The top 10 Who’s Who profiles from 2022

by Chicago Agent

Our annual Who’s Who issue celebrates real estate professionals from all around Chicagoland and in 2022, we highlighted an especially great group. Each profile outlines how the agents and lenders got to where they are today, what keeps them going and, most importantly, why they do what they do. Below, check out the 10 Who’s Who profiles which saw the most clicks this year. And click here to see who made the full list of Who’s Who in Chicagoland real estate.

No. 1: Chicago Association of Realtors

For the past year, an all-women team led the Chicago Association of Realtors, one of the most-visible ways the association continues to break new ground in the industry. This includes CEO Michelle Mills Clement, President Antje Gehrken, President-Elect Sarah Ware, Treasurer Drussy Hernandez and Immediate Past President Nykea Pippion McGriff.

No. 2: The Hering Homes Team

After nearly a decade in the Chicago real estate industry, Jamie Hering has built a team she loves that’s able to cater to their clients by offering the highest level of real estate service. This includes Realtors Allison Kasperski, Rosemary Bridges, Jackie Kissinger, Sheena Franklin, Becky Hicks, Emily Jones and Jackie Pirie.

No. 3: The Brigham Team Chicago

Day or night, The Brigham Team Chicago at Union Home Mortgage is always ready to answer the phone and stay ahead of any potential issues with in-progress deals. The team includes Branch Manager Tim Brigham, Production Manager Karoline Axler and Loan Partner Jeff Gilliana.

No. 4: Crystal Tran Team

The Crystal Tran Team of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago brings together diverse backgrounds, professional experience and immense knowledge to provide the high-quality service the Crystal Tran Team is known for. It includes brokers Crystal Tran, Salma Torres, Nitasha Kassam, Kimberly Trefilek, Armando Zires, Christopher Saucedo, Kevin Little and Nina Giudice.

No. 5: Mary Gill

Mary Gill is the vice president of residential lending at Key Mortgage Services. With expertise in multiple loan types, including jumbo, conventional and VA and FHA financing, in addition to down-payment assistance programs, she sets herself apart with an educational and goal-oriented business posture.


No. 6: Larissa Magajne

Larissa Magajne, a Realtor with Baird & Warner, La Grange, works with buyers and sellers of all kinds across Chicagoland. She especially loves working with empty-nesters and downsizers.

No. 7: Cartwright Home Team

A team is only as good as the sum of its parts and the Cartwright Home Team of @properties Christie’s International Real Estate brings a lot of experience and talent to the transaction table. For starters, all five team members grew up in the northwest suburbs: Jason Cartwright, Laura Cartwright, Kelly Barista, Alex Kozak and Courtney Bresnen.

No. 8: Danny Gore

With 21 years in the lending industry, Danny Gore says there’s no such thing as “let me get back to you in a few days.” He is a loan consultant with loanDepot.

No. 9: Ken Krasowski

As a senior home lending advisor for JPMorgan Chase, Ken Krasowski has worked tirelessly for 21 years to ensure success for his clients. He specializes in the Chicago suburbs but is licensed to practice in all 50 states

No. 10: Kimberly Evetts

Kimberly Evetts is a Chicagoland Realtor with @properties Christie’s International Real Estate. Since starting her career in 2013, she’s sold over $26 million.

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