Evanston Office
2926 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201
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  • Office 847.491.1855
  • Cell 847.791.7995
  • Fax 508.365.1900

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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.”


  • CNE - Certified Negotiation Expert
  • Founder's Club
  • LeadingRE Relocation Specialist
  • SRES - Seniors Real Estate Specialist


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"Gave good advice on preparing our house for sale. Very informative regarding similar properties, his marketing strategy, open houses, follow up with buyer brokers, etc. A offer made and accepted within three weeks. He really knows the Evanston/North Shore market."


by tata2343

"30 years ago we bought our house using John as our broker. Just this month we sold our house using John again as our broker. Boy has the real estate sales process changed. John was great to work with. It is such an ordeal selling a house that is 122 years old. It was a great house which was hard for us to leave, but with the kids grown and moved on, it was too much house for just the two of us. John was the best from start to finish. He was there every time we had some dumb question that we wanted answered. He also helped one of my best friends buy a house 12 years ago, and he did a great job for them. I strongly recommend working with John Adamson."


by bobcostello54

"John Adamson is a fabulous realtor. He guided us through the process of listing, showing and selling our home in the most professional, knowledgeable, calm and friendly manner imaginable. He answered all our questions, made excellent suggestions and kept in communication with us throughout. And our house sold in less than two weeks!!"


by bradyjc

"I give John Adamson the highest possible recommendation -
I especially liked the prompt responsiveness to any question or concern I expressed - a true professional backed up by an amazing staff - results results results!"


by Maura

"John did an excellent job for us from helping price the house, preparing for sale, showing the house, negotiating and getting the deal closed. I was extremely impressed with John's work and give him my highest recommendation."


by stu7555