"Your agent, your brokerage, your community!"
My name is Lutalo McGee and I am the proud Owner and Designated Managing Broker of Ani Real Estate (ARE) and Team Leader of The Ani Team. ARE is a minority certified commercial and residential real estate brokerage in the Chicago Metropolitan Area that serves everyone from First Time Home Buyers to seasoned investors seeking commercial opportunities.
In a little over 15 years, ARE has grown exponentially by basing our work in an unshakeable dedication to providing our clients and customers with reliable, quality and professional service. We have merged time-tested best practices in our industry with current technological advances to provide our clients and customers the best representation that they can find.
As a real estate practitioner, I have been a member of the Chicago Association of Realtors, the Illinois Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors for 16 years, and was a Top Producer for CAR in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. In recent years I was recognized and awarded Chicago Association of Realtors 2019 Managing Broker of the Year and the 2020 Chicago Association of Realtors Community Service Award.
I currently sit on the Board of the Chicago Association of Realtors, am a Trustee for the Foundation of the Chicago Association of Realtors , am on the 77 Diversity Committee for the Chicago Association of Realtors and I chair the Illinois Realtor's Discriminatory Appraisal Task Force. I am also the current National Chair of the Real Estate Committee for Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated.
Throughout my career, I have dedicated myself to staying ahead of my competition by staying informed and aware of the current best practices in the Real Estate industry, and the nuances of the legal landscape we practice in. Along with possessing the coveted GRI designation (Graduate Realtor Institute), I am an Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), a Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE), a Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR), a Broker Price Opinion Resource (BPOR), a Military Relocation Professional (MRP), a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES), a Receivership Institute Specialist (RIS) and a Certified Commercial Investment Member Candidate (CCIM).
Before my professional career, I attended Eastern Illinois for undergrad, and Cornell University and National Louis for graduate studies. When relaxing, catch me with my family, riding my motorcycle, on the video game, watching the Bears/Bulls and/or traveling.
If you would like to know more about me, please google "Lutalo McGee, Zillow, Reviews" and see what my last 200 plus clients have said about my team and I.
Awards & Designations
GRI, PSA, SRS, ABR, MRP, CNE, BPOR, SFR, SRES
2019 Chicago Association of Realtor's Managing Broker of the Year
2014, 2016-2020 Chicago Association of Realtor's Top Producer