As a Certified International Property Specialist, Larissa has an overseas clientele that truly appreciates and values her understanding of their unique and specific real estate needs. She takes pride in the trust her international clients place in her to navigate the Chicago market and handle the complexities of the overseas transaction. Larissa, a native of Russia, moved to Chicago in 1990 and is bilingual in English and Russian. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in applied mathematics at the University of Riga and her Master's Degree at DePaul University. She has lived in Germany, Latvia, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine and has traveled extensively. For Larissa, real estate goes beyond the search for a property to the lifestyle it represents. She views a person's home as an extension of their personality and the opportunity to develop a deeper connection with each client. As a connoisseur of fine art, Larissa has an intuition and keen eye for placing clients their ideal aesthetic space. Prior to following her passion into real estate, Larissa worked for 16 years as a technology consultant in business intelligence software. As a trainer and developer, Larissa honed her talents in identifying people's needs, extracting and analyzing data, and then designing solutions that increased efficiency. She brings these skills to the real estate process along with her dedication, patience and tenacity. As a Certified Negotiation Specialist, Larissa works tirelessly to achieve the best possible result for each client. Larissa specializes in the luxury / luxe market in Chicago's most desirable neighborhoods, including Streeterville, Millennium Park, Museum Park, South Loop, West Loop, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, and Bucktown/Wicker Park. Larissa resides in Streeterville, after several years in Evanston and Lakeview, and enjoys taking advantage of all that the city has to offer. Along with real estate, Larissa's passions include fine art, classical music, opera and her English Cocker Spaniel, Nell.