-2017)
  • Coldwell Banker President's Club (2011 – 2017)
  • A top seller in Koenig & Strey's $1.2 billion Lincoln Park office (22 years)
  • Rookie of the year in 1988 when started in the business
  • Top 1% of all Illinois Realtors (24 years)
  • Luxe Mart Top 25 Realtor (2009 - 2017)
  • Top cook county condo sale: $7,000,000 on East Lake Shore Drive in 2013
  • Top cook county single-family home sale: $5,300,000 in Lincoln Park in 2012

Clients are saying:

"Suzanne Gignilliat was such a great partner in selling our home. She was well informed, thoughtful and trustworthy. Her recommendations of what we needed to do to sell our home were spot on. Her patient, knowledgeable, clear approach gave us confidence in her judgment. If you want someone who is effective, Suzanne is an excellent choice."