As a local company, @properties is always focused on helping our communities thrive. That’s why you can always find us sponsoring local events around town, whether it’s a little league game or an annual bike race.
This spring, we are excited to sponsor a new exhibit at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum called “Our House: Rethinking Home in a Changing Climate.” The hands-on exhibit, which opened on March 25, explores the future of home design and invites families to walk through a wood block house, play touchscreen games and even build their own house equipped to withstand extreme weather events. For more information about the exhibit, click here and watch the video below!
Located at 2430 N. Cannon Dr. in Lincoln Park, the Nature Museum is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
@gives back recently presented a $150,000 check to Chicago Blackhawks star defenseman Duncan Keith in support of Keith Relief, a local organization founded by Keith that is dedicated to alleviating the financial and emotional burdens of those suffering from medical crises.
The presentation ceremony was held at the United Center and aired during the Blackhawks vs. Blue Jackets game on March 31. Attendees included Keith, @properties co-founders Thad Wong and Mike Golden and the @gives back board of directors.
To raise money for Keith Relief, @gives back held a number of fundraisers headlined by the “@gives a hoot” country jam, which featured a VIP reception and hockey shootout with Keith, a silent auction and live entertainment.
“It was an incredible experience presenting this check on the Blackhawks’ home ice. We’re big fans of Duncan and his commitment to making a positive impact on our communities, so it was great to work with his organization on such an important cause,” said Wong.
Unseasonably warm doesn’t just describe the weather in Chicago the past few months. With transaction activity much stronger than it tends to be at this time of year, the real estate market has gotten off to a hot start in 2017. Let’s take a closer look at some key performance indicators:
It seems like every day there is a new article or study about millennials…their attitudes on dating and marriage, what they value in the workplace, the way they use technology…and so on. But there’s a reason why there is so much buzz surrounding this age demographic. Millennials, those between the ages of 18 and 34, make up the largest generation in American history. That means they have the potential to influence everything from technology to (you guessed it!) housing.
In less than a decade, @properties grew from a four-person boutique office to the #1 brokerage firm in the city of Chicago. In 2009, we expanded to the North Shore, where we opened an office in Evanston and quickly established ourselves as the fastest-growing real estate firm in the region. Today @properties is the #1 brokerage firm on the North Shore*, spanning the lakefront from Evanston to Lake Bluff.
At @properties, we’re continually focused on raising the bar and delivering innovative resources that are valuable to our brokers, clients and communities. That’s why we have a number of new initiatives on tap for 2017, including an all-new website, now live at AtProperties.com.
Chicago real estate entrepreneurs Golden and Wong recognized for driving change in the industry
CHICAGO, January 9, 2017 – Michael Golden and Thaddeus Wong, co-founders of Chicago-based real estate firm @properties, have been named to the 2017 Inman Influencers List. Inman, a national real estate information and media company, based in Emeryville, Calif., compiles the annual list to recognize real estate professionals who shape, change and influence the industry.