Chicago Agent Magazine announced its 2022 Agents’ Choice winners, recognizing the individuals, companies, and developers within the industry who have made an impact in Chicagoland real estate.
Representing two spectrums of achievement in their @properties Christie’s International Real Estate careers, agent Ilana Steelman took home the award for Rookie of the Year (city), and industry veteran Jim Barcelona was awarded Managing Broker of the Year (suburbs).
For a 10th consecutive year, @properties Christie’s International Real Estate has been named a Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune.
“Our agents and staff continue to drive the culture we’ve become known for,” said Thad Wong, co-CEO of @properties Christie’s International Real Estate. “The results of this survey are a testament to the great workplace environment that has been created by thousands of people over many years, and that continues to position us as Chicago’s #1 brokerage firm.”
@properties has been named to the 2022 Inc. 5000 List – the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies – for an incredible 13th time. The announcement comes on the heels of the tech-focused company’s “Brokerage of the Year” honor from Inman News and follows its December 2021 acquisition of Christie’s International Real Estate.
Since its inception in 2000, @properties has become the 9th largest brokerage firm in the nation with over $23 billion in annual sales volume, according to the latest RealTrends 500 ranking. @properties co-founders Mike Golden and Thad Wong attribute much of the firm’s growth to its industry-leading technology, marketing, and agent-training programs. With the addition of Christie’s International Real Estate, the company now offers clients the enhanced benefits of a worldwide luxury real estate network spanning 48 countries and territories. The company also has a close relationship with Christie’s, the world-leading art and luxury business founded in 1766, giving clients another conduit to Christie’s auction, private-sale, and appraisal services.
Trailblazing real estate brokerage takes home one of the industry’s top awards for its growth and achievements over the past year
Capping off a year of national and international expansion, technological advancements and record-breaking sales, @properties Christie’s International Real Estate was named “Brokerage of the Year” at the 2022 Inman Innovator Awards in Las Vegas. Since 1998, the Inman Innovator Awards have honored companies, individuals and new technology that increase productivity, efficiency and transparency for consumers and real estate professionals. The brokerage was among seven finalists vying for the title.
Michael Golden and Thaddeus Wong, co-founders of Chicago real estate firm @properties, were named winners of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Award in the Midwest, in the Services category. The awards were presented at a special gala on June 27 at the Hilton Hotel in Chicago.
The award recognizes outstanding high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. It is widely considered one of the most prestigious business awards for entrepreneurs. The finalists and winners were selected by an independent panel of judges. Continue reading