@properties Acquires Winnetka Building for Real Estate Office

May 08, 2010

An independent, locally-owned brokerage firm has continued its North Shore expansion with a new, 4,000-square-foot office in Winnetka.

@properties, Chicago’s #1 real estate brokerage firm and the third largest brokerage firm in Northern Illinois, has acquired a building at 26-30 Green Bay Road in Winnetka, for its second North Shore Chicago real estate office.

The company, founded 10 years ago by top-producing real estate agents Michael Golden and Thaddeus Wong, quickly established itself as the largest real estate broker in the city before embarking on a North Shore expansion last summer. Its Evanston office, which opened in August 2009, is now home to approximately 75 REALTORS®. The Winnetka office will accommodate approximately 50 additional North Shore Chicago real estate agents, said Wong.

@properties is renovating the 4,000-square-foot single-story building located just south of Winnetka Avenue and across from the Indian Hill Metra station. Golden and Wong said they hope to begin construction sometime in the next 45 days and open the office in August.

“The reception on the North Shore has been fantastic. There is no question the demand is there for another office, and we’re excited about serving the community from this location,” said Wong.

Michael Golden credits @properties’ rapid expansion on the North Shore to the company’s extensive property-branding and marketing services and, ironically, its strength in the city market.

“Our in-house marketing services and partnerships with luxury media give our clients an edge in a very competitive market,” said Golden. “Because we have such strong market share downtown, we can facilitate a seamless move from the city to the North Shore and vice versa.”

The new office will serve the North Shore towns of Winnetka, Kenilworth, Wilmette, Glencoe, Northfield, Highland Park, Glenview, Northbrook, Deerfield, Lake Forest and Lake Bluff, as well as surrounding communities.

Golden and Wong said @properties will look to open at least one more North Shore Chicago real estate office by 2012.

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Peter Olesker is the EVP, Developer Services and Corporate Communications at @properties. He has 12+ years of experience in marketing and communications for real estate ventures including residential and commercial brokerage; residential and commercial development; commercial and consumer real estate finance; architecture and construction.

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