As a lifetime Chicagoan, Don has witnessed the transformation of Chicago and surrounding suburbs and since being an active Real Estate Broker for over thirty years has intimate knowledge of the neighborhoods that make up our city.
Before joining Dream Town, Don served as President of Developer Services and Vice President of Residential Marketing for Draper and Kramer, Inc. one of the oldest and largest real estate firms in Chicago. In addition Don served as Sales Manager for both new construction and condominium conversions throughout the city and successfully operated his own company specializing in residential marketing for small to midsized homebuilders.
Don brings his experience, professionalism and understanding of the market to Dream Town. Well versed in all venues of marketing homes, Don conducted the largest single day auction in the United States of 280 condominiums in a one day sell out, and also arranged the first auction of properties in both Houston and Atlanta and the first largest single day residential auction in Chicago. Together with his partner and team mate, Don has been involved in over 6,700 Real Estate transactions, including new construction single family, condominiums and townhomes, existing re-sales and condominium conversions. Don's expert negotiation skills coupled with his vast experience of the Real Estate market and familiarity with how the numbers work gives him an added edge for both buyers and sellers of residential property.
His approach is simple; success in Real Estate is hinged on the people who are responsible for selling and marketing the property. His belief is that the science of marketing, gathering the proper information and correct interpretation of the information is critical to success. Don has worked with first time home buyers, move up buyers, first time investors, professional investors and institutional clients. This broad range of experience has resulted in significant accomplishments over the years.
When not engaging in the Real Estate business Don spends his free time investing in the stock market, working his gardens and experimenting with food in the kitchen.