Real Trends 500: Top Chicago Brokerage Firms

Real Trends releases its annual list of top performing real estate firms by both transaction sides and sales volume

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For 29 years, Real Trends has been providing comprehensive lists of who's doing what in residential real estate. Whereas the numbers qualifying firms across the country to even be considered have changed, the bragging rights have not. In 2015, firms needed to closed a minimum of 1,702 transactions to for the 2016 list consideration. These are the top firms from Chicago. No. 11: @properties Total Volume in 2015: $7,349,190,055 Established in 2000, @properties is home to 2,000 agents in 20 offices in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Speaking to the success of @properties, Peter Olesker, who handles corporate communications for the firm, summarized its ideals in one closing sentence: "Our no. 1 clients are our brokers, and if they are taken care of, then they will take care of their clients." With year-to-date sales up 10 percent from 2015, Olesker has good reason to believe to that 2016's numbers will surpass that of 2015. No. 25: Baird and Warner Total Volume in 2015...