Born and raised in Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood, Frank Ferro has a familiarity and a deep understanding of the city and its outlying suburbs that spans more than forty years. With a Finance degree from Illinois State University, Frank started his career at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and quickly moved from head clerk to Independent Broker/Trader. Market analysis, negotiation, and execution are the foundation of both a successful commodities trader and a successful realtor. Seeing that "open-outcry" trading was coming to an end at the historical Board of Trade, Frank decided that the most natural next step for a lover of this city and its people was a transition into Real Estate. In his spare time, Frank enjoys theater, craft beer, and riding along the lakefront.