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John has a well-rounded background in real estate and relocation, including experience as principal in a third-party relocation firm. He started his relocation career building a rental agent network for relocation companies and corporations to use in the Chicago market. After moving to a destination home-finding and consulting firm, John counseled domestic and international corporate clients moving to the area. He eventually became a principal in the firm, spearheading the development of their corporate relocation affinity programs.
John’s role with Baird and Warner is to focus on strategic development, including Business Development, Social Media, and of course Relocation. Baird and Warner is the only Chicagoland recipient of the coveted RELO Quality Certification Award and The Leading RE Diamond Award. RQC recognizes outstanding relocation departments in the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (Leading RE) network based on meeting rigorous standards for leadership, commitment, resources and customer focus. Industry Participation / Community Service John has chaired a number of committees as an executive board member of Chicago’s Corporate Relocation Council.
His background in community service includes a term as president of the Lake View East Chamber of Commerce, where he led the neighborhood rejuvenation program. He also worked as a commissioner, appointed by Mayor Richard M. Daley, for Special Service Area No. 5 on Chicago’s North Side. John is also an active member of The Employee Relocation Council and board member elect for The Relocation Directors Council. He received the President’s Service Award form Leading RE in 2007 and the Chairman’s Service Award in 2009. A regular speaker on the national and international stage, John is the immediate past chairman of the Leading RE Advisory Committee representing Rubloff and mid-sized brokerages to The Leading Real Estate Companies of The World; he has spoken (and been published) many times on topics including time management, social media, internet lead management, and various broker and relocation issue. My Designations • CRP Corporate Relocation Professional • GMS Global Mobility Specialist • GRI Graduate, Realtor® Institute • QSC Quality Service Certified • RCC Relo Certified Coordinator • RDC Relocation Directors Council • RQC Relo Quality Certified • WRS World Relocation Specialist