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!
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!
Investment· 20 years old when first purchased condo· Understood the importance of investing at an early age
Construction· Wood work· Brick layer· Drywall· Going from construction side of real estate to sales side
Military· Joined Sept. 2002· Deployed to Afghanistan · Combat engineer· Leadership courses· Field-grade promotion to sergeant · Received combat action badge
Large family· One of nine children, 3 of which reside in the West Loop· Born and raised in small town 60 miles outside of Chicago
Born and raised in a small town sixty miles outside of downtown Chicago, Steven Powers has thoroughly enjoyed making the transition from rural to urban living in the West Loop after having gained significant experience in finish carpentry and residential construction as well as having served in the Illinois Army National Guard for 8 years. Since purchasing his first home at the age of 20, Steven realized the importance of investing in real estate and decided to pursue his passion for sales after returnin
g from an active duty deployment to Afghanistan in 2009.
Stevens extensive experience in building custom homes helps him to identify and target properties that make sound investments. His talent to visualize cosmetic changes, room rearrangements, and design upgrades allows him to help his clients see what their home can become.
Having joined the Army in September of 2002, Steven dedicated himself to his fellow comrades and his country. Stevens leadership and discipline were recognized while serving in Afghanistan where he received a field-grade promotion to sergeant. His commitment to the military has carried over to his clients needs. He encourages an open line of communication so that the clients experience is rewarding, informative, and pleasant.
One of nine children, Steven fully understands the importance of family. A family gathers, celebrates, and makes memories in a home. By choosing a knowledgeable realtor like Steven, you can ensure that you will find the perfect fit.
An award-winning Triple Diamond/Centurion Real Estate Broker, Kristen leads with enthusiasm, passion and expertise. Armed with an Advertising and Journalism degree from the University of Wisconsin/Madison, she moved into the real estate profession in 1991, a field which is "home" to her today. As a seasoned professional, she has sold over $100 million of property to date. Kristen's unique ability to do the seemingly impossible begins with maintaining an "everybody wins" objective. Extensive experience, creative transactions, honest advice, and personal attention define her success. People particularly enjoy working with Kristen because she loves what she does. She finds buying and selling real estate both fruitful and fun!
Professional: Assisting buyers & sellers in Lake and Cook Counties and along the North Shore, Executive Moves, Fine Homes & Estates,Relocation and First Time Buyers.
Personal: Traveling, Going to the Theatre, Wine Tasting, Sailing
· Full Time Licensed Real Estate Salesperson since 1993
· Attended Southern Illinois University
· USAA Agent Accredited
· Cartus Certified Agent
· Sirva Certified Agent
Comments: I've been helping people buy and sell homes in Lake County & along the North Shore for over 20 years. I take pride in exceeding clients' expectations by providing first-class service to every client.
Sellers - I have extensive experience marketing homes, including Fine Homes & Estates,and will develop a comprehensive marketing plan including the internet that will address the special difficulties of today's markets. My goal is to get you top dollar for your home.
"Judy in our minds went out of her way to make a very smooth process for us during a very difficult real estate market." Ballard
"She provided great pricing advice, as well as the virtual tour & brochure." Ryan
Buyers - I will provide outstanding service to buyers as an Accredited Buyer Representative. I access each of my clients on an individual basis. After understanding your needs, I will leverage my knowledge of properties & neighborhoods that meet the needs of your family & will provide a Comparative Market Analysis to negotiate the best deal for your new home.
"[Judy] showed us the types of homes we wanted to see to learn area price structure & then to shop from. Called an inspector to address structural concerns at a home. Judy is a blessing." Johan
"She helped with local area knowledge by recommending doctors, gave contacts for home improvements, local authority contacts, etc." Steve
Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a top executive searching for the home of your dreams, I look forward to helping you!
Drawn into Real Estate by searching for my own income properties 24 years ago, I am still thrilled to be servicing my clients (and their families and friends) with all of their real estate needs.
The CENTURY 21 McMullen Real Estate, Inc. office has been my Real Estate home for the last 22 years.
Real Estate is my passion. To me, it is, and always has been, the best place to put your money. Buying or selling right makes all the difference.
My love of Chicago and its vast metropolitan area, along with my own personal curiosity and need to know, will be of value to you. I am knowledgeable, helpful, professional, dedicated, and if that isn't enough, fun to work with!
MY GOAL IS TO HELP YOU ACCOMPLISH WHAT YOU WANT TO DO.
Other Awards & Recognition:
National Association of Realtors
Illinois Association of Realtors
Chicago Association of Realtors
Active Full-time Realtor since 1993
Outstanding Sales Achievement Awards
Century 21 Excellent Service Awards
Century 21 Centurion Awards
Laurie is a seasoned real estate veteran and is one of the top producers in the country. She has earned the reverence of her clients through her reliability, honesty, integrity, expertise, proficiency, and professionalism. With over 12 years of experience as a Realtor, Laurie brings a high level of energy, personal attention, and customer service to the home buying and selling experience.
Laurie is an aficionado of the Mike Ferry School of Real Estate, North Americas leading Real Estate coaching and training organization. This coaching allows her to operate at a much higher level of intensity and at a much higher level of skill, which makes Laurie a more responsible agent that gets better results.
If youre looking for an effective, efficient, and productive agent, Laurie Jacobson is the Realtor for you.
Buyers and Sellers
First Time Home Buyers and Relocation
Serving all of the Chicagoland area
In her years as an executive with one of the top consulting firms, Ivana became adept at fostering and maintaining relationships with her clients. She brings the same dedication, diligence, research capability and organizational skill to her clients in the residential, rehab and investment property markets. An avid problem-solver and negotiator, she will be your advocate in helping you find and close the best deal possible. Her pledge to clients:" I will always protect and promote your best interest abo
ve any other consideration."
As a real estate investor herself, Ivana likes the entrepreneurial aspects of her career as a Realtor®. She offers an in-depth knowledge of Chicago, particularly in the South Loop, West Loop and Gold Coast neighborhoods, enabling her clients to be well informed and effectively buy and sell their properties.
In her spare time, Ivana is a world traveler who seeks adventure. She runs, hikes, rafts, scuba dives and has even attempted snowboarding. Ivana is also actively involved with her community.
Agent Education: Ivana graduated from the University of Illinois Champaign - Urbana with a degree in Economics.
Area of Expertise in Chicago Area: South Loop, West Loop and Gold Coast.