Victor M. Barrera brings extensive experience in the fields of property development and urban planning to his career as a real estate broker. With over 16 years working in the public sector, he has helped a variety of real estate projects earn their necessary approvals and negotiated several development and economic agreements. Victor has done work for the municipal governments of Chicago, Highland Park, Round Lake Beach, and Mundelein, and his accomplishments include involvement with the development of 250,000 square feet of commercial space, 150,000 square feet of industrial space, and over 1,000 residential units. In addition, he has personal experience with gut rehab projects, renovations, and flipping properties, and he also owns rental property in Chicago. Combined with his education—he holds a Masters in Urban Planning and a Bachelors in Political Science, both from the University of Illinois at Chicago—Victor is ready to provide his clients with a keen understanding of several practical aspects of buying, selling, and owning their own homes. He has been recognized by the Illinois Chapter of the Congress of New Urbanism for his work on a team that created a notable Downtown Redevelopment Implementation Plan.
In the public sector, Victor acquired exceptional skills with communication and how to both speak and listen to people from different walks of life. He is a quick thinker, problem solver, and negotiator—all of which help him immeasurably in the people-focused, detail-oriented business of real estate sales. He maintains an easygoing demeanor, striving to keep his clients’ best interests in mind while reducing the stress that can come with such an important and complex decision. Additionally, Victor is fluently bilingual in both English and Spanish, making him an ideal realtor for buyers or sellers who might otherwise struggle with a language barrier.
A native Chicagoan, Victor has resided in and around the city for most of his life. He has lived and owned property in such diverse communities as Humboldt Park, Logan Square, Norwood Park, Jefferson Park, Avondale, and Hoffman Estates. He specializes in both residential and commercial transactions, particularly involving single-family homes and two-flats. When not focused on growing his realtor business, Victor enjoys spending time with his family.