@properties has named Kevin Van Eck, 33, director of agent development. Company co-founders Thaddeus Wong and Michael Golden made the announcement.
Van Eck joined @properties in 2008 as a licensed real estate salesperson. He was an @properties and Chicago Association of REALTORS® Top Producer in 2009, 2010 and 2011. In his new role, he will be responsible for the creation and implementation of educational, training, and business-development initiatives for @properties’ more than 1,100 brokers in the city and suburbs. He will also serve as a performance coach to @properties’ Chicago real estate agents, helping them set and achieve business goals.
“We’re continuously focused on providing agents with the very best services to help them build their business and accomplish their professional goals,” said Wong. “Kevin has dedicated his career to client service, making him a natural fit for this position. He will be instrumental in the ongoing development of our agents and the company as a whole.”
“Kevin is approachable and organized, and is very skilled when it comes to building and maintaining relationships. He also knows what it takes to be a top producer in this industry. All of these qualities will make him a great advisor and resource to our agents,” said Golden.
Prior to joining @properties, Van Eck spent several years in the restaurant industry, working as a managing partner at Corner Bakery Café. He also served in the United States Army and Army Reserve.
Van Eck is also very involved in philanthropy. Since 2009, he has served as president of the executive board of @properties’ Friends and Neighbors Community Fund, a non-profit foundation committed to supporting local charities with an emphasis on education, youth development and housing initiatives.
Van Eck attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.