As a first generation Italian from the DePaul area in Chicago, Barry's strong work ethic began when he was very young. While growing up, his family constantly struggled to make ends meet. Therefore, he began working at the young age of 10. His first jobs consisted of delivering groceries and flowers- which got him through paying his own grammar and high school tuition payments. After high school, he was lucky enough to land a job at a local printing company. He remained a printer for 11 years- when one d
Not knowing where his future was headed, in 1972 he was offered a real estate sales position by an owner of Ben Friend Realty. With virtually no experience he became the #1 agent in Northwest Chicago in his second year on the job. During his third year in the industry, he met Robert J. McMullen, owner of McMullen Realtors [established in 1945.] Barry partnered with Robert and ran the small 3-agent office and grew it to 7 agents in a few short years- until Mr. McMullen retired in 1980- at which time Barry
And the rest is history. Over the course of 30 years, Barry built up CENTURY 21 McMullen Real Estate, Inc. to what it is today: the #1 Century 21® Office in the state of Illinois- and in the top 25 Century 21®Offices in the county- with billions of dollars in lifetime sales. Today the company has over 150 licensed agents, an experienced Management Team and a full-service support staff that is housed in a beautiful, state-of-the-art, 16,000sq.ft. building that Barry himself developed and rightfully named "
Born in Belize, Nigel, along with his family, emigrated to the U.S. at the age of 5. Growing up just a stones throw from Wrigley Field, Nigel quickly adapted to city life and considers Chicago his home.Beginning his career in retail bookstore management , Nigel was able to blend his passion for reading along with his natural affinity for people, sales, and business. Capitalizing on his interest in the history of Chicago and talent for research, Nigel became a licensed Realtor in late 2006. Since becoming
a Realtor, Nigel has worked with many 1st time homebuyers as well as both residential and commercial clients.Specializing in Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Avondale, Lincoln Square, Edgewater, Tri-Taylor and Oak Park, Nigel is undaunted by the challenges of t he dynamic Chicago Real estate market.