About Us

City Habitat Realty knows how to succeed in a rapidly changing real estate market. Whether you are selling a property or buying a home, we believe knowledge is power and key to your success. Our experienced team of agents will guide you every step of the way, answer questions, and listen to ensure we understand your unique goals. Through superior service and communication, we will make sure you have the facts and peace of mind necessary to make a good decision.

 

Horatiu Suciu    – Residential Property Manager/Real Estate Broker – Founding partner of City Habitat Properties, with 11 years  experience in real estate industry. His experience ranges from being a leasing agent for over 10 rental buildings, business and operations manager, property management accounting to overseeing the management of entire portfolio managed by City Habitat. He leveraged his experience as a successful business owner being known for outstanding client service, available 24/7 and representing our client’s best interests. That was the secret recipe of growing the City Habitat project started in 2013 by managing under 100 apartments.

Recognition and Expertise
Licensed Real Estate Broker
Licensed Community Association Manager (CAM)
Member of IREM (Institute Of Real Estate Management)
Training in “Essentials of Property Management” – by Community Investment Corporation
Residential property rentals awarded in 2014 with Top Rental Agent 50-124 units

 

 

Cristian Merdariu  Is a top producer in Chicagoland area and he maintained this status for each of the last few years. Cristian attributes his success to perseverance, consistent creative marketing. He is a visionary in real estate market, who recognized Chicago’s growth potential and took advantage of the opportunities that presented themselves in the past years. He is a real estate broker with 350+ units sold.He is a real estate investor as well and he is very knowledgeable about how quality property management needs to be done;He is a real estate investor as well and he is very knowledgeable about how quality property management needs to be done;

Honors & Awards
Bronze Level Achiever 2012 Residential Sales 50-59 Units – CAR – 2012
Pacesetter Platinum Award – Century21 – 2012
For Outstanding Sales Achievements and Performance  – CAR – 2012
Top Residential Producer – Residential Sales Volume $7+Million – CAR – 2010
Top Residential Producer – Residential Sales between 29-20 Units
2012 – CAR – Outstanding Sales Achievement and Performance
Training in “Essentials of Property Management” – by Community Investment Corporation
2014 – CAR – Top producer
2015 – CAR – Top 1% Producer

 

 

Lavinia Shimkus – Managing Broker
Lavinia has over 10 years experience in the Chicagoland real estate market and its practices. She takes pride in the understanding of her client’s desires, along with an honesty and guidance often found lacking these days. Lavina appreciates and weighs all her client’s needs thoroughly, while working together with them to attain their ultimate goal.
Lavinia has acquired a strong background and familiarity with short sales and REO properties. She has a proven track record demonstrating her mastery of the intricacies involved with all these types of properties. She is extremely team oriented and provides extensive training for all her broker associates.

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