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John Adamson

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John Adamson is a life-long North Shore resident and a Realtor since 1977.  John's Real Estate experience includes residential and commercial sales, appraisal, rehabbing and property management.

Recognized as among the top 1% of all brokers in Illinois, and as one of Chicago’s Five Star Real Estate Agents – Highest in service and overall satisfaction, he is also listed in the National Registry of Who’s-Who in Real Estate.

He is a Certified Negotiation Expert and is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist. By doing his best to make the experience of selling and purchasing Real Estate enjoyable for his clients, he has consistently been a top producer for over twenty-five years.

From 1977 to 1991 Adamson worked for three local firms, first as agent then as managing broker, responsible for achieving sales goals, recruiting and training.

From 1991 to 2016 Adamson was Founder, Managing Broker and Principal of Lakeshore Partners Real Estate Services (LSP), specializing in the sale of residential and investment properties.  Adamson has been selected to represent condominium conversions and participated in marketing a thirty unit, new construction townhome development in the Northwestern University – Evanston Research Park LSP consistently ranked among the top local firms. 

In 2016 Adamson decided that the Baird & Warner culture, along with its commitment to serving clients in innovative ways is a perfect match to his own values and goals.  Since joining B&W Adamson has achieved membership in its Founder's Club. 

 As Chairman of the North Shore Barrington Board of Realtors (NSBAR) Professional Standards Committee, John has chaired ethics and arbitration hearings. He also served on NSBAR’s Membership Committee and Board of DirectorsHe served as a member of the Evanston Housing Commission and on the Board of Directors for Housing Options for the Mentally Ill of Evanston and currently serves as Community Liaison for Three Crowns Park Retirement Association.

John coached grade school sports programs for thirteen years.  His avocation of music includes singing in the award-winning barbershop quartet, The Key Ingredient, and performing with rock bands NAMCO, and the Grateful Dads, local musical fund-raising groups and currently Tunes on Tuesday, raising consciousness and donations for local organizations by busking at a local coffee house.  Married to Ann and the father of three, Adamson an avid NU Wildcat fan, lives in Evanston.

John’s daughter Debbie, a licensed Real Estate broker in Illinois and Wisconsin has joined him in the business. Debbie’s interpersonal skills, friendly demeanor and attention to design combine to enhance the overall process. As an expert rock climber, Debbie is a determined individual focused on teamwork and mutual goals.

John gets the job done. He believes that Real Estate is about more than bricks and mortar. “It's a relationship based on trust, knowledge and expertise, It's about people and their hopes and dreams.”