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Baird & Warner Expands Evanston Office with Key Brokers from Lakeshore Partners

- 12/14/16 by Baird & Warner

Baird & Warner Expands Evanston Office with Key Brokers from Lakeshore Partners

CHICAGO (Dec. 14, 2016) — Baird & Warner, Chicagoland's largest, locally owned, independent residential real estate services company, has announced that John O. Adamson, former managing broker and owner of Lakeshore Partners, has joined its Evanston office.

According to Laura Ellis, president of residential sales and executive vice president of Baird & Warner, the timing couldn’t be better for the Evanston office, which is enjoying a strong growth period. Year-over-year sales volume for the Evanston office is up almost 76 percent since 2015 and the number of transactions is up 22 percent.

“John and his experienced team have an impeccable reputation and are known throughout the community for their integrity and trust, so we couldn't be more proud to welcome them to the Baird & Warner family —especially as we’re increasing our market reach,” said Ellis. “They share Baird & Warner’s deep connection to the people and the neighborhoods we serve and our firm will be stronger with them on board.

“Like Baird & Warner, Lakeshore Partners was an independent brokerage, so there are many synergies to how we do business, especially our commitment to doing what’s right and making the process of buying and selling a home easier,” Ellis continued.

A real estate veteran for more than 30 years, including 25 years at the helm of Lakeshore Partners, Adamson’s move to Baird & Warner was prompted by his desire to return to focusing on interacting with clients on a daily basis.

“I’ve long admired and respected how Baird & Warner agents conduct themselves and the services they provide their clients,” said Adamson. “The firm’s history, knowledge and size provides access to advanced business tools with an in-house marketing department and resources that are exceptional in our industry.”

With the addition of Lakeshore Partners team members, the Baird & Warner Evanston office now has grown to 60 agents. The office has fulfilled the real estate needs of the north suburbs and city since 1912, serving Evanston, Glenview, Northbrook, Skokie, Niles, Morton Grove, Des Plaines, Arlington Heights, Deerfield, Wilmette and Lincolnwood markets, as well as Chicago’s North Side.


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 160 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. 2 Top Workplace in Chicagoland by the Chicago Tribune in 2016, and No. 1 in real estate for the fifth consecutive year. With more than 2,200 broker associates in 27 offices and comprehensive mortgage, title and relocation services, Baird & Warner consistently ranks among the nation’s top real estate firms. Learn more at


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