Vice President, Sales
Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty
When you hold a degree in mathematics and physics, real estate may not seem like the most likely career path. However, Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty Vice President of Sales Jason O’Beirne has used that background to become an expert at analyzing the financials behind buying and selling property. It has also helped earn him ranking among the Chicago Association of Realtors Top 1% of Producers and distinction at his firm as Top 1 for units sold and Top 3 for volume sold.
O’Beirne’s grandfather is actually to thank for his academic and career trajectory. “My grandfather owned many investment properties over his lifetime and lived extremely frugally,” he explains. “While most of the properties struggled to make any profit, a farm he owned was eventually sold to an apartment developer. The profits on this investment allowed the family to take their first vacation and paid for my first year in college. The idea of real estate investment has stuck with me ever since and been an inspiration.”
With particular expertise in representing real estate developers, O’Beirne primarily focuses on single-family home development and sales as well as the purchase and sale of residential investment properties. His ability to clearly articulate the needs and wants of both the investor and the public enables them to understand one another to achieve winning results. Moreover, O’Beirne stays the course when it comes to his specialty so that his business knowledge is put to best use. “I’m extremely focused on doing what I’m good at and I don’t allow myself to get distracted by opportunities that conflict with my business knowledge.”
One of those clients was the owner of a rehabbed property that O’Beirne recently assumed and listed after months on the market. He advised the seller to make a few changes in his staging and paint choices, which resulted in multiple offers within two weeks. “He was blown away,” O’Beirne recalls. And while he was one of the first Realtors working with developers to re-build some of the city’s neighborhoods after the 2008 market crash, he now finds himself competing with many other agents in those communities. This is a true testament to his long-term impact on Chicago’s vitality.
An active Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteer as well as the father of a one-year-old son, O’Beirne says time can prove challenging when working with both developers and the public, but he finds a way to balance the demands. After all, he is there to wake his son each morning and never misses bedtime, but he knows that this is only because of the colleagues who tirelessly support him. “I’m blessed with two amazing team members who make me better than I could ever be on my own, so to them I say, ‘Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!’”