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Real estate services company Baird & Warner has recruited broker Steven Johnson to its Gold Coast office in Chicago

Baird & Warner Recruits Gold Coast Broker Steven Johnson

Baird & Warner, a family-owned independent real estate services company, has recruited Steven Johnson to the firm’s Gold Coast office in Chicago. Johnson joins Baird & Warner from Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty, where he served as a broker since 2016.  

“Steven has an incredible reputation in the industry thanks to his deep experience in the Gold Coast’s luxury residential real estate market and dexterity to deliver a high level of customer service to each client,” said Richard Druker, designated managing broker of Baird & Warner’s Gold Coast office. “His quality work aligns perfectly with Baird & Warner’s philosophy of making life easier for homebuyers and sellers, and we’re thrilled for him to join our team.”  

Throughout his decades-long career, Johnson has acquired experience in both luxury real estate and estate management. Before joining Jameson, Johnson was a broker associate at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, working across the Gold Coast neighborhood. 


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