Neal was raised in the Northwest suburb of Lake Zurich. Growing up he was very involved in sports and is huge Chicago sports fan. He then received a Marketing Professional Sales degree from Illinois State University. After college, he went into the logistics and transportation industry but found the duties of the job such as business to business sales and cold calling were not the interpersonal experience he was looking for in a career. He wanted something where he could connect to clients face to face and help them find something that could enhance their current day to day lives. That on top of his understanding of many of Chicago's top neighborhoods, having lived in Lincoln Park, Lakeview and Wicker Park, is why the decision to begin a career in real estate was a natural choice. He has been with Fulton Grace since August of 2015 and looks forward to a long and successful relationship for not only himself but his clients as well
Alex has now helped me find two homes. The first was in 2014, when I was first moving to Chicago with two other people and had zero understanding of the neighborhoods. He found us an incredible place and answered all of my newbee Chicago renter questions. Then this year, he helped me buy my first property in Lincoln Park. This was for obvious reasons a much bigger decision and he was there every step of the way. I can be known to be a bit persistent, and Alex was great about it -- texting and calling me about any questions I had, making honest recommendations and even entertaining both my parents and boyfriends parents who needless to say had lots of questions and concerns. He found us a great deal, negotiated, walked through the 3 hour home inspection and so much more. I also am not one to make recommendations, but Alex was too great to not recommend. And from there, he ended up helping at least 2 of my friends find places to rent in the city. Aside from being my go-to realtor, he is a really great guy. He is super sincere and honest, not to mention his great sense of humor. As I have before, I would recommend him to anyone looking for a no BS, fun and knowledgeable apartment or condo professional.
I am so happy we used Jon as our real estate broker for selling our condo. We truly enjoyed working with him. He was extremely reliable, personable, and professional. His guidance and advice on selling our condo was spot on, and from our first showing through our closing he kept us informed every step of the way. We were so impressed that he was able to sell our condo within a month! We would recommend Jon to anyone looking for a broker. His knowledge, dedication, and expertise certainly set him apart from others!
She is professional and enthusiastic when dealing with me as a client. I had a home listed for 3 months with very few showings, but after listing with Nycholle there was a contract in a little over 2 weeks! She printed flyers and conducted open houses and did not let the property just "sit" waiting for someone to see it. I would truly recommend this wonderful Realtor.
Jen is the best! We first met her when we were looking for an apartment rental in 2013 for my partner, who was relocating for grad school. We came in from CA for a weekend and needed to find a place ASAP. She was professional, friendly, and made sure to get us exactly what we wanted at our preferred price point. Jen also educated us on Chicago life, which was an added bonus. We knew then that we'd be working with her again. Fast forward to late 2015, and we contacted Jen again. This time we were looking to buy a condo or buy into a co-op. Again, Jen was amazing! She listened, did her homework, had our best interests in ind, coached us when we needed it, provided professional resources, the list goes on. Her professionalism, availability, graciousness, and sense of humor remained consistent. IN SPITE of very challenging circumstances (an out of state contingency, an unprofessional seller/agent, rough attorney review, stressful co-op review). Jen is not only an outstanding broker, she goes above and beyond "the deal" and provides an experience. If you're in the market to buy, call Jen. Thanks to Jen Bielarz, we are enjoying our new life in Chicago.
My Fiance and I started our home search in September 2015 and initially started to search on our own. We didn't have much luck and used a couple of agents with the same result. But when we met Owen we immediately noticed a difference. He met with us and asked us specific questions about what we were looking for. This was very important to us because we were looking for something to meet our specific needs. Owen set up a search for us and only took us to view places that fit our wants. What we appreciated most was his candid honesty about what he thought about the properties. this was very helpful to us. We appreciated that he prioritized us throughout the process. we finally found the home we wanted and put in an offer. Owen gave us some valuable input throughout the negotiating process and that is something we really valued, especially as first time home buyers. We closed on the place last week and we couldn't be happier. We would not hesitate to recommend Owen as an agent. He is very professional, knowledgeable and thoughtful. These are qualities that you want in your real estate agent.
I use Fulton Grace as a landlord and I can't stress how this team (Especially Aaron Shadrick) goes above and beyond every day to make sure our tenants are happy, we keep costs down and that the property is kept in great condition. It has been 3 months since we hired FGR and have already had to deal with burst pipes and broken furnaces and Aaron was able to get every issue sorted quickly, collect multiple estimates and be willing to go above and beyond to keep things running smoothly.
Most importantly the tenants have been just as happy with their service as when we lived in the building.
Thanks Aaron and Fulton Grace.
A close friend of mine referred me to Fulton Grace when I needed help in managing my 4 unit walk up property in Noble Square. I could not have been happier with Desmond! I was getting very busy with work and wasn't able to tend to my tenants in a timely manner. My building was also built around 1875 so there was always something that needed attention.
Desmond and his team were a pleasure to deal with. From the limited encounters I had with my tenants after handing the building over, the tenants were very happy with the job these guys were doing. The place where I was very impressed was when it came to repairs. They have a network of contractors that provide quality work at a very reasonable price. I'll definitely be using these guys the next time I need a property manager in the Chicago area.
I am private investor with 3 buildings. Sometimes property management companies can't be bothered to take care of clients with small portfolios and I have had some rough experiences.
Fulton Grace and specifically Desmond have given me my peace of mind back. When I was looking to replace my property management company I asked several agents and no one would even give a recommendation because most property management companies don't take care of things like they should. I found Fulton Grace because of the numerous positive Yelp reviews and they have been everything I'd been seeking. The tenants are happy, the responses are quick and I know that when a tenant or I ask for something it will be addressed without having to ask again. Which is 100% different than my previous experiences with property management companies. Desmond is a complete professional and a dedicated business partner.
I have been renting in the city for the last 7 years and I just wanted to say this is by far the best experience I have had. Jamie Kraut (our building manager) has gone above and beyond every year for us. We started out with the company 3 years ago and she is the reason we continue to renew our lease year after year! Hands down the best manager I have ever had. There has been 0 hassle over the last 3 years. Everything that needs to be repaired is taken care of the same week. Incredibly understanding and patient manager! If I could give above 5 stars I would. Thank you for everything!!
I recently moved out of town and decided to rent my Lincoln Park condo, and I couldn't be happier with the service I've received from Kim, my property manager at Fulton Grace. She has great market knowledge and is a strategic partner in leasing. And even when she was out, as associate coordinated a maintenance/repair issue perfectly. My neighbors even let me know how impressed they were with "the management company staff"! It's great knowing that I don't have to worry about a thing--really takes the stress off. Am going into second year and really appreciate their service. Highly recommend.