Chicago, IL, May 12, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- RE/MAX Edge recently made a short move to a new and larger office less than a block from its long-time location in the city’s North Lake View community. The new office at 3916 N. Broadway occupies a 3,800 square-foot space that accommodates 25 brokers and their support staff.
The brokerage moved from its former space in the 3800 block of North Broadway on March 31 because the building in which it was located is being redeveloped and enlarged, according to Mark Zipperer, broker/owner of RE/MAX Edge, which he established in 2005.
“We wanted to stay in this immediate area because so much is going on here right now in terms of new development,” he said. “It’s an exciting environment for anyone in our business. It took a few weeks and lot of work, but we’re settled in now,” said Zipperer, who reports that he lost 10 pounds in the process without ever going to the gym and just in time for beach season.
The new space incorporates many of the recent trends in office design. It includes 19 traditional private offices, so-called “hoteling” space for brokers who work primarily from a home office, and a blend of conference rooms, several being full sized while others are what Zipperer calls “huddle spaces” designed for two or three people to have private conversations. In addition, there’s a nap room in the basement, with couches and a TV where brokers can relax when they have down time without needing to leave the office.
Several grand opening events are being planned for late June.
RE/MAX agents consistently rank among the most productive in the industry. In 2015, RE/MAX Northern Illinois agents averaged 18 transaction sides. RE/MAX has been the leader in the northern Illinois real estate market since 1989 and is continually growing. The RE/MAX Northern Illinois network, with headquarters in Elgin, Ill., consists of more than 2,250 sales associates and 106 independently owned and operated RE/MAX offices that provide a full range of residential and commercial brokerage services. Its mobile real estate app, available for download at www.illinoisproperty.com, provides comprehensive information about residential and commercial property for sale in the region. The northern Illinois network is part of RE/MAX, a global real estate organization with 104,000+ sales associates in 90+ nations.