Chicago Tribune Names Pangea Properties as a Workplace Achiever

Chicago Tribune Releases Annual List.

Chicago, IL, November 18, 2014 --( Pangea Properties, a Private Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) based in Chicago, is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of The Chicago Tribune Workplaces as a Workplace Achiever for the second year in a row.

The Top Workplaces are based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducted regional Top Workplaces programs with 40 major publishing partners across the Untied States. Over the past year, more than 5,000 organizations and 1 in every 88 employees in the U.S. have turned to WorkplaceDynamics to better understand what’s on the minds of their employees. Through its workplace improvement offerings, WorkplaceDynamics provides solutions, training and tools to help clients improve their workplace.

The majority of the properties Pangea renovates and refurbishes are located in working-class neighborhoods, including South Shore, Chicago Lawn and Sauk Village, to name a few. CEO Steve Joung notes that many people who live in these areas are then able to obtain local job opportunities such as janitorial, maintenance, property management and leasing agent positions.

“As our company grows, we are looking to add more job positions but rather than outsource, we employ local residents,” says Joung. “As we continue creating jobs in the next few years to increase stability and a sense of goodwill in the community, we are also working to ensure our employees are engaged and happy.”

The Chicago Tribune published the complete list of Top Workplaces on November 14th. For more information about the Top Workplaces lists and WorkplaceDynamics, please visit and

About Pangea Properties:
Pangea Properties is a private real estate investment trust (REIT) targeting the distressed residential multi-family real estate market. Pangea was founded in 2008 with the mission to bring service, value and care to its residents. The unique REIT serves as both the property owner and the building manager, utilizing a call center to support the high bar for service and scalability. Today, Pangea has invested over $250 million into 10,000+ apartment units throughout Chicago, Indianapolis and Baltimore, with the goal of continuing to expand within current markets as well as into new markets. Pangea has been highlighted by several media outlets including The Steve Harvey Show, Forbes, CNBC, USA Today, WGN TV and Chicago Grid among many others. In 2013, Pangea debuted at number 42 overall on the annual Inc. 500 list, ranking first overall for the Chicago market and second for the entire real estate industry. Pangea’s founder Al Goldstein has been named one of Crain’s 2013 40 under 40 and is a recipient of the Ernst & Young Midwest Entrepreneur of the Year. For more information, visit Pangea online at,, or on Twitter @PangeaRE.
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