I am an award-winning journalist and former real estate editor at the Chicago Tribune, where I was cited for excellence by the staff for my work in launching and editing home improvement and real estate sections. The Tribune's real estate section was ranked as the third best in the country under my tenure by the National Association of Real Estate Editors. I am equally adept at writing about resilient housing, smart-home technology, real estate trends, home improvement and design. My real estate articles have been published in The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and several digital platforms, including forbes.com, chase.com and discover.com. Previously, I was as an editor at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and San Antonio Express-News. Email tips and story ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow me on Twitter at @homesbrenda.