Congratulations! I'm a commercial broker in Chicago, working as a "100%"
firm as you shared (new term for me).
Kudos on the idea to develop training/education for real estate
professionals that is NOT generic but more "how to run a business". You
are absolutely on to something!
In Illinois, education is so focused on the residential side since the vast
majority of agents gravitate to that area. Illinois has moved to a
Managing Broker designation in the past 3 years, which attempts to address
how to manage an office. It is seriously lacking in any "meat". If not
for past management and business experience, my firm would have tanked back
Based on our past experience in running business centers, we established a
2-prong business approach: provide tenant rep in Metro Chicago and help
clients throughout North America start, develop or improve the performance
of shared work environments. This diversification has been instrumental to
Your diversification of your environment to include training is a trend we
noticed at the GCUC conference in Austin - wishing you 50 attendees!