Engel & Völkers Chicago

About Paul Lazarre

A seasoned executive with 25+ years of professional experience in start-ups, sales, technology and residential real estate, I negotiated the opportunity to bring Engel & Völkers to the Chicagoland market. With over 800 locations on four continents, Engel & Völkers is an internationally recognized real estate company with a proven track record. The caliber of our advisors and their dedication to service at every price point sets the Engel & Völkers brand apart from our competition. We take seriously the company’s commitment to the core values of competence, exclusivity and passion.

I achieve results by recruiting and developing exceptional teams that want to make a difference. Since our launch, we have been onboarding a select group of full-time advisors that are excited by the opportunity to learn, collaborate and develop their business. Our advisors are mentored by a top Chicago agent and highly successful managing brokers. They are also supported by an exceptional on-site team of broker services and marketing staff members.

We opened our flagship shop in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood in June of 2019, and we will be opening our second shop in Chicago’s North Shore in the spring of 2020. Our North Shore shop will be a regional center led by an exclusive team of advisors with diverse geographic expertise. The goal is to support our clients in the city, as well as throughout northern Illinois. If you believe you are a good fit for our company, I welcome the opportunity to meet with you.

Originally from Southern California, I grew up passionate about the outdoors. I came to Chicago to work on a start-up at the age of 19 and have resided in Chicago ever since. I earned an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business and completed a course in Negotiation and Leadership at Harvard Law School. My wife, Jennifer Ames, is one of Chicago’s top residential brokers and a License Partner of Engel & Völkers Chicago. Together, we enjoy traveling, mountain biking, rafting, hiking, kiteboarding, skiing and surfing with our three boys. I am also an avid tennis player.