Chicago real estate brokerage firm @properties has announced that company co-founders Michael Golden and Thaddeus Wong were named finalists in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 program in the Midwest.
The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and commitment to their communities. Golden and Wong were selected from a large pool of nominations by a panel of independent judges, and awards will be presented at a special gala on June 21 at the Hilton Chicago Hotel.
@properties was established in 2000, and has grown to become not only the largest real estate firm in the city, but also the second largest and fastest-growing brokerage firm on the North Shore. Despite the challenging Chicago real estate market of the past four years, the company has thrived and expanded by differentiating its service to brokers and clients through innovative marketing and professional development.
“We’re honored to be among the Midwest finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award,” Golden said. “It is one of the most prestigious awards an entrepreneur can receive, and it’s an honor to be among such an impressive list of companies.”