Bosch engineer, Kraft manager land North Center 3BD

Medium 50ebef1dd20b2b03950584dbccf84fac Edward Jeffrey Thompson and his wife, Ellen, bought a three-bedroom, three-bath condo at 3626 N. Damen Ave. in North Center from Bryan and Sarah Zies for $465,000 on May 15.

The Zieses paid $509,000 for the property in Nov. 2005. Unit#1 is one of three condos in the development at 3626 N. Damen Ave., which was built in 2001.

Mr. Thompson is a mechanical engineer at Bosch Corp., a manufacturer of power hand tools in Mount Prospect.

He earned his B.S. and M.S. at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Mrs. Thompson is a brand manager of Stove Top dressing at Kraft Foods in Glenview.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in economics and psychology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and her M.B.A. at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

Mr. Zies has served as a district sales manager with Waterbury Cos., Inc., a diversified manufacturer and global marketer of innovative consumer and commercial products in Waterbury, Conn.

He attended Wittenberg University.

Ms. Zies is the owner of Sarah Zies Consulting Inc.

She attended Ohio State University.

There were 72 condo sales in Near North in 2008, with a median price of $371,000.

Address: 3626 North Damen Avenue
Buyer(s): Edward Jeffrey Thompson and Ellen Wiese Thompson
Seller(s): Bryan W Zies and Sarah S Zies
Sale date: May. 15, 2009