Brad Lippitz, president of Brad Lippitz Group at Compass, brings his love of architecture, business and the city of Chicago itself to every transaction. For the past 24 years, he’s remained steadfast in his mission to treat all of his clients with a high level of service and respect for discretion. Practicing commercial real estate and corporate law, Lippitz assists both buyers and sellers throughout the city and the North Shore.
After earning a law degree from the University of Chicago and working in commercial real estate and corporate law, Lippitz took a leave of absence from his firm and opened an art studio where he made furniture and accessories for galleries and shops around the country. He then realized that real estate was the perfect career choice because it “perfectly meshes all of my passions.”
In 2017, Lippitz and his team transitioned from Berkshire Hathaway to Compass. “Change is never easy, but we appreciate the opportunity that Compass affords us,” he says, explaining how the company’s energy and forward-thinking ideology plus its incorporation of technology has amplified his team’s natural drive.
For the last 20 years, Lippitz has ranked as one of the city’s top agents, consistently earning the Diamond Award from BHHS as well as the Platinum Award from Chicago Association of Realtors year after year. Attributing his success in part to his legal and design backgrounds, Lippitz notes that clients appreciate his commitment and extensive knowledge of the city’s neighborhoods and markets, not to mention his clean car and a willingness to finish showings with a night cap.
Lippitz is a member of the Chicago Association of Realtors and the American Bar Association. He is active with human-rights and constitutional organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union, Lambda Legal, and The Center on Halsted. He is an active fundraiser for progressive, truth-centered candidates running for local and national government positions.
Even when he’s not at work, Lippitz has his eyes peeled for new opportunities. “My partner and I often seize opportunities to buy and transform properties,” he says. “We just put an ultra-modern fabulous condo on the market at 3470 N. Lake Shore. We see opportunities, and with vision, drive and creativity, we transform them into homes of distinction. They really become works of art of which we are very proud.”