Craig Hogan, managing broker of Keller Williams Gold Coast office in Chicago, was recently appointed for a second term to the Board of Directors for the Luxury Homes Division of Keller Williams Realty International. This appointment was announced last month at the company’s annual sales meeting in Anaheim, California where 8,000 agents gathered from across the country.
As a member of the Board, Hogan will continue to work closely with the President of Keller Williams Luxury Homes on the continued growth of the Luxury Homes Division. The 12 member Board is charged with creating and implementing the overall vision as well as strategic planning with top luxury agents from across the country addressing issues specific to all high-end luxury home markets.
Hogan joined Keller Williams in 2000 and was named as Managing Broker of the Gold Coast office in 2007. Since taking that office, Hogan has worked to strengthen the Keller Williams brand in the luxury market by promoting the philosophy of the Luxury Home Division where those agents operate under the Keller Williams Luxury brand, a concept unlike the company’s overall philosophy which encourages agents to brand their business under their individual or team name.
Danielle Labbe Older, Operations Manager for Keller Williams Luxury Homes Division said when announcing the second term appointment, “Craig has shown great expertise in recruiting and retaining agents who specialize in the luxury home market to his office, which is located in the midst of several other luxury brands. He has proven himself as a great leader in his market, with our Company and our Division.” In January, Hogan also launched KW Commercial Metropolitan, the first stand alone commercial division for Keller Williams in Chicago.
Keller Williams Realty reported at its national convention in February that it ended 2010 with 79,315 associates, 701 market centers (offices), and associate profit share up 7.2 percent with its agents receiving $34.6 million dollars back. Since the inception of the profit sharing program, the company has given back over $304 million in earnings to its agents. Additionally, CEO Mark Willis shared in his annual State of the Company address to more than 8,000 convention attendees that, since the real estate market’s sharp downturn in 2005, the company has grown 30 percent in agents, 40 percent in market centers, 21 percent in closed units and 11 percent in closed GCI.
In March, Keller Williams Realty International took the spot as the second largest real estate company in the United States. Keller Williams has six local offices with nearly 600 agents in the Chicago area.