Have you ever heard of Printer’s Row?
Also known as Printing House Row, this area is located in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood. From the 1870s into the 1960s, this strip, centered around Dearborn Station, was the central hub of the publishing industry for the Midwest.
Known for its close proximity to all sorts of public transit, Printer’s Row was one of the crown jewels of the city of Chicago. It housed world-famous publishers like Rand McNally and R.R. Donnelley & Sons, in some of the most stunning and impressive buildings you’d find anywhere in America. Today, many of these historic buildings have landmark status.
More recently, Printer’s Row has become well-known for hosting another one of the city’s most impressive features: The offices of Baird & Warner South Loop.
“The South Loop continues to thrive and establish a major presence in Chicago. You’re walking distance from great restaurants, local shops, and the Lakefront.”
The broker associates of the South Loop office handle all aspects of real estate, including single-family homes, condominiums, townhomes, land, new construction, and multi-family projects, as well as relocation services to out-of-state and international destinations. From sales and marketing to title and home services, this office has your entire transaction covered. This also includes in-house mortgage representatives, who are available to provide convenient and confidential financial counseling.
Since opening its doors in 2016, the South Loop office has made an enormous impact on its local community, which is growing and changing by the day.
“The South Loop continues to thrive and establish a major presence in Chicago,” explains Sales Support Manager Nate Thompson. “You’re walking distance from great restaurants, local shops, and the Lakefront.”
The South Loop also plays host to some of Chicago’s most iconic institutions, including the Field Museum and the Shedd Aquarium, located on the world-famous Museum Campus. For sports fans, the South Loop is home to the Chicago Bears. And this booming neighborhood puts you in a prime location, making it easy to go out and explore Hyde Park, Pilsen, Chinatown, Bridgeport, University Village, or the West Loop.
This area is also one of the fastest-growing neighborhoods in Chicago, with new developments rising up by the day. And for anyone looking to get to know the South Loop, there is no better resource than this local Baird & Warner office, and for good reason — in many ways, they’re helping to build it!
Take Managing Broker Jim Psyhogios. This real estate leader has dedicated his entire career to developing the South Loop.
Thanks to more than 25 years of sales experience and a lifelong desire to help communities grow, Jim has helped turn the South Loop into a robust neighborhood for residential and commercial properties, overseeing several multimillion dollar developments in the South Loop and around Chicago.
In fact, ask anyone from the office, and they’ll tell you that Jim is nicknamed “the Mayor of the South Loop.” He’s just that knowledgeable and passionate about the Chicagoland area.
And as a Managing Broker, Jim isn’t just focused on the big picture. He’s also a passionate and inspired leader, who invests his time in training and working with new broker associates. His warm and engaging demeanor, coupled with his extensive knowledge of the industry, have benefited countless individuals and helped guide their success as brokers.
“To have someone of Jim’s caliber leading our South Loop team speaks volumes,” says Laura Ellis, president of residential sales and the executive vice president of Baird & Warner. “His knowledge and understanding of the neighborhood will be beneficial to everyone who walks in our door — whether they are a buyer, seller, or an agent looking to join our family.”
“Jim always wants to be happy and have a blast, while also accomplishing goals and setting new standards,” says Nate. “His philosophy is to be there, be present, and be presentable. You have the knowledge already, just have the confidence to exude that knowledge.”
Confidence, knowledge, and integrity — you feel all of these things as soon as you walk through the front door of the South Loop office. You feel a sense of home, family, and connectivity, and that extends out into the neighborhood, where the team members of the South Loop play an active role in local community and charitable events.
Agents from the South Loop participate in the Baird & Warner company softball league every June. Outside of the office, team members have monthly socials at a local South Loop restaurant, to continue to build dynamics and communication from agent to agent.
And the team at Baird & Warner South Loop genuinely believes in giving back and helping to build up their Chicagoland community.
“Over 90 percent of our agents actively contribute to Baird & Warner’s Good Will Network,” Nate explains. “We’ve also participated in events with Chicago’s WTTW television network, raising money to go back to the community. We also are active in the planning and development of the Printer’s Row Art Fest and Printer’s Row Lit Fest, which are both huge events in the South Loop during the summer months.”
Baird & Warner South Loop is a young office, but it has already made remarkable strides. Its team is growing by the day. Its location and visibility are unparalleled. And team members will be quick to tell you that the management and support staff of the office are second to none.
All the pieces are in place, and there’s every reason to believe that the South Loop office will only continue to flourish, just like its local community.
Like the landmark Printer’s Row district it calls home, Baird & Warner South Loop is a Chicagoland spot to know.
“We have a focus, goal, and vision that we as a staff set out to meet each year, and we have the determination to meet that expectation,” says Nate. “We are very structured in our operations, and for us to have a young office, many have been surprised by our professionalism, attentiveness, and how quickly we have grown and created a lasting image in the South Loop. We believe in continuing to break barriers!”