Unparalleled Experience

Annie Lenzke is a successful real estate broker for Coldwell Banker, who has been licensed for 16 years and has been selling residential real estate throughout Chicago’s North Shore for 10 years, closing over $200 million dollars in that time. Partnering with Jean Royster, this record breaking dynamic duo has been highly awarded in their tenure together. They consistently rank in the top 1% of Coldwell Banker agents worldwide, ranked #1 across all of the real estate companies in Lake Forest in 2009 and #2 in 2014, were awarded one of the Top 10 Luxury Real Estate Brokers throughout suburban Chicago from 2008-2013 (the last year the award was given) from LuxeHome, and ranked in the top 1% of NRT’s national network of agents from 2009-2016. These statistics are a credit to the high level of skill, depth of experience, creativity, and tenacity with which Annie and Jean conduct their business.

Competitive Advantage

Annie’s professional career began in account management at Chicago’s largest advertising agency, the Leo Burnett Company. She managed an array of brands for two of the agency’s blue chip clients, Disney and Kellogg. Spearheading the strategic analysis, overseeing creative development, conducting research, and pioneering in the digital space, Annie helped to grow these businesses and transform brands. This unparalleled experience in advertising and marketing gives her clients a competitive edge in how she works to market and sell their homes. The online space is a critical tool for buying and selling homes and Annie prides herself in having a deeper understanding of how to attract buyers online in today’s marketplace.

While she loves advertising and marketing, Annie is most passionate about helping her clients manage their largest investments and this is a responsibility that she doesn’t take lightly. Whether a client is searching for their dream home, trying to figure out which community best fits their needs, downsizing, relocating, or just needs a change; Annie strives to provide the best service every step of the way. Real estate can be highly emotional and it is critical to work with an agent who has the experience to successfully navigate the entire process and garner the best results for their clients.

Annie Lenzke


Chicago’s North Shore is an incredibly special place to call home and it has so much to offer its residents and visitors. Annie truly enjoys giving back to her community and providing opportunities for her clients to feel at home quickly if they are new to the area. Annie presently serves as the marketing specialist on the Parent Board for Kinderhaven Preschool Academy in Lake Forest. She has previously volunteered for years on the Parent Circle for The Gorton Children’s Drop-In Center and on the Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been a foster parent for homeless dogs through Chicago Canine Rescue and New Leash on Life, and frequently collects donations for Orphans of the Storm Animal Shelter in Deerfield. A true sports enthusiast, Annie has captained many co-ed and women’s recreational sports teams and is a core member at The Dailey Method barre studio in Lake Forest.

Born and raised on Chicago’s North Shore, Annie moved back to the area from Chicago in 2008 with her Lake Forest High School sweetheart and husband, Jake. They love raising their three children in this wonderful community where they grew up. Annie graduated Cum Laude from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a concentration in Business and Fine Arts. She excelled at U of I and was consistently on the National and University Dean’s Lists, a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, and was inducted into the Senior 100 Honorary for outstanding leadership and unique contributions to University. Annie was an active and awarded member of the University Student Ambassadors and Chi Omega Women’s Fraternity, and was a public relations representative and football recruiter for the University’s Football Program.

For a relationship based on trust, knowledge and expertise when buying or selling your next home, contact Jean and Annie

Annie’s marketing expertise in combination with Jean’s work ethic, experience, attention to detail and innate closing skills are second to no one.

Bob and Kathleen Murphy

Annie, Jean’s daughter, has joined Jean’s team and she too is a chip off the old block. If you want to buy or sell real estate in the North Shore market, Jean and Annie are the ones to choose.

Richard & Jaima Emmert

Jean Royster and Annie Lenzke are the best realtors I have ever worked with, bar none. Throughout I have never seen the professionalism, dedication to the project and loyalty to the clients that I have seen in this team.

Anne Malone