Brian Labahn

Residential Specialist

Brian Labahn transitioned to a career in real estate brokerage after nearly 30 years of experience at the Chicago Board of Trade, working his way up from a runner to become an execution floor broker for Options on US Bonds, Treasury Notes, and Federal Reserve Funds. He developed a keen instinct for how to anticipate and then look after the needs of his trading clients in a fast-paced, high-stakes environment, and he now enjoys providing the same level of exceptional service to his real estate clients throughout their important decision to buy or sell their home.

As a broker, Brian believes one of the most important things he can do for his clients is make them feel at ease during the transaction process. He works to provide a warm, welcoming atmosphere, and to treat every client with respect and compassion no matter what their goals are. As a trained actor and improviser, Brian is skilled at clear, concise communication and capable of making the complex process of a real estate transaction feel stress-free.

Brian was born and raised in Evanston, where his family owned Labahn’s Stationery Store on Central Street. In addition to his knowledge of the North Shore, he has lived in several of Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods—including Lakeview, Edgewater, Uptown, and Andersonville—and is ready to offer his expertise on real estate markets from the Loop to Rogers Park.

Outside of real estate, Brian loves to cook and take photographs of nature and landscapes. He also performs with his improv team Sosa Mimosa at Comedy Clubhouse every other Friday.