Bio

About

As a Founding Advisor of Engel & Völkers North Shore, and a leader in the North Shore real estate community, I’ve chosen to align with a company that bolsters my passion for success by providing me the support and world-class sales tools I want in order to provide my clients the highest level of service. The firm’s bespoke, luxury service - regardless of price point - and their extensive global presence, are unique on the North Shore.

I am uniquely qualified to counsel my clients in all aspects of the home buying and selling process. My emphasis on strategic insight and local market knowledge, along with a keen sensitivity to individual needs and aspirations, has led to my being acknowledged in the residential sales community as a top producer for more than twenty years. With an MBA and a law degree as well as extensive experience in both commercial and residential brokerage, I am able to guide my clients throughout the process, from negotiating strategies to investment assessments to maximize a portfolio, toward a successful outcome. As a trusted advisor, I always put the long-term needs of my clients first and often develop a trusted relationship with them throughout the journey, which has resulted in successive years of multiple transactions with the same clients and their families. 

Engel & Völkers allows me to leverage relationships with advisors around the world and to offer my clients a peace of mind as they uproot themselves and their families.  As a relocation-certified expert who specializes in both domestic and international relocations, being able to develop relationships with advisors everywhere is an immediate benefit. I can offer my clients a connection with another advisor in their new home who will expertly guide them through the experience on that end as well, creating a seamless transition, and white-glove experience. 

I first came to appreciate the clean European aesthetic when I studied at the University of Nice and traveled around Europe as an art history student. The European influence in Engel & Völkers sophisticated and modern marketing stands out amidst the noise in our world as it presents our clients’ homes with a simple elegance that befits the North Shore.

Although my wife and I live and raised our daughter in Highland Park, I actively sell in a broad geographic area including the North Shore, Long Grove, Kildeer, Barrington, the Northwest Suburbs, Lake County, Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, Oak Brook, and Naperville. With this diverse experience, I have been interviewed for both Chicago Magazine and Crain’s Chicago Business to provide perspective on current real estate trends. 

I believe in the importance of giving back to both our industry and our community. I have been a featured speaker and mentor for other agents, served on our local Realtor association as a Board Member and led the Grievance and Ethics Committee. In addition, I have served as a Board Member for the Aids Foundation of Chicago and on the Medical Research Institute Council at Michael Reese Hospital. My hobbies include art and architecture, gardening, and raising English Labrador Retrievers.