A lifelong Chicagoan, Armando received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Real Estate has been one of his passions for the last 8 years. Prior to joining Century 21 S.G.R., Armando was the director of finance at Jones Lang LaSalle, an international commercial real estate firm.
He managed a 70 property, 3,500,000 square feet real estate portfolio for ComEd in addition to providing due diligence, process improvement, and benchmarking analysis for McDonalds, Harris Bank, Citibank, Hewitt Associates, and others. Looking for a morepersonal connection to real estate, he joined Century 21 S.G.R. in 2004 to pursue residential sales which he thought would allow him to make more of a difference in peoples lives.
Armando brings his complex business background, analytical skills, passion, and positive energy to his clients. His love for the city and urban living is evident in his knowledge of emerging neighborhoods and their attributes. As he has said "I love thistown and truly appreciate the character of each neighborhood.
He sees obstacles as an opportunity to demonstrate his value and always has his clients best interests come first. His problem solving and analytical skills gained in his career are evident during each phase of buying and selling a home, including marketing the property effectively, matching the right property with the right buyer, negotiating the contract, and ensuring an efficient, hassle-free close.
He attributes his success to high ethical principles, having a plan and willingness to constantly make adjustments along the way. Armando is also a commercial and residential property manager as well as controller of Operation Homelink, a non-for-profit organization devoted to providing free computers to the families of our soldiers serving around the world.
Armandos other passions are his family, baseball, jazz/blues, traveling, and beach volleyball. When not working, youll catch him around town at restaurants and North Avenue Beach.
If youre looking for a full service, highly skilled, and results driven Realtor with a positive attitude, look no further and give Armando a call!
I was born in Chicago, raised in a single parent home to a mother who taught lifes rewards are the product of your own actions. The belief in education and hard work propelled me to a 20 year career as chief financial officer for a midsize Chicago company. Now in 2008, by joining Century 21 S.G.R., I hope to help the firm and my clients make a financial difference in the communities in which we live and work.
Education:Bachelor of Science Accountancy, University of Illinois - Champaign Urbana- 1983Certified Public Accountant - 1985
Agent Activities/Interests:Residential sales; first time buyer and employer assisted buying programs; Personal interest includes travel, cultural arts, physical fitness, and real estate development;
Personal strengths:Analytical; hardworking; self starter; commitment to excellence; ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently under time deadlines; an open attitude; trustworthy;
Areas of Expertise in Chicago area:Residential sales
Brokerage/ Development/ Investments/Property Management/LeasingAreas of expertise: Azeem Khan Direct Cell 312-501-3849 Title: Real Estate Sales ConsultantBrokerage/ Development/ Investments/Property Management/LeasingAreas of expertise: Downtown, Sout h Loop, West Loop, North Center, Streeterville, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Tri Taylor, Lincoln Square, Ravenswood, Uptown, Rogers Park, Roscoe Village
Azeem is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a B.A. in Business Management and an AS in Accounting. He started his career in the corporate sales sector and was nationally recognized as one of the firms premier sales and account managers.
Seeking to fulfill his ambition to become a real estate professional, Azeem transitioned into real estate brokerage in 2003. Coming from a long line of commercial investors, developers, and land owners, he instinctively knew that real estate was his calling.
The Chicago Association of Realtors has recognized Azeem as one of the Top Producers in Chicago with over several million in residential and commercial sales between 2004-2011.
or his clients. He has introduced many clients to such upscale developments as Trump Towers, The Park Millennium, investor friendly multi use apartment buildings, foreclosure and distressed properties as well as many downtown condominiums.
Over the last several years, Azeem has also been awarded by Century 21 for his sales volume production and customer satisfaction level of over 99%. From working with first time home buyers to high-end savvy investors, his clients will attest to his dedication, unequivocal ethics, and knowledge. From identifying emerging neighborhoods on the brink of major appreciation in value, to negotiating highly leveraged investment deals, Azeem has proven his abilities to generate equity, profits, and rental income f
Azeem also owns his own firm AK Custom Homes L.L.C. The company has been recognized as one of the most reputable firms and has an outstanding reputation for Quality Service and Quality Construction. Presently Ak Custom Homes has several new construction projects underway ranging from high-end condominiums to magnificent single family homes. The firm specializes in building luxury new construction single family homes with state of the art quality, technology, and design at affordable price points in some o
f Chicagos most desirable neighborhoods. For more information check out the website at www.Akcustomhomes.com
If you are looking for a one stop source for all your real estate needs Azeem is your perfect resource. Some of his services include representing buyers, sellers, leasing residential properties, and working with investors. Azeems real estate network circle consists of over some of Chicagos top Real Estate Attorneys, Banks, Property Inspectors, Insurance agents, and Contractors. In simplicity not only do you get Azeem but you get an established professional team with him that helps make your real estate
transaction that much more enjoyable.
