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CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Baird & Warner, Illinois’ largest family-owned independent real estate services company, has named Annette Fryzel to the role of Director of Business Development, a new position that will support the growth of Baird & Warner agents and loan officers in the company’s mortgage affiliate, Key Mortgage.

This new position marks the next step in the company’s focus on making real estate easier with a one-stop shopping experience. In her role at Baird & Warner, Annette’s focus will be maximizing the relationships between agents and loan officers to drive business and provide true 360-degree service to homebuyers.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Annette to the team — she’s a seasoned real estate professional whose expertise makes her a valuable resource to help our agents and loan officers grow their business by delivering a seamless consumer experience,” said Laura Ellis, president of residential sales and executive vice president at Baird & Warner.

Annette comes to Baird & Warner with extensive experience helping individual agents and large corporate brands like Equity Residential Properties Trust increase their business. As Steve DiMarco, president of Key Mortgage Services, put it, “her strategic results-driven approach makes her a great addition to our family to align the residential sales and financing components of the real estate transaction for our clients.”

About Baird & Warner Real Estate, Inc.

Established in 1855, Baird & Warner is Illinois’ largest family-owned independent real estate services company. The Baird & Warner brand has been synonymous with making real estate easier through experience, innovation, and integrity for more than 160 years. Steve Baird, the firm’s fifth-generation owner, has been consistently recognized among the industry’s most influential leaders. Baird & Warner was named the Chicago Tribune’s No. 1 Top Workplace in Chicagoland real estate in 2018 for the seventh year in a row. With nearly 2,500 broker associates in 28 offices and comprehensive mortgage, title, and relocation services, Baird & Warner ranks among the nation’s top real estate firms. Learn more at


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