Samantha Porter is a seasoned, relationship-based broker with Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty, starting her career in 1999 in Chicago. Growing up on the South Side (even if it really was the southwest suburbs), she attended the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and the University of Eastern Illinois, graduating with a degree in Business Marketing. Her travels through Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific enriched her character and outlook on life.

Samantha’s real estate journey began at a time when the market was thriving, and she has since navigated through buyer’s markets, the crash, rebound, and seller’s markets. Her experience is invaluable in positioning and pivoting in ever-changing climates.

Real estate allows Samantha to indulge in her passions for marketing, space planning, designing, and transformations. Partnering with Lauren to create PorterGoldberg was a career game-changer, committing to innovation and quality in both business and life.

Samantha married the same year she entered real estate. Her husband David, a trained carpenter in his home country, England, is owner and operator of Homescape Construction delivering high quality residential new homes, restorations and additions. Samantha and David have two children they are raising in Logan Square. They are active in the children’s school and sports, love to try new restaurants, go to shows, do the occasional run and support a range of local and national charities and causes.

Samantha and Lauren are Chicago natives, moms with two young children, and have husbands in construction. With kids in public and private schools, involvement in community, and a great knowledge of the real estate culture… they are a distinguishable resource.


Lauren Goldberg is a broker at Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty. With a background in Design and Fine Arts, Lauren brings an artistic eye to the table for her clients. After graduating from DePaul University with a BA, she began a career in outside sales for a distribution company where she was a Regional Manager for 4 states in the Midwest that required weekly travel. After 5 years of representing a variety of professional appliance lines, cabinetry, and several other home materials, she had learned deeply what resources go into a home. Given the professional training by an array of home manufacturing lines, working industry kitchen and bath trade shows around the U.S, she elevated herself as an expert in her field. As a result, Lauren has an extensive education in appliance brands, finishes and materials, and recognizes what it takes to create crucial parts of a home. This has been a vital skillset she has been able to provide her clients in the real-estate industry.

As a seasoned agent since 2008, Lauren continues to deliver her clients a superior level of service. Lauren’s design edge allows her to identify what is important or a “red flag” in a property, a critical part of the real-estate process. Lauren can assist with many aspects of real-estate, but specializes in luxury new construction, investment rehabs, and guiding buyers and sellers where to make improvements to increase their maximum value.

Lauren has been married to her husband, Brian, of LG Group since 2006 often sharing expertise and resources in the business. They have two kids, two dogs, and reside in Lincoln Park. Lauren loves being a part of the LP community and being involved in her children’s school and activities. Her friends and family often think of her as their go-to from offering her knowledge of the Chicago Public School System to what light fixture to select for their primary bedroom.

Joining Samantha Porter and forming PorterGoldberg in 2018 was a true achievement. “I couldn’t feel luckier to have such a talented, intelligent partner that I have complete confidence in. We have built an upstanding business together and with our combined set of resources and different backgrounds, we stand apart from our peers. This allows us to proudly offer the most comprehensive services to our clientele”.

An animal lover, restaurant enthusiast, and passionate traveler, Lauren is a supporter of PAWS Chicago, Camp Out For Kids, & The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. Lauren is a member of the NAR, National Association of Realtors, CAR-Chicago Association of Realtors, and has been consistently awarded a Chicago Top Producer since 2011.


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Samantha and Lauren are proud to be the exclusive representatives of one of Chicago’s most experienced, trusted and talented builders, Halcyon Development.


Inspired by his experience traveling and living in Europe for six years, Chris DeLeeuw founded Halcyon Development and Design Group in Chicago in 2001. His brother, Paul, joined Halcyon in 2009. After two decades working in Europe himself, Paul carries a unique perspective on materials, construction, and building applications.

For Chris and Paul, the definition of Halcyon translates to a complete and compelling living experience:

Building a lifestyle, that’s the way we see it. Our business is about creating quality homes for people who enjoy living in a real community, close to where they work and play, in a unique space with an evolved modern design. —Chris DeLeeuw

Halcyon is a contemporary residential development company with a true enthusiasm for sophisticated urban life. Halcyon designs are distinguished by their creation of unique interactions between space, structure, light, form, and alternative materials. Halcyon homes feature breathtaking open floor plans with an unparalleled, tranquil use of both natural and energy efficient lighting.

Chris and Paul are purposefully engaged in each step of every building from the ground up. Their partnership allows them to combine distinctive designs and finishes with a quality control that is possible only through their hands-on dedication to perfection in every detail. To date, Halcyon has completed over 110 developments in and around the Chicago neighborhoods of Bucktown, Wicker Park, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, and Logan Square. From single-family homes to condominiums, Halcyon’s impression on the local landscape is apparent and growing at a substantial pace.

Halcyon is the recipient of the ALA Award of Merit in the years 2011, 2014, 2016, & 2018, “In recognition of superior achievement and professional design excellence.”

Halcyon is a member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). With building standards inspired by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) which is an internationally recognized certification system administered by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).

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