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Chicago Real Estate Broker @properties Makes Inc. 5000 List

by Chicago Agent

Chicago real estate brokerage firm @properties has once again been named to Inc. magazine’s prestigious Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. This is @properties’ fourth consecutive appearance on the Inc. 5000 list. The firm also has appeared on the exclusive Inc. 500 list, ranking as high as 341.

Through the third quarter of 2010, @properties was the No. 1 Chicago real estate firm with a 13.1 percent share of the downtown market. It was also the fastest growing real estate brokerage firm in Chicago’s North Shore suburbs, posting a 366 percent increase in market share, year over year, through the first three quarters of 2010. (Source: BrokerMetrics from data supplied by Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC).

@properties was one of only 38 real estate companies in the Inc. 5000 down from 121 real estate firms on the inaugural Inc. 5000 list in 2007. There were only two other real estate companies from the state of Illinois, and @properties was the only broker of for-sale homes from Illinois. @properties was also in the top quartile of real estate companies by revenue.

“We continue to grow, create local jobs and, most importantly, sell homes throughout Chicagoland thanks to the knowledge, skill and hard work of our brokers and the marketing and technology infrastructure we have built to support them,” said Michael Golden, co-founder of @properties.

“Despite the challenges of the real estate market and the economy, we have managed to open new offices, recruit top-producing agents, introduce new services, and gain market share. We are growing because we are doing a lot of things right, including getting results for our clients,” added Thaddeus Wong, co-founder of @properties.

“The leaders of the companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have figured out how to grow their businesses during the longest recession since the Great Depression,” said Inc. president Bob LaPointe. “The 2010 Inc. 5000 showcases a particularly hardy group of entrepreneurs.”

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found on www.inc.com/5000.

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