It will come as no surprise to you that I am a mix of about 16 nationalities. There is no need to do the math – just believe what I say. I speak 24 languages, and have never met a client I couldn’t communicate with. If you’re only able to speak just one, I’d throw in the towel right now. Tough love may hurt, but sometimes it’s necessary. Kreni sa tracanjem! (Ask your Serbian friends what that means). Lauren Mitrick has decided to leave her family and join Jameson. Thankfully, they have not disowned her. RE/MAX American Dream has relocated their Wauconda office to Rand Road. Wauconda is my favorite suburb — try saying it three times fast.
Lauren Lowery has opened FG Commercial, a new commercial division of Frankel and Giles that will focus on the South Loop and South suburbs. Perhaps the grand opening will feature southern cooking. Auction frenzy took over the industry on Nov. 15 when Frankel and Giles’ Michigan Ave. Tower II was auctioned by Accelerated Marketing and Paul Zucker’s Motor Row Lofts was auctioned by Sheldon Good. Bank of America’s team at the Clybourn office was the preferred lenders on the two. MetLife Home Loans shared the business at MATII; it’s nice when people share. @properties hosted their annual @Expo @ the UIC campus where @agents can take a look @ what their company has to offer. There were some familiar faces present, and some new faces, like new communication director Peter Olesker, formerly of Taylor Johnson and Olesker (wonder if that name will change); Barbara Gonzalez Olsen, new commercial services coordinator; and Barbara Springer, new VP of relocation and referral services. Weichert hosted their annual Fall Fest at the Allerton Hotel Nov. 18 where real estate coach Verl Wockman presented a rousing speech. Two balloons!! Festivities followed with some spicy popcorn and jazz music for Ron Ruby’s bday at M Restaurant and Bar. On Nov. 19, Chicago Financial Services hosted a fundraiser for Jimmy Insulin in celebration of diabetes awareness month. Also on Nov. 19, The Ponds of Naperville hosted a Lender Directed Preview Party at their Club Room where they are offering 3 percent down options. Let me tell you, I expected to see more ponds. Bdays! As mentioned, Ron Ruby partied on Nov. 18, CA’s furry mascot Luther celebrated with a big cookie on Nov. 19, Jenny Ames shares a birthday with Avi Porton on Nov. 26, Rosie Bartolotta Sorrentino will celebrate on Nov. 29, Zipporah Porton will enjoy turning 21 on Nov. 30 in Vegas, Terrie Whittaker will celebrate on Dec. 2, Kevin Dembinsky will get down with the get down on Dec. 4 and Mike Jones (not the rapper) will have a fun time on Dec. 6.
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