Jeff Lowe began his real estate career in 1998, right after graduating from Miami University with a degree in finance and international business. Twenty years later, he ranks as the top-selling broker in Chicago and the entire state of Illinois, a title he has earned five of the last six years (2012, 2014–2017) Lowe, president of Lowe Group Chicago with Compass, specializes in new construction developments, single-family homes and condominium resales. He has extensive knowledge of the local market, which he utilizes effectively when negotiating hundreds of transactions each year on behalf of his clients.
In the past decade, Lowe has been a top producer in the Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Bucktown and Roscoe Village neighborhoods. He achieved over $250 million in sales volume in both 2016 and 2017. “The majority of my existing home sales are generated through previous clients and referral business,” he says. “Ultimately, I aspire to achieve my client’s goals while keeping them informed and making the process as stress-free as possible.”
In 2017, he closed a $4.7 million transaction on the buy side, as well as a $4 million transaction, the historic Wrigley-Offield mansion, on the list side. The year marked a major turning point for Lowe. “In keeping with my goal to remain the top broker in the city, I have recently moved my team to Compass, a New York-based brokerage focused on innovation and technology,” he says. “As a founding member in Compass’ Chicago office, I believe their platform will help me elevate my business to the next level, while complementing the philosophies that cultivate my approach to selling homes.”
Those philosophies are simple: He believes in effective marketing, personal service, consistent communication and, most importantly, hard work. Clients enjoy working with Lowe because of his in-depth knowledge of the market, sales plan, ability to make stressful situations less stressful and his honest and patient communication style.
In addition to selling real estate, Lowe is actively involved in numerous philanthropic efforts throughout the city, including hospitals, parks, museums, the arts, children’s organizations and schools. He currently resides in Bucktown with his wife and three daughters.