About Tristen

With eight years of real estate experience, Tristen has become one of the top producing Rental Brokers in Chicago, helping over 800+ clients. In his role as Director of Residential Rentals with Luxury Living, Tristen is a true expert in the downtown neighborhoods and handles many top clients with glowing reviews.

Tristen’s process is centered around educating his clients and listening to their needs to allow for the most stress-free and enjoyable experience possible. While on tours, Tristen will tailor the search accordingly to ensure time is efficiently used in seeing only the very best options that align within the search criteria.

Tristen carries a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Ball State University with a concentration in Sustainability. He has a true appreciation for Chicago’s progressive architecture and provides a level of detailed knowledge and understanding that goes beyond just the typical apartment showing.

Tristen’s interests outside of real estate extend to a love of running and cycling on the waterfront, as well as enjoying a tasty craft beer.

License No. 475155720

First Chicago Apartment

A vintage 350 sq ft studio in Lakeview East constructed in the roaring 20’s

Favorite Thing About Chicago

The architecture of the dynamic Chicago Skyline

Quote to Live By

The platinum rule – “treat others how THEY want to be treated.” (Tristen’s Father)

Sam Kahn is outstanding. This was our third time working with Sam (he helped us lease an apartment in Chicago, helped us buy our first condo, and then helped us sell it when we moved out of state). Each time -- and in each context -- Sam was exceedingly professional, understanding, responsive, and tuned into the market, what buyers need and want, and how best to bring everyone together. If we ever move back to Chicago, we will not hesitate to reach out to Sam.
Uptown Seller
Bojan M.
We worked with Sam Kahn to sell our townhome in Lincoln park, and find us a new place to rent! He was on top of everything from the getgo, providing recommendations that helped get us $25k over asking. He organized over 30 showings in one day (all while we were on vacation) and got us 3 offers that same day. Above all, his responsiveness is incredible. He is always anticipating the next step and will answer questions before I even hit send! We will definitely work with Sam in the future and recommend him to anyone we can! Thank you so much Sam!
Lincoln Park Seller
Zachary B.
Sam, was truly excellent, I would highly recommend! This was our first home buying experience so we had tons of questions and needed to learn about the process and the market. Sam was extremely responsive, patient and informative through the full process. In this fast market, Sam was always on top of new listings and getting in as early as possible to see the place! For the place we purchased, Sam got us in the same day as the listing and got the offer out that night! He then helped us through the process and negotiating closing and credits. During the first home buying process it's very hard to know what's standard and what is a big deal (especially during the inspection). Sam was a calming voice throughout, provided an objective perspective and we relied heavily on his expertise. I've recommended Sam to anyone I know looking to buy!
Wicker Park Buyer
Michael W.
Buying a home, especially as a first-time buyer, can be honestly overwhelming and stressful at times- but having Sam in your corner makes the process not just easier but also fun! I found myself in a situation of falling out of contract 2 times after inspection (yikes, I know!) but Sam somehow managed to reassure me each time that it was all part of the process and to have faith. I'm so glad I trusted him and ended up finding a home that made it all worth it. I cannot recommend working with Sam Kahn to be your realtor enough. From the very first step of the process to that final closing day and beyond, he is with you every step of the way. He always goes above and beyond, negotiates firm but fair on your behalf, is always a step ahead, extremely prompt and on-top of every detail. He's the person you want in your corner to not only get the very best for you, but to make the process exciting and memorable along the way.
Lincoln Park Buyer
Emily W.
Sam is one of the hardest working real estate professionals I've met. He's very intelligent, respectful, honest, and is a great listener. He is always hungry to learn more about the market and puts the seller's needs before his own. He diligently prepares for every showing, and always follows up with the seller immediately after a showing has been completed. Working through deals with Sam is a pleasure. He remains calm and enjoys the negotiation process. He is a truly great guy and I wish him every success!
Lincoln Park Developer
Stephen B.
Well, I don't have enough words to explain how glad we are to find Sam, he was responsive, understanding and most crucial of all, he didn't let us buy any bad property. If there is anything bad, he will tell us right away. Numbers never mattered to him, no matter what's the price is, he will always give me his honest feedback. He knew what we wanted and always kept that in mind. I couldn't be more thankful to him, nor could I suggest a better agent for you who has your best interest in mind. He is really the one you want to go along with if you want to buy a property in Chicago, he knows all the neighborhoods in Chicago and will always keep your interests in mind before he recommends you anything. I am so glad I found Sam to work with, I am pretty sure no one could have done a better job ! And of course, he is my forever go to real estate person. I couldn't thank him enough.
Uptown Buyer
Pranati S.

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