@properties posted its highest annual sales volume in company history in 2015 with a record $7.349 billion in closed sales, based on 15,632 transaction sides. Sales figures are based on closed transactions reported through Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC (MRED), and also include off-market sales and rental transactions.
Through 2015, @properties remained the No. 1 real estate firm in the city of Chicago with $4.004 billion in closed sales volume and 18.9 percent market share; on the North Shore, @properties was the second largest brokerage firm with market share of 23 percent.
According to company co-founders Thaddeus Wong and Michael Golden, @properties’ growth can be attributed to investments in new technology, recruitment of top-producing brokers and office expansion. Last year, the firm opened new offices in Oak Park and Lake Geneva, and partnered with local startups including TurboAppeal, a Chicago-based tech firm that simplifies and improves the property tax appeals process for homeowners.
“Looking back, 2015 was an incredible year for @properties in many ways,” Golden said. “We saw strong growth in all of our offices and successfully entered new markets, and we also had a lot of fun. We feel very fortunate to have a group of brokers and staff that is dedicated to @properties and our core values.”