January 27, 2012 -- Baird & Warner Real Estate announced today that it has acquired west suburban real estate broker Prime Property Partners. The Prime Property Partners’ location at 114 Calendar Avenue in La Grange will become Baird & Warner’s 23rd branch sales office in northeastern Illinois. The combination of these two independent real estate firms further strengthens and extends Baird & Warner’s field of service in Chicago’s top west suburban communities, including La Grange, La Grange Park, Western Springs, La Grange Highlands, Brookfield, Riverside, Westchester, Burr Ridge, Countryside and Willow Springs.
"Prime Property Partners is an outstanding example of what we look for in an affiliate: a cutting-edge firm with local market expertise that is passionately focused on delivering outstanding customer service,” said Stephen W. Baird, president and chief executive officer of Baird & Warner Real Estate. "We see this union as a win-win for both of our sales teams, and especially for our valued clients.”
“We’re incredibly pleased to be joining the Baird & Warner real estate family,” said Dean Rouso, founder and principal of Prime Property Partners. “In today’s environment, a high-touch field such as real estate demands expert market knowledge, unparalleled reach and high-tech resources — and the capabilities at Baird & Warner are second to none. Affiliating with Baird & Warner ensures that our clients will enjoy a top-flight experience for all of their real estate needs — whether buying, selling or financing a home.”
A member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Realtors for the past five years, Dean Rouso has also served the real estate industry from 2010 to 2011 as president of Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) — one of the nation’s largest Multiple Listing Services, with more than 35,000 members. He is also the past president of the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® (MORe). Over the course of his sales career, Rouso has successfully negotiated more than $160 million dollars of real estate transactions for more than 575 buyers and sellers. For over nine years, he was the top-selling listing and selling agent for one of the nation’s largest residential brokerage firms.