Realogy trainer switches brands, BHHS adds to Downers Grove office and multifamily duo formalizes team

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Sandesh Bilgi starts new role with Sotheby’s

Previously a national trainer with Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate and ERA Real Estate, Sandesh Bilgi told Chicago Agent he is taking on a new role with Realogy at Sotheby’s International Realty starting today.

Bilgi will take on a similar role at the luxury brand, contributing to Sotheby’s by creating training and development opportunities for real estate professionals across the nation. He also brings experience as a licensed real estate instructor for Illinois and a managing broker to the new role.

Tamy Bobbitt joins Berkshire Hathaway Downers Grove

Late last week, Terri Doney, managing broker of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago’s Downers Grove office, announced that Tamy Bobbitt would be the newest addition to the group. Most recently, Bobbitt served as vice president of brokerage services for @properties.

“I am so pleased to welcome Tamy to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago,” Doney said in a press release. “I know that she has really missed working with buyers and sellers and is excited about giving 110% of her attention to representing her clients’ needs.”

Bobbitt is a past president of the West Suburban Women’s Council of Realtors and previously worked as assistant manager of Baird & Warner’s Downers Grove office, where she was a member of the company’s agent advisory board and a multi-time recipient of Five Star Professional’s real estate award.

Birk | Sklar Team paves way for others at Kiser Group

Multifamily brokerage Kiser Group announced last week the formation of the the Birk | Sklar team. Noah Birk and Aaron Sklar have worked together since 2015 to help clients buy and sell multifamily properties on the South Side of Chicago, but the firm previously didn’t have a system in place to formalize such partnerships.

“When Noah and Aaron first proposed the concept, we did not yet have adequate guidelines, protocol and structure for team formation,” Lee Kiser, principal and managing broker at Kiser Group, said in a press release. “Since then, we have been working with Noah and Aaron to establish a system for creating their team and a template for future teams.”

The duo has hired staff to assist in their growth, including two analysts, a new broker and a senior associate. Birk | Sklar have also extended their areas of representation to the West Side of Chicago.

“The team formation helps us leverage the success and market share we’ve established on the South Side into a strategy for expanding our geographic footprint,” Birk said.

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Kiser Group Staff