Chicago-based @properties earned the No. 12 ranking among the nation’s top-producing residential brokerage firms in RISMedia’s 2015 Power Broker Report published this month. @properties had closed annual sales volume of $5.7 billion in 2014 – the highest among independently-owned brokerage firms in Illinois.
Now in its 27th year, the Power Broker Report is based on responses to RISMedia’s 2015 Power Broker Survey, to which more than 1,000 real estate firms from across the country responded.
Established in 2000, @properties has grown from a four-person boutique firm to the largest independent real estate brokerage firm in Illinois. In 2014, the firm held its position as the No. 1 broker in the city of Chicago for the fifth straight year, with 17.4 percent market share. @properties has more than 1,700 licensed brokers in 17 office locations throughout the city, surrounding suburbs and Southwest Michigan. The firm continues its rapid expansion with the opening of its 18th and 19th offices in Oak Park and Lake Geneva, Wisc., this summer.
“2014 was a huge year for @properties, but this really puts our growth in perspective,” said @properties co-founder Thaddeus Wong. “We’re honored to be recognized as one of the top brokerage firms in the country, and the best part is that we’ve done it all as a local, independent firm serving local clients.”
“We’re continuously impressed by the hard work and dedication of our brokers and support staff,” said @properties co-founder Michael Golden. “Our brokers continue to grow their business and further the position of @properties as a leading real estate firm. To see how far we’ve come in 15 years is pretty incredible.”
“2014 was a growth year for many real estate firms across the country, as low inventory created a ripe environment for home sellers and move-up buyers, and continued low interest rates and rising rents enticed new buyers to take action. As market dynamics continue to fluctuate, today’s more knowledgeable, more tech-savvy real estate consumers will look to proven real estate firms and their agents to help guide them toward the best real estate decision,” said RISMedia President & CEO John Featherston.
RISMedia’s Annual Power Broker Report ranks firms by closed transactions and sales volume for the prior year. The Top 500 rankings appear in the April issue of Real Estate magazine and online at rismedia.com. The complete ranking of all firms that meet the criteria will be available in the 2015 Power Broker Report publication, available both digitally and in print this summer.
RISMedia’s 27h Annual Power Broker Report & Survey is based on results garnered from a survey distributed via email and available online at rismedia.com. The survey ranks residential real estate brokerage firms according to closed transaction numbers and closed sales volume for the year 2014. All sales and transaction data is submitted directly by brokerage firms and verified by the firm’s financial executives, outside accounting firms and /or corporate franchise headquarters.
@properties is the No. 1 independent residential brokerage firm in Illinois and one of the top 20 residential brokers in the U.S. @properties has more than 1,700 licensed brokers in 17 offices throughout downtown Chicago, surrounding suburbs and southwest Michigan. For more information, visit www.atproperties.com.