Meet Heather Jagher

Heather Jagher
Head Strategist

Heather has a BA from Washington University in St. Louis. She began her career in management consulting, first at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) in the Change Management division, and then at Deloitte in Human Performance. She has experience working at many large clients, such as Sprint, AT&T, and the CDC. After burning out from a Monday through Thursday travel schedule,

Heather left the consulting world to become a Human Resources professional at the Leo Burnett advertising agency. Her HR career continued at Arc Worldwide and Lululemon Athletica, where she was hired as one of the first HR Business Partners in the US. After becoming pregnant with baby #3, Heather decided to focus on her upcoming move to suburbia, raising her three kids and volunteering in her new community.

Since the “big move” and slower pace of living in the burbs, Heather has become very involved in her kid’s school. She is involved with many PTO initiatives. Heather is also involved in the Young Women’s Board of the Jewish Federation and is currently President of the board of the local social services agency. She hopes her role as a strategist will provide clients with her best practices and learnings from her immersion in suburban life and her own home search experience.

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Thanks Heather. We appreciate you pairing us up with excellent and knowledgeable real estate agents. We loved working with Andrea and we are so happy with both our new house and our new Glenview neighborhood.

Timothy D.

Very helpful and great experience!

Sara R.

Suburban Jungle was so helpful to us as we contemplated a move out of Chicago. They spent so much time listening to our concerns and helped us find a suburb that is a great fit. They also set us up with a phenomenal realtor and connected us with other community resources that were really valuable.

Molly P.

The Chicagoland Suburban Jungle Realty team was great to work with. Heather was so friendly and informative as we started our housing search. Everything about the different areas was laid out in one place which made it much easier for us to compare and contrast seemingly indistinguishable communities.

Sonal P.

I would definitely use Heather in the future. She was able to put in touch with the right people to give us the peace of mind we were looking for when it came to buying a home. We were finding homes but the community information was missing. This was huge as we have 2 toddlers and schools were a big concern. they were able to help us gain the confidence we needed to finally take the plunge.

Aoife L.

Extremely helpful and welcoming to two girls new to the city! Couldn't recommend them enough!

Rebecca K.

Shopanny helped a friend and I find a lovely apartment when we were moving from Ireland to Chicago. She could not have been more helpful and accommodating, especially with the time difference. I would highly recommend The Suburban Jungle Group.

Laura T.

We had a great experience working with Heather Jagher in Chicago.  She was nice, professional, and knowledgeable.  The suburb recommendations she put together were a good match for our needs.  We actually wound up falling in love with a specific house we saw online and when we reached out to Heather about it, she got us set up with a fantastic local realtor, Meredith Lannert, within minutes and we were able to see the house the next day (and eventually buy it!)  Everyone we met through SJ was friendly and responsive without being pushy.  Definitely recommend!

Lee G.

We heard about Suburban Jungle from a friend of a friend during a birthday party.  From the second we reached out, Heather and the team has been incredible.  They provided us with information about every community we were looking at, gave some fantastic advice and opinions about which areas were family friendly and put us in touch with THE BEST realtors.  It was a long process to find a home and both Suburban Jungle and our realtors were there every step of the way.  This is an incredible service that everyone should know about.

Andrew S.

Heather Jagher and team helped us move from our Chicago condo to the western suburbs. After 16 years in the city, what we initially thought would be a daunting and complex task (i.e. two kids 5yo and 2yo, 2020, etc), ended up being a simplified, manageable, and enjoyable journey through Heather's help. She took the time early on to understand our relocation goals and timing. Based on our discussions, she then referred us to agents residing in the towns and neighborhoods for which we had interests. The two agents (Amy and Lori) we would eventually meet and work with in the West and North, were very effective, friendly, and genuine in partnering with us during our search, and we plan to keep in touch further as friends. We would recommend Suburban Jungle for anyone looking to move from the city and explore the suburbs. Thank you!

Rio G.

Suburban Jungle was the perfect agency (free for the buyer!) to help us figure out the perfect suburb for my family having lived in NYC for almost a decade and more recently in Chicago. Heather Jagher hooked us up with a few great real estate agents, and we had great chemistry with one in particular, Pat Butcher. Heather and Pat together helped us to feel at ease as first time home buyers, patiently answering all of our questions and going beyond to provide us with information that we wouldn't have known to ask for. We not only saw properties, but toured potential neighborhoods we could be living in. These ladies helped us to identify our needs vs. wants without pushing us to sway outside of the vision we had for our new life as homeowners, and both have even kept in touch to help us out since closing into our move. NONE of it on our dime! If you’re in any urban region looking to move, we recommend Suburban Jungle to help you find your perfect neighborhood 100%!!!

Rita A.

As a native of Michigan who moved to the city of Chicago for professional reasons and ended up staying for personal reasons, I had no idea if or where I ever wanted to leave the City to raise my family. I had read about Suburban Jungle and since there was no commitment in just talking to someone, I gave them a call. They were amazing from the start. Heather at Suburban Jungle was especially a dream come true. She walked me through what a move would be like, talked me through the type of areas a "city" person like myself might like and touched on all my concerns. She even put me in touch with a realtor (Anne) who she thought I would click with. I cannot tell you how amazing the whole experience was and we found a dream home. No pressure tactics,  just friends to talk to and help walk you through the process. A complete dream team!

Kate J

This is such a great idea and very helpful for those people that have never lived in the suburbs! We were able to really nail down different ideas and find a great place that we wanted to live

David P.

Our family was ready to make the move from the city to the burbs, however my wife and I knew next to nothing on the burbs themselves. After an initial consultation with SJ, we were assigned to two realtor groups in two different areas to help us navigate the search and buying process. Our experience was excellent and they helped us submit a winning bid in a highly competitive market. At the end of the day Suburban Jungle delivered on their mission to help find our family a wonderful home. I would highly recommend their services.

Laine E.

We had such a great experience with Heather and Suburban Jungle! We needed to move from Nashville to Chicago mid-pandemic, which made it an especially stressful situation. Heather helped us confirm the suburb we wanted to live in, and then recommended a real estate agent to us who was extremely helpful. We ended up buying a house sight-unseen, and were happily relieved to find that we loved the house and the neighborhood once we arrived! Suburban Jungle made the moving process possible!