Founder and CEO Thaddeus Wong and his Co-Founder and Co-CEO Mike Golden grew @properties from a small four-person shop in Chicago to the nation’s eighth largest brokerage firm in just 20 years. This past year was undoubtedly the most consequential in the company’s history, as the acquisition of Christie’s International Real Estate propelled the company from a regional brokerage to a worldwide entity, with affiliates in nearly 50 countries and territories. Wong led the @properties’ acquisition of the Christie’s International Real Estate brand, reenergizing the brand and network with the same spirit and vision that propelled @properties to quickly become a top 10 brokerage firm in the U.S. and the No. one brokerage in Chicago.
Wong’s unwavering glass-half-full outlook, marketing genius, focus on innovation and passion for the independent brokerage are driving factors in the company’s continued growth, which also included several new @properties franchises and brokerage acquisitions in 2021.
What has been the secret to your success?
Growing up, my father instilled in me the importance of leading with empathy. I’ve followed that mantra closely in my career, building the idea of relationships and love into our company’s core values, which I believe has been a large part of our success. You can never go wrong when you treat each other with respect.
Co-CEO and Co-Founder
@properties Christie’s International Real Estate