Patricia was born and raised in Brazil. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business with an emphasis in foreign trade. Her first professional move took her to Venezuela, followed by Colombia. Patricia later moved with her German husband and children as an expatriate to Chicago.
Calling Chicago home for more than seven years and having lived in River North, Lincoln Park, and currently Sauganash, Patricia found it a natural progression to become a Chicagoland real estate professional. She brings a lifetime of experiences to the team: not only has she had to learn to discover and adapt to multiple new neighborhoods, she has done so while learning new languages. This gives Patricia unique knowledge, expertise, and relatability to others in this global world in which one relocates for professional or personal reasons and needs to discover a new neighborhood to call home, along with all necessary life items (schools, doctors, community groups).
In less than three years, Ongena Group became part of the top 1% of the Chicago Association of Realtors Top Producers. In 2018, Jim Ongena was invited to join America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents. Jim returned home to Chicago in 1998 and has planted permanent roots. Career results to date: $250,000,000+
Language proficiencies: Portuguese, Spanish (fluent); English (conversant)