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The Kehoe Group knows Chicago real estate. Learn how we can guide you through the buying or selling process.


Experienced. Knowledgeable. Professional. Giving. Kehoe Real Estate exists to serve you and tailor to your needs. We believe in giving our time and expertise to help you with your real estate decisions. Our goal is to be a lifetime resource for you. We also believe in giving back in every facet of our business. With every deal done, we donate a portion to charity and we’d love for you to share any cause that you hold close to your heart.

We have experience in new construction, rehabs, multi-unit homes (2-4 units), condos, and single family homes. We’ve done it all! We specialize in multiunits, both for investors and clients who want to live in one unit and rent out the others.


Real Estate Broker • Team Lead

Hi! I’m Steve Kehoe and I currently live in the Chicago neighborhood of River West with my wife Allison, daughter Della, our dog Gary and cat Benjamin. I also run a small real estate team here in Chicago out of our Lincoln Park office. I am originally from Cincinnati and have lived in several places around the globe, but feel fortunate to call Chicago my home. Neighborhoods in Chicago I’ve lived in include Lakeview, Old Town, Fulton Market, and currently River West.

A quick bit about real estate in my life:
My background and education is in finance, real estate, and risk management (Ohio State University alumni). I am passionate about combining these and analyzing market trends and property values in real estate. This particular combo led me into the niche market of multi-unit (or multifamily) properties, which is where I started my real estate career in Chicago. When it comes to these 2, 3, or 4 unit buildings, I love helping the pure investors and also ‘house hackers’ that want to live in one unit and rent out the other. The analytical skills developed from the many moving parts of a multiunit deal are crucial for me because they are also the foundation of how I approach the analysis of single family homes and condos. There are a ton of factors that play into a property’s value, and it is important to identify all of them!

My passion in real estate is driven by the excitement of helping somebody start a new chapter in life. People always come first. I love all my clients and find joy in helping others, whether you are first time home buyers, downsizing, upgrading to a dream home, relocating for job/family, or looking for investment purposes. In fact, I often find myself connecting clients with some other need in their life, whether it be a painter, accountant, plumber, haberdasher, or even just a good restaurant recommendation.

Now for some non real estate things in my life:
As I mentioned, I grew up just outside of Cincinnati in the very small village of North Bend, Ohio. I have an older sister, a younger brother, and very loving parents. Fond memories of my childhood include a lot of golfing, volleyball, and time with family pets.

My parents both played volleyball in college and met playing the game. Their skill, knowledge and passion was directly imparted on me as I played the sport in high school and college. I am a proud alumni and Hall of Fame athlete from The Ohio State University. During my time with the university, I was fortunate enough to lead our team to win the program’s first national championship.

After graduating, I lived in Europe for 5 years while playing professional volleyball. Most of the time I lived in Finland, but I also lived in Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands for a short time. I still love volleyball and play occasionally, but I am much happier to be in the real estate industry and live in Chicago. The big draw for why I stopped playing was because I wanted to set up roots, start a family, and grow a business – so here I am, doing all those things!

My wife Allison and I have been married now for 3 years and if you’ve ever spoken with me, there’s a 99.9% chance I bring her up in the conversation – she’s the best, and it is hard not to talk about her! We really enjoy long neighborhood walks, especially with our dog Gary the Leonberger. We ride our bikes together way more than the average Chicagoan, and use it as a fun way to explore different neighborhoods. One of our favorite things to do is try new restaurants, and luckily Chicago has plenty of great ones. Allison and I also own 2 properties together. One is a personal residence and the other is an investment. We intend to stay pretty active in the buying of investment properties, and also upgrade our own home in the near future (as of writing this in 2021).

Recommendations that I feel I’m often asked for and are top of mind:

Lender: Landon Hoon at A&N Mortgage
Real Estate Attorney: Marneris Law (Niko Marneris and Cynthia Zenko Marneris)
Inspector: Ken D’Alexander – Complete Property Inspections Inc.
Haberdasher (custom men’s clothing): Cordt Withum, Balani Custom Clothiers
Gym/workout: Wells St. Fitness and Corepower Yoga
Car wash: Car care Specialist (Lincoln Ave and Lakewood Ave in Lincoln Park)
Favorite Book: East of Eden, John Steinbeck – lots of other book recommendations too
Coffee: Dark Matter Coffee
Chicken Sandwich: Roost Chicken and Biscuits at 457 N Milwaukee
Ramen Spot: Ramen Takeya at 819 W Fulton
Deep Dish Pizza: Art of Pizza
Ice cream: Black Dog Gelato (I really like Jeni’s too)
Speakeasy type bar: Moneygun
Live Music – Blues: Kingston Mines

Contact me for plumbers, electricians, architects, tile work, and handyman projects – I have plenty of referrals I’d be happy to share!

Phone: 513.200.9082 • Email: [email protected]


Real Estate Broker

Hello! My name is Jim Dawson and I’m excited to introduce myself to those I have not had a chance to meet. I’ve recently joined Steve and The Kehoe Group as a real estate broker in Chicago and surrounding areas. Prior to becoming a broker, I held various positions where it was paramount to anticipate the needs of the client. Many times, these moments would turn into lengthy discussions that ultimately helped earn and build trust. In my opinion, the best part of any job, is the process of helping someone and getting to know them. Making sure a client is taking the right steps towards their goal is always worth the investment of time and energy. I’m eager to collaborate and establish new relationships beyond the scope of one’s real estate goals. Again, it’s been my experience that the best client relationships take time and are built with roots of trust, transparency and reliable and consistent action.

