Baird & Warner Hires New Director of Career Services, City
President of the Chicago Chapter of the Women’s Council of REALTORSⓇ
Joins the Brokerage
Baird & Warner has hired Evelyn Fred as the company’s director of career services for the brokerage’s city offices. In her new role, Fred will work with the managing brokers of the Baird & Warner Lincoln Park, Gold Coast, City North and Edgebrook branches to recruit experienced agents to the company.
Fred began her real estate career with Habitat Brokerage Co. but became a Baird & Warner broker associate when Habitat was acquired by Baird & Warner in 2007. She later moved over to Jameson Sotheby’s Chicago office and received several awards for being a top producer. Fred also received the Top Team Producer award in 2013 from the Chicago Association of REALTORSⓇ.
“We’ve had an incredible 250+ agents join Baird & Warner in 2015. With Evelyn on our recruiting team, I’m confident that we will continue this momentum through the year and beyond,” said Laura Ellis, president of residential sales and executive vice president of Baird & Warner, Chicagoland's largest, locally owned independent residential real estate services company. “Evelyn’s passion for Baird & Warner and the industry is something really special; we’re glad to have her back.”
Fred is the current president of the Chicago Chapter of the Women’s Council of REALTORSⓇ (WCR), as well as a member of the Chicago Association of REALTORSⓇ (CAR) Global Market Forum; the CAR/WCR/Young Professionals Network Casino Royale event committee to raise funds for REALTORSⓇ Political Action Committee; and Successful Women in Commercial Real Estate committee. A native Chicagoan, Fred is bilingual in English and Spanish.
“I’ve always thought of Baird & Warner as my true home, so this is a match made in heaven,” said Fred. “I’m excited to empower agents to expand their horizons, gain access to innovative tools and be a part of the No. 1 workplace by partnering with Baird & Warner.”
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 was named the No. 1 best place to work in Chicagoland by the Chicago Tribune in 2014, the brokerage’s third consecutive Top Workplace award. With more than 1,800 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.