Emblematic of true collaboration, Aaron and Amy Galvin are partners in business and at home, joining forces to lead Luxury Living Chicago Realty in addition to raising two children. Co-founding their company in 2007, Amy and Aaron serve apartment, condo and single-family home renters and buyers in Chicago’s River North, West Loop, South Loop, Old Town, Lincoln Park and Logan Square neighborhoods.
As managing partner, Amy, a former marketing and public relations professional, leads the brokerage business while managing the company’s leadership team, including marketing, finance and sales. As the company’s CEO, Aaron oversees business development, developer and capital partner relationships, and leasing/sales strategy.
Aaron notes that they take a bottom-up approach to running the business. “We have come to understand our leadership positions might put us at the top of the company in theory, but in practice, we are the foundation, supporting our brokers and team as they build their careers,” he says. Amy agrees their company’s success hinges on the support they provide to agents and team members. “It takes listening, patience and solution-focused communication to create a business where brokers can thrive,” she says.
Since founding Luxury Living Chicago Realty, Amy, Aaron and their team have helped property owners and operators earn more than $500 million in revenue. In the past five years, they’ve completed more than 35 lease-up projects, and in 2019, they helped nearly 3,000 renters find apartments in the newest Class A buildings. This year, they secured their largest exclusive leasing engagement to date as the team behind Wolf Point East in River North.
In addition to being ranked on both the Inc. 5000 and the magazine’s list of the 250 Most Successful Companies in the Midwest, Luxury Living Chicago Realty was recently named one of The Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies by the Financial Times. However, Aaron and Amy note that “our clients know we are looking out for their best interest,” rather than accolades or commissions.