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Baird & Warner Announces Andrew Croegaert as New Managing Broker of Frankfort, Ill. Office

October 18, 2019

Baird & Warner, Illinois’ largest family-owned independent real estate services company, today announced that Andrew J. Croegaert has joined the firm as the managing broker of Baird & Warner’s Frankfort office. Croegaert, 38, most recently served as a broker/partner at KC Chicago Group @ Compass.

“Andrew has an impressive track record of success, earning a well-deserved industry reputation for consistently increasing and exceeding sales targets. We’re thrilled he will be applying his talents and experience to Baird & Warner,” said Laura Ellis, Baird & Warner’s president of residential sales and executive vice president. “He’s also a consummate real estate professional who is well known for his charisma, strong work ethic and personal touch – all the soft skills that are inherent to Baird & Warner brokers. We look forward to his contributions to the Frankfort office and our broker leadership family.”

While at KC Chicago Group @ Compass, Croegaert focused on sales, rentals and investment properties and was also instrumental in recruiting and retaining real estate sales professionals to grow the business within the Chicago residential sales market. Prior to that, he served as a managing broker for Coldwell Banker in Chicago from 2015 to 2019, recruiting, coaching and mentoring branch managers and overseeing corporate staff. For a decade before joining Coldwell Banker, Croegaert served in various positions at Chicago Apartment Finders, including director of sales. He also helped transition the Chicago Apartment Finders team when it was acquired by Coldwell Banker.

“I’m very excited to join Baird & Warner, and leverage my extensive sales experience to lead new business development and the growth of Baird & Warner across all of its real estate services lines,” Croegaert said. “One of the main reasons I decided to join Baird & Warner is the firm’s focus on making the lives of its agents easier through the adoption of best-in-class technology, which also makes buying and selling an overall better experience for our clients.”

Croegaert holds a bachelor’s degree in health science from Eastern Illinois University and has been a licensed real estate agent in Illinois since 2005. He currently lives in Palos Heights, where he enjoys spending time with his wife, daughters and dog. He supports local charities by contributing a percentage of every sale to various charitable foundations.

About Baird & Warner Real Estate, Inc.:

Established in 1855, Baird & Warner is Illinois’ largest family-owned independent real estate services company. The Baird & Warner brand has been synonymous with making real estate easier through experience, innovation, and integrity for more than 160 years. Steve Baird, the firm’s fifth-generation owner, has been consistently recognized among the industry’s most influential leaders. Baird & Warner ranked as the Chicago Tribune’s No. 1 Top Workplace in Chicagoland real estate in 2018 for the seventh year in a row. With nearly 2,400 broker associates in 28 offices and comprehensive mortgage, title, and relocation services, Baird & Warner ranks among the nation’s top real estate firms. Learn more at

Andrew Croegaert has been named the new managing broker of Baird & Warner’s Frankfort office.