I share this award with...all of the members of the association who, through hard work and innovation, have kept their businesses moving forward despite the incredible challenges in today’s real estate market.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 11, 2011
Michael P. Golden, co-founder of Chicago real estate company @properties, was honored as the 2011 REALTOR® of the Year by the Chicago Association of REALTORS®, at the organization’s inaugural gala held Oct. 5 at Navy Pier.
Golden, a past president of the Chicago Association of REALTORS® (2007-2008), was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the industry, and his vision and tenacity, which have enabled @properties to expand and thrive during a tumultuous time for the nation’s housing and financial markets.
According to the association, the award is the industry’s highest and most coveted honor that can be bestowed by one’s peers. In a statement, the association said, “Mike strives to improve client service and position his fellow REALTORS® as the voice of real estate in Chicago. His analytical abilities and entrepreneurial spirit have made @properties one of the city’s top sellers of residential real estate.”
Behind Golden and his partner, Thaddeus Wong, Chicago-based @properties accomplished a number of notable achievements over the past year, including opening new offices in Winnetka and Lake Forest; building on its No. 1 market share in the city; surpassing 1,000 agents; and completing sales at a number of Chicago condominium developments including R+D 659, SoNo and Elysian Private Residences.
“I share this award with my partner, Thaddeus Wong, as well as all of the members of the association who, through hard work and innovation, have kept their businesses moving forward despite the incredible challenges in today’s real estate market,” said Golden.
Established in 2000, @properties is the No. 1 Chicago real estate brokerage firm by market share and the fastest-growing brokerage firm on Chicago’s North Shore. The company offers residential and commercial brokerage; property management; sales and marketing for new-construction and condominium conversion developments; and institutional services for distressed and REO properties. @properties has more than 1,000 licensed brokers in eight city and North Shore locations: River North, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Bucktown, Streeterville/Gold Coast, Evanston, Winnetka and Lake Forest. For more information, visit http://www.atproperties.com.