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.
SUMMARIZED BIOGRAPHY:Started my career in the Financial Services Industry with Central National Bank in Chicago as a secretary. Promoted to Auditor and then transferred to Hyde Park Bank as Auditor. Joined Independence Bank as Vice President, Auditor and also absorbed the position of Compliance Office overseeing all of the banks regulatory compliance. Promoted to Vice President, Branch Manager of the Shore Bank Group with the purchase of the Independence by Shorebank. Joined Remax Preferred Brokers in January, 2000 as a Realtor. Joined Remax Team 2000 in Orland Park in June, 2008 and then transferred to Century 21 S.G.R. in May, 2011.
AGENT EDUCATION:B.A. IN ACCOUNTING, Depaul University. Obtained Certification of C.D.P.E - Certified Distressed Property Expert, from C.D.P.E. Institute.
AGENT ACTIVITIES:Susan G. Komen Cancer Research, President, Stratford South Commons Condo Association, Amani-Trinity United Community Health Corporation, Treasurer, Wendell Phillips Alumni.
PERSONAL STRENGTHS:Breast cancer survivor, personal fitness commitment, strong family connections and participating with community activities.
Neighborhood Specialty: Bevery, Kenwood, Chatham, Douglas, South Shore, Avalon Park, Calumet Heights, Hyde Park, Oakland, Grand Boulevard, Ashburn, Auburn Gresham, Roseland, West Pullman, Grand Boulevard, Mount Greenwood, Morgan Park, Washington Heights and Greater Grand Crossing, Loop and Near South Side and Washington Park.
Paul holds a BA in Accounting with an MBA in Finance from Loyola University. As an entrepreneur at heart, Paul opened his own restaurant in Evanston, Illinois shortly after graduating. He has successfully transferred his customer relation skills and business acumen to launch his real estate career.
With a broad and intense knowledge of finance, over a decade of customer and vendor experience, and years of negotiating leases and a wide variety of other contracts, Paul has made a seamless transition into the real estate industry. Paul takes enormous pride in understanding each client's real estate aspirations and working effectively and tirelessly to turn them into reality. His core business values are integrity and and service, which are the cornerstones of all true outstanding brokers.