Baird & Warner has just announced that it has acquired F.C. Pilgrim & Co. of Oak Park. Each company has been around since the 1800s and each boasts a reputation of consumer confidence and “a historic commitment to diversity and fair housing that are the benchmarks of the industry,” said the press release posted today.
The merge will cause altered responsibilities for both companies, as Renee Naffziger of Baird & Warner takes on combined sales operations and Michael O”Neill, formerly of F.C. Pilgrim & Co., takes on a new role as Baird & Warner’s Director of Community Initiatives.
O’Neill brings not only his experience with F.C. Pilgrim to the table, but also honorable service as President of the Oak Park Area Association of Realtors, as well as expertise as the Director of the Oak Park Development Corporation.
“F.C. Pilgrim & Co. is an outstanding example of what we look for in a partner – talented real estate sales professionals with a culture focused on service,” said Stephen W. Baird, President and CEO of Baird & Warner Real Estate in a press release. “We see this union as a win-win for both of our firms, and especially for our valued clients.”
“We are incredibly pleased to be joining the Baird & Warner professional family,” said John O’Neill, Chairman of F.C. Pilgrim & Co in the press release. “The alignment of our two teams brings a unique pairing of local market sensitivity and expertise, combined with unparalleled reach and resources. This ensures that our clients will enjoy an experience that is absolutely second-to-none for all of their real estate needs — whether buying, selling or financing a home.”