Patrick Ryan “PR”

Owner / Managing Broker

Genuine is led by Patrick Ryan, an award winning residential real estate consultant serving his clients in downtown Chicago since being Licensed in 2004. He also consults with them on their 2 nd home and investment needs in Southern Florida and the Caribbean. He excels in his field putting his strong background in sales, marketing and management in prior positions with CH Robinson Transportation, Elan Pharmaceuticals, and Yahoo!

He has served as a development sales representative, Broker for Buyers and Sellers, Managing Broker, and now Owner. Clients work personally with Patrick to achieve residential success. He has solid support so you won’t be passed off to someone else less accomplished.

“My clients value that I genuinely care, I have a track record of sustained success, and have been recognized and certified for these efforts. Residential real estate they can respect.” Recognition and Certification:

  • 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award Winner by the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing
  • Negotiation Certification from Harvard Law School
  • Certified Residential Specialist (a cerfication only achieved by 3% of Realtors
  • Top Development Salesperson
  • Chicago Association of Realtors Top Producer Award
  • Forbes Real Estate Council 2018, 2019
  • Managing Broker of the Year Runner Up, Chicago Downtown, 2017
  • Chicago Exclusive Affiliate of Luxury Global Partners

Dina Lewis

Vice President of Development Sales

Dina Lewis is an award-winning residential real estate professional who thrives upon the daily challenges of real estate work. "Working with buyers is like taking them on a treasure hunt. I enjoy helping people discover what fits their wish list, opening their eyes to new neighborhoods and possibilities, and finding that unique gem they can call home."

With almost 20 years of real estate experience, Dina joined the Chicago market from New York City brokerage Douglas Elliman. She was the recipient of Elliman’s coveted Platinum Award and the company’s top-grossing broker – no small feat in a brokerage with more than 7,000 agents nationwide. Dina achieved several real estate records in New York City, including the most expensive condominium sale in downtown Manhattan. She has sold homes in Manhattan’s most notable luxury buildings, including Time Warner Center; Superior Ink; 21 Astor Place; 260 Park Avenue South; 25 West Houston; The Chatham; The Chelsea Mercantile; The Urban Glass House; The Brompton; and 160 Wooster, often achieving record prices per square foot. Dina also led sales for residential developments including 1055 Park Avenue, 11 Beach Street, 37 East 13th Street and 34 Greene Street. Dina is one of the lead brokers selling One Bennett Park.

Enthusiastic and savvy, Dina keeps clients informed and having fun with their search or sale. She is praised for her vast knowledge of high-end real estate and design, with a deep understanding of niche segments, strategic marketing and negotiation. Dina works with fewer clients in an average year than other top brokers, providing a thoughtful, personalized experience, and has retained 80 percent of her clientele for repeat purchases.

A former marathon runner, Dina stills enjoys the sport as well as exploring Chicago’s restaurants, beaches and museums with her seven-year-old daughter.

Jennifer Leong

Director of 2nd Home and Investment Sales

Jennifer started off in real estate as an investor. Buying and holding properties in Chicago, the Northern suburbs and the Western suburbs of Oak Brook and Hinsdale. She took risks with small investments and tried to always buy pre-construction to make astute investments. Jennifer has mastered the blue print floor plans of the majority of the major high rises in the Chicagoland area, by being a buyer's broker and developers representative with selling out buildings with over 100 units each, throughout River North, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Chicago Loop area. Jennifer's smart work ethic is proven with the majority of her clients being referral and continuous repeat clients. Clients rave about her loyalty, perseverance, solid character and excellent communication skills. Jennifer has been recognized and awarded by the Board of Realtors as a top producer for her multi-million dollar sales volume, year after year.

Prior to becoming a real estate Broker, she was Director of Business Development for E-Loan.com in Silicon Valley, Ca. and was a top producer there, that in turn, allowed that company to go public on the NASDAQ. She has worked with major B2B tech companies throughout California and NYC. Her work at E-Loan has allowed her to have the vast knowledge of the entire real estate financial process. In turn, this allows her to master success in both management and financial strategies. Returning clients have 100% trust in her professional judgment. She supports philanthropic work by traveling with her father and allowing free health care services to underprivileged families all over the world. Jennifer was Director of Global Sales on The Chicago Spire, International team. She traveled all over the world selling the first third of pre-construction sales in record time. She currently represents a six star resort in the Bahamas.

