Jake Tasharski | Team Lead

Real Estate Broker

My passion for real estate, architecture, and helping others does not go unnoticed by my clients. I strive to foster genuine and meaningful relationships by helping buyers, sellers, luxury renters, landlords, and investors navigate the local housing market with the least amount of friction.

It takes time to become a trusted expert. Over the last decade, I have proven my deep understanding of the market and process by assisting over 1,000 clients across $95M in real estate transactions. Such success is attributed to my commitment to client advocacy, transparency, education, and of course lots of hard work. Clients value my outgoing personality, laser-focused attention to detail, and my commitment to providing lifelong advocacy.

Originally from the southwest suburb of Plainfield, Illinois, I studied Architecture at Arizona State University and have been a Chicago resident for over a decade. I have lived across many city neighborhoods including Lincoln Park, the Gold Coast, East Lakeview and currently, Ravenswood. In my leisure time, you can find me exploring city gems with close friends, traveling abroad, or relaxing in my hammock.

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Katherine Lindow

Operations Manager

As an experienced real estate professional, Katherine recognizes and values the trust her clients place in her and she strives to exceed expectations every day. She is passionate about serving her clients’ best interests and believes that everyone deserves a quality experience.

Prior to entering real estate in Chicago, Katherine spent time teaching elementary school in Texas. Her experience teaching made Katherine a strong listener and advocate for others. She empowers her clients by educating them on both the process of buying or selling and market conditions.

Originally from Kansas, Katherine is a graduate of Texas Christian University. Her and her husband reside in North Center and love the quaint neighborhood dynamic. They enjoy trying new restaurants, going to baseball games, and accumulating frequent flyer miles. Katherine’s favorite sport is tennis and her dream is to attend Wimbledon one day.

Krysta Jaeckels

Broker Associate

Krysta discovered her passion for real estate when she moved to Chicago and leased up her first brand new 690 unit luxury high-rise in 2015. Now a full-time real estate broker, she offers local expertise and vast knowledge of the diverse Chicago neighborhoods.

Described by clients as thoughtful, responsive and an exceptional listener, Krysta takes great pride in securing properties that cater to every client's specific lifestyle. Whether clients are looking to buy, sell or rent, she understands the value of time and is dedicated to helping make the process fun and effortless.

In her free time, she is traveling the world, exploring Chicago’s newest hot spots, or hosting themed events to celebrate her loved ones.

Katelyn Grimes

Administrative Assistant

Originally from Minnesota, Katelyn attended Carthage College in Wisconsin before moving to Chicago, Illinois, where she has held various positions with Hudson Legal Group, an immigration law firm. In addition to acting as a Training Manager there, she serves as a part-time Administrative Assistant to Jake Tasharski at Compass.

In this role, she enjoys using her experience with guiding clients through the immigration process to help guide Jake's clients through a similarly significant life process - buying or selling a home. She believes that clear communication and a sense of partnership can turn an overwhelming process into one that is accessible and exciting.

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