A few years ago we came up with the tagline, ‘Love Where You Live,’ and it wasn’t long before we adapted it to the workplace and started saying, ‘Love Where You Work.’ That’s really what matters most.
(PRWEB) November 14, 2013
Chicago real estate firm @properties has been recognized as one of the Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces for 2013. The firm is ranked among the top 10 midsize companies in Chicago.
The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with 37 major publishing partners and recognizes a list of 150 National Top Workplaces.
Established in 2000 by Michael Golden and Thaddeus Wong, @properties is the largest independent real estate brokerage firm in Chicagoland. The firm is also one of the 25 largest residential brokerage firms in the U.S. Over the last year, the firm has grown rapidly, opening new offices in Uptown, Glenview and Libertyville, and expanding its brokerage business to Southwest Michigan.
According to Golden and Wong, the Top Workplace award can be attributed to @properties’ unique corporate culture, which places a high level of importance on personal branding for the firm’s brokers and professional development for all employees.
@properties is also an independent firm that is deeply committed to the local community, the co-founders noted. The company offers a variety of training and coaching programs for brokers and holds an annual awards program in which agents who achieve at least $10 million in annual sales volume for the first time with @properties receive a Rolex watch.
In 2009, Golden and Wong endowed the @properties Friends and Neighbors Community Fund (FNCF), a 501(c)3, which supports local charities chosen by the firm’s agents and employees.
“A few years ago we came up with the tagline, ‘Love Where You Live,’ and it wasn’t long before we adapted it to the workplace and started saying, ‘Love Where You Work.’ That’s really what matters most. If our agents and employees are in a good place, then we know our clients will be very well taken care of,” said Wong.
“As a local, independently-owned firm, we have a unique sense of camaraderie that you don’t find in many companies in general and real estate firms in particular. The amount of effort our agents and staff members put towards helping each other and the community is beyond impressive. We’re proud of the company @properties has become and the employees we’ve been fortunate enough to work with,” Golden added.
The Chicago Tribune published the complete list of Top Workplaces on November 12th. For more information about the Top Workplaces lists and WorkplaceDynamics, please visit http://www.topworkplaces.com and http://www.workplacedynamics.com.
Established in 2000, @properties is the No. 1 independent residential brokerage firm in Illinois and one of the top 25 residential brokers in the U.S. @properties has offices in River North, Streeterville, Lincoln Park, Bucktown, Lakeview, Uptown, Evanston, Winnetka, Lake Forest, Highland Park, Glenview and Libertyville (opening later this fall), as well as New Buffalo, Mich.. For more information, visit http://www.atproperties.com.
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