Broker Associate

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  • Office 847.234.1855
  • Direct 847.615.7911
  • Cell 708.997.7778
  • Fax 630.448.5796
Lake Forest Office
207 E. Westminster
Lake Forest, IL 60045



Successful self-starter with over 40 years of real estate experience interacting with clients, negotiating listing and sales contract to a positive conclusion.  Involved in a broad array of cultural and civic responsibilities within the community to generate exposure for my real estate career.


2007- current

Baird and Warner

207 E. Westminster
Lake Forest, IL  60045


Renaissance Realty Partners
Lake Forest, IL
Independent Real Estate Professional, Multi-Million Dollars in production.  Assisted in firmly establishing a new real estate company in a limited high-end market.  Company was acquired in December of 2007 by Baird & Warner.


Prudential Preferred Properties
Lake Forest, IL
Listed and sold real estate for over ten years for the highest production company in the community.  Achieved great success reflected in my membership in the Presidents Club, the Diamond Society as well as the Chairman’s Circle.


Rayner Real Estate
Lake Forest, IL

Worked with builders purchasing land for development and buyers designing plans for homes.  A multi-million dollar agent I successfully achieved the Sapphire Circle in 1987,  the Ruby Circle in 1988 and the Diamond Circle in 1989.


Joe Keim Builders
Wheaton, IL
Interacted with the buyers and builder selling homes in several subdivisions in the Wheaton, Lisle, Glenn Ellyn area.


American Invesco
Lake Point Tower
Chicago, IL
Leased luxury apartments in the high-rise building overlooking Lake Michigan.



2009-2014 Lake Forest Symphony Guild Co President

2009-2010 Gorton Community Center Board of Directors
2009-2012 Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Historical Society Board of Directors
2006-2007 Volunteer for “ The Mad Hatter” spring luncheon, Silent Auction Chair
2011-2013 Lake Forest Woman's Club President


Junior League of Evanston-Northshore

Policy Board-Sustainer Chair-integrate sustaining members with membership at large.
Management Board-Sustainer Chair-develop programs for sustaining members in the community


Junior League of Evanston-Northshore “Sustainer of the Year” 2003-2004


Woodlands Garden Club-President 2005-2006
Woodlands Garden Club Board of Directors
Garden Clubs of Illinois-State of Illinois District IX Annual Meeting, Co-Chair 2009


Lake Forest Women’s Club-President

Board of Directors
Philanthropic Luncheon Chair 2008-2009
Planned and executed the December Holiday and Spring Scholarship fundraising luncheons.


Camerata Singers- Board of Directors
Corresponding Secretary 2004-2005, 2006-2007, 2007-2008

Recording Secretary 2007-2008


Lake Forest Symphony Orchestra-Board of Directors

Lake Forest Symphony Orchestra Women’s Board
“Moonlight Serenade” 2004 Benefit Co-chair-Onwentsia Country Club, Lake Forest
“Rhapsody in Blue” 2005 Benefit Chairman-Onwentsia Country Club, Lake Forest
“50th Anniversary Celebration” 2007  Co-chair-Onwentsia Country Club, Lake Forest


SRES A designation to meet the requirement of specializing in assisting people who are over 55 to buy and sell real estate.


SFR Short Sale Designation


  • B&W Chairman's Club
  • B&W Vice President's Club
  • GRI
  • Managing Broker
  • SFR
  • SRES
  • e-Pro
Thank you so much for your assistance with my offer on Windsor Rd., Highland Park when Mike was in Ireland.  I still can’t believe I got the house- I love it!  We really appreciate your help that day. Wishing you a wonderful New Year full of joy and happiness! Karen H.

Marsha and I are very grateful for all of your extra effort in evaluating our home renovation project. Your work far exceeded our expectations. And, your analysis confirmed our suspicions. Finally we can begin!   John M.

Thanks for your help in closing Leann’s purchase. When situations get the tense, few deals survive and I always appreciate seeing someone give the support necessary to help a client through difficult times. I hope to see you again soon.  Peter L.

Jill and I would like you to be made aware of our high level satisfaction with Laura Henderson from both a professional and personal treatment standpoint. Laura did a marvelous job handling the rental of our house on a very short notice and in difficult rental market. Negotiations were complex given the geographic dispersion of the parties of the parties involved. Yet Laura engineered the process beautifully and the agreement was signed without complications. Please feel free to use our manes as referrals for future clients. Michael & Jill A

Cathy and I would like to thank you for the professional, knowledgeable, and overall outstanding service you provided in helping us relocate to the Chicago area.  We are currently getting settled in our new house and like the area very much. We will let you know if our real estate needs change in the future. Neil T B. 

This letter is being written on behalf of Ms. Laura Henderson. Ms. Henderson has been known to me for a period in excess of five years, both on a personal as well as a professional basis.  During the time I have known Ms. Henderson , she has always conducted herself in a manner which meets with the highest ethical standard of this profession, and has shown an ability to understand a client’s needs and to address them in a competent and professional manner. I highly recommend Ms.Henderson for the license for which she is applying. -Cummins & Mardoian

Bill,  Our home in Lake Bluff St 308 Signe Ct. was sold and closed this afternoon. I wanted to let you know what an outstanding job Laura Henderson has done for us throughout the process of leasing and selling this property. We now reside in Leland, North Carolina and would not have been able to conduct these transactions without Laura's excellent assistance whenever we called upon her! She is an asset to your organization and demonstrates all the great qualities of a "seller" in serving her clients! We would recommend  her highly to anyone!  - Evelyn T.