Chicago Real Estate Firm Achieves Against the Odds

April 13, 2011

While many real estate companies struggled in 2010, the leading Chicago real estate brokerage firm just celebrated a successful year.

In 2010, @properties was the No. 1 residential brokerage firm in the city of Chicago as well as the fastest growing brokerage firm on the North Shore for the second straight year.

The company generated more than $2 billion in sales, added more than 100 agents and opened its seventh office location last year.

None an easy fete in this difficult real estate economy.

“We couldn’t be more proud of the performance our agents turned in for 2010 given the adverse market conditions,” said Thaddeus Wong, co-founder of @properties.

aerial view of chicagoThe company recently held its annual @awards ceremony to recognize the outstanding sales achievements of 2010.

More than 120 @properties agents were recognized in over 30 categories including Rookie of the Year, Best Team Player, Most Improved Agent and Top Producers for Closed Listings, Buyer Brokerage and Overall Closed Volume.

In addition, a record 15 agents achieved the Road to the Rolex award, which is presented to sales associates who achieve $10 million or more in annual closed sales volume for their first time as an @properties agent.

The award: Each agent or team gets a Rolex watch.

The 2010 Road to the Rolex winners: Kevin Wood, Michael Thomas, the Beth Wexler/Joey Gault team, Peter Cummins, Margaret Baczkowski, Mary Haight, Milena Birov, the John Baylor/Barbara Shields team, James Gramata, the Ryan Gosset/Emily Gosset/Nadine Shehaiber team, Alan Meyerowitz, Eric Chaplik, Monica Childs, Dennis Huyck and Scott Zelkin.

Each year, the firm also presents a Rolex to one outstanding staff member. This year’s recipient was Matt Dollinger, @properties’ vice president of strategic development. Dollinger offers technology initiatives, performance coaching and business planning to the firm’s agents.

During the awards presentation, attendees received a keynote speech from industry-trends guru Stefan Swanepoel, who discussed the potential effects of emerging technologies and changing demographics.

“I don’t see many companies like @properties,” Swanepoel told his audience. “You are at the vanguard of the brokerage industry.”

For more information about @properties, visit atproperties.com.

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