Related Realty Welcomes New Agents

by Natalie Terchek


Kathleen Malone

Related Realty, the new residential brokerage division of Related Midwest, launched earlier this month, specializing in properties in Chicago’s downtown neighborhoods, as well as sales at current Related Midwest developments, such as South Loop Luxury by Related and One Evanston. The firm has put together a team of 11 agents, and many are top producers and industry veterans.

Kathleen Malone has been recognized as a top producer at the Chicago Association of Realtors 2012 Sales Awards.An eight-year industry veteran, Malone was named a Chicago Association of Realtors top 10 agent in 2011 and has consistently been recognized by the organization as a top producer. In 2012, Malone closed more than $29 million in residential real estate throughout Chicago.

“Related Realty may be a new brokerage firm, but the all-star team we’re putting together is comprised of industry experts with the insights, skills and experience of a long-standing firm,” David Wolf, president of Related Realty, said.  “Kathleen is no exception. She is consistently one of the best-producing agents in Chicago, and I have tremendous respect for her work ethic and accomplishments. I’m incredibly proud to have her on board to help lead our team.”


Gwen Farinella


Gwen Farinella joined Related Realty with more than a decade of experience selling luxury condominium developments, as well as marketing and selling existing homes. She was named a Chicago Association of Realtors top producer in 2010, 2011 and 2012.






Ryan Parks

Ryan Parks, an industry veteran with sales volume exceeding $100 million, has been consistently named a Chicago Association of Realtors top producer since 2007.







Erin Ward


Erin Ward is a 12-year industry veteran and new-construction expert specializing in neighborhoods throughout Chicago and outlying areas, and was also named among the top 5 percent of Realtors in the nation from 2004 – 2010. Previously with Coldwell Banker, Ward’s certifications include Certified Residential Specialist and Certified Relocation Specialist.





Ami Bumia


Ami Bumia, nine-year industry veteran specializing in new development in addition to re-sale; is an expert in the West Loop, Streeterville, River North, Gold Coast, Loop, South Loop and Fulton River District neighborhoods. Before joining Related, she worked for Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty.





Nick Farnsworth

Nick Farnsworth is a four-year industry expert with certifications including SFR (Shore Sale and Foreclosure) and ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative).







Yanis Kalnins


Yanis Kalnis, a four-year specialist in neighborhoods such including Lincoln Park, Streeterville, Old Town, Lakeview, Bucktown/Wicker Park, West Loop and South Loop, previously worked for Coldwell Banker.






Sarah Brady


Sarah Brady is a nine-year industry veteran who has served as lead agent on a number of development and new construction projects, making her a perfect fit for Related Realty and marketing its new developments and construction properties.






Jonathan Kramer


Jonathan Kramer transitioned to a real estate career in 2010 following a career in the interior design field.






Cameron Hanses

Cameron Hanses, previously of @properties, is a member of Chicago Association of Realtors, Illinois Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors.

Stephanie Xu (not pictured), joins Related Realty from @properties, and has experience selling properties in Bucktown and the Gold Coast.