Chicago Real Estate Firm @properties Makes Inc. 5000 List For Sixth Time

@properties, the No. 1 real estate broker in Chicago and fastest-growing on the North Shore, continues to post strong growth, bucking challenges in the Chicago real estate industry

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While most real estate brokerage firms downsized as a result of the housing crisis, we focused on growth. We invested in new marketing, technology and training programs, and continued to recruit top-producing agents.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 23, 2012

Chicago real estate firm @properties has been named to Inc. magazine’s exclusive Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies again. This marks the sixth time in the last seven years that the firm has been ranked on the Inc. 5000 list. The firm made the Inc. 500 list in 2006, ranking 341st.

@properties was the No. 1 real estate broker in the city of Chicago throughout 2011 with 14.8 percent market share. The company also was the No. 2 brokerage firm in Chicago’s North Shore suburbs with 12.7 percent market share, and was the third largest brokerage firm in the Northern Illinois region (source: BrokerMetrics, LLC).

@properties posted three-year revenue gains of 31.8 percent, and had the 6th highest revenues of the 69 real estate companies on the Inc. 5000 list. The firm was one of only five real estate companies from Illinois to make the list and the only one specializing in for-sale brokerage.

“While most real estate brokerage firms downsized as a result of the housing crisis, we focused on growth,” said @properties co-founder Thaddeus Wong. “We invested in new marketing, technology and training programs, and continued to recruit top-producing agents. We brought new energy and resources to the business during a particularly difficult time.”

“We’ve outperformed the industry throughout one of the toughest real estate markets in the U.S.,” added @properties co-founder Michael Golden. “We opened new offices on the North Shore and gained significant market share, putting us in a great position for continued growth as the market shows strong signs of recovery.”

"Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is,” said Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.

For more information on @properties, visit http://www.atproperties.com. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

About @properties

Established in 2000, @properties is the No. 1 residential brokerage firm in the city of Chicago by market share and the third largest brokerage firm in Northern Illinois. @properties is also the Chicago area’s leading firm for the sales and marketing of new-construction and condominium conversion developments. @properties has offices in River North, Streeterville, Lincoln Park, Bucktown, Lakeview, Evanston, Winnetka, Highland Park and Lake Forest. For more information, visit http://www.atproperties.com.

About Inc.

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com.

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