Lebat

Don DeBat’s extraordinary experience as a journalist and real estate editor for two major Chicago newspapers adds a passion for uncovering the truth and cut-to-the-chase storytelling. DeBat has written hundreds of newspaper columns on condominium living and mortgage finance and has authored three books on real estate and finance. A consumer and housing advocate, DeBat was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1981. Under DeBat’s editorial guidance at the Chicago Sun-Times, the Homelife section was named the Best Real Estate Section in the nation in 1992 by the National Association of Real Estate Editors. It was the third time the Homelife section won the honor. The section also won in 1983 and 1984, and was runner-up in 1982, 1986 and 1991. Homelife was cited for its excellent consumer-oriented editorial material and color graphics. DeBat was named the Sun-Times’ most distinguished editorial employee in 1984, and was presented the coveted Publisher’s Award. In 2014, DeBat won a coveted Lisagor award from the Society of Professional Journalists.