Broker Associate

Photo of Jim Kinney
  • Office 312.640.7010
  • Direct 312.981.2081
  • Cell 312.351.5745
  • Fax 323.230.4352
Gold Coast Office
737 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Vice President of Luxury Home Sales

Operating out of Baird & Warner’s market-leading Gold Coast Office, Jim Kinney spearheads B&W’s Luxury Portfolio program at the sales level. He is also responsible for developing new initiatives that enable B&W sales associates to maximize their upper tier residential marketing efforts on behalf of clients.

Kinney joined the Baird & Warner sales team from Rubloff Residential Properties, where he recently served as president.

Throughout his distinguished career, Kinney has been deeply involved with a number of professional real estate organizations at the local, national, and international level. Both the Chicago Association of Realtors, as well as the Illinois Association of Realtors, have honored him as their “Realtor of the Year.”

Jim Kinney has served on many committees of the Illinois Association of Realtors over the years -- including his tenure as Dean of the Realtor Institute and President of the Real Estate Education Foundation.  He holds the professional designation of CRS (Certified Real Estate Specialist), has served as Illinois CRS Chapter President, and was twice recognized as “CRS of the Year.”

He has also served on the National Association of Realtors Executive Committee, and formerly held the position of Presidential liaison to Ireland.  He is a member of FIABCI, the international real estate federation.  Kinney is also currently on the National Board of the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers, and will be the 2009 National President of that organization.

Jim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University and enjoyed a career in advertising before joining the ranks of the real estate world. A member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Jim Kinney is also a member of the Executives Club of Chicago, and serves as President Emeritus of the Advisory Board of the Illinois Eye Bank. 

Baird & Warner is a charter member of the Luxury Portfolio Fine Property Collection, which offers unprecedented global exposure for high-end properties through the #1 website for luxury homes: luxuryportfolio.com. In the Chicagoland market, Baird & Warner is also the Exclusive Advisory Board Level Member for Luxury Portfolio, enabling the firm to offer its clients a range of benefits not available through any competing firm.

Professional Designations:

CRB - Certified Residential Broker
CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
FIABCI - Federacion Internacional de Profesionales Inmobiliarias
GRI - Graduate, Realtor® Institute
QSC - Quality Service Certified
ABR - Accredited Buyer's Representative

Designations
  • GRI - Graduate Realtor Institute
  • ABR
  • CRB - Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager
  • CRS - Certified Residential Specialist