Millie Rosenbloom ... Leader in Chicago Real Estate
Millie is recognized as an exceptional real estate broker whose volume rates in the top 1% among over 14,000 brokers. Elected President of the Chicago Association of Realtors (CAR) in 2001, she was the third female President in CAR's 118 year history and named CAR's 2003 realtor of the year. As a former brokerage firm President and CEO, Millie knows every facet of brokerage. Called "iconic to the real estate industry," Millie is known for her integrity, excellent negotiating skills and knowledge of the real estate market. Residential clients, developers and investors look to Millie for advice regarding market trends, product feasibility, floor plans, finishes, amenities, cost analysis, and pricing. Millie is an expert in consulting and negotiating with the utmost integrity on behalf of her clients. Millie is a Broker Associate with the Baird & Warner Lincoln Park office and has been consistently recognized as a Top Producer in both residential and commercial brokerage.
Developers and investors rely on Millie for her ability to determine upcoming market trends, product feasibility and construction costs. She has participated in the acquisition of over $520 million in land development sites. During her career, she has procured over $500 million in residential developments, overseeing each from inception through the final sell-out. Millie recently sold a property at Barry and Lake Shore Drive in Chicago for $21 million, which is an example of her talent in marketing unusual institutional and commercial properties for residential redevelopment. In the same vein, Millie successfully brokered the $17 million sale of the former Augustana Hospital at Armitage and Lincoln Avenues, as well as Midlane Country Club and Golf Course in Wadsworth, Illinois. Specializing in unique properties, she recently marketed and sold three historic 19th century mansions located at Dearborn and Delaware Streets in Chicago.
Millie continues to be recognized for her impressive achievements in the real estate industry. Most recent, Millie has been named City Industry MVP in the 2010 Chicago Agent, Agents' Choice Awards. Millie recently placed number 27 for sales volume and number 54 for units, nationally in the "Top 400 Real Estate Professionals" published by the Wall Street Journal and Real Trends, Inc. She is an active member of the Greater North Michigan Avenue Sign and Urban Design Committee. In the past, Millie has served as a committee member for CAR's Inaugural Gala and Sales Awards many times. She continues to serve on each of these committees on an annual basis. Millie also continues to be featured in Chicago Agent Magazine's "Who's Who in Chicagoland Real Estate" and "Whos's Who, Profile of Chicago's Luxury Real Estate Professionals" in Chicago Social. She has been included in this feature since 2008. In 2007, Millie was the recipient of the Israel Bonds Women in Real Estate Award. She was inducted into Today's Chicago Woman's Foundation Hall of Fame in 2002 as a business woman who has made a positive impact on her profession.
Millie is a director of and major donor to the Illinois Association of Realtors (IAR). As IAR's Chairperson of the 2001 National Association of Realtors convention held in Chicago, she achieved an unprecedented attendance of over 25,000 real estate professionals. She formerly served as the IAR Leadership Liaison for the four largest real estate associations in Illinois: CAR, NICAR, North Shore-Barrington and Oak Park. Acknowledged by her peers as an industry leader, Millie is routinely invited to speak at various real estate forums.
Millie worked diligently as President/CEO of The Habitat Company Brokerage Division, one of Chicago's largest privately owned real estate firms, from 1994-2007, when Habitat merged with Baird & Warner. Millie was responsible for overall management, including promotion and development of new business opportunities. Currently with Baird & Warner, Millie is number 1 in the company out of over 2,000 agents.
Millie contributes to numerous charities including: The American Heart Association, American Institute for Cancer Research, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Boys and Girls Club of American, CAR Education Foundation, Deborah's Place, and the Real Estate Education Fund.
Millie resides in Lincoln Park with her husband, John Simon, and yellow Labradors, Mavis Belle and Mabel Mae. She is the loving grandmother of grandsons Gordy and Nathan.