Jennifer worked with Sotheby's International, prior to making her move to Genuine Real Estate and is a fully licensed Broker in the state of Florida as well, mastering the South Florida area of Miami/Fort Lauderdale, North to Palm Beach.

“When people ask why they need a real estate agent, our experience with Patrick Ryan is a great answer. Patrick knows Chicago forwards and backwards, both the real estate market and the city itself. He knows the ins and outs of the various neighborhoods – the condo buildings themselves, the nearby restaurants and shopping, the accessibility to parks and transportation, etc. – and consequently helped us find the perfect location and condo unit.”

“Patrick helped us with every aspect of the purchase, having many suggestions for mortgage and insurance companies, inspectors, movers, contractors, etc. He advised us at every step in the process, handled the negotiations masterfully, was in constant contact with us, and was very accessible. And despite the stress associated with buying real estate, Patrick made it enjoyable.”

“We wholeheartedly recommend Patrick Ryan for anyone in the real estate market. Working with him is a pleasure.""When people ask why they need a real estate agent, our experience with Patrick Ryan is a great answer. Patrick knows Chicago forwards and backwards, both the real estate market and the city itself. He knows the ins and outs of the various neighborhoods – the condo buildings themselves, the nearby restaurants and shopping, the accessibility to parks and transportation, etc. – and consequently helped us find the perfect location and condo unit.”

“Patrick helped us with every aspect of the purchase, having many suggestions for mortgage and insurance companies, inspectors, movers, contractors, etc. He advised us at every step in the process, handled the negotiations masterfully, was in constant contact with us, and was very accessible. And despite the stress associated with buying real estate, Patrick made it enjoyable.”

“We wholeheartedly recommend Patrick Ryan for anyone in the real estate market. Working with him is a pleasure.”

Karen & Rich, relocation from New York to Millennium Park luxury condo

“Being the youngest daughter in a very Sicilian family made looking for my first home a unique experience for all parties involved. We had a very specific idea in mind of what we wanted and where we wanted to be. Even though the idea of what we "knew" we wanted changed, a few times, Patrick kept me motivated to keep looking and made the process fun. He stuck with us where most people would have given up and I'm so happy he did because he found us the perfect spot! Even after the purchase Patrick has continued to help by using his developer background and not only recommending where I can make improvements but providing me with contacts of who he knows that can do the job. I absolutely loved working with Patrick and would recommend him to anyone looking to buy a new home.”

Stella, purchased 3 bedroom penthouse condo in Palatine

“Patrick was an exceptional realtor. Over the course of 6 months Patrick maintained dedicated and in tune with all of our needs and changing opinions. Patrick made the process of buying a new home easy and fun. There was not a day in which I didn't feel that Patrick was available to talk or meet us at the last minute to see a home. It is rare that a realtor becomes someone you consider a true friend but with Patrick that was the case. My husband and I couldn't be happier with our new home and we have Patrick to thank for that!”

Sarah & Ian, Sold condo in River North, Purchased and Sold home in Wicker Park, Purchased Single Family in Wicker Park

“I've worked with Patrick for the past 5 years and he has been nothing short of terrific. I purchased my first home from him and was so impressed that I have used him as my agent ever since. He is very knowledgeable about the Chicago area and always helpful and responsive whenever I have any questions. I highly recommend working with him.”

Jessica, purchased new construction with Patrick, rented as investment, sold when relocated

“Patrick is very straight forward and honest and is always looking out for the client's best interests. He helped us to decide which unit in the building was the best value and helped us with ideas for negotiation. I would highly recommend Patrick for your real estate needs.”

Marianne & Dusan, purchased luxury 2 bedroom in East Loop

“Working with Patrick was great. Super straightforward and honest, which we really appreciated. Also very patient (this was our first home purchase so we had LOTS of questions.) Would definitely recommend!”

Kristen & Brandon, first time purchaser of single family home

“Patrick was instrumental in helping us find our new second home in Chicago. He found us exactly what we were looking for, and was an excellent representative for us during the transaction. I strongly recommend him!”

Mike and Sheri, 2nd home purchase in River North
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