Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - McMullen Office
Barry E. Paoli
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As a first generation Italian-American from the DePaul area of Lincoln Park in Chicago, Barry’s strong work ethic began when he was very young. While growing up, his family worked to make a better life. Because of his strong family work ethic, Barry began working at the very young age of 10. His first jobs included delivering groceries and flowers, which helped pay for his grammar and high school tuition. After high school, he was very fortunate to land a job at a local printing company. He remained a printer for 11 years. But one day he decided to make a serious change in his career path.
Not knowing where his future would lead him, in 1972 he was offered a real estate sales position by an owner of Ben Friend Realty. With virtually no experience, he became the #1 agent in Northwest Chicago in his second year in real estate. During his third year in the industry, he met Robert J. McMullen, owner of McMullen Realtors (established in 1945). Barry partnered with Robert and ran the small 3-agent office and grew it to 7 agents in just a few years. When Mr. McMullen retired in 1980, Barry became the sole owner of the company. Along with General Manager John Guest, Barry grew the company to 15 agents and moved to larger quarters. And it was in 1983 when Barry bought a CENTURY 21 franchise.
Over the course of 30 years, Barry built up CENTURY 21 McMullen Real Estate, Inc. to be the #1 CENTURY 21 Office in all of Chicagoland and the entire state of Illinois, a top 10 CENTURY 21 Office in the country, and among the top 20 CENTURY 21 Offices in the world- with billions of dollars in lifetime sales. The company had over 180 licensed brokers, an experienced management team and a full-service support staff housed in a beautiful, state-of-the-art, 16,000sq.ft. building that Barry himself developed and rightfully named “Tuscany Terrace” to honor his Tuscan roots in Italy. The company prided itself on its customer-centric business model, with superior customer service at the root of its business. And, with the help of Barry’s youngest daughter Angela, the company continued to make advances in marketing and technology- keeping it not only a prime choice for brokers to establish a career at, but a fierce competitor in today’s market.
In 2017 the company became Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - McMullen Office with Barry and Angela continuing at the helm as Branch Manager and Assistant Branch Manager. We're on to the next chapter with a new international affiliation. Here's to what's yet to come!
District Manager- Northwest Region
Real Estate Broker
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Angela Paoli has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry. She began her career working as a part-time secretary in a family-owned, multi-million dollar real estate office in Chicago- Century 21 McMullen Real Estate, Inc. As her industry knowledge grew, so did her responsibility within the company. Angela was the first to develop the company’s online presence in addition to many lead-generating marketing campaigns that followed.
Angela worked at the company throughout college and graduate school. She obtained her BS in Business Management from DePaul University in 2002, graduating Summa Cum Laude and in the top 5% of her class. She then obtained her MBA with a concentration in Leadership and Change Management from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business in 2006, graduating with Distinction and in the top 10% of her class.
Soon thereafter, Angela left the company and took on management positions in various industries, including options trading on the CBOE, sports marketing and national media sales, and corporate pharmacy & healthcare marketing for a national drugstore chain where she managed budgets in excess of $12,000,000.
Angela returned to her family-owned real estate office in 2010. With her leadership in business development, strategy, and progressive marketing tactics, she helped the company achieve historic local, national and global awards. Century 21 McMullen was the #1 real estate office on the Northwest side of Chicago, the #1 Century 21 Office in Illinois, in the Top 10 Century 21 Offices in the USA and in the Top 20 Century 21 Offices in the World.
In 2017, her office was acquired by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the #1 residential brokerage in Chicagoland. She is currently the District Manager of Coldwell Banker's Northwest Region, where she oversees the operations of 5 offices and over 500 brokers. She continues to develop and innovate all areas of the business in order to streamline operations, generate leads, and increase profits.
Our management team works diligently to ensure that all Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - McMullen Office agents have the tools, resources, and support they need to provide excellent service to all the buyers and sellers who entrust us with one of the most important decisions of their lives.
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