Becca joined @properties commercial division in 2011 after four years with another brokerage. She brings with her a unique knowledge of the hospitality industry and restaurant/bar transactions. Becca has also owned and operated her own restaurant, located on a busy grass airfield on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Her experience with both commercial real estate and hands on restaurant/bar operations lends to the success of her clients.
Becca is a graduate of the University of Illinois. She currently resides in the Forest Glen neighborhood of Chicago, and loves where she lives.
Larry M. Cohn
“Knowledge Experience Value”
Lawrence M. Cohn, RPA, MCRE
Senior Vice President, Commercial Division of @properties
Larry Cohn is a Senior Broker with over 30 years of experience, has leased well over 2,000,000 square feet of office space, and most importantly he is a “born and raised” Chicagoan. He truly understands the Chicago Commercial sector. How does he do it? When asked what his secrets are to Chicago commercial real estate, he stated he doesn’t keep any. “From the moment I meet a client, I become more than their broker, but their consultant, confidant, and resource. I don’t just lease office space; I extend my hand and with a firm grip I give value to every investment my clients make.” says Cohn.
Larry has been awarded year after year for his excellence in high commercial volume. He sets the bar earning CHICAGO ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS 2014 PLATINTUM status for number of commercial leases and ranking #1 for highest production of leases with @properties in 2013, 2012 and 2011. His work as VP of The Lurie Company and as Director of Leasing and Sales for Cape Horn Group is where he honed his reputation as a broker of integrity and respect. With a Masters in Commercial Real Estate and an RPA, he is an active member in BOMA/CHICAGO, COLBA and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. He has developed relationships with Allstate, American Express, Baird & Warner, Belmont Bank, Builders Bank, Chicago Film Office, Crusade of Mercy/United Way, Dimension Data, DreamWorks, to name a few.
As a Senior Broker Larry is now using his knowledge and resources to help launch the commercial division of the #1 residential brokerage firm in Chicago. He takes commercial real estate to a new level by being more than a broker but bringing value and creativity to every investment his clients make.
Deborah Richwine has been living and working on the North Shore of Chicago for 28 years. Debbie has been a successful real estate broker for the past ten years. Previous to her work as a Realtor, she worked in the financial services industry as a stockbroker. This experience has translated into her understanding of the housing and financial markets and how they are linked. Her main goal is to make the process of buying and/or selling a home a lot less intimidating and a whole lot more fun! Debbie actively works in the following North Shore markets: Winnetka, Glencoe, Wilmette, Northfield, Kenilworth, Evanston, Lincolnshire, Glenview, Highland Park and Lake Forest.
Working with Buyers
Debbie believes strongly in a team approach. By team she means you and her. She listens intently to your needs throughout the process and makes her own suggestions based on her own immersion in the marketplace. She is very hands on and enjoys in-person contact. She enjoys helping first-time buyers navigate the process and find their ideal first investment. She is also adept at helping city to suburb or suburb to city buyers and prides herself on making any transition you may want to make a smooth one. Her knowledge and personal experience of the North Shore allows her to tour the neighborhoods with ease and provide you with any information you may need on the local schools, amenities, or market statistics. Whether you are buying a condo, single family home, luxury property, or land Debbie can help you negotiate the best possible price and move into your next phase of life.
Working with Sellers
There is a reason that Debbie works for @properties and it is because of the tools that they offer sellers. These marketing, showing, and print tools are unmatched and contribute to @properties #1 position in Chicago and soon to be on the North Shore. Debbie believes in aggressively marketing your home on every major home search site, local print ads, and tapping into her own network of Realtors to find your buyer expeditiously. Your home will be featured on Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, and atproperties.com, just to name a few. She will be able to give you your number of online “virtual showings” and will communicate with you regularly with the feedback on your showings so that you stay constantly “in the know” with what is happening with your sale. Debbie is passionate about real estate, which is a key to survival in even the most difficult markets. She wants to help people and she wants to sell your home.