I grew up in the Midwest and am happy to call Chicago home. My significant other, Jen and I currently live in the Lakeview/Wrigley area. Our free time is typically spent walking through Chicago’s many neighborhoods, trying a new bar or restaurant, or traveling to see family and friends when time allows.

In Chicago it’s clear that there are many options when it comes to working with a real estate professional, so I would be honored to be included in that journey with you. The tools and analysis that are available through Compass and our teams’ experience with Chicago’s ever-changing market will put you in a great position to achieve your real estate goals.

Phone: 402.613.7304 • Email:[email protected]



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Real reviews from real clients. See why people across Chicago are trusting the Kehoe Group to help buy or sell their home.

We are first-time homebuyers, and Steve and his team were incredible through the whole process. When we were looking at homes, he was always honest with his opinions. And once our offer was accepted, he connected us with all the best vendors (inspection, lender, lawyer, etc.), checked in with us daily even when he was on vacation, and generally just kept us sane. I couldn't recommend Steve and his team more highly!

Lucas Pasch


Steve and his team were incredible partners for finding and closing on my first home! Steve keeps you involved at every step of the way so you understand the process, and is always happy to answer any dumb questions. It felt like I was a part of the team rather than the whole process being handled by someone and only receiving updates. I couldn't have asked for a better first timer experience.

Logan Smith


Highly recommend. Was a massive help. Great market knowledge, super helpful throughout the closing process as well.

Rick Coyle


My husband and I used Steve after he was referred to us from my sister in law and her husband. They had raved about his professionalism, commitment and overall expertise in the home buying process. I can say with confidence that no one is better at their job than Steve and his team. Whether is was the early/late night calls and texts to talk through decisions or his willingness to hop in the car and meet us at a listing with a moments notice, he was simply the best. I would recommend the team to anyone looking to buy a home. THANK YOU STEVE!!!

Kaitlyn King


Steve and his team were absolutely incredible. Steve was patient with us through the who process and did a great job while showing us properties. He would let you look as you please and answer questions to the best of his knowledge and would get the answers for anything he didn't know. He was never pushy and always gave us great feedback on properties if he really liked something or if he noticed issues that most would overlook.

Adam Azriel


Steven and his team awesome. Friendly, thorough, and helpful throughout our selling process. We had very difficult buyers, but Steven took charge and navigated us through the process, assuaging our concerns and getting us the best value on our home.

Mike Vitale


Steve is a phenomenal realtor. He was patient and great at running the numbers to help me find a strong investment property. He's also an all around good person who genuinely cares about his clients. I'd strongly recommend him to anyone looking for an investment property!

John Einarsen

Multi-Unit Investor

Just closed on my first multi family property and I was fortunate to have Steve guide me through the process. He was extremely knowledge on the product type and was responsive to all of my questions, every hour of the day. Although he's always calm, cool and collected he was a firm negotiator and got me a deal better than I expected. What was a very complex and time consuming deal was made routine-like due to his expertise and work ethic!

Jay Miller

Multi-Unit Investor

Fantastic Realtor - very knowledgeable about the housing market and tuned in to current trends. Made the entire process painless and actually fun for me.

Kelly Adighije


I have been lucky enough to know Steven since we were in high school. While the familiarity helped when I initially selected him as my agent, I can't say enough about how good of a resource he was during the home-buying process. Always quick with a thorough response to my questions and helped me assess the pros/cons of the different places we saw. His recommendations for inspector, mortgage company, lawyer and contractor have been solid, which makes things so much easier. While inspecting the condo I ended up purchasing, Steven even got up on a 14 foot ladder to confirm a leak in the master shower. This literally saved me $6,000. I've already recommended Steven to several friends and will continue to do so.

Andrew Pollock


Steve Kehoe is an excellent choice to find property! He showed me places. I made my decision the 2nd day! And, I smoothly moved in within 30 days!! Unbelievable!

Patty Homola


We really enjoyed working with Steve Kehoe to find our home. He made himself available when we needed him, helped us navigate the home buying process as first time buyers, and took the time to really understand our preferences to help us get what we wanted.

Jonathan Portugal


Steve helped us find an apartment when we first moved to Chicago. He was extremely responsive and patient with us as we looked at a number of locations. We are very happy in our new apartment!

Alex Weir


Steve was amazing! I dragged him to so many places to find exactly what I was looking for and I am so happy he was there! With Steve, we narrowed down exactly what I wanted and he helped me find the home that I truly wanted. Steve is an absolute awesome person to be around with and will do whatever is needed to find the perfect home for his clients. I couldn't recommend Steve enough to anyone who is looking for a home!

Kevin Cochran


As a building landlord it was a pleasure to work with Steven. He is professional, respectful and it was obvious that his clients trusted him to guide them in the right direction regarding their next home. We hope to do more business with Steven and his team. DLG

Tracy DLG Management



Giving back is important to us. After each deal closes, we make a donation to charity. Let us know the causes that you care most about, and we would be happy to support them.

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