George Schultz: ‘Find your hero in this business’

Longtime brokerage manager shares his thoughts on collaboration, coaches and more

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George Schultz is the managing broker and vice president of development and brokerage of @properties. How did you become a managing broker? Were you first an agent first? I moved to Chicago in 1996 to pursue a career in acting and had a five-year plan to move to L.A. At the end of five years, I was set to move, until the dot-com bust held me back financially from pursuing acting full time. I looked into real estate because housing was booming, and I got my license in late 2000. After a year of working for a large brokerage firm, I decided to take a chance on a small, 50-agent company, @properties, that was just getting started. Working closely with co-owners Michael Golden and Thaddeus Wong, my business grew quickly. I started working on developments as well. I found out that my real passion is helping people make great choices and mentoring brokers. In 2009, I was asked to open the Bucktown office as managing broker. Now, the Bucktown office is the No. 1 office in all of C...