Samantha Porter

About Samantha Porter

Samantha Porter has been a Realtor in Chicago since 1999, and in that time, she has developed a proven track record for outstanding residential sales volume in residential markets throughout Chicagoland.

Samantha’s commitment to providing stellar customer service can be seen in everything she does, from local market analyses to managing major real estate development projects, and everything between. Her academic background in Business Marketing has also lent itself to her current real estate marketing strategies, making her a veritable powerhouse where residential sales are concerned.

Samantha has roots in Chicago that run three generations deep, and she is familiar with every aspect of our bustling city. Her unrivaled local market knowledge gives her clients an advantage that won’t be found elsewhere, and the same can be said for her powerful network of local contacts. What’s more is her understanding of the various real estate related industries outside of residential resale. She is experienced in overseeing new construction of single-family and multi-family dwellings, reconstruction, interior design, and more.

She attended the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and the University of Eastern Illinois, graduating with a degree in Business Marketing. In the midst of her rise to success, she traveled throughout Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific. She has a fondness for culture, people, and the stories they tell. For Samantha, real estate is more than a profession. It is a passion focused on connecting with the people she serves.

Samantha Porter is a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), Chicago Association of Realtors (CAR), and is Quality Service Certified (QSC).


Lauren Goldberg

About Lauren Goldberg

Lauren specializes in the luxury market, investments, rehabs/new construction, and also has experience in distressed sales. After living in Chicago and being active in the real estate/construction industry for 11 years, she has built relationships in the field, expanded her expertise in finishes and detail, and also has a strong knowledge of all the city’s neighborhoods. In addition, she has been married to her husband of LG Construction & Development for 12 years, often sharing expertise and services.

Lauren’s knowledge in design, construction, finish trade resources and development allow her to give guidance to clients for construction projects and improvements. Being able to offer this service is an advantage to buyers who are often fearful of the cost of work. This is equally beneficial for sellers who often need to prepare their homes to list and investors looking to flip.

Learning from a variety of transactions and being open to other’s opinions has contributed to her success. More than 90% of her business is referrals.

An animal lover and supporter of PAWS Chicago, Lauren & her family call Lincoln Park home.

Lauren is a member of the NAR, National Association of Realtors and CAR-Chicago Association of Realtors. Lauren has been awarded a Chicago Top Producer since 2011.


Israela Kaplan
North Shore Expert

About Israela Kaplan

Israela Kaplan joined PorterGoldberg in the fall 2008. After residing in the northern suburbs of Chicago for 20 years, she returned to city living where she lived for 4 years. She became part of the sales team for Parkside of Old Town.  Prior to her real estate career, Israela was co-owner of an interior design business for 10 years. She developed sales and marketing strategies, which fostered relationships with builders, commercial developers, and industry professionals. After designing several model homes with renowned builders and gaining industry recognition, they were awarded an opportunity to showcase their designs for Women’s American Ort. Israela began her real estate career as a leasing agent for Chicago Apartment Finders, working with a diverse client base and matching personality, lifestyle, and budget with appropriate rental choices. This became a great segway to her real estate career. In 2012, Israela relocated back to the suburbs and is a resident of Mission Hills in Northbrook. She has been a successful agent in that beautiful community as well as many other areas of the Northshore. She prides herself on being the mother of 3 great kids and 4 wonderful grandchildren. She loves to work on charity events and has become an ardent supporter of animal rights.


Ali Gordon
In-House Graphic Designer

About Ali Gordon

Since launching her design career 19 years ago, Ali Gordon has worked for design firms both large and small, creating innovative marketing pieces for top-tier companies and household names, including McDonalds, Lockheed Martin and Abbott Laboratories. Her resume includes the title of Marketing and Design Manager for Sudler Sotheby’s for 3 years, where she worked closely with agents, developers, and architects creating extensive marketing and advertising for residential listings and developments.

Inspired by the strength and breadth of her design experience, Ali fulfilled a lifelong dream with the creation of *aligordondesigns in 2010. As creative director, she prides herself on consistent, around-the-clock communication, guiding clients toward the right creative solutions for their needs. Since launching *AGD, Ali has continued to work with a comprehensive client base. Ali’s diverse client experience has helped her to recognize the unique needs of any given industry, and has helped her earn clients such as MidAmerica Real Estate Group, Stand Up to Cancer, MasterCard, Interior Designer firms, NBA players and more. Ali utilizes the skills she’s honed over the years, as well as her knowledge of the latest advances in graphic design, social media and marketing, to create materials that visually communicate the voice of any brand.

Ali holds a BFA in Visual Communications/Graphic Design from the University of Kansas.


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