Rick Batista, Designated Managing Broker, Owner
Before opening JJ Nate’s doors in 2016, Rick had spent nearly ten years working in the field of credit and finance, where he sharpened his skills of talking with and listening to people’s needs while paying great attention to detail. He also spent more than a decade in the culinary and hospitality world, working at an assisted living community and the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Although a different path, his focus on customer service and client care continued to elevate. Rick had been in and around the world of Real Estate since the age of 12, and as soon as the opportunity arose, he knew it was time to open his very own Brokerage, bringing his level of dedication and passion to the industry.
Rick believes there is a place for old-fashioned values in the modern world. He vows that his company will always put people before profit by always being mindful of our Clients’ needs, goals, and situations.
Noor Batista, Broker Associate
Noor Batista brings business smarts, style, class, design sense, and focused determination to the table. Whether you’re looking to Buy, Sell, or Rent, Noor is ready to get it done! With a Bachelor’s in psychology and an MBA, Noor is the person you want to negotiate for (and not against) you. What drew her to Real Estate? After a couple of bad experiences when first renting, Noor wanted to one day have the opportunity to help and protect others and ensure fair treatment throughout a transaction.
Before joining our team, Noor worked for a Fortune 500 company where she was involved with community event planning, crowd-sourcing, marketing, and internal communications. The passion, experience, and education she brings have helped our business grow and, more importantly, been invaluable to our wonderful Clients.
Our Beginnings and the Story Behind the Company Name
The mother and son team of Sonia Teruel and Rick Batista began well before the launch of JJ Nate Real Estate & Mgmt in 2016. Sonia had been a Chicagoland Realtor since 1987 and had served her Clients Real Estate needs for more than 30 years before her semi-retirement to a warmer climate. Sonia and Rick had combined forces throughout the years and chose to open their own brokerage to continue the exceptional level of service and personal attention they felt needed to improve within the industry.
But why JJ Nate? The name comes from Rick’s three sons (Joshua, Jacob, and Nathaneal). Each of his boys inspired the features in the original logo.
Although Sonia is no longer a part of the company or this great city, her dedication, passion, and pure love for people and Real Estate live on! And, to carry on the tradition of remaining family-owned and operated, Noor Batista, Rick’s wife, has joined the team and brings a world of experience and clarity to take our industry to the next level and into the future!
Whether you are looking to Buy, Sell, Purchase Investment property, Lease/Rent or seek a reliable organization to Manage your Property, the BATISTA Group and JJ Nate are here and ready to help you with your next move!
Proudly serving Chicago, the North Shore, and near North and Northwest suburbs, we believe in fully engaging in the community and supporting small businesses and non-profit organizations.