Brokers Prashanth Pathy and Brian Malmquist share a passion for Chicago, the real estate industry and client satisfaction. These commonalities served as building blocks when they formed a team in January 2017 and transitioned to the Keller Williams Chicago-Lincoln Park office. “To us, this business is about making a significant and positive impact for our clients while creating a career and life by design for us,” Pathy says.
In 2016, Pathy and Malmquist totaled $18 million in volume, including a single-family residence which sold for $2.5 million. And they’re just getting started. “We are excited to merge our businesses and grow by learning from the top-producing teams in our industry,” Malmquist says. “Our goal is simple: it’s to elevate our client experience.”
Pathy and Malmquist have a combined 14 years of experience in the industry. Malmquist formerly worked with special needs children at a public middle school and then as a sales associate at State Farm. Now, he concentrates on guiding a full spectrum of buyers through the homebuying process. Combining the leadership skills and patience he learned in the school system with the discipline acquired through his time in sales, he is uniquely fit to lead and support all types of buyers out in the field.
Pathy says his background as both a mortgage lender and a contractor makes him a natural at aiding sellers with strategically placing their properties on the market. “The two jobs helped me sample various segments of the industry before realizing my passion: maximizing exposure for sellers through concentrated marketing,” he says. “Real estate turned out to be an instinctive fit for my personality, career vision and drive.” Pathy was named a top producer for making $13 million-plus in sales in 2016 and was awarded membership in the Million Dollar Guild for his experience in the luxury market. He holds the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation.
During their time away from the office, Pathy and Malmquist enjoy golfing and rooting for Chicago’s hometown teams: ”Yes, even when they are insufferable,” they joke.