Jesse McGrath

Principle Architect + Real Estate Broker

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.







Bucktown Office

1875 N. Damen Chicago, IL 60647


Our Services



McGrath Architects are passionate about the sales, design, planning, and development of Chicago real estate. 

Whether you’re buying a new home for a change in lifestyle, investment purposes or a little bit of both; McGrath Architects can be your full service find, design, and build company. It is our goal to find you the ideal property to fit your needs while maximizing your returns. With the expertise in design and build, McGrath Architects brings a unique expertise to the real estate industry.

As licensed real estate brokers in the State of Illinois, we have a vast knowledge of neighborhoods, markets and building types throughout the Chicago land area. Come see what we can Find.



Building first evolved out of the dynamics between needs and means (available building materials and attendant skills). As human cultures developed, knowledge began to be formalized through oral traditions and practices.

McGrath Architects are Self-Certified architects and Registered Energy Professionals in the City of Chicago and have extensive experience navigating the Department of Zoning and the Department of Buildings. Come see what we can Design.



In relation to buildings, architecture has to do with the planning, designing and constructing form, space and ambience that reflect functional, technical, social, environmental, and aesthetic considerations. It requires the creative manipulation and coordination of material, technology, light and shadow.

Whether your needs are single family or multi-family, McGrath Architects has the expertise to deliver an excellent product on time and within budget. Come see what we can Build


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