@properties Co-Founders Michael Golden and Thaddeus Wong Named To 2017 Inman Influencers List

Chicago real estate entrepreneurs Golden and Wong recognized for driving change in the industry

CHICAGO, January 9, 2017 –  Michael Golden and Thaddeus Wong, co-founders of Chicago-based real estate firm @properties, have been named to the 2017 Inman Influencers List. Inman, a national real estate information and media company, based in Emeryville, Calif., compiles the annual list to recognize real estate professionals who shape, change and influence the industry.

The list is comprised of a variety of industry professionals including brokerage firm CEOs, tech entrepreneurs, consultants and innovative real estate agents. Executives from Zillow, Google, Move, DocuSign and Facebook were among the notables from this year’s Influencers list.

“Inman has long-been considered one of the most respected news and information sources in the residential real estate industry – especially when it comes to innovation, growth and technology. So to be recognized by this organization as a trendsetter is very humbling,” said Golden.

Established in 2000, @properties is the largest independent real estate brokerage firm in Illinois and one of the top 11 brokerage firms in the U.S. by sales volume. Over the last few years, the firm has focused on driving innovation in the real estate space through investments and partnerships with local tech startups including Konverse, TurboAppeal, Kahoots and PointDrive (recently acquired by LinkedIn).

“We thrive on innovation, and it’s the basis for everything we do. Every new product or service we develop raises the bar in some way, whether it’s providing added convenience for our clients or helping our brokers take their business to the next level,” said Wong.

“[Inman Influencers] are not cut from the same cloth, they do not speak the same language and they do not always necessarily share the same values. But they influence the industry by their work, through their followers and by expressing their opinions,” said Inman publisher Brad Inman.

About @properties

@properties is the No. 1 independent residential brokerage firm in Illinois and one of the top 11 residential brokers in the U.S. by sales volume. @properties has more than 2,000 licensed brokers in 23 offices throughout downtown Chicago, surrounding suburbs, southwest Michigan and Lake Geneva, Wisc. For more information, visit www.atproperties.com.

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