Kate Varde
Kate joined Essex Realty Group in 2007 and focuses on the sale of multi-family and mixed-use investment real estate throughout Chicago and the Suburbs. Kate has been involved in the sale of over $400 million of investment property, including approximately 5,000 apartment units. In addition to brokerage, Kate Co-Chairs Essex’ Charitable Giving Committee and also led the redevelopment of Essex’ new logo and branding.

Kate has been recognized by the Chicago Association of Realtors as Chicago’s top investment real estate broker and selected by Real Estate Forum as one of Commercial Real Estate’s Women to Watch in 2018 and a Woman of Influence in 2019. In addition, she was recently recognized as one of Crain's 2019 Notable Women in Commercial Real Estate.

Kate has also acquired more than $50 million of apartment properties and is a Partner in Back Nine Apartment Investments which provides investment solutions for 1031 exchanges.

Prior to joining Essex, Kate was a Foreign Exchange Trader, responsible for analyzing and interpreting market conditions. She also played professional softball for the Chicago Bandits.
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