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Stephen Baird

President and CEO

In addition to serving as president and CEO of the large Chicago-area brokerage Baird & Warner Real Estate, Stephen Baird also chairs the large broker network The Realty Alliance, which stirred things up in 2013 with a warning to multiple listing services to step back off broker toes with new services like public-facing websites. Baird, the fifth generation of Baird to run Baird & Warner, has testified before Congress on matters of interest to the real estate community, and worked on open-space preservation issues as past president of CorLands, The Openlands Project and, currently, as a national board member of the Trust for Public Land. A 1975 graduate of Harvard University, Baird earned his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Business Management in 1985.

In addition to serving as president and CEO of the large Chicago-area brokerage Baird & Warner Real Estate, Stephen Baird also chairs the large broker network The Realty Alliance, which stirred things up in 2013 with a warning to multiple listing services to step back off broker toes with new services like public-facing websites. Baird, the fifth generation of Baird to run Baird & Warner, has testified before Congress on matters of interest to the real estate community, and worked on open-space preservation issues as past president of CorLands, The Openlands Project and, currently, as a national board member of the Trust for Public Land. A 1975 graduate of Harvard University, Baird earned his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Business Management in 1985.

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