Alan was raised in the Chicagoland area. Growing up in a family with a strong real estate background, his enthusiasm for the field was formed at an early age. Over the years, he witnessed the expansion of his family's portfolio of rental and commercial properties and learned the importance of truly understanding the market around you. For college, Alan attended the University of Illinois where he earned a B.A. in Marketing and Minored Management and excelled as a student athlete. He still holds many lifetime accolades as a baseball player for the Flames. Prior to working at Dream Town, Alan helped found a development company that he still partially owns and operates. Having a General Contractor License and years of experience in zoning changes has been a great asset to his real estate clients -- especially those pursuing opportunities in potential rehabs, land acquisitions, and properties that could gain a little extra equity from minor facelifts. Over the past six years Alan has built several custom homes in the million-dollar to $3 million price range. He is also skilled in condominium construction with two dozen condo projects under his belt, including gut rehabs of small-scale buildings and new construction of 3-4 unit flats. Alan will be breaking ground on several new projects this spring. Alan is excited to be a part of Dream Town's formula for success by offering expertise in several different aspects of the industry. He is a Chicago market specialist who prides himself on having the patience and perseverance to understand the trickiest of Chicago's neighborhoods and share that knowledge with his clients. Chicago real estate prices vary block by block, street by street -- and whether Alan is working with a first-time home buyer or experienced purchaser -- he will not be satisfied until his client wins!