On Wednesday, @properties co-founders Thad Wong and Mike Golden introduced a merger with Sergio & Banks, one in all Chicago’s most distinguished boutique brokerage corporations based 25 years in the past by Grace Sergio. On the time of the announcement, Sergio & Banks was a High 30 brokerage within the metropolis, averaging over $150 million in annual closed quantity over the past 5 years.
Sergio and her group’s new identify with @properties can be The Sergio & Banks Group whereas additionally sustaining their two present workplace areas in Bucktown and on Chicago’s Northwest Facet. Moreover, they’ll additionally arrange a brand new workplace inside @properties’ new flagship location within the Gold Coast.
Sergio started promoting actual property at age 21, starting by focusing totally on the Northwest Facet, the place she was born and raised. Quickly after, she started working with builders of recent building condos and single-family houses, particularly in Bucktown, across the similar time and the place @properties launched.
“Thad, Mike and I all started in the business around the same time,” Sergio mentioned in a press launch. “We were frequent competitors but also cooperated on dozens of transactions. We’ve always had a great rapport and a mutual respect, and I’ve always admired the @properties brand, the creativity and innovation.”