Dream Town Leadership
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Meet the Management Team
President & Founder
Yuval's vision for Dream Town began as a simple promise to clients - to be a company you can trust with your dreams. At that time there wasn't any flashy office or 200+ agent team to see his vision through, but Yuval knew Dream Town's tightknit crew had the commitment and heart to be a "different kind of real estate company." One that could take care of your every need and always look after your best interests through teamwork, exceptional service and a unique philosophy that leaves traditional "selling" behind and puts the client-agent relationship at the forefront.
Yuval sees both agents and clients as family, as someone you want to succeed and be happy ... whose success and happiness are your own. So, through Dream Town he created a home for Chicago real estate agents to flourish and grow, and a haven for clients to find trusted advocates who have their personal real estate goals at heart.
Yuval envisioned Dream Town as a place where everyone works hand-in-hand and helps each other to fulfill individual goals and dreams. His distinctive approached to real estate is something that sets Dream Town apart and has placed the company in a league all their own. Together, Dream Team is a powerful circle -- hard for any single Realtor to compete with -- a collaboration of highly-trained consultants, the toughest negotiators, and the widest reaching network of professionals, and friends.
Over the years, Yuval has expanded the company's focus to include pioneering programs like Dream Town University, companywide Green Leadership Certification and self-improvement seminars. As a life-long learner himself, Yuval has always supported agents furthering their education and expertise in the ever-evolving Chicago real estate market. He even set up an in-office spa and brought in a personal masseuse, meditation and yoga instructors to help agents stay fully focused and stress-free - and prepared in every way to provide clients with unsurpassed customer service and top professional guidance.
Through it all, Yuval ensured Dream Town would never lose sight of his original promise and he never faltered from his desire to shape Dream Town as a forward-thinking company that is sincerely in the business of making dreams a reality.
President of Brokerage Services & Managing Broker, Lincoln Square
A 2013 Chicago Association of Realtors Lifetime Achiever, Barbara O'Connor brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in all things real estate. As one of the City of Chicago's top agents, she has become an expert in the many different neighborhoods in Chicago, with special emphasis on Lakeview, Lincoln Square, Roscoe Village, Old Irving Park, Andersonville, Edgewater, Edgebrook, Jefferson Park, Budlong Woods, Peterson Woods, Ravenswood, Hollywood, just to name a few. Notably, Barbara has extensive knowledge and deep understanding of residential properties throughout Chicago, with a successful track record of marketing single-family homes, townhouses, new construction, condo conversions and commercial real estate.
A proud, life-long resident of Chicago, Barbara has 5 children. Her marriage, large family and very successful career have helped hone her skills in multi-tasking, negotiating, quick thinking, problem solving, patience and perseverance.
Barbara has been awarded an MBA from Loyola University and is often quoted in publications, TV and radio regarding her real estate testimonials and success. She is consistently in the top 1% of all agents in the Chicago Association of Realtors, and is a member of the Women's Council of Realtors.
President of Agent Services
Peter was born and raised on Chicago's North Shore. He was motivated and hardworking early on, attending Loyola University to study Sociology while also working full-time managing a medical practice and owning a snow removal service in Wilmette.
In 1998, Peter found his calling as a real estate agent. He worked as a real estate paralegal to learn more about the legal side of the industry. Shortly after, Peter became an assistant to two top producing agents in Evanston. To understand the art of home finishes, Peter apprenticed under a luxury cabinet maker.
After several successful years as a Realtor, Peter realized his passion was helping other agents build their business. As a manager at a large real estate brokerage in Winnetka, he developed a unique curriculum to help agents realize their full potential and run a successful real estate business. This experience led Peter to help the largest independent Chicago brokerage expand to the North Shore.
In the fall of 2013, Peter connected with Dream Town Realty founder, Yuval Degani. Peter was reminded of how important maintaining a culture that focused on the agent's production is, rather than simply increasing the number of agents in order to increase profit. Peter joined Dream Town in October of 2013 and assumed the role of President of Agent Services, where he is responsible for agent training and education as well as new marketing initiatives.
Peter sees his new role as collaborative and supportive: "It is my job to be of service to the success of my agents. While there is no substitute for hard work, it is imperative to have the correct tools and support. I believe firmly in working collaboratively with my agents to discover and utilize all their strengths. It is a privilege to work with Dream Town Realty for our vision is parallel."
In his spare time, Peter loves to sail. He taught sailing for several years and lived in Miami in1990 where he campaigned to be selected for the Olympic Sailing Team. Peter has three wonderful children- Isabel, Jackson and Josef and an eccentric Rhodesian ridgeback named Cleo.