Worth Clark Realty
With more than a decade of residential and sales experience, Steven Koleno, president of The Koleno Group — a boutique group with Worth Clark Realty — has developed a reputation and built a passion for delivering results. He has represented investors, rehabbers, private equity companies and large institutional investors, and since 2015 has completed more than 2,400 MLS rental and sales transactions.
Over the past year, The Koleno Group has transitioned from a rental-based business to a sales-based business. He attributes much of his group’s growth to its ability to adapt to changes in the industry, such as the emergence of new technology. At the end of 2017, the company purchased the 3-D Matterport camera to offer 3-D virtual tours of all rental and sales listings. “As technology continues to evolve, its impact on the real estate industry will get stronger,” he says. “We have learned to embrace the changes and utilize every opportunity to use technology advancement to offer our clients the latest marketing techniques while providing the most cost-efficient and flexible commission structure in the industry.”
Within the past year, Koleno has moved from a top rental producer to a top sales producer. In 2016, the Chicago Association of Realtors recognized him in the top 1 percent of Realtors in the city as well as the No. 1 rental broker in Chicago with 987 rental transactions.
Koleno has built a career working with investors to stabilize distressed properties and now brings that experience and expertise to assist traditional homeowners, as well as continue working with large institutional-owned single family home providers and residential investing segment. “Technology changes every business, and real estate is no exception,” he says. “Our ability to embrace those changes to the benefit of our clients is what is feeding our tremendous growth.”
Though Koleno enjoys a career that consistently keeps him busy, he enjoys traveling with his family and spending time with his wife and three children. Koleno’s wife, Katie Koleno, with whom he started the business, is a licensed leasing agent and Realtor.
Koleno is an avid runner, and he has completed 15 marathons as well as an Ironman Triathlon. He has a master’s degree and a real estate license in three states.