Jesse started his career building forts, creating art, and excelling in math/science as a child before graduating from The University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. Jesse currently manages and is actively involved in the practice of both his businesses, McGrath Architects and Jesse McGrath Real Estate with @properties. Prior to becoming an architect and real estate broker, Jesse worked for notable architecture firms in Chicago and the Midwest before eventually opening his own practice. Enthusiastic about green building, Jesse strives to create a high-performance environment having designed over 50 projects through the Chicago Green Permit program. Having managed all aspects of McGrath Architects as both President and lead designer, Jesse gained business acumen and analytical skills, which shape his approach to real estate to this day and helped him become a Top Producer with @properties. An expert on building permits, inspections, and property management, Jesse has created a one-stop shop for his clients’ various real estate needs. Well aware of Chicago zoning and building codes, he can walk through a property and easily evaluate the quality of the work, estimate the cost of repairs or improvements, and suggest remodeling/addition possibilities as well as site selection for new construction. In his free time Jesse focused on softball, traveling, changing Chicago neighborhoods, and his dog-child Hank. www.atproperties.com/agents/JesseMcGrath
Whether you’re buying a new home for a change in lifestyle, investment purposes or a little bit of both, Frank can help find the ideal property to fit your needs while maximizing your returns. With a background in property management and development, Frank brings a unique expertise to the real estate industry. He is passionate about Chicago real estate, and he knows how to find great deals. Frank worked as a real estate developer and property manager with a small residential development firm in Chicago and eventually started completing developments of his own. Frank developed over 50 projects throughout the Chicagoland area. Having managed all aspects of development, from purchase through construction and then to sale, Frank has gained business acumen and analytical skills. www.atproperties.com/agents/frankpressel
Carlo Ruth has been practicing architecture for 15 years, primarily in the Chicago area. He is licensed in Illinois and Washington, a LEED-accredited professional and a graduate of the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. Prior to McGrath Architects, Carlo worked for the award-winning firms of Farr Associates and VOA. Carlo has focused on residential and small commercial projects, emphasizing client collaboration as well as on-time and on-budget project delivery. Carlo lives in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood, with his wife and dog.