Thaddeus Wong is the co-founder of @properties, the largest residential real estate brokerage firm in Illinois and one of the 11 largest brokerage firms in the U.S. by sales volume.
Wong began selling real estate in the mid-1990s and quickly established himself as one of the top selling brokers in the city of Chicago. During the early years of his career, he earned four consecutive Golden Eagle Awards from the Chicago Association of REALTORS® as the top-producing broker among the organization’s 10,000+ members.
In 2000, Wong and business partner, Michael Golden, established @properties and in 19 years have grown the company from $40 million in sales to over $9 billion in annual sales. Today, @properties has 30 offices in the city of Chicago, surrounding suburbs, Southwest Michigan, Northwest Indiana, and Southeast Wisconsin. In 2019, Wong and Golden also acquired a stake in Ansley Atlanta Real Estate, one of the fastest growing brokerage firms in the Atlanta metro area.
A highly energetic and creative entrepreneur, Wong is focused on implementing his vision for a real estate company in which both the broker and client experience the highest level of service and support. He is primarily responsible for product development of pl@tform, @properties' proprietary end-to-end suite of real estate technology applications; agent recruitment and retention programs; @properties' award-winning marketing programs; and the firm's signature training, education and performance-coaching programs.
Wong is also one of the industry’s most valued advisers to developers of new-construction and condominium conversion projects in the Chicago area. He takes an active role in all facets of his clients’ projects, including design, promotion and sales. Under Wong's direction and leadership, @properties has successfully marketed more than 100 developments representing more than 5,800 units valued at over $3 billion.
Wong’s accomplishments have been widely recognized by the real estate industry and the broader business community. Honors include: Inman Innovator of the Year recipient; the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the Midwest; Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 500/5000” list; inclusion on Crain’s Chicago Business’ “Fast Fifty,” “40 Under 40,” and “Largest Privately Held Companies” lists; Inman News’ “100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders”; induction in the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame; the Impact Award from the Lincoln Park Builders Club; and the Damen Award from the Loyola University of Chicago School of Continuing and Professional Studies.
Wong and @properties support a number of charitable and civic organizations through @gives back, a 501(c)3. Past and present beneficiaries include: The Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation, The Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation, Imerman Angels, Keith Relief, Noah's Arc Foundation, Teen Living Programs, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), Off The Street Club, and Community Partnership for Affordable Housing.
Separately, Wong sits on the board of the Chicago Police Foundation, the Chicago Children’s Museum, and the Merit School of Music. He is also a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation, and the Chicago Commercial Club.
Wong resides in Lincoln Park with his wife, also a successful REALTOR®, and their four children.