President, Dream Town Realty LGBT Client Services Division President, SwakeGroup 2012–2015 Top Producer, Awarded by the Chicago Association of Realtors After earning two degrees from Iowa's Cornell College in 1991, Todd Szwajkowski moved back home to Chicago and began a career in Marketing. He immediately made his home on the north side and has always taken great pride in being a son of this great city. Over the next thirteen years, Todd worked in marketing for a Chicago neighborhood redevelopment organization, an international hardware retailer and global marketing and promotions agency. In making the transition to real estate, Todd brought a wealth of knowledge in marketing and project management - two skill sets essential to successfully managing real estate transactions. His first year in the industry ended with a commendation from the Chicago Association of Realtors for sales volume. And each subsequent year has established him as a ""Top Producer"" in the market. In addition to transactional business, Todd has added real estate development to his portfolio. Projects include renovations of both multi-unit properties and single-family homes. The growth of Todd's business over recent years has been based solely on referrals - a testament to the priority he places on personal attention to his clients. For Todd, it's more than just a sale; truly understanding his clients' needs and maintaining an unwavering attention to detail supports a smooth transactional process and ensures that his clients' goals are exceeded. This business philosophy serves as the foundation of SwakeGroup - the real estate team Todd established in 2007. He is emphatic that ""Walking you home, every step of the way."" is not just a tagline - but rather - a mission statement. When not working, Todd indulges his passion for travel, architecture and being on the water. He is a regular supporter of Habitat for Humanity, the Human Rights Campaign, and The Lincoln Park Community Shelter.