Lakeview is a quintessential Chicago neighborhood. With tree-lined residential streets and a wide range of homes waving the “W” flag, it’s a vibrant community with a palpable energy.
Residents can often be found talking to neighbors on their front porches, dining at neighborhood staples, shopping from local vendors at the farmers market, or joining in the fun of street festivals. Several business districts call Lakeview home, offering everything from small-owned shops to big name retailers.
@ The Market returned with an in-person (and socially distanced) format last month, as @properties’ Co-founders Mike Golden and Thad Wong joined EVP of Corporate Communications Peter Olesker on the roof of Superior House, a brand new luxury condo building in River North.
Golden and Wong revisited a number of storylines from earlier in the year, while also offering their insights on a few emerging trends.
@properties has emerged as the Chicago area’s real estate market leader, according to a recent article in Crain’s Chicago Business. The article, which is based on data from Colorado-based Real Trends, notes that @properties was the only residential brokerage firm among the area’s top five to increase its sales volume in 2019.
Last year in the Chicago area, @properties had closed residential sales volume of $9.6 billion – $2.3 billion more than the #2 firm. Meanwhile, @properties moved into the top 10 of the nation’s largest brokerage firms by volume, according to the 2020 Real Trends 500 Report.
The uber-luxury market had a record year in 2018, with 73 homes selling for at least $4 million in the Chicago area, according to Crain’s Chicago Business. Among the factors driving these sales were high-end new construction and strong stock market performance through the third quarter of ’18.
Meet Robin Phelps-Hanson and Amber Kardosh, the two powerhouses behind The Phelps-Hanson Kardosh Group. Both successful in their own right, this ambitious duo made the decision to partner-up once realizing their shared passion for client success; the two have been a match made in real estate heaven ever since.