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!
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.
Sarah is a lifelong Chicagoan and is passionate about real estate. Prior to becoming a real estate agent, Sarah was a successful entrepreneur owning multiple cell phone stores. With her business knowledge and contacts, she was able to transition to real estate becoming a top producer in 2 years.
As a result of being a top producer, Sarah is familiar with a variety of areas that includes Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. She can give you her unique perspective about different areas, school districts, and living in the city versus the suburbs.
Sarah is a Short Sale expert. While other agents can talk about being an expert, Sarah has closed every one of her short sale transactions. Few agents can match her record and even fewer can match her knowledge, experience, and work ethic. Call Sarah today to find out how she can help you with your short sale.
If you are looking for a full service, highly skilled, and results oriented Realtor who is passionate about Real Estate, give Sarah a call today.