Annie Alexander & Barbara Laken

Annie Alexander & Barbara Laken

312.501.2001 & 312.282.1087
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
676 N Michigan Ave Ste 3010
Chicago, IL 60611

We know buying or selling a home is one of the most important personal and financial decisions many people make, which is why we listen carefully to each client’s specific goals, and work diligently to satisfy them. In an ever changing market, we consistently track real estate and the other related market forces that drive decisions by buyers and sellers in the Chicagoland area in order to best advise our clients. We’re experienced negotiators and have deep relationships with banking, legal and accounting experts clients often need when contemplating and completing transactions. Most significantly, our primary goal is to position you for maximum financial advantage, no matter which side of the transaction you’re on.

Nearly 90% of all our business comes from referrals and repeat customers—which says a lot about our performance. We have been top producers in the listing and sale of townhomes, condominiums, single-family homes, and commercial properties, ranging in value up to $8.3 million.

Moreover, we have earned a reputation for attentive service and outstanding results. Let AB Homes Inc., manage ALL the details of your real estate development projects, personal acquisitions and sales. Discover the benefits of our diligent, informed, imaginative teamwork and our effective and unwavering dedication to maintain your trust and achieve your goals.

If you are a seller, Annie and Barbara has years of experience preparing properties prior to listing to achieve the top potential price. Annie has the know-how and the go-to sources to stage homes from her past project management and design consulting experience.

If you are a buyer, Annie and Barbara knows what questions to ask to help you make a solid financial purchase.  The have the knack for finding that “special home” and negotiating the best deal.

And we’re not just local! If you you find yourself considering a move outside of the Chicagoland area, we can refer you to professional and knowledgeable agents throughout the US and 50 countries.

Contact Annie and Barbara now for all of your real estate needs. You’ll be glad you did! Annie 312.501.2001 or Barbara 312.282.1087


AB Homes, About Homes - Annie Alexander, Real Estate BrokerPHONE: 312.501.2001

Annie Alexander is a proud member of the Coldwell Banker network, which offers unsurpassed global marketing. As a Previews Property Specialist, she grasps the significance of being able to market “Luxury Properties” globally in over 50 countries. Annie truly enjoys her profession and genuinely cares about helping clients exceed their expectations.

Annie loves, and has the skills, to help people sell and buy Chicago real estate. Her neighborhood knowledge is unsurpassed. Being a resident and working in the Gold Coast, Old Town, River North, Lincoln Park, and surround areas for over 25 years gives her the type of area insights few can rival. Always adhering to strict industry standards, Annie brings high energy, integrity, and a strong work ethic to advising and guiding clients through real estate transactions of all types. Annie has been a star producer honored with a number of achievement and leadership awards, including Mega Agent and Team Leader, as well as performance recognition by the Chicago Association of Realtors.

Annie earned SRES and SFR certifications. In addition, she is a former Chase Manhattan officer, executive search principal, and design consultant. Her broad-based experience enables Annie to offer clients a high level of expertise and a rare, opportunistic perspective on residential, new development, and commercial real estate sales and services.


AB Homes, About Homes - Barbara Laken, Real Estate BrokerPHONE: 312.282.1087

A licensed broker since 1997, Barbara has been buying and selling real estate since moving to Chicago from the New York area, where she was a third grade teacher and coordinator for advanced placement programs. Having lived in many Chicago communities, including River North, the Gold Coast, Streeterville, Lakeview’s Southport Corridor and Lincoln Park, where she currently resides, Barbara has an experienced, first-person understanding of neighborhood dynamics, and their effect on long term resident satisfaction.

Barbara looks forward to expanding the profile of the city where she’s raised two children, run six marathons and operated a successful luxury re-sale business, by celebrating the people and communities that make Chicago a premier location to live, work and play.