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Cathryn Browne

Broker Associate

Cathryn Browne joined Baird & Warner in June of 2013 as a Residential and Commercial Specialist.  Prior to joining Baird & Warner, Cathryn was with the National Retail Group of Marcus & Millichap, one of the nation’s largest commercial real estate investment advisory firms. 

Focused on shopping centers and single tenant net leased assets, Cathryn's role was to develop new client relationships with high net worth private investors and institutional buyers in Illinois and the tri state area.  During her six year tenure, Cathryn assisted in closing over $1.2B in commercial assets.

Prior to joining Marcus & Millichap, Cathryn headed the Contract Administration and Escrow departments for two of the nation’s largest residential and mixed-use developers.  In her capacity, Cathryn closed over 1,200 residential units and was involved in three condominium conversions and four new construction developments in Chicago, Florida and Las Vegas. 

Having broad knowledge of the real estate industry, a strong base of high net worth clients, consistently achieving full price offers and averaging a 101.6% list to sale ratio for her clients are just some of the reasons that Cathryn remains in high demand with Sellers and Buyers alike.

“I have given her name to many in the building who are excited that my sale made their Condo worth more. You see, Cathryn set a record in the building and I have never been happier!”

A long time resident of Chicago and the Lakeview neighborhood, Cathryn is involved with the local chambers and several charities within Chicago. Among them, the American Cancer Society for which she has captained the “Making Strides” walk for the past ten years. An animal lover and mom to an adopted dog, Cathryn is involved with PAWS and The Anti-Cruelty Society in raising awareness for animal rights issues.

Cathryn is a Masters graduate of Loyola University Chicago where she majored in Political Science with a minor in International Law. While in college, Cathryn interned as a paralegal in a downtown law firm specializing in White Collar Criminal Defense. While the law was ultimately not for her, she is eternally grateful for the internship which lead her to her calling in Real Estate.  

"I have worked with Cathryn from both the seller and buyer side over the last 2+ years. Over my life I have bought and sold over 30 properties and she is by far the best agent I have ever worked with.”