@properties’ George Schultz Wins Managing Broker of the Year at CAR’s 2016 REALTOR® Awards

george_schultz_headshotGeorge Schultz, vice president of brokerage services and managing broker for @properties, was recently named Managing Broker of the Year, in the 51+ licensees category, at the 2016 REALTOR® Awards. The awards were presented at the Chicago Association of REALTORS® (CAR) 133rd Annual Inaugural Gala, held on Sept. 14 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Chicago.

The Managing Broker of the Year Award recognizes business accomplishments, such as outstanding service to clients and licensees within the firm. Other criteria include a minimum of 5 years as a REALTOR® Managing Broker and high principles of faithfulness to good real estate practices.

Schultz joined @properties in 2002 as a licensed real estate agent, focusing on his private-client business and new-construction development sales. In 2008, he was promoted to managing broker of @properties’ then-new Bucktown office. Under Schultz’s leadership, @properties Bucktown has become the No. 1 top-producing office in Northern Illinois, generating 2,450 transaction sides and more than $1.124 billion in sales volume during the last 12 months. Schultz has grown the office from 40 licensed REALTORS® to more than 300.

In addition to managing the firm’s Bucktown office, Schultz helped establish @properties’ Southwest Michigan operations which include offices in Harbor Country and St. Joseph. He also continues to manage the sales for a number of @properties’ most significant new-construction projects, including The Legacy at Millennium Park and 4 East Elm in the Gold Coast.

“George has been instrumental to @properties’ growth and success not only in recent years, but also during the most challenging times for housing,” said @properties co-founder Michael Golden. “His accomplishments speak for themselves, and he is incredibly hardworking, kind and professional. He is a great representative for both @properties and our industry.”

“We can’t say enough positive things about George and what he has done for @properties,” added @properties co-founder Thaddeus Wong. “He is very deserving of this award, and we’re proud he has been recognized for his many achievements.”

Throughout his career, Schultz has served on several committees and on the CAR Board of Directors. Outside of real estate, he is an active member of St. Joan of Arc church in Evanston and a frequent participant and donor of @gives back, the charitable arm of @properties.

Schultz resides in Evanston with his wife and their two daughters.

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