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Jeff Payne, Founding Broker | Principal

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Jeff Payne began his real estate career in 2005 and quickly became recognized as one of Chicago’s top-producing brokers.

In 2007, he opened Best Chicago Properties, an innovative boutique residential real estate brokerage in Chicago’s popular West Loop neighborhood. In 2010, he relocated with his spouse to Atlanta. After recognizing a need for people to have alternatives to Atlanta’s large traditional corporate brokerages, he started Best Atlanta Properties. Today, Jeff provides marketing and management support for an outstanding team of Realtors® at both brokerages ensuring their clients have a real estate experience that exceeds expectations.

Prior to real estate, Jeff worked for over twenty years in national sales, marketing and client service leadership roles with Fortune 500 companies in New York, Chicago and Atlanta. He was raised in a small Connecticut town just outside of New York City and has lived in every region of the U.S. and in Japan and Germany.

Jeff holds an undergraduate degree in Marketing Communication from Arizona State University and an MBA in Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is a member of the National Association of Realtors®, the Illinois Association of Realtors®, the Chicago Association of Realtors®, the Georgia Association of Realtors® and the Atlanta Realtors® Association. In addition, Jeff has earned the GRI Designation from the Graduate Realtor® Institute.

Feel free to contact Jeff to discuss your Chicago or Atlanta real estate goals.

Awards: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Chicago Association of Realtors® Top Producer

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