Azeem is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Chicago Association of Realtors and Illinois Association of Realtors. He credits his success and dedication to his family, customers, clients, and colleagues at Century 21 S.G.R. Inc. for their love and support. If you are in the market to buy, sell, or lease give Azeem a call today for your one on one consultation!
Raheem is a graduate of Depaul University with a B.A. in Real Estate and a B.A. in Finance. His experience working in the high powered wealth management industry cultivated his natural ability to transition his long term goal into the real estate field. His ambition to build his career in real estate began as a business assistant with A.K custom homes where he developed the basic skills to be a sucessful real estate professional. His ambition grew strong to continue to extend the tradition Khan name as the 4th generation in the family real estate business.
His valuable experience working in the real estate industry consisted of commercial, residential and development of real estate. After sucessfully assisting to reduce vacancy costs in residential areas by targeting specific demographics he was given higher level responsibility assisting developers with extensive market research that led him to work directly with the president of our company where he developed key skills such as site management, project financing, and construction processes.
Throughout college Raheem was able to successfully manage working part time still adhering to client deadlines and business demands while maintaining the demands associated with obtaining a dual major degree at one of the top business schools in Chicago, DePaul University.
In recent years Raheem has diversified his scope in the real estate industry by taking on internships at New Treir Partners where he gained an understanding of the private equity firms focused on commercial real estate and worked with top broker firms, as well with Merrill Lynch where he served as a financial services intern focusing on investment analysis including stocks, mutual funds, as well as his passion, real estate.
It is through these diverse experiences that make Raheem such a valuable asset to a company. His uncanny ability to cater to different priorities and clients while maintaing a professional attitude, dedicating 100% each time, and his desire to learn more about the industry. Raheem's clientele includes doctors, attorneys, executives of Fortune 500 company's, former professional athletes, young business professionals and even small business owners.
Chicago is a city that has seen tremendous growth over the years. It is now known as one of the most beautiful cities in the U.S. Being a native Chicagoan I have seen the changes that the city has experienced. The expansions and development of the South Loop, Tri-Taylor Area, Humboldt, Wicker, and Lincoln Park have out surpassed anything we would have imagined twenty years. My knowledge of the city goes well beyond the buying and selling aspect of real estate. Having attended local area schools throughout my entire life allows me to provide my clients with the tools necessary to make appropriate decisions when buying a home with a growing family. And with family all across the Chicagoland area there are not many areas that I am not familiar with, and am always willing on learning and researching new areas to meet the needs of my clients. In my 12+ years of experience I've been blessed with meeting so many wonderful people that many have become close friends. I'm always honored when my clients become friends as it is another testament that I've served their needs very well and have definitely earned their trust.
As a lifelong Chicagoan, Faustino loves exploring his city and everything it has to offer. After receiving his Bachelor's Degree in Economics from The University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Faustino returned to Chicago and started his career at Sidley Austin, one of the nation's leading corporate law firms, where he worked for eight years as an analyst. Faustino employs the analytical and problem-solving skills he developed while working in Big Law to provide the highest customer service andnavigate tough negotiations.
Faustino is a "high-octane, high-protein" realtor whose persistence drives results for his clients. Faustino's passion is to serve individuals and negotiate the best deal possible. With patience and the heart of a teacher, Faustino empowers his clients with the necessary knowledge to make the best decision for themselves and their family.
Faustino's other passions include playing tennis, baseball, spending time with his family, and exploring Chicago.
Brian has over 14 years of experience in the real estate industry. Working for a local title company, Brian managed several departments there. Starting as the manager of the title research and examining department and eventually becoming the Finance Manager of the company.
Brian is a lifelong Chicagoan growing up in Chicago's Beverly neighborhood. He graduated from St. Ignatius College Prep and has an MBA with a Finance Concentration.
Brian's background in finance and real estate gives him unique qualities to provide excellent advise whether you are a first time home buyer or a seasoned real estate investor.