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Baird & Warner Named Exclusive Sales and Marketing Firm for Prominent North Shore Builder The Jacobs Companies

- 02/15/17 by Baird & Warner

Baird & Warner Named Exclusive Sales and Marketing Firm for Prominent North Shore Builder The Jacobs Companies 

CHICAGO (Feb. 15, 2017)Baird & Warner, Chicagoland's largest locally owned independent residential real estate services company, has announced a new partnership with Deerfield, Ill.-based The Jacobs Companies as the exclusive sales and marketing firm for the prominent North Shore homebuilder. Founded in 1935, The Jacobs Companies is a fourth-generation luxury homebuilder that has served the North Shore area for 82 years. Currently, the builder has several new custom homes available for immediate delivery, as well as five new-home communities on the North Shore, which offer single-family homes, townhomes and rowhomes, including communities tailored for empty nesters.

“Builders and developers, predominantly in the city, have long tapped Baird & Warner to help give them an edge in high-end development sales, so we’re excited to bring our same level of service and expertise to an acclaimed builder like The Jacobs Companies,” said Laura Ellis, president of residential sales and executive vice president of Baird & Warner. “Developers and builders understand that choosing an established brokerage like Baird & Warner to handle sales makes it easier for them to grow their business by doing what they do best – build homes.”

The new partnership will not be the first time Baird & Warner has worked with The Jacobs Companies. A specialist in North Shore sales, Baird & Warner broker Karen Skurie was enlisted by the homebuilder last year to help sell some of its inventory. Skurie was so successful, The Jacobs Companies wanted to explore working with Baird & Warner on a full-time basis.

“As a family-owned homebuilder, we can relate on a number of levels to the way Baird & Warner does business,” said Keith Jacobs, president and CEO of The Jacobs Companies. “Collectively, Baird & Warner and The Jacobs Companies have about 250 years of real estate tradition, and it’s that synergy in our roots and mission that made this such a natural fit.

“Baird & Warner may be a large firm, but it’s also a boutique brokerage with deep knowledge of the North Shore, and that resonates with the buyers of our homes,” continued Jacobs. “First through working with Karen, and then when we met the whole team, we were impressed each step of the way with the resources they brought to the table. Baird & Warner brokers have highly effective marketing tools at their fingertips that will allow us to reach buyers from the immediate area and beyond, showing them everything our communities have to offer.”

Baird & Warner has immediately started representing The Jacobs Companies communities – including Taylor Junction in Deerfield; Heritage, 2100 St. Johns and Hidden Oak, all three of which are in Highland Park; and Gateway in Northbrook. Plans also are underway to have a sales office for the builder’s communities within Baird & Warner’s Highland Park office at 1920 Sheridan Road.

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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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