Griffith, Grant & Lackie
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Lake Forest offers the best of all worlds. Located about 45 minutes north of Chicago, the beautiful little city on the banks of Lake Michigan has a peaceful, small-town feel that its residents treasure. A perpetual Tree City USA award-winner, Lake Forest lives up to its name with its lushly landscaped and tree-lined streets further enhanced by resident recreational access to nearly a thousand acres of Open Lands nature preserves, a gorgeous community beach, myriad parks and playfields. A wonderful public golf course, several country clubs, and two bath-and-tennis clubs add to the recreational options. Read more…
During warmer months, Lake Bluff hosts an award-winning farmer’s market, block parties, and Sunday night concerts modeled after the nearby Ravinia music festival. Special annual events include Shakespeare in the park, a professional bike race, Ribfest, Ghost Walk, Pumpkin Chase 5K and mile fun run, It’s a Wonderful Life holiday extravaganza, and a 4th of July Parade that attracts famed performance groups from as far as Washington DC.
Lake Bluff’s central business district features a selection of unique shops, restaurants, coffee spots, fitness studios, and salons, as well as a bank, post office, and microbrewery. The quaint downtown area surrounds the Village Green, where the community congregates for special events, and is just across from the Metra North train line to downtown Chicago.
Outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty on offer in Lake Bluff, with abundant community parks, a golf course, community beach, and shaded biking/jogging path that runs from the northern tip of town down to the start of the Green Bay Trail, connecting the North Shore all the way to Chicago. With baseball diamonds, tennis and paddle courts, a community pool, new playgrounds, a sledding hill, and an outdoor ice rink, there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy the great outdoors year-round.
Lake Bluff is home to a diverse and inviting selection of residences. These include everything from vintage brick cottages and historic homes with grand front porches to a variety of newer construction properties, which blend in seamlessly with the town’s overall architectural character and appeal.
Families in search of top quality schools will find plenty in Lake Bluff. The newly remodeled public schools are known for small class size and educational excellence, and Lake Bluff shares the services of the award-winning Lake Forest High School district 115.
A stone’s throw from Chicago, the village Lake Bluff exudes a character and charm that is difficult to replicate, making it a wonderful place to call home.
Kellie Oliverii joined Grant & Lackie Realtors in 2016 with a wealth of experience gained through ten years of prior work in several administrative positions. Kellie is responsible for managing schedules, scheduling appointments, assisting with marketing materials, and keeping everyone in harmony.
Known for her positivity, amazing memory and organization, Kellie uses her strengths to complete the due diligence required to facilitate purchase and sales transactions, manage special projects and countless other daily tasks.
Kellie takes pride in the fact that people can count on her to finish each task, and she finds joy in making sure the entire office team has what they need to be successful. Her work is driven by a genuine desire to make people happy. She is the friendly voice that will most likely greet you when you call the LF office!
I was raised in Lake Bluff, attended Lake Forest High School and graduated from Indiana University in 2012.
After three years in the logistics industry I decided to follow my passion into the real estate business, which my family has been a part of for over 100 years. I have experience working with first time buyers in Chicago and became very familiar with that market while living in Lincoln Park for three years. I work out of our Lake Forest office and am excited to be part of the new GGL Chicago team of agents.
Brad is Co-Owner and Managing Broker of Griffith, Grant & Lackie Realtors®, and manages operations in the Lake Bluff location. Also a fourth generation owner of the firm, Brad began his career in real estate in 1994 after a successful career in the construction industry. Brad is a graduate of Texas Christian University and lifelong resident of Lake Bluff, Illinois. He is active in a variety of local business and government organizations, and is currently the treasurer of the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce and will serve as president of the Lake Forest Lake Bluff Rotary Club in 2014. Brad has served on the Village of Lake Bluff Plan Commission by appointment of three Village Board presidents. Brad is married and has three adult children.
On the topic of his career in real estate, Brad asserts, “My work at Griffith, Grant & Lackie Realtors® has been both challenging and rewarding. We have developed a team atmosphere within our office that has allowed us to flourish, even through the most challenging of times. Our brokers are among the best in the industry and are committed to serving the needs of their clients.”
Scott is the President and Co-Owner of Griffith, Grant & Lackie Realtors®, headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois. Scott began his real estate career after graduating from Coe College and the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, and is a respected veteran with 35 years of real estate experience. Scott has been involved in many industry leadership positions throughout his career, and has served as a director of The North Shore Barrington Association of Realtors and is currently the chairman of The Professional Standards Committee. He also serves as a mediator and assists in resolving commission disputes among members. Scott is a resident of Lake Forest and has lived most of his life on the North Shore of Chicago. Scott is married and has three adult children.
Regarding the founding principles of Griffith, Grant & Lackie Realtors® in relation to current real estate trends, Scott states, “The industry has changed and evolved as dramatically as any industry in the business landscape. We continuously strive to keep abreast of these changes and adapt to new technologies and business practices while steadily maintaining our core business principles. Building trust and serving our clients ethically and with the utmost integrity are the beliefs we live by.”