Charles Rutenberg Realty
Charles Rutenberg Realty Broker and Owner Ray Zabielski takes great pride in the fact that the Chicago Tribune ranked the company No. 1 among mid-sized companies in its list of Top 100 Workplaces, and it has placed on that list three of the last four years. In addition, it ranks 10th among all MLS member firms in the greater Chicagoland area in 2014, according to Midwest Real Estate Data.
The core value of Charles Rutenberg Realty is simple: the brokerage is there to provide support and leadership. As past president of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties’ Chicago Chapter and a current board member for the National Association of Realtors, Zabielski is well- qualified to support and lead his agents.
“My role is to grow the company, give advice and counsel when asked and find the technology and resources that help them build their individual businesses,” Zabielski says. “Throughout my career, both when heading up real estate for the eastern half of North America for a major international financial institution and as the founder of Charles Rutenberg Realty in Illinois, my main focus and strength has been to enable individual team members to maximize their potential by providing the direction and resources to them on an as needed basis. As a result, I have seen numerous individuals succeed beyond their initial expectations.”
Now, after 10 years, the results have been impressive. CRR covers the six county Chicagoland area with nearly 800 agents. In 2013, its agents completed over $445 million in transactions.
Zabielski sees only potential ahead. “There are thousands of agents who could benefit from the opportunity we can bring them.”