Bringing his world-class, global experience from London and Las Vegas to Chicago in 2005 was a perfect fit for Urban Real Estate co-founding partner Michael Emery. Coming to real estate after nearly 30 years in the private club and hospitality business, going to the greatest lengths to offer clients first-class service was pinnacle to what Michael thought a real estate brokerage should do – and would soon differentiate Urban Real Estate from all others.
While he can be seen running the day-to-day brokerage needs of Urban, Michael thrives on representing sellers, as he is known for candidly offering his recommendations for what a home needs in order to receive top dollar, then strategically marketing it. Michael’s other passion is development, as the rehab fanatic is thrilled by great investment properties, helping his clients become smart investors, and making purchases and renovations to his own portfolio.
Born and raised in England, luxury and all things A-List became acquired tastes from Michael’s early years and into his career in the U.S. High-net worth individuals, entrepreneurs and innovators soon became his mentors and clients including Victor Lownes (Playboy UK), Donald Soffer (Turnbery Associates USA), and Roger King (International Group UK), shaping his perception of the ultimate experience, and influencing the service Urban offers, today.
Michael has been consistently recognized since 2005 by the Chicago Association of REALTORS® as a Top Producer, as well as a “Who’s Who in Chicago Real Estate” by trade publication, Chicago Agent.
When Michael can get out of the Windy City to a climate with a solid 18-hole course and no snow, it is among the first places you can find the avid golfer. He and his wife, Amanda, live in Lakeshore East, and take advantage of all Chicago has to offer.
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