NRT’s Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Acquires Chicago Apartment Finders

Chicago residential real estate sales brokerage enters leasing arena

Chicago, IL, September 10, 2015 – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Chicago today announced it has acquired the assets of Chicago Apartment Finders in Chicago, Illinois. The acquisition expands Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s real estate sales operations, which has 47 offices and approximately 3,500 independent sales associates, into the leasing arena with the addition of five offices and by welcoming 120 independent sales associates. The newly acquired unit will now operate as Chicago Apartment Finders: Leasing Division of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is part of NRT LLC, the nation's largest residential real estate brokerage company.

“This acquisition furthers our strategy to create opportunities that expand our market presence into the leasing arena and to better serve our clients in Chicagoland,” said Fran Broude, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Chicago. “Chicago Apartment Finders has a rich company history and highly successful real estate professionals who share our dedication to service excellence. We are thrilled to welcome these talented professionals to our company.”

The firm’s former owner, Andrew Ahitow, will continue as a sales associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Chicago and will assist with the transition. Andrew Croegaert and Katherine Paquette will retain their roles in running the Chicago Apartment Finders division.

 “I am very confident that Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage will be a wonderful new home for our agents as we collectively look to the future,” said Ahitow. “The company’s commitment to providing agents with access to the most advanced tools, technology and education, combined with our local expertise, makes this team the best in the area. It is the right fit for our agents.”

Chicago Apartment Finders has five Chicago offices in Lakeview, Edgewater, Bucktown/Wicker Park, Downtown and Hyde Park. The specific addresses are: 2025 W. North Ave, 906 W. Belmont Avenue, 1114 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., 711 N. State Street and 1740 E. 55th Street.

About Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, a leading residential real estate brokerage company serving Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana, Southeast Wisconsin and Southwest Michigan, operates 52 offices with more than 3,700 independent sales associates. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is part of NRT LLC, the nation's largest residential real estate brokerage company. For more information, please visit www.coldwellbankerhomes.com.