David Bovyn and D.J. Paris


David Bovyn, Managing Broker
D.J. Paris, President of Sales and Marketing

Kale Realty

Kale Realty’s rich history dates back to 1951 when the company operated as a uniform supplier for police, fire and postal workers before transforming into one the city’s fastest-growing brokerages. The firm increased its talent from 10 to more than 430 agents in just four years, and the Chicago Tribune named Kale the second-best small business in Chicago to work for in 2013 and 2014. Kale’s success is largely attributable to D.J. Paris, president of sales and marketing, and David Bovyn, managing broker. “We strive to deliver the highest level of service possible,” Paris says, “and our hard work speaks for itself.”

Paris leads the brokerage’s recruitment of talented brokers, all of whom work on a 100-percent- commission business model. Many of them joined after working at other companies, enticed by the prospect of being true entrepreneurs who can chart their own course to success. “I’ve always believed the best way to attract top talent is to offer superior training, support, tools and commission,” explains Paris. “Kale continuously increases value because we have the best and brightest on our team.”

Bovyn’s role as managing broker positions him as Kale’s head trainer, a career he enjoys. “Real estate enabled me to build my own business and help prepare my colleagues to be successful in this industry.” The 2011 Chicago Association of Realtors’ Rookie of the Year, Bovyn first joined Kale as an assistant to owner Nick Kale Patterson, and today is equally adept at one-on-one coaching and helping buyers purchase a home. “I have to provide my team and my clients the kinds of results they expect because they know I believe in giving it my all.”

Paris spend his off hours writing a humor blog and volunteering at Misericordia with Polk House, while Bovyn’s pastimes include composing music and playing with a band. These creative outlets motivate the pair to continue building Kale’s reputation as a leading brokerage with a top-notch team. “We have one purpose at the end of the day: to support our brokers so they can build their business,” Bovyn says. “We’ll always put our team and our clients first because that’s what this brokerage is all about.”


Thanks to Amli Lofts for letting us use their beautiful location for our photo shoots.

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