Matt Farrell brought his business acumen, technology background, and a love of all things luxury real estate to the Chicago scene a decade ago when he created Urban Real Estate.
Matt has spent his career providing quality representation to high net-worth executive and celebrity clients looking to buy and sell in Chicago, and in cities around the country. Matt comes from a technology background, specializing in Web design and IT. Under his leadership, Urban develops and delivers cutting-edge tools including proprietary lead and transaction management software, designed specifically for brokers and clients. As a result, the high-tech, highly-engaged managing partner has created a forward-thinking culture brokers can be proud of, and clients can be best served by. The most discerning clients have come to expect a level of stellar service and unparalleled intelligence during every aspect of the transaction.
Industry engagement and investing in our community are key cornerstones to Matt’s philosophy. In 2014, Matt served as president of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®, representing more than 12,000 REALTOR members, acting as the “voice for real estate” in Chicagoland. Matt was at the frontlines on local, county, state and federal tax issues. He meets with legislators in Washington DC on issues with implications to property owners, housing affordability, and lending issues, to name a few. Matt has been quoted in hundreds of stories by media outlets in Chicago and across the nation, including the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Crain’s Chicago Business, Housingwire.com, Bankrate.com, ABC7Chicago, NBC News, and CBS Chicago. Matt is often relied upon by editors and reporters to help them interpret what is really happening in the marketplace.
Within the industry, Matt is also well-respected by his peers. In September 2015, Matt was named Chicago’s REALTOR® of the Year, for his stellar contributions to the industry, professionalism, and his community involvement.
Matt is a graduate of DePauw University with a B.A. in Computer Science. He has earned the industry-coveted Accredited Buyer Representation (ABR) designation. In addition, Matt has been recognized by CS Men’s Book Real Estate Visionaries, and is consistently included in Chicago Agent Magazine’s “Who’s Who in Chicago Real Estate.”