• Top producing agents Mary Haight and Joe Zimmerman of MKT Properties, and Josh Weinberg and Tommy Choi of Weinberg and Choi Realty will expand the Chicago presence of Keller Williams.
  • The Lincoln Park market center is slated to open by the end of the year.
  • The Keller Williams company culture is what the four are thrilled to share with the real estate industry and Chicago community.

There are so many reasons why this is going to work. But really, it’s because everyone has the same vision, and we’re all cut from the same cloth,” said Josh Weinberg of Weinberg and Choi Realty

Energy is high, positivity is maybe a little higher, and the excitement is through the roof. On July 26, agents Mary Haight, Joe Zimmerman, Josh Weinberg and Tommy Choi announced their partnership under the Keller Williams umbrella for the first Keller Williams market center in Lincoln Park.

It all started with Haight and Zimmerman of MKT Properties looking for like-minded individuals to share the Keller Williams brand to the Chicago market, which the duo joined last December. Having known one another professionally for a while, Haight said the professional respect for Weinberg and Choi Realty helped propel the four to get to know one another better on a personal level.

And the rest is history.

“Josh and Tommy are just great people. Our vision is the vision that this starts with Keller Williams, and it’s a great company with great leadership. It resonates with all of us at such a high level,” Haight said. “We are so excited to share everything with Chicago.”

Processed with VSCO

Processed with VSCO

The four are opening a market center in the iconic neighborhood of Lincoln Park. The easy access to the rest of Chicago’s neighborhoods and the popularity of the community for both agents and homebuyers made the decision a no-brainer.

One of the most influential components of the Keller Williams culture that helped make the decision easy for the partners was the intention to give back. Weinberg and Haight both referenced the charitable aspects of Keller Williams, and that the goal for the Lincoln Park market center is to not only impact the real estate industry, but the entire surrounding community.

There is a lot of excitement from a lot of people. It’s going to be so different and special in so many ways,” Weinberg said.

The market center doesn’t have a concrete open date just yet, but it’s expected to launch before the end of 2016. According to John Schumacher, director of Keller Williams Mid-American region, the market center will be the fourth of seven launches in the region. In the future, the brand expects to open 16 additional centers.

Email Kimberly Manning

Show Comments Hide Comments

Comments

Sign up for Inman’s Morning Headlines
What you need to know to start your day with all the latest industry developments
Success!
Thank you for subscribing to Morning Headlines.
Back to top
×
Log in
If you created your account with Google or Facebook
Don't have an account?
Forgot your password?
No Problem

Simply enter the email address you used to create your account and click "Reset Password". You will receive additional instructions via email.

Forgot your username? If so please contact customer support at (510) 658-9252

Password Reset Confirmation

Password Reset Instructions have been sent to

Subscribe to The Weekender
Get the week's leading headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Top headlines from around the real estate industry. Breaking news as it happens.
15 stories covering tech, special reports, video and opinion.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
It looks like you’re already a Select Member!
To subscribe to exclusive newsletters, visit your email preferences in the account settings.
Up-to-the-minute news and interviews in your inbox, ticket discounts for Inman events and more
1-Step CheckoutPay with a credit card
By continuing, you agree to Inman’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

You will be charged . Your subscription will automatically renew for on . For more details on our payment terms and how to cancel, click here.

Interested in a group subscription?
Finish setting up your subscription