Michael Golden is co-founder of Chicago-based @properties, a full-service real estate company that is the No. 1 residential broker in the city of Chicago, the second largest brokerage firm in Illinois and the 21st largest broker in the United States.
Golden grew up in the Boston area and graduated from Bates College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and economics. He began his professional career in Chicago in the early 1990s as a human-resources consultant to Fortune 500 companies. In 1995, Golden started selling real estate part-time and within three years had become the top-producing REALTOR® in the City of Chicago.