Darien Veal: Advocating for Home Ownership in Underrepresented Communities

Posted by TFOCB Studios on Dec 30, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Darien Veal is a real estate broker with four years of experience in the industry. However, his journey in real estate began well before that. 

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He has been a property owner, landlord, part of a foreclosure, and even a tenant. This diverse background has given him a unique perspective on the industry and has primed him for his current role.

Veal is originally from Chicago's Grand Crossing neighborhood, where he was born and raised.

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He worked for a Fortune 500 company for over 20 years and witnessed firsthand the transformation of neighborhoods like Lincoln Park and Cabrini Green. 

However, he noticed that the neighborhoods he grew up in, such as Chatham, South Shore, and Grand Crossing, remained unchanged. 

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This motivated him to enter the real estate industry and advocate for home ownership in underrepresented communities.

Veal is a broker with Exit Strategy Realty, which is located in the Bucktown-Wicker Park area of Chicago. He chose to work with this company because of its mission to help clients make informed decisions when it comes to buying and selling property.

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He believes that the pandemic has made real estate a more transactional business, but he is determined to continue his mission of advocating for home ownership in underrepresented communities.