Baird & Warner Acquires Century 21 Sketchbook Lake Zurich and Cary Locations -

Top Chicagoland Brokerage Acquires Leading Century 21 Sketchbook Brokerages

Chicago, IL — September 1, 2017  – Baird & Warner, the leading real estate company in the Chicagoland area, announced the acquisition of two Century 21 Sketchbook locations in Lake Zurich and Cary. They expand Baird & Warner’s ability to provide northwest Chicagoland with experienced agents offering clients better exposure, superior service, and greater convenience and support.

Managing broker of the new locations will be Bill Coduto, who also manages Baird & Warner’s Barrington office. Michael Rein, former managing broker and owner of Century 21 American Sketchbook and Century 21 Sketchbook, will take on the role of Sales Services Manager. “The resources Baird & Warner offers its brokers, like advanced marketing and digital tools, to provide superior service to buyers and sellers made joining with Baird & Warner by far the best choice for my brokers and my clients,” Rein said. Together, he and Coduto will lead and grow the Lake Zurich and Cary offices, Baird & Warner’s twenty-seventh and twenty-eighth.

“This acquisition gives the experienced agents at these offices access to the one-on-one support and market reach they need to take their businesses to a new level,” said Laura Ellis, president of residential sales. “The Lake Zurich and Cary offices are an important opportunity for Baird & Warner to offer buyers and sellers in those communities the service and experience that make real estate easier.”

“I am excited to welcome Sketchbook to the Baird & Warner family,” said Steve Baird, president and CEO of Baird & Warner, Chicagoland’s largest, locally owned, independent residential real estate services company. “Their professionalism and dedication are exactly what we look for in new team members, and I am confident these new locations will empower us to provide a truly unparalleled real estate experience.”

For comments, contact Laura Ellis, president of residential sales at 312.592.2133 or [email protected].


About Baird & Warner Real Estate, Inc.
Established in 1855, Baird & Warner is Chicagoland’s largest locally owned independent residential real estate services company. The Baird & Warner brand has been synonymous with experience,innovation and integrity for more than 160 years. Steve Baird, the firm’s fifth-generation owner, has been consistently recognized among the industry’s most influential leaders. Baird & Warner was named the No. 2 Top Workplace in Chicagoland by the Chicago Tribune in 2016, and No. 1 in real estate for the fifth consecutive year. With more than 2,200 broker associates in 27 offices and comprehensive mortgage, title and relocation services, Baird & Warner consistently ranks among the nation’s top real estate firms. Learn more at