Prudential, Rubloff in Chicago merger

Second big brokerage deal in Windy City this month

Two Chicago real estate brokerages that closed a combined $2 billion in sales in 2008 are merging to become Prudential Rubloff Properties, the companies said today.

The merger of Prudential Preferred Properties and Rubloff Residential Properties creates a firm with 17 offices and about 900 sales professionals and staff, the companies said.