Aaron Galvin

CEO & Co-Founder

Aaron Galvin is the CEO and Co-Founder of Luxury Living Chicago Realty. Over his fourteen year career, Aaron has helped curate and manage a team of Realtors and leasing agents responsible for over $150 Million in rental volume and $40M in sales volume in downtown Chicago. The Chicago Association of Realtors has personally recognized Aaron as the top producing rental broker in downtown Chicago since 2014.

In addition to his work with Luxury Living Chicago Realty, Aaron also oversees Luxury Living’s Development and Marketing team comprised of an exceptionally talented group of marketing professionals, creative strategists and leasing and operations experts. In partnering with forward thinking developers and property management companies to develop and execute the best strategic marketing plans for the lease-up and ongoing leasing of luxury apartment buildings, Aaron has created an innovative approach to ensuring success for luxury apartment developments.

A graduate of Miami University (OH), where Aaron studied public relations and marketing, Aaron’s passion has always been interacting with people and helping others achieve success.

Aaron has been quoted and interviewed for many publications/media including the Wall Street Journal, Crain’s Chicago Business, The Chicago Tribune, NBC Nightly News and numerous other outlets.

Aaron is a member of the Chicago chapter of Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO), the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and has served on the advisory board member of the Chicago Jewish Entrepreneurs Forum. He also serves on a number of advisory boards for apartment marketing and real estate technology platforms.

An avid tennis player and cyclist, Galvin also loves to spend time with his wife Amy and their two daughters.

First Chicago Apartment

A closet converted to a small bedroom in Lincoln Park.

Favorite Thing About Chicago

Chicago summers and the world class restaurants.

Quote to Live By

Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen. - Conan O’Brien

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My Insights & Knowledge

Jul 27, 2017

Why Square Footage Should Not Be Top Priority in Your Downtown Chicago Apartment Search


"What is the square footage of this apartment?" It's one of the most common questions people ask when searching for a downtown Chicago apartment. People like to hear a number attached to the space they are considering. Moreover, everyone has a number they are keeping in mind when it comes to [...]

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Jul 12, 2017

State of the Downtown Chicago Apartment Market: July 2017


The first half of 2017 is in the books. For the downtown Chicago apartment market, this is the moment of truth. For the last few years, there has been an increase in the number of downtown Chicago apartments but for the most part, supply has not significantly exceeded demand. The majority of [...]

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Feb 3, 2017

Average Square Footage of Downtown Chicago Apartments (and Other Stats): Fourth Quarter 2016


The numbers are in for the average square footage of downtown Chicago apartments, and other important statistics, for the fourth quarter of 2016. While Luxury Living Chicago Realty closed hundreds of deals in this time period, the sample size for this data is narrowed down to only deals [...]

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Mar 23, 2016

ELEVATE Lincoln Park Apartments Begins Construction for Late 2017 Delivery


A stretch of Lincoln Avenue will begin to transform this spring as Baker Development Corporation demolishes the old Lincoln Centre condo complex and begins construction on ELEVATE Lincoln Park – a mixed-use 191- unit luxury apartment building in the heart of the Lincoln Park [...]

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Feb 23, 2016

New Buildings Coming to Streeterville in 2016


Our 2016 New Chicago Apartment Guide provides a comprehensive overview of the 21 rental buildings opening this year. Today we’re highlighting the luxury apartment buildings opening in the Streeterville neighborhood. These two properties will collectively add 540 new units to Chicago’s rental [...]

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Feb 10, 2016

More 2015 Apartment Data Presented by Appraisal Research Counselors


On Tuesday, February 9th, Appraisal Research Counselors held a luncheon to present their data from 2015, reflect on the meaning behind the numbers, and provide projections for the future. The event was held at The Standard Club, with hundreds of attendees, including the biggest players in [...]

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