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A Profile of Success

For more than 15 years, Ian Schwartz has enjoyed representing both buyers and sellers as a Licensed Broker Associate in Coldwell Banker’s Lincoln Park Plaza office, one of the top-five-producing Coldwell Banker offices in the United States. Ian has sold over 500 million dollars of real estate, including sales in excess of 55 million dollars in 2015 and sales in excess of 50 million dollars in 2014. He is consistently in the top 1% of agents in the Chicago Association of Realtors and in the top 1% of Coldwell Banker agents nationally.

Ian serves the following communities: Lincoln Park, Gold Coast, Old Town, Lakeview, River North, Roscoe Village, Bucktown, Wicker Park, Logan Square, Ukrainian Village, East Village, West Town, Lincoln Square, Ravenswood, North Center, Andersonville, River East, River West, Streeterville, West Loop, South Loop, Loop, Lakewood Balmoral, Edgewater, Old Irving Park, Uptown, West Ridge, Rogers Park, and Evanston.

The Ian Schwartz Group

With the Ian Schwartz Group you will have all your bases covered. Ian and his associates combine forces to ensure that your overall real estate experience is outstanding. Ian and his team members Victor Elting, Jenna Plakas, and Michael Shin assist in the daily happenings at the office and in following through on all aspects of each transaction. If you are a buyer, no stone will be left unturned to find you the perfect home. If you are a seller, Ian and his team will pour their hearts and souls into effectively marketing your home online and in print to have it seen by the largest audience possible. They will take all necessary steps to bring qualified buyers in the door and close the sale.


Ian grew up in Evanston and currently resides in Lincoln Park with his wife Susan and their fifteen-year-old son Justin. Their seventeen-year-old daughter Sydney is a freshman at the University of Southern California. Their twenty-year-old daughter Emily is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania.

After graduating from Evanston Township High School, Ian attended Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, where he was a timpanist and percussionist with the Oberlin Symphonic Band and a member of the varsity tennis team. He then attended Northwestern University and graduated with Distinction and Honors in Psychology. After graduation, he was employed as a Senior Analyst at ZS Associates, a marketing consulting firm in Evanston. He then attended the Northwestern University School of Law, where he was active in the legal clinic and was a Note and Comment Editor of the Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business.

After graduating from law school, Ian clerked for a Federal District Court judge in Denver, Colorado, and then practiced law in Chicago for over five years, first at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal and later at Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd.

Ian's legal, marketing, and consulting background, combined with his outgoing personality, his good sense of humor, and his integrity, professionalism, and dedication, has led to his success as a Licensed Broker Associate. He prides himself in his ability to listen to and analyze the needs of both buyers and sellers, and enjoys giving them conscientious service and winning their trust, loyalty, and friendship.

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