PaperBark Group founders Patrick and Sheri met at the University of Illinois – Champaign-Urbana in 1996. He was an economics major. She was studying mathematics and computer science. He was drawn to her smile and drive. She appreciated his adventurous side. The college sweethearts married and headed to Boston in 2001 for a life-changing adventure: a new city, new jobs and their first-ever home.

Patrick and Sheri completed a full renovation of their historic Boston home in less than a year. Knee deep in demo, they realized their passion for real estate and working together on large-scale projects. After eight years on the east coast working in finance and HR – all while renovating homes and advising friends and family on property purchases – they returned to Chicago to pursue their love of everything real estate.

In 2016, they launched the PaperBark Group to offer their expertise to homebuyers and sellers in Chicago and the northwest suburbs. The Deans teamed up with RE/MAX to provide relevant, knowledgeable and professional realtor services to their clients. For more than a decade, they’ve bought and sold homes for themselves, and counseled family and friends on the sale, purchase and renovation of homes. Now, they’d like to help you.

In addition to residential sales and purchases, PaperBark Group specialties include:

  • Auctions/Judicial Sales
  • Investment Strategy & Consulting
  • Property Management
  • Distressed Properties
  • Market Analysis & Trends
  • Staging & Design

 “I love being a part of such an important milestone in people’s lives: finding a home. From the search to closing the deal, I’m by their side. There’s something so fulfilling about transforming a property and seeing the homebuyers make it their own.”

  • Mr. Fix-it

  • Dad to three kids
  • Roots for the Cubs and Bears (with Sheri), plus the Red Sox and Patriots
  • Craft beer nerd, especially 3 Floyds Brewing Co. & Surly Brewing Co.
  • Self-proclaimed drone maverick
  • Before real estate, spent 18 years in the financial industry
  • Earned a bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Illinois – Champaign-Urban​a

Sheri Dean
sdean@paperbarkgroup.com
847-348-1220

Patrick Dean
pdean@paperbarkgroup.com
847-348-1221

WHO WE ARE

“My parents taught me the value of home ownership and building roots in the community early on. I grew up working at their law office and title company, which engrained in me this desire to connect people with their dreams. I look at the opportunities and possibilities in each and every property.”

oUR sTORY

REAL ESTATE INNOVATORS

​​​​​847-348-1220 | 847-348-1221

team@paperbarkgroup.com​

RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest​

200 E. Northwest Highway

​Palatine, IL 60067

  • Binge watches the Food Network when she can

  • Mom to three kids

  • Recently added a rec room to her basement with Patrick

  • Wine enthusiast

  • Always looking for the next app to make her life easier

  • Prior to real estate, spent 16 years as an executive in strategic planning, technology and operations

  • Earned a bachelor degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Illinois – Chicago and a Master of Business Administration from Boston College