bio/JessicaCoulson

About Jessica Coulson

I am thrilled to be pursing my passion of helping others with their important real estate decisions. Everything I have done up to this point has led to it. After earning a bachelor’s degree from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration and a master’s degree in Real Estate Development and Entrepreneurship from Cornell University, I enjoyed a 10-year career across management consulting, real estate private equity and brokerage at McKinsey & Company, Canyon Partners and Jones Lang LaSalle.

While I thrived in the consulting environment, my passion for working with people and my desire to be the master of my own destiny prevailed, and in 2018 I made a seamless transition into residential brokerage. Having moved ten times in a decade, I empathize with clients who are looking to sell their home or make the most important purchase of their life. My firsthand experience and passion to help others is what inspired me to go into residential sales. I thrive on building trust-based relationships and working with clients to support them as they make important financial and lifestyle decisions.

In order to hit the ground running, I started my career in residential sales with Ames Group Chicago, one of the top-selling residential teams in the country. As a team member, I participated in both listing and buyer sales, serving the needs of our diverse clientele at a wide range of price points. I especially enjoy helping home sellers understand how to maximize the price they can get for their home through staging and utilizing an analytical process to accurately estimate the market value of their home. With buyers, my goal is to be a good listener, efficient with their time, and ensure they make a smart long-term decision with their purchase. I feel very blessed to have worked with a fantastic team of experienced and caring colleagues who support our clients throughout their entire real estate journey.

As I take my career to the next level, Engel & Völkers Chicago is an ideal fit. The superior quality marketing, technology and tools help me to better serve my clients in today’s highly competitive global market. I also admire the unique, retail format of our flagship “shop", which is as elegant as the homes we represent.

I grew up in Glenview, Illinois but have lived in New York, Los Angeles and the city of Chicago my entire adult life. My husband and I live in the vibrant West Loop with our daughter, Mia, and our dog, and love all that city living has to offer, especially trying out new restaurants and taking our dog to the park. I maintain balance by playing competitive soccer, and when we can sneak way, exploring the world. As we travel, we are excited to stop by and visit other Engel & Völkers shops around the world.