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Saying that Mike knows Chicago is an understatement. Michael "Mike" Kaufman wears many different hats and can be described as the "one stop shop" to contact in residential real estate. With 32 years of experience in residential real estate brokerage, he is an industry veteran with extensive knowledge of market and economic trends and is a licensed attorney with a great understanding of the entire contractual process. Mike has sold and developed over $230,000,000 of residential real estate in his career, yet remains completely committed to personalized, detail-oriented, efficient and honest customer service.
Mike received his B.A. from the University of Illinois in 1982 and his J.D. from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1985. While attending law school Mike worked in the insurance and property management division of Balcor/American Express. From 1985 to 1987 Mike worked in the marketing and private placement division of Realcorp, a residential real estate investment firm. In September 1987 Mike founded Bear Kaufman Realty, Inc., specializing in residential real estate brokerage in Chicago and the North Shore. Mike has won the Chicago Association of Realtors "Good Neighbor Award" twice for his own new construction developments in Chicago, including the "Skybox on Waveland," a state-of-the art, luxury three story building that offers rooftop and indoor viewing of Chicago Cubs baseball games directly across from Wrigley Field.