Over the years, Steve Koleno has quietly built a successful track record representing investors, rehabbers, private equity companies and large institutional investors in their real estate transactions. Recently named among the top 1 percent of producers by the Chicago Association of Realtors for the second time in his career, the president of The Koleno Group at Worth Clark Realty has closed more than 240 sales transactions in the past 12 months, placing him among the top individual sales agents in the country. Since 2015, Koleno has closed more than 2,500 rental and sales transactions.
To support the aggressive growth his company is experiencing, Koleno hired a professional real estate coach and increased his staff to include three full-time administrators and two part-time assistants in the past year. “The real estate industry is changing quickly, and you can be sure that The Koleno Group will be at the forefront of that change,” he says. “Our ability to adapt to a changing industry, recognize the customer’s need for more viable options and implement new technology that delivers a better, more efficient and lower-cost customer experience is driving our tremendous growth.”
Koleno uses social media extensively in his marketing and includes 3-D Matterport virtual tours and floorplans when marketing his listings. His wife, Katie, a former agent, supports The Koleno Group full time with marketing and operates her own successful virtual tour business.
Koleno holds real estate licenses in three states as well as a master’s degree in management. He also benefits greatly from his extensive experience in the single-family rental sector, where he has served in a variety of executive roles. In testimonials, clients cite his passion, extensive knowledge and relentless work ethic.
Koleno is exceptionally proud of his family; both his son and daughter are college freshmen and his youngest daughter is in kindergarten. In his spare time, he enjoys running, walking, watching sports and traveling internationally with his wife and children. A constant learner of his craft, Koleno can often be found reading and watching videos to stay on top of trends in the industry and looking to give himself a competitive edge.