@properties Named To Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces List For Second Time

@properties, the largest independent real estate brokerage firm in Illinois, has been recognized as one of the Chicago Tribune’s Top 100 Workplaces for the second consecutive year. The firm is ranked No. 8 among midsize companies in Chicago, up two spots from the year before.

The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement.

Established in 2000 by Michael Golden and Thaddeus Wong, @properties is the #1 residential real estate brokerage in Chicago by market share and one of the 20 largest residential brokerage firms in the U.S. The firm has continued its swift expansion, opening four new offices over the last year in the city of Chicago, surrounding suburbs and Southwest Michigan.

@properties has developed a unique corporate culture through various initiatives, according to Wong and Golden. Every week, the firm offers a variety of training and coaching programs for brokers. The company also holds a number of events for brokers and staff members throughout the year, including a large holiday party, children’s play date, movie nights, Cubs game outing and the @awards program, in which brokers achieving $10 million or more in annual sales volume for the first time with @properties receive a Rolex watch.

As a local company, @properties is also committed to supporting local organizations through the @properties Friends and Neighbors Community Fund, which Golden and Wong co-endowed in 2009. This year’s beneficiaries were EdgeAlliance and Thresholds.

“We’re incredibly proud to receive this award for the second year in a row,” said Wong. “To us, it’s a true reflection of the teamwork and dedication we see on a daily basis at @properties, between our brokers, managers, and staff members.”

“Over the last 15 years, our brokers and staff have helped create an environment in which everyone on the @properties team is able to produce great results, while also growing professionally and personally. We’re grateful for everything they do, and look forward to many great years to come,” said Golden.

The Chicago Tribune published the complete list of Top Workplaces on November 14th. For more information about the Top Workplaces lists and WorkplaceDynamics, please visit www.topworkplaces.com and www.workplacedynamics.com


About Workplace Dynamics

WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with 40 major publishing partners across the United States. Over the past year, more than 5,000 organizations and 1 in every 88 employees in the U.S. have turned to WorkplaceDynamics to better understand what’s on the minds of their employees. Through its workplace improvement offerings, WorkplaceDynamics provides solutions, training and tools to help clients improve their workplace.

About @properties

Established in 2000, @properties is the largest independent real estate brokerage firm in Illinois and one of the top 20 residential brokers in the U.S. @properties has 17 office locations in the city, northern suburbs and southwest Michigan. For more information, visit www.atproperties.com.

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