George Schultz is Vice President of Brokerage Services/Managing Broker for @properties, Chicago's largest independent residential brokerage firm. George manages brokerage operations including recruitment, retention, training and sales for the @properties office in Bucktown on the North Side of Chicago, and also oversees the firm's two southwest Michigan offices “ New Buffalo and St. Joseph. He has been with the firm since 2002.
George transitioned from sales, opening @properties' Bucktown office in October of 2008, and has grown the branch from 40 licensees to more than 300 licensees generating over $1.1 billion in annual sales. Bucktown has been in the top five offices in the entire MRED network based on closed sales volume for the past 7 years.
George has also managed sales and marketing activities for several large-scale residential developments in the city totaling over $500 million in new-construction inventory and was a sales associate on many others. Projects include: R+D 659, 6 North Michigan, The Legacy at Millennium Park and 4 East Elm.
George has served the Chicago Association of REALTORS throughout his career, as a member of the board of directors (5 years) as well as several committees (ongoing).
My primary goal is to help brokers make the best choices possible for their careers and their lives becoming true L.E.A.D.E.R.'s in the industry; acting out of Love with Empathy; being Accountable to themselves, their family and their clients; never forgetting their fiduciary Duty; serving as an Example inspiring those around them; and earning Respect by their actions.
George measures success by the growth of his brokers and those around him. I am grateful to work for the best clients in the world, my brokers, with the best management team I could imagine and the most inspiring mentors in the business in Mike Golden and Thad Wong.
Prior to working in real estate, George was a professional actor appearing in a number of plays, industrial videos, and TV commercials enhancing his skills as an active listener. He has a bachelor's degree in dramatic arts and history from Centre College in Kentucky, and a master's in fine arts from Purdue University.
George lives in Evanston, with his wife Kristine, also a successful REALTOR, and their two daughters, Macy (11) and Stella (9). He is grateful for their support and inspiration.
Clients are saying:
"George is an amazing managing broker, person and friend. George is very insightful on the market and his advice is always spot on. He is one of my trusted advisers who I go to for help and recommendations related to the Chicago real estate market."
"George is so dedicated to helping others. He is beyond responsive and has so much insight in many areas. I am lucky to be able to approach him with anything and to call him my friend."
"George is a great managing broker; with his leading qualities being accessible, a great listener, wisdom & perspective which he shares often and in creative ways. George is the type of person you want leading a team, division or company. The success of @properties Bucktown office, as one of the leading sales offices in the city, can be directly attributed to George's leadership skills and style! It is an honor to work with him."
"George is an excellent managing broker. He is always there for me when I have questions or have special circumstances. George has even gone to bat for me in an arbitration hearing against another broker and we won. I highly recommend George and am happy to call him a friend!"
"George has been tremendous in his role as Managing Broker at @properties. If I need a quick question answered, George is always extremely quick to reply. If a matter that requires more concentrated attention arises he is always readily available to meet and sit down to discuss the issue, and his advice, mentoring, and professionalism are always top-notch. From his weekly email reminders regarding day-to-day business,personal greetings of thanks for a job well done or for being part of a winning team, to his expert mentoring and patient guidance, working with George has been my extreme pleasure and an essential element in my success as a real estate professional. I highly recommend George Schultz, he is an amazing person to have guiding our office and it has been wonderful working with him, he truly is a great manager and a true team player."