My Team

Danielle Dowell

Top Chicago Real Estate Agent & Founder of The Dowell Group.

A Chicago Real Estate Broker since 2006, Danielle has spent the last ten years providing her clients with a firsthand, thorough education of the city and its many neighborhoods. Her firm knowledge of the Chicago market, coupled with years of experience in real estate negotiation make her an invaluable asset to her clientele. Known for her around-the-clock work ethic and quick response time, Danielle has expanded her business by developing relationships with the best in the business and involving herself in every step of the process.

Whether buying or selling, Danielle is a strong believer in the importance of well executed marketing. As a broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Danielle and her group have access to the best resources in the city, both internal and externally. She utilizes these resources to build unique, interest generating platforms for each and every property. The ultimate goal being to convey her excitement and create the momentum needed to receive the most desirable affect for her clients.

Danielle has vast experience in real estate development. This includes market analysis, zoning requirements, product development, marketing of the project, sales of the units/homes and proper property close out in small to large scale residential developments. This includes single family homes, walk-up condos, mid-rise condos, townhomes and row homes.

Danielle provides attention to detail to all of her clients. Aware that the business she loves is dependent on her relationships with valued clients, she will always go the extra mile. Whether buying, selling or renting, Danielle is here to lessen the stress associated with your real estate transactions.


Get to know more about Danielle and the ever-changing Chicago real estate market by visiting her website at  You can also follow her group’s Instagram and Facebook pages @thedowellgroup 

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Kristy Dowell

Raised in the Midwest, Kristy returned home after 10 years on the West Coast. Along with changing her city, she also transitioned into a new career joining her family in Real Estate sales and development. From leases to Million dollar transactions, Kristy has executed and assisted in a multitude of various deals providing her the experience and expertise of brokers far beyond her years.
Advising client’s with her first-hand knowledge of the current market, Kristy provides realistic and relevant information necessary to procure the most ideal circumstance in each situation. Keenly aware of the importance marketing has on garnering a profitable and timely sell, Kristy works incessantly to ensure properties are always represented in their best light.
Whether leasing, buying or selling, she always listens to her client’s needs in order to facilitate a transaction that is both consistent and seamless. Aiming for an ideal experience each time where worries are lessened with correct planning and consistently superb effort.
When not assisting Buyers, Sellers and Renters, Kristy is attending live shows, soaking up all the summer Chicago has to offer and always looking forward to the next adventure. Welcoming any questions or potential client inquires, you can contact Kristy by emailing her at 



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As a Chicago native with an early exposure to real estate, Jaki has a familiar knowledge of the city’s neighborhoods and local market. Jaki believes her client relationships are truly a partnership, calling for open and consistent communication from the first conversation to the final smooth sale transaction. With a sincere passion for real estate, determined work ethic and friendly personality, she strives to generate success for her clients.
Jaki also enjoys rehabbing and investing in real estate. With firsthand experience, Jaki understands real estate development, construction and design.

Before becoming a full time Real Estate Broker, she worked in the financial industry sector with thriving global companies. Jaki is a DePaul University Graduate and also holds a CPA license.

If you are looking to buy, sell or rent, contact Jaki at for your real estate needs.




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Annie Johansen

A transplant from Ohio, Annie is a new Broker on our team with the unique ability to create and seek out environments that perfectly suit those who reside in them. Trained as a fine arts photographer and interior designer, she brings a keen creative eye and attention to detail to every partnership with her clients–buyers, sellers and renters alike.

Before becoming a Real Estate Broker, Annie worked for eight years in Chicago’s vibrant hospitality sector. She is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, studying abroad in Ghana and Italy at Studio Arts College International. Being immersed in entirely new cultures, Annie had the opportunity to discover personal strengths and abilities, and returned home with new ideas and perspectives about our own culture that inform her life day-to-day.
When not working, Annie enjoys spending time with family and taking in all that her adopted hometown of Chicago has to offer–from the farmers market to walking the lakefront trail to supporting locally owned shops and restaurants.



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Michelle Michalski

Michelle’s real estate philosophy is simple: treat every transaction as if it were her own.

Purchasing, selling, or renting a home is uniquely personal and requires an agent who is thoughtful, persistent and committed to finding the best outcome for all parties involved. By listening to her clients’ wants in order to understand their needs, she builds long-term relationships through her strategic approach, down-to-earth demeanor and by always putting her clients’ needs first. Whether you are looking to buy your first condominium, sell a single family home or rent an apartment, each of Michelle’s clients receives the same expertise and dedication.

Prior to her career in real estate, Michelle spent several years working in the event planning industry which allowed her strong organizational and communication skills to shine through. In addition to real estate, Michelle enjoys taking part in Chicago’s social scene and experiencing all that the city has to offer.



Johna PetersonJohna Peterson

With extensive knowledge of the Chicagoland area and unsurpassed drive, Johna is guaranteed to help you find exactly what you are looking for, no matter where you want to be. She has the Midwest sensibilities that could only come from being an Ohio native and big city ambition from her years in Chicago. This has made her personable yet professional and willing to do whatever it takes to make the process go as smoothly as possible. So, if you are in the market for a new home or just starting to think about it, Johna can guide you through every step, all the way to your new front door.







Tim Korinek headshotTim Korinek 

Really…it’s about YOU!
Keeping it simple. Building reputation on professionalism, honesty and straightforward approach, where you always come first.

Tim is a person who cares about his clients, listens to their needs and achieves their goal with a savvy ability to think creatively, and a willingness to do things outside the box.

You will undoubtedly stand the best chance of getting what you want if working with Tim, he provides value beyond real estate, helping home sellers, buyers and investors benefit daily.

His business is dedicated to staying connected to the future as well as the past; offering his clientele innovative marketing and technology strategies as well as a traditional customer-service based business where the client always comes first. Tim will listen to your needs, prepare you for what to expect, and update you as you move through the process from beginning to end.

Your ability to leverage the experience & expertise of Tim and The Dowell Group is integral to your competitive advantage featuring thorough and detail-oriented customer service. You will be presented with information and advice based on hard data that is complete, accurate, and timely so that you can be fully confident in your real estate decisions.

You deserve a Realtor that works hard as you do. When ready to make your best move, you better call Tim.