@properties Named To Inc. 5000 List For Tenth Time

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Innovative marketing and technologies drive growth at Illinois’ largest independent real estate firm

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We are excited about making the Inc. 5000 list for the tenth time, but in many ways, we also feel like we are just getting started.

Chicago-based @properties, the largest independent real estate brokerage firm in Illinois, has been named to Inc. magazine’s 35th annual Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies once again. This marks the tenth time in the past eleven years that @properties has appeared on the list.

@properties landed at No. 2569 based on a three-year revenue growth of 138 percent. With annual revenue of $200.2 million, @properties had the highest revenue of Illinois-based residential real estate brokerage firms on the list. The firm is the only real estate brokerage to make the list 10 times.

Established in 2000 by Thaddeus Wong and Michael Golden, @properties has grown from a four-person real estate company to one of the top 11 brokerages in the United States by sales volume. The company is the No. 1 real estate brokerage firm in the city of Chicago by a sizable margin, with over 20 percent market share year to date, and is the second largest brokerage firm on Chicago’s North Shore. @properties also has offices in New Buffalo and St. Joseph, Mich., and in Lake Geneva, Wisc. In 2015, the firm closed a record $7.4 billion in sales.

Besides attracting new brokers (the firm recently welcomed its 2000th licensed real estate agent), @properties’ continual growth has been driven by innovation. Within the last few years, the firm has invested in or partnered with a number of local tech startups, including TurboAppeal, PointDrive and Yapmo, which offer products and services that enhance the real estate experience for brokers and clients. Recently, @properties also unveiled a new consumer app and plans to launch a redesigned website in the coming months.    

“2015 was a great year for @properties,” said Wong. “We posted our highest sales volume in company history, and also introduced a number of new technologies and marketing initiatives. We are excited about making the Inc. 5000 list for the tenth time, but in many ways, we also feel like we are just getting started.”

“While we have grown rapidly, we have been committed to remaining independent since Day One. We’re proud to be recognized among such an impressive list of private companies, and grateful for the hard work our team puts in every day,” added Golden.

According to Inc., the 2016 Inc. 5000 class is the most competitive in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved three-year growth of 433%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $200 billion, generating 640,000 jobs over the past three years.

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
@properties is the No. 1 independent residential brokerage firm in Illinois and one of the top 11 residential brokers in the U.S. by sales volume. @properties has more than 2,000 licensed brokers in 23 offices throughout downtown Chicago, surrounding suburbs, southwest Michigan, and Lake Geneva, Wisc. For more information, visit http://www.atproperties.com.

About Inc. Media:
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. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 15,000,000 today. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com.

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