|Professional ~ Focused ~ Proven Results|
|From an early age, Marlene was destined for greatness, and has built a career on exceeding expectations. She was honored for her gift of vision and philanthropy and even featured as a mentor for her many accomplishments in Marilyn Miglin's book, Women of Destiny.|
Growing up as a first generation American, Marlene spent her early years selling real estate, showcasing her father's condominiums and renting 2 flat apartments and multiple dwellings. Construction sites were her fondest playground while in school, while managing the family's portfolio of properties became her expertise later in life. Marlene began her professional career in retail and dreamed to someday own her own store. As a partner at Terri D. Ltd., Chicago's premiere specialty store boutique, Marlene met some of the most influential people of Chicago, while growing her business to unprecedented heights and pioneering new marketing endeavors.
|Having achieved a smashing success in the real estate and retail industry, Marlene was not content to just sit back on her laurels, so she reinvented herself by opening her own Marketing, PR and Special Events agency. Driven by passion and fueled by intuition, creating and managing special events, launching landmark promotional campaigns, hosting international celebrities and dignitaries, spearheading public relations and opening partnerships for international retailers and landmark Chicago institutions. Marlene's client roster included Bvlgari, Bottega Veneta, Chanel, Charles Ifergan Salons, Fendi, Lalique, Marilyn Miglin, Polo/Ralph Lauren, Prada, The Goodman Theatre, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Depaul Theatre School and United Airlines were as diverse as her talents.|
|Inquisitive, Resourceful, Intuitive|
|Listening to her inner voice and inquisitive mind, opportunity knocked again when Marlene joined Baird and Warner. With an unbridled entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for trends in the marketplace, Marlene secured both her real estate sales and brokers license and accredited buyer representative certification to integrate her knowledge of a family business into an expanded professional career. The opportunity to explore, market and develop creative client solutions, while tapping her expansive network of contacts and resources, was a challenge Marlene is able to bring to interested new home buyers and visionary sellers. She is able to proactively and instinctively combine all her creative and visionary talents, marketing knowledge and expertise, negotiating skills, relationship and experience. The result of carefully listening to the needs, wants and desires of the home buyer and willingness to work tirelessly, creates unparalleled satisfaction as well as an uncompromising promise of service.|
|Passionate, Driven, Determined|
|With equal passion, drive and determination, Marlene's commitment as a selling agent pioneers new territory to insure the perfect fit in marketing and selling her clients' homes while meeting and exceeding her clients' expectations. Marlene has sold over 50 million dollars in three short years and ranks among the top 2%! When she's not busy solving her clients' needs, Marlene is busy giving something back. She has worked tirelessly within the philanthropic community on many worthwhile causes such as the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, where she co-founded the Women's Board, a shelter in the city for battered and abused women with children, where she and her former partner built a day care center, or the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, where she donates her expertise as a first generation American from a long line of survivors. To know Marlene is to understand her enthusiasm and persistence. Thinking out of the box is a way of life for her. Prepare to be dazzled.|