Chicago Real Estate Firm, @properties, Honors Agents At Annual @awards

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Ten Chicago real estate agents join @properties’ prestigious Road to the Rolex club; more than 110 top $5 million in annual closed sales volume.

Chicago real estate broker @properties

@properties co-founders Michael Golden (L) and Thaddeus Wong (R) present Lori Neuschel with a Rolex watch

2011 was another challenging year in Chicago real estate, but the agents who were honored today...proved the best agents can be successful in any market.

Chicago real estate firm @properties honored more than 120 top-producing brokers at the @awards, the company’s annual awards program, held April 19. The @awards recognize outstanding sales achievement among the brokers of Chicago’s No. 1 ranked real estate firm by sales volume and market share, and the fastest-growing real estate firm on Chicago’s North Shore. @properties co-founders Michael Golden and Thaddeus Wong presented the awards.

Brokers were honored in more than 30 categories including: Rookie of the Year; Most Improved Agent; and Top Producers for Closed Listings, Buyer Brokerage and Overall Closed Volume. More than 110 @properties brokers or broker teams topped $5 million in closed sales volume in 2011. Twenty-one of those brokers or teams exceeded $10 million in closed sales volume, and 12 topped $20 million.

@properties also presented its prestigious Road to the Rolex award to brokers who achieved a minimum of $10 million in annual closed sales volume and $250,000 in gross commission income for the first time under @properties. Ten recipients received a Rolex watch: Lori Neuschel, Elise Rinaldi, Amanda McMillan, Leigh Marcus, Steve McEwen, Ken Jungwirth, Catherine Brennan, Susan Maman, Lisa Peck and Lee Cherney.

According to tradition @properties also gave a Rolex to an outstanding staff member. This year, there were two recipients: Chris Garret-Kern, director of web-based systems development and programming, and Joyce Olsen, contract administration specialist.

Prior to the awards presentation, renowned real estate coach and speaker, Tom Ferry, delivered a keynote address to the audience of several hundred brokers.

“2011 was another challenging year in Chicago real estate, but the agents who were honored today kept a positive attitude, delivered great service and worked their deals from start to finish. They proved the best agents can be successful in any market,” said Golden.

“The @awards highlights one of the truly unique qualities of @properties – our breadth of coverage. For almost any type of real estate in any community throughout Chicagoland, there’s an @properties top producer ready to serve you,” said Wong.

About @properties
Established in 2000, @properties is the No. 1 Chicago real estate firm by market share and the fastest growing real estate firm on the North Shore. @properties offers residential brokerage; commercial brokerage; sales and marketing for new-construction and condominium-conversion developments; relocation; property management; and institutional services for distressed and REO assets. The company has over 1,000 licensed agents in nine Chicago-area offices: Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Bucktown, Gold Coast/Streeterville, River North, Evanston, Winnetka, Lake Forest and Highland Park (opening soon). For more information, visit

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