Chicago-based real estate company @properties has announced two personnel moves within its fast-growing North Shore division.
Don Shea, 53, has been named vice president of brokerage services in the firm’s Evanston office. In a related move, Peter Moulton, 40, who has managed @properties’ Evanston office since it opened in 2009, is taking over management of the firm’s office in Lake Forest. Moulton is also vice president of brokerage services.
Shea had been a top-producing @properties agent on the North Shore. Now he takes on the task of overseeing the continued growth of the No. 1 real estate office in Evanston, which has market share of 18.26 percent, year to date (source: BrokerMetrics). He will be responsible for recruiting, training, marketing and strategic development.
Shea has more than 30 years of experience in advertising, product development, sales and marketing. He began his career in advertising, working on national accounts at DDB, FCB and Eire Partners in Chicago. Later, he launched his own consultancy and spent two and a half years as a vice president with Chicago-based sporting goods manufacturer, Riddell, Inc. For the past eight years, Shea and his wife, Mindy, have sold real estate on the North Shore, producing more than $250 million in sales volume.
Shea has a bachelor’s degree in English and history from Georgetown University and holds a master’s in management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
“As an agent who made the transition to @properties when we were just getting started on the North Shore, Don understands our value proposition as well as anyone. That’s incredibly powerful from a recruiting and training standpoint. He’s a great person to lead our continued growth up here,” said Golden.
Shea is taking over the post formerly held by Peter Moulton, who is moving up the North Shore to @properties’ office in Lake Forest, which opened this past January.
High expectations await Moulton in Lake Forest. He helped build @properties’ Evanston location into the No. 1 office in its market in less than two years. Then, he helped open @properties’ second North Shore location, in Winnetka, and within two years that office was producing more sales than any other single office on the North Shore (BrokerMetrics).
“We see great opportunities for growth in Lake Forest, Lake Bluff and the surrounding area. Peter has played a tremendous role in our expansion in northern Cook County, and he is committed to doing the same in Lake Forest. He continues to be a great mentor and manager to our agents,” said Wong.
Moulton is a past winner of Chicago Agent Magazine’s Agents’ Choice Award for Managing Broker of the Year – Suburbs. He is a lifelong North Shore resident.