From Lake Shore to North Shore

In less than a decade, @properties grew from a four-person boutique office to the #1 brokerage firm in the city of Chicago. In 2009, we expanded to the North Shore, where we opened an office in Evanston and quickly established ourselves as the fastest-growing real estate firm in the region. Today @properties is the #1 brokerage firm on the North Shore*, spanning the lakefront from Evanston to Lake Bluff.

“With our leading market share in Chicago, we have access to a huge network of buyers moving from the city to the suburbs. That has helped us bridge the gap between the city and the North Shore faster than any other real estate firm in the area,” said @properties co-founder Thad Wong.

Since opening our first North Shore office, we have expanded our presence in the area every year. According to BrokerMetrics LLC, the company saw year-over-year sales growth of 10.9% in 2016, outpacing both the overall market and the region’s former largest broker.

Beyond cross-marketing clients efficiently, Wong and co-founder Mike Golden attribute @properties’ continual growth on the North Shore to innovative marketing and tech resources that give the company’s brokers and clients a competitive advantage.

“Since Day One, innovation has been the foundation for our growth and success, and that’s why we continue to invest in new technologies that enhance the experience of buying, selling and owning real estate,” said Golden.

@properties has 6 North Shore offices located in Evanston, Winnetka, Lake Forest, Highland Park, Glenview and Northbrook. Click here to find an office near you.


*Source: BrokerMetrics LLC, All Residential Properties, 2016, Evanston, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Northfield, Glencoe, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Lake Bluff

Written by Kelly Maguire
Kelly is the corporate communications manager for @properties.