Chicagoland Real Estate Companies Named Top Workplaces in 2021


Several local residential real estate companies have been honored by the Chicago Tribune as Best Places to Work. Using personnel information, the annual list recognizes 200 Chicagoland companies, across all fields, that maintain a culture of high performance. Rankings are based on employee feedback collected through an anonymous third-party survey.

Among small businesses, with 100 to 249 employees, John Greene Realtor ranked first among workplaces. The accolade marks John Greene’s seventh consecutive year on the list. “We strongly believe that there is every opportunity to develop individual capabilities to the maximum, offering both economic rewards and the satisfaction of belonging to a great industry,” reads the statement on their Top Workplaces profile. .

Four other real estate companies also ranked in this smaller division. At No. 30 is Compass Mortgage, a lender that attributes its culture to three core values: “Infinite Value, Integrity and Excellence.” In addition to ranking regionally for three consecutive years, Compass Mortgage also made the national list this year and won a special industry award, for financial services, as well as 12 individual awards for excellence. cultural.

Next at No. 37 is property management group Lendlease, followed by PulteGroup, an Atlanta-based homebuilder, at No. 40. The inclusion marks PulteGroup’s fourth straight year on the list. And at number 53, Fulton Grace. Fulton Grace also made the list in 2019 and is considered one of Chicago’s fastest growing residential real estate companies.

Moving on to slightly larger companies, six companies were recognized in the category of companies with 250 to 999 employees. At number 6 is Kale Realty, a family business with a very personal culture. “We are a family business and it is important that we treat every agent as part of the Kale family,” their Top Workplaces profile reads.

In eighth place is another family business: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Starck Real Estate. Based in Palatine, the brokerage firm has expanded to include offices throughout Chicagoland, Rockford and Wisconsin. Charity remains a core value of BHHS Starck, according to their Top Workplaces profile.

Next is Real People Realty at No. 28, marking the brokerage’s sixth consecutive year on the Best Workplaces list. Real People Realty is followed by aprile properties full-service real estate company at no. work for four consecutive years. .

Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty also appears on the list of companies with 250-999 employees, at #41. Their “focus on cultivating an exceptional agent and staff experience”, as described on their Top Workplaces profile, is reflected in recognition. And finally, Redfin is listed at No. 68. With a commitment to “fundamentally change the way people buy and sell homes,” the tech-based company values ​​employees with “the fire in the belly to change the game”, according to the Top Descriptive of workplaces.

And of the large companies, with more than 1,000 employees, the top three were all local real estate companies: Compass, @properties and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago, respectively.

In receiving this high accolade, Compass made the Chicago Tribune’s Best Workplaces list for the third time. According to the profile, Compass’s many values ​​include dreaming big, going fast, maximizing strengths and bouncing back with passion.

Ranked directly behind is @properties. With a workforce of 3,471 employees, it is Chicagoland’s largest residential real estate brokerage firm. 2021 marks the ninth consecutive year that @properties has graced the list.

And finally, at number three of the big companies is Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago. This designation marks the third consecutive year that BHHS Chicago has ranked among the top three best places to work on the list. “This award is all the more enjoyable because it is based on unbiased feedback from our agents and employees,” CEO Diane Glass said in a press release.


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