About Pete Bellande
On page four of Pete Bellande’s baby book, there it is, his first word: “Victorian.” Okay, that’s not true, but it wouldn’t surprise anyone. Pete was born into real estate. One parent was a Real Estate Attorney and the other a Realtor. Pete’s life was less Saturday morning cartoons, and more early education on value, negotiation and client service. As an adult, Pete attended and graduated from Wheaton College. After years working as a highly-praised financial advisor in Chicago, Pete found that his greatest joy was serving others. Owning a business and winning sales awards was exciting, but really assisting his clients in planning for the future is what connected the dots. Pete began to feel a pull to begin advocating for others in a different way. The real estate seed his parents planted never stopped growing. His desire to live in a vibrant, yet active city combined with a path of serving others led him to where he is today.