Catherine McKechney

Cell: 847-602-6366
Email: [email protected]

I come from a family of real estate professionals beginning with my grandfather, Leo J. Sheridan. I grew up in Lake Forest and Winnetka, attended Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart and then headed east to Boston College. I began my working career in advertising in Chicago and then Hartford, Connecticut. I returned to the north shore to raise my family of 4 children and began to invest in rental properties in Winnetka and Lake Bluff. In 2002 I became a licensed real estate agent for Griffith, Grant & Lackie. I was able to combine my skills in advertising/marketing as well as my experience in real estate of purchasing, restoring and investing. Raising four children led to becoming involved in many areas of my community including preservation of historic homes and local history. I was a founding member of a group who raised over 2 million dollars to build a museum now called the Lake Bluff History Museum. I currently serve as President of the Board. Having a job selling the communities I love, where I work and have lived for 40 years to new families is a great privilege and one I take seriously. I know what families with young children need and how those needs may change over time. I want to be a resource for my clients and make the process of buying, selling or leasing properties a smooth transaction from start to finish.

Licenses / Affiliations

Licensed Broker, 2004 to Present
Member, North Shore Barrington-Association of Realtors, 2004-Present
Member, Illinois Association of Realtors, 2004 – Present
Member, National Association of Realtors
GRI Designation, 2010North Shore-Barrington Association of Realtors®

Illinois Association of Realtors®

National Association of Realtors®


Boston College, B.A. Communications
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart, Lake Forest


Broker, Griffith, Grant & Lackie Realtors, Lake Bluff, IL 2004- Present
Wagner Corporation, Hartford Ct.
Advertising Account Executive for Financial Institutions
Media Planner
Media Communications, Chicago, IL, Account Executive
Program Sales to National TV Markets
Rental Property Owner and Manager

Community Involvement

President, Lake Bluff History Museum
Board Member LF/LB Historical Society
LFHS APT Talent Show Director 1999
LFHS APT Talent Show Producer 2007
Strategic Planning Committee LFHS
Lake Bluff District 65 PTO
CenterStage Of Lake Forest
Lake Bluff Woman’s Club Board Member
Writer and Producer of Lake Bluff History Museum Ghost Walk 1996-2014
Member Lake Bluff Merchants Group
Member P.E.O. Chapter KV

30 year resident of Lake Bluff
20 year resident of Lake Forest

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Client Experiences

"Cathy is very knowledgeable and supportive, offering advice and resources before we listed the house and throughout the sales process and stepping in whenever needed to assist with readying the house for market and closing. Her responsiveness and action orientation were great and are an asset all clients will appreciate."

"Cathy is a high energy person who loves to help people. Honest, kind, and respectful. Class act and great to work with for buying or selling a home"

"Catherine helped us sell our parents home while we lived over 1000 miles away. She was very responsive to our requests and questions and her knowledge of the area and proactive marketing strategy resulted in a very quick sale. She's a true professional and 5-star broker."

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