Chicago’s Luxury Condo Specialist
Chezi Rafaeli is the preeminent Chicago luxury real estate expert in the city's Gold Coast, River North, and Streeterville markets, selling more property than any other agent in Chicago's history. His expertise in property evaluation comes together with a keen intuition for assessing and negotiating with luxury buyers and sellers to consistently result in the best possible value for every client. Instead of taking a common approach to sales and spreading himself across the breadth of the Chicago market, Chezi has always opted to focus his energies exclusively on the luxury condominium market in Chicago's finest near north neighborhoods.
As a byproduct of such focused determination, his expertise of the area's inventory extends even to detailed insight regarding every floor plan in the city's most popular buildings and even the ways that a specific unit's exposure and floor will impact its value.
A Little More About Chezi
Chezi's career began twenty-five years ago in New York City as a residential sales associate with Douglas Elliman where he quickly learned to distinguish himself among the fierce competition by working hard and understanding the most intricate details of his product. That passion and dedication have led him to a record-breaking career.
Chezi brokered deals garnering the highest price-per-square-foot sale and the highest selling price ever achieved in the Chicago real estate market. His noteworthy savvy and skill have been recognized nationally and internationally by the Wall Street Journal, which identified his 2012 sale as a game-changer for Chicago real estate. Chicago Magazine recognized three of Chezi's listings as having achieved the highest sale prices in the city for 2012.
These extraordinarily impactful sales, and the press they garnered, have made Chezi the go-to real estate broker for Chicago's elite and those looking to relocate or acquire investment properties. In 2015, Chezi was named #1 Individual Chicago Real Estate Broker by the Chicago Association of Realtors®.
Born in the former Soviet Union, Chezi immigrated to Israel as a child where he was raised before moving to New York City. His fluency in English, Hebrew, Russian, Georgian, and Arabic has been a tremendous asset in serving Chicago's luxury marketplace, which has recently become a major attraction to a foreign buyer.