To many around town, Lynn Brahin is well-respected for her career as an attorney, while others know her best for her passion as a local leader, community voice, and go-to for all things New Eastside. Ms. Brahin is again following her passion and creating yet another brand for herself, now as a licensed Illinois real estate broker, and proudly serving clients as a REALTOR® at Urban Real Estate.
Lynn is particularly seasoned on the inner workings of many local condominium association structures, financial, and board matters. For more than 30 years, Lynn has called the New Eastside home. She moved into the community from Madison, Wisconsin, to pursue graduate studies. The Outer Drive East at 400 E. Randolph became the first Chicago home for Lynn as a renter, owner, neighbor and now an investor. For about 20 years, Lynn and her husband, Louis, have resided at The Buckingham, where she served on various board committees. Before that, Lynn also represented the neighborhood through the New Eastside Association of Residents. With her neighbors, she helped shape the conversation between the then-existing community and diverse stakeholders by providing a forum for the creation of many of the area's newer spaces including the Bloch Cancer Survivors' Garden, Millennium Park, the Pritzker Pavillion, and the Lakeshore East Development. Lynn has also offered her experience when asked to participate in the Grant Park Master Plan and Genesis Community Task Force, which led Grant Park improvements and Navy Pier Flyover.
In her legal career, Ms. Brahin acts as an arbitrator and hearing officer. Her practice involves fact-finding and data determinations, presiding over financial, discipline, employment, and personal injury matters. Her love of the New Eastside, paired with her vast legal experience as a strong, smart negotiator, make her an an invaluable partner to clients in this special city.
Serving clients in this new role will allow Lynn an added gratitude of helping others in her community to either sell right or buy strategically, a thrill she is most excited about. Her enthusiasm for easy access to world-class renowned arts and cultural amenities coupled with Chicago’s thriving parks, lakefront and riverwalk improvements, is contagious.
Of all her titles, Ms. Brahin's favorite is that of Mom to her son, Lenny, a Walter Payton College Prep High School graduate, and her daughter Lizzy, a current student. Her active engagement through every level of their urban education and is a true testament to the adage, “It takes a village” where together, through family, neighbors, and teachers, we nurture our children to discover their potential, collaborate with others and give back to their community.
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