Top North Shore Real Estate Broker to Manage Baird & Warner Evanston
Catherine Leonard to Head the Evanston Area Sales Team
Chicago, Ill. – November 5, 2014 – Catherine Leonard, a top producing real estate broker in Chicago’s North Shore, has been named the new managing broker of Baird & Warner’s Evanston sales office. In this role, Leonard will have responsibility for providing sales training and mentorship to the current team of broker associates, while also leading recruiting efforts to support future growth.
“Catherine’s experience as a top real estate producer in the Evanston area, combined with her years spent as an advertising executive, made her the ideal candidate for the position,” said Laura Ellis, senior vice president and general sales manager at Baird & Warner, Chicagoland's largest, locally owned independent residential real estate services company. “We’re excited to support Catherine in growing our Evanston office.”
Leonard joined Baird & Warner after working as an associate broker at Coldwell Banker in Evanston for almost 10 years. She was a top producer at the brokerage, earning a Sterling Society Award in 2010 and a Diamond Society Award in 2008. Prior to working in the real estate industry, Leonard was vice president and account supervisor at Young & Rubicam, then New York City’s largest privately held advertising firm.
“I’ve always been impressed by Baird & Warner’s ability to consistently provide the most innovative tools and the best training methods in the business,” said Leonard. “I’m so pleased to join the management team. They truly exude the utmost professionalism and reflect Baird & Warner’s long-standing legacy of experience and integrity.”
About Baird & Warner Real Estate, Inc.
Established in 1855, Baird & Warner is Chicagoland's largest, locally owned independent residential real estate services company. The Baird & Warner brand has been synonymous with experience, innovation and integrity for more than 150 years. Steve Baird, the firm’s fifth-generation owner, has been consistently recognized among the industry’s most influential leaders. Baird & Warner has received a 2012 and 2013 Top Workplace award from the Chicago Tribune, naming the company the second-best place to work in Chicagoland and No. 1 in real estate. With more than 1,700 broker associates in 25 offices and comprehensive mortgage financing and title insurance services, Baird & Warner consistently ranks among the nation’s top real estate firms. Learn more at www.BairdWarner.com.