Ed Schwind grew up with a diverse background coming from a family owned greenhouse business. He learned from a young age about construction by helping build the newest sections to his families’ greenhouse business in 1972 by doing everything from laying cement, installing work benches, building storage buildings, operating tractors, and even building a private road.
While working as Programmer Analyst for Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance Company, Ed’s professional Investment/Real Estate career began in 1989 as a foreclosure investor. After attending foreclosure auctions daily, he decided to purse real estate full time.
Ed began his real estate sales career Century 21 S.G.R., Inc., and quickly became the top producer of a 50 agent office. He was ranked in the top 1% of all agents within the Century 21 System. Ed quickly spearheaded all the new construction projects for Century 21 S.G.R. Inc., and was instrumental with relations between the City of Chicago and many community groups.
Throughout his career, Ed has trained numerous agents on how to invest in real estate as well as buy/rent/resell multiple properties.
Ed has represented a multitude of developers, private investors, and groups of investors in the purchase of real estate. Ed has been involved in development projects in the Bucktown and West Loop communities, which were some of the first townhome developments in each of those neighborhoods. Ed has purchased and sold properties all over the City of Chicago.
Specializing in West Lakeview, Lakeview, St. Ben’s, Lincoln Park, Ravenswood, North Center, West Loop, Bucktown, Wicker Park, East Village, Ukranian Village, Gold Coast, River West, River East, Roscoe Village, Logan Square, Pilsen