Agent: Carmen de Jongh

Carmen de Jongh is co-founder of Colfax and has been Managing Director of the Evanston operation since March of 2004. To date, Carmen has closed over $20 million in real estate transactions and positioned Colfax as the leader in Evanston’s highly competitive graduate student housing market. Since then, she has become one of Evanston’s top-producing agents and expanded her focus to include residential, investment, and relocation transactions for buyers, renters, sellers and landlords alike. 

Carmen has brokered dozens of transactions in several of the area’s newest and most sought after projects – Optima Horizons, Optima Views, Optima Towers, Galleria, Chicago Avenue Place, Elmwood Courts, and more – giving her a unique perspective of the real estate market’s landscape and trajectory. 

Her experience and knowledge of real estate investment fundamentals have allowed her to become an invaluable resource for both local and international clients seeking positive cash flow and accelerated appreciation opportunities in Evanston. 

Before joining Colfax Realty, Carmen worked as a residential real estate agent for Cosmopolitan Realty in Miami, FL, where she consistently achieved top producer status and closed over $40 Million in real estate transactions. Furthermore, Carmen comes from a family that has been running a real estate brokerage business for over 30 years.

Carmen received her B.S. in Finance from Bentley College in Waltham, MA.