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@properties Commercial Elevates Mike Rourke to Managing Broker

@properties Commercial, the commercial division of Chicago’s largest real estate brokerage firm, has elevated longtime associate Mike Rourke to the role of managing broker. Rourke replaces Dan Stratis, who is returning to a full-time sales position with @properties Commercial following 10 years as the firm’s managing broker. 

In his new role, Rourke will support @properties Commercial’s team of more than 25 brokers and focus on the strategic growth of the firm. He believes the company can double its broker headcount over the next two years.  

Rourke’s commercial real estate career spans more than 35 years, with experience in sales, leasing, property management, asset management and development. He has spent the past 12 years at @properties Commercial, where he has consistently been one of the firm’s top-producing brokers while also managing a variety of development and investment projects for outside clients and as a principal. 

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