Urban Search -- Hyde ParkKenwood
4800 South Lake Shore Drive, Suite 100N
Robert Sullivan has been a resident of the Hyde Park and Kenwood neighborhoods for over thirty years. For the last twelve years, he has worked exclusively for Urban Search, the largest residential broker in the area.
During his tenure with Urban Search, Robert has developed a remarkably successful market niche, specializing in single-family homes and luxury condominiums and cooperatives in the $500,000 plus range. In 2006, his sales exceeded $20 million, earning him the honor of first place at Urban Search and placing him in the very top tier of all local realtors, where he has remained ever since. Results from 2009, a difficult year in the real estate market overall, show him to have again obtained first place status in the Kenwood neighborhood, a rare feat for any realtor.
As a listing agent, Robert has developed a reputation for his in-depth knowledge of the neighborhood and its housing history. When appropriate, he conducts research into the architectural history and former owners of the properties. Through his own extensive personal experience in restoring and maintaining vintage housing, Robert also brings to his work a deep understanding of a property's physical plant and maintenance issues. He is thus able to advise, and reassure, potential buyers who may not be familiar with such matters.
Robert's wide network of contacts is largely based on his connections to the University of Chicago (from which he holds two graduate degrees, including an MBA) and the Laboratory Schools, which all of his four children have attended; one is now in college. He has social and professional connections with many faculty members at the professional schools and divisions of the University. Robert also has a solid working relationship with the University's Housing Office.