In 2013, the Chicago Tribune recognized Chicago real estate firm @properties as one of the Top Workplaces. The firm ranked among the top 10 midsize companies in Chicago. Continue reading
@properties Bolsters Leading Market Share In First Half of 2013; Becomes Illinois’ Largest Independent Realty Firm
Chicago real estate firm @properties continued to build on its leading market share in the city of Chicago and its rapid growth along the North Shore in the first half of 2013. Midway through the second quarter, the firm also reached another milestone: @properties became the largest independent real estate brokerage firm in Illinois, ranking ahead of Baird & Warner in closed residential sales volume, year to date, for the first time in the company’s 13-year history. Continue reading
@properties is making another big bet on the north suburbs.
The company, which has more than 1,100 brokers serving the city, North Shore and Southwest Michigan, has signed a lease for a 2,750-square-foot office at the corner of Waukegan Road and Glenview Road in downtown Glenview. It is the third new north-suburban office for @properties in less than a year.
@properties also announced that it has hired Glenview resident and veteran managing broker Natasha O’Connor, 38, as vice president of brokerage services. Previously, O’Connor was managing broker of Prudential Rubloff in Northbrook. Continue reading
Chicago real estate firm @properties won five awards at the seventh annual Chicago Agent Magazine Agents’ Choice Awards. The event was held Oct. 24 at The Legacy at Millennium Park.
Chicago-based real estate firm @properties has been named to Inc. magazine’s exclusive Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies again. This marks the sixth time in the last seven years that the firm has been ranked on the Inc. 5000 list. The firm made the Inc. 500 list in 2006, ranking 341st.
@properties was the No. 1 real estate broker in the city of Chicago throughout 2011 with 14.8 percent market share. The company also was the No. 2 brokerage firm in Chicago’s North Shore suburbs with 12.7 percent market share, and was the third largest brokerage firm in the Northern Illinois region (source: BrokerMetrics, LLC). Continue reading
Chicago-based real estate brokerage firm @properties is continuing its rapid growth along the North Shore with the opening of its new Highland Park real estate office. The new office is the latest development in @properties’ rapid expansion along the North Shore.
Located at 607 Central Avenue, just east of Second Street, the new @properties office is in the heart of Highland Park’s central business district and one block from the Highland Park Metra station. The company plans to house approximately 65 to 75 agents in the office within the next 12 months.
@properties already has established itself as one of the top brokerage firms in Highland Park, even before having a storefront presence. It has grown into the No. 2 Highland Park real estate firm with 19.69 percent market share, year to date. That is a similar growth trajectory to the ones @properties followed in Evanston, where it has the No. 1 market share less than three years after opening an office, and Winnetka, where @properties’ two-year-old office is the top-producing real estate office on the entire North Shore. (Source: BrokerMetrics, LLC). Continue reading
Thaddeus Wong, co-founder of Chicago real estate firm @properties, recently received the 2012 Damen Award from Loyola University Chicago’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies.
Named after Loyola University Chicago’s founder, Arnold Damen, S.J., the award recognizes outstanding professional achievement, leadership in the community, and service to others. Loyola University Chicago presents the award annually to one alumnus from each of its schools and colleges.
Wong graduated from Loyola in 1996 and began his real estate career that same year. He quickly established himself as one of the most successful brokers in Chicago, earning four consecutive Golden Eagle Awards from the Chicago Association of REALTORS®. In 2000, he and his business partner, Michael Golden, co-founded @properties. Since then, the company has grown into the largest real estate brokerage firm in Chicago and the No. 2 broker on the North Shore. Currently, the firm is ranked 30th on the REAL Trends 500 list of largest real estate companies in the U.S. Continue reading
@properties Taps Don Shea To Lead Evanston Office; Peter Moulton To Lead Lake Forest
Chicago-based real estate company @properties has announced two personnel moves within its fast-growing North Shore division.
Don Shea, 53, has been named vice president of brokerage services in the firm’s Evanston office. In a related move, Peter Moulton, 40, who has managed @properties’ Evanston office since it opened in 2009, is taking over management of the firm’s office in Lake Forest. Moulton is also vice president of brokerage services.
Shea had been a top-producing @properties agent on the North Shore. Now he takes on the task of overseeing the continued growth of the No. 1 real estate office in Evanston, which has market share of 18.26 percent, year to date (source: BrokerMetrics). He will be responsible for recruiting, training, marketing and strategic development.
Shea has more than 30 years of experience in advertising, product development, sales and marketing. He began his career in advertising, working on national accounts at DDB, FCB and Eire Partners in Chicago. Later, he launched his own consultancy and spent two and a half years as a vice president with Chicago-based sporting goods manufacturer, Riddell, Inc. For the past eight years, Shea and his wife, Mindy, have sold real estate on the North Shore, producing more than $250 million in sales volume.
Shea has a bachelor’s degree in English and history from Georgetown University and holds a master’s in management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
“As an agent who made the transition to @properties when we were just getting started on the North Shore, Don understands our value proposition as well as anyone. That’s incredibly powerful from a recruiting and training standpoint. He’s a great person to lead our continued growth up here,” said Golden.
Shea is taking over the post formerly held by Peter Moulton, who is moving up the North Shore to @properties’ office in Lake Forest, which opened this past January.
High expectations await Moulton in Lake Forest. He helped build @properties’ Evanston location into the No. 1 office in its market in less than two years. Then, he helped open @properties’ second North Shore location, in Winnetka, and within two years that office was producing more sales than any other single office on the North Shore (BrokerMetrics).
“We see great opportunities for growth in Lake Forest, Lake Bluff and the surrounding area. Peter has played a tremendous role in our expansion in northern Cook County, and he is committed to doing the same in Lake Forest. He continues to be a great mentor and manager to our agents,” said Wong.
Moulton is a past winner of Chicago Agent Magazine’s Agents’ Choice Award for Managing Broker of the Year – Suburbs. He is a lifelong North Shore resident.