Thomas Downing is vice president of brokerage services and designated managing broker for @properties' Winnetka office, the top-producing real estate office on the North Shore. The Winnetka office has more than 160 licensed brokers generating over $700 million in annual closed sales volume. In addition to Winnetka, Tom co-manages @properties' Glencoe office.
Tom began selling real estate in 2013 after a career in business management consulting, where he specialized in counseling and coaching businesses towards increased profits, and supported Fortune 500 companies like AT&T, Disney, and Pan Am. He joined @properties as an agent in 2015 and built a successful team, leveraging his passion for developing agents to their highest potential.
Tom consistently ranked among @properties' top producers, and over the years he has been recognized in a number of ways. In 2016, Tom earned @properties' "Road to Rolex" award for elite producers and was named "Rookie of the Year" by Chicago Agent Magazine. He has also appeared on Chicago Agent Magazine's "Who's Who" list and the cover of Real Producers Magazine.
After seven years in sales, Tom joined @properties' management team in 2020. He is dedicated to fostering a positive work environment and using his experience as both a successful broker and former management consultant to help agents grow their business and reach their personal and professional goals.
A North Shore native, Tom can often be found at one of Chicagoland's many great restaurants. He has traveled to many places throughout the world and is an avid triathlete, having competed in the Chicago Triathlon and the Ironman Triathlon.
Tom holds a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation and is a Graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI).
Clients are saying:
"I am new to Chicago and Tom was referred to me by a friend. He is extremely knowledgeable about the current market, various neighborhoods and the ins and outs of the entire process. Not only was my experience a huge success, it was a lot of fun working with Tom. I couldn't be happier with my experience and will definitely recommend Tom to anyone in need!"
"We can't say enough good things about our experience with Julie! It was a very long process but she never made us feel pressured or rushed to make a decision. She listened to our needs and truly made it an enjoyable experience from start to finish. We're so excited that we finally found our dream home but are sad not to have Julie part of our every day lives!"
"We really appreciated the personal approach with Thomas and his team, right from the start we felt really comfortable at a personal level. The process was very clear and smooth all through, they were there to explain everything in detail at all times, even if we spent most of the process abroad and out of state, and they showed time and time again that they were very committed. They showed a great knowledge of the local (and nonlocal) market, which helped us create an ongoing plan that showed successful even if the market conditions were not favorable to us. Things were talked over at length, explained in detail with logic supporting them, and agreed upon with confidence. The negotiation process was also smooth and everything was clear and made sense. We really like Thomas and his team and enjoyed getting to know them."
"Fantastic realtor, a pleasure to work with, thoughtful, I highly recommend."
"Julie Schultz is the BEST!!!
We knew about a year ahead of time that we were going to move from CA and she was great in showing us things when we were in the area and also keeping us posted on listings that came up until we needed to make the move. Julie was a go getter and during a week long need to find a house now trip arranged 15 houses to look at and we found the one! She worked with our agent in CA for a smooth sale there and a smooth buy here in IL.
Julie went above and beyond in every aspect of us finding and buying our house!
Thank you Julie!!!"