The son of a Real Estate Broker and Investor, Louie was born into Real Estate and learned the value of hard work at the very young age of 12 working at his fathers' apartment buildings in Chicago cleaning hallways, mowing the lawn, clearing snow, showing apartments, collecting rents and eventually learning all the ins and outs of property management. Working for over 12 years for Treasure Island foods from the age of 15, while going to Lane Tech HS and working on his B.S. in Business, Louie quickly moved through the ranks and became a manager where he developed and honed high communication skills interacting with employees, customers and clients of many backgrounds and personalities. It was at this time Louie saved and purchased his first investment property a Multifamily mixed use building in Rogers Park where he opened his own business ""Louie's Deli"". After a few years of success he sold the business, held on to the property and started full time in Real Estate in 1998 with Century 21. He went on to grow a successful Real Estate business that has survived the ""Great Recession"" and was the Sales Manager of over 100 agents for Century 21 SGR from 2005 thru 2007. Today, as the owner and manager of his own residential, commercial and mixed-use properties in Chicago he loves to share his personal and professional experiences and expertise with his clients. Louie is a highly capable professional with more than 15 years of experience as a Licensed Real Estate Broker and over twenty five years of experience in property management. His extensive working knowledge of commercial multi-family/residential sales and acquisitions, short sales, foreclosures, distressed properties, new construction, rehab and maintenance, as well as real estate codes and regulations have proven to be of tremendous value to his clients over the years. Louie is always willing and eager to listen to his clients so that he can understand and help them achieve their goals. This is what truly drives him. He is very honest and loyal and recognizes the fact that the real estate process requires a team effort, something he has perfected over the years managing people and playing in a local rock band. He always does what he says, sometimes more but never less! One of his most useful skills is his ability to quickly identify areas of potential growth and develop innovative marketing strategies to help his clients fully maximize their return on their investment, while his meticulous attention to detail and impeccable work ethic instill a sense of confidence in Louie's clients that they are in great hands. Louie is bilingual in English and Greek and is an articulate communicator which allows him to effectively interface with diverse individuals and to establish lasting rapport and cultivate personal and professional relationships for life. In his free time Louie enjoys spending time with his Wife, three sons and dog. Together they love to travel, bike ride, play music and spend time with friends and relatives. He volunteers with the Boys Scouts of America helping out on camping trips and events with his sons and also plays lead guitar in a local rock-n-roll band ""Northside"", playing at local events, churches and for charities. On some occasions his sons' band opens their shows.