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About Me

I am a former senior operations executive for a global private equity firm that specialized in commercial real estate.  I decided to  make a switch to residential real estate where I think all the skills I honed in my corporate life can really benefit my friends, my neighbors and all the clients I have yet to meet.

I started this blog because that’s what you are supposed to do to create an web presence! But then I discovered how much I enjoy sharing the Chicago experience via this media and how much other people seem to appreciate and enjoy it as well. There is such an overwhelming amount of information–about everything–available, sometimes its nice to have someone else distill it and serve it up in a nice friendly blog post, even if it does come with a side of opinion!

I am a member of the East Village Community Association, the West Town Chamber of Commerce, PWCC (Professional Women’s Club of  Chicago), I am on the board of the Garfield Park Conservatory and am a founding member of SWWAN (Single Working Women’s Affiliate Network). I am also the deliriously happy and proud mother of  Sophia.  We have a wonderful English Mastiff that we rescued named Rocky (see below!).  You will see these interests reflected in my posts because they are some of the things that really matter to me.

I have found that this is a great tool to reach out to new people and make connections I wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to make so I welcome and encourage everyone to comment or reach out to me.  As always, you can email me at or check out my website at and reach me there as well.

Me and my boy, Rocky. April 2011

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  1. Emily Mohn

     /  June 5, 2016

    Hi, I am not sure if you are still blogging but I came across one of your posts about raising a family in the city. I have been offered a job in Chicago and have an 8 month old baby girl. I am single and we currently live in Ohio with my mom. Moving would be a huge change and I am seeking any advice you can offer!

    Thanks, Emily

  2. Jeff Beck

     /  January 12, 2012

    Hello… got your e-blast for your rental listing in Sky-Bridge, didn’t recognize your name so found my way via google to your blog. Really liked that it wasn’t the typical ‘Realtor’ blog which is usually 100% RE topics. But instead, along with RE information also had a lot of other interesting and useful information. So I subscribed. I’d say welcome to BW but looking at the date of the above response, you’ve been with us a while. Guess our paths just haven’t crossed yet. But you know how that works, now that I wrote this I’ll end up showing all your listing in 1 week…LOL

    Jeff Beck
    BW/Lincoln Park

  3. Sean Webb

     /  May 20, 2010

    I’ve enjoyed your blog. Per you blog and bio, I wanted to share an app I recently launched for Chicago. It’s a Festival Finder for Chicago area. It provides all the details (times, locations, bands, etc.) for over 80 Street/Music/Art festivals this summer. It’s available for both the iPhone and Android platform. Here’s a link to the app . I thought you might wan to check it out and pass it along to your followers if you think its any good.

    A little info about me. I’ve lived in Chicago for over 8 years and love the festival season and decided to create this on my own since I was always forgetting when each festival was going on which weekend. With that said, I’m just trying to get the word out as much as possible. Any feedback is definitely welcome. Have a great week and summer!

    Thanks, Sean

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