Shrake Group
Coldwell Banker Realty

Shrake Group Chicago Global Luxury

Serving Chicago's Neighborhoods Since 1995




Since 1995, Matt Shrake has served thousands of clients as a residential and commercial real estate broker with Coldwell Banker Realty in Chicago.

Shrake Group founder Matt Shrake has built his award-winning career on his passion for selling, developing, and managing real estate across Chicago’s great neighborhoods and nearby suburbs. He knows the city intimately, is an industry leader, and spends countless hours staying up on the current real estate market. Most importantly, Matt knows his clients and understands their real estate needs and wishes. Matt's knowledge and experience come from investing his entire adult life in Chicago. He has given his time to neighborhood councils, non-profits for our underprivileged neighbors, public and private schools, youth athletic boards, urban renewal, sports coaching, and numerous other community-building efforts. Matt knows and loves Chicago and its neighborhoods, and Chicagoans from all walks of life know and respect Matt.

For more than 25 years, Matt has proudly grown his relationship with Coldwell Banker as his trusted brand partner. Matt began his career at the corner of Ashland Ave and Diversey Pkwy as a sales agent. Since his Coldwell Banker affiliation in 1995, Matt has expanded and deepened his client services using Coldwell Banker Realty's platform that commands local, national, and worldwide respect by offering global connection through a propriety worldwide MLS, brand power, strategic media partners, and expansive online syndication. Matt's client-centered loyalty, confidentiality, and results-driven ambition make him a trusted real estate broker in Chicago.

He is well-known for his friendly drive to success in real estate...Matt gets the job done for his clients.

Matt Shrake


Instagram: @shrakegroup




Laura started her career with Shrake Group as an unlicensed assistant. Her personality and eagerness to get more involved inspired her to get her license shortly thereafter - she had fallen in love with all things real estate...the people, the process and the properties themselves. Having grown up in Chicago's western suburbs, Laura found her heart leading her back once she was married and started a family. Since relocating her family from Chicago's River West neighborhood to Wheaton, Laura has grown Shrake Group's west and southwest suburb presence. She is deeply connected to her community, and her knowledge of the schools, businesses, activities, and town histories shines through when buyers are searching and when sellers are ready to list! Being on a Top Producing team her entire career, Laura negotiates with confidence, knowing she has the trust of her clients to get the job done right. She is dedicated to guiding and educating her clients throughout the entire process. She makes what could easily be a stressful time into an exciting and smooth one for her clients. Laura knows the industry, knows the market, and most of all, takes the time to get to know her clients by understanding their needs and dreams. Laura stands ready to assist you through the real estate process, whether selling, purchasing, or exploring investment opportunities.

Laura Apostolopoulos


Instagram: @laura_shrakeresidential




Ashley is an energetic Realtor at Shrake Group, focusing most of her work in her Chicago Gold Coast neighborhood.

Ashley has over 12 years’ experience in relationship building, specializing in corporate development and strategic cultivation of complex alliances in sports, real estate, and hospitality development. Most recently, she worked for the Chicago Cubs Baseball Club and Ricketts family in London, England, developing European relationships to promote the sport of baseball internationally while she earned her MBA from the London Business School. Before her time in London, Ashley worked in Chicago focusing on corporate partnership development and activation for the Chicago Cubs Baseball Club, Chicago Bears Football Club, and across international active entertainment brands owned by Red Frog Events. Ashley's strong relationship management skills led her to be chosen as a leader in the Cubs owners' large-scale commercial real estate development project adjacent to world-renowned Wrigley Field. As one of only three employees at the launch of the Ricketts family real estate development firm, Hickory Street Capital, she managed all stakeholder administration, marketing and communications, project management, and operations for their $250M mixed-use retail project adjacent to the neighborhood ballpark. She had the honor to work with local neighborhood and government groups to successfully blend community assets and programming into the overall vision of the development.

Since earning her MBA degree from London Business School, Ashley is excitedly doing impactful not-for-profit work with the American Red Cross. Ashley's entrepreneurial spirit is far-reaching, and she has products in development ready to launch internationally. She also believes in steering our future leaders and sits on multiple professional boards including DePaul University Alumni Relations, Kellstadt Marketing Group advisory board, and the Chicago Yacht Club.

Ashley enjoys long runs on the Chicago lakefront with her Golden Doodle, Fitzgerald and sailing. She spends any free time on a sailboat in a regatta or on a leisure sail at sunset. Ashley, a dual citizen of the United States and Ireland, also loves visiting her friends and family in Europe.

Ashley Beirne




Agnieszka Agnes Pawlik

Agnieszka loves being there for her buyer and seller clients. Her professionalism, market knowledge, and smiling friendly demeanor are affirmation of her love for Chicago’s bustling real estate market. After 9 very successful years with Coldwell Banker in the early 2000's, Agnieszka left the industry to pursue a career in international airline logistics, using her hazardous materials certification and great attention to detail to become considered an expert in her field. She came to realize over time that her true passion is creating close personal connections and helping clients achieve their goals, so she returned to Coldwell Banker Realty.

As a 15+ year Coldwell Banker veteran, Agnieszka is excited to continue her old client relationships and establish new ones. She loves and takes full advantage of Coldwell Banker Realty’s marketing tools, assuring her seller clients she will efficiently and effectively promote properties on a variety of channels as well as major real estate websites. She also enjoys guiding purchasers through the identification and negotiation processes using her strong market analysis experience and negotiation skills.

Agnieszka enjoys her family and their strong Chicago community, and her special interests include regular exercise, yoga, and travel.

Whether you are a first-time buyer in search of your dream home, a seller looking to downsize or move to a larger home, or an investor looking for a great opportunity, Agnieszka look forward to being there for you. Her professionalism, real estate knowledge, and friendly demeanor confirm you've chosen the right Realtor - Agnieszka is ready to help you make your move.

Agnieszka Pawlik


Instagram: @APawlik_ShrakeGroup



Carmella Jasiak


Carm's veteran experience in the real estate and education fields make her contributions as Shrake Group's executive assistant valuable and efficient. Her can-do attitude and ever-positive personality assist the team and our clients every day.



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Peter is a hard-working unlicensed assistant who has a can-do spirit when taking on any task, no matter how big or small. His professionalism and client consideration make him a trusted assistant on the Shrake Group team. He graduated from New Trier High School. As a current University of Kansas student majoring in Environmental Studies, he has a keen eye for detail and assists the team with digital management and office tasks. Peter’s role on the team is multifaceted and allows the team to be quick and on-the-ball for any task our client needs in order to ensure a truly white-glove experience.



Christopher is an unlicensed assistant who is excited to help the team achieve its goals. We welcome his enthusiasm and interest in the real estate industry.
He graduated from Culver Military Academy, getting military experience and picking up honors such as Team Leader and Squad Leader along the way. He is currently a Georgetown University student majoring in Philosophy. His past work as a camp counselor and general laborer at St. Vincent Ferrer Parish in River Forest, IL, has given him a broad understanding of hard work and exemplary customer service. Christopher is advanced in Japanese reading, writing, and comprehension, and his diversified experiences have taught him to work well and understand others. His assistance will support us in providing our clients with the top notch service they deserve!