RE/MAX Names Top 3 Commercial Brokers and Teams in Northern Illinois for 2012

CHICAGO, March 25, 2013 – RE/MAX recently honored its affiliated brokers in the northern Illinois real estate market whose commercial property sales achievements in 2012 earned them coveted spots in the year-end Commercial Top Three. Each year, RE/MAX gives special recognition to its Top Three commercial brokers and Top Three commercial teams, as well as its Top 20 residential brokers and teams. A team involves the combined efforts of two or more licensed brokers.

Basel Tarabein of RE/MAX At Home in Rolling Meadows, Ill., led the No. 1 team. David Shalabi of RE/MAX Synergy, Orland Park, Ill., ranked as the top individual broker. The complete list of RE/MAX Commercial Top Three teams and individuals is as follows:

Commercial Teams

1. Basel Tarabein, RE/MAX At Home, Rolling Meadows;
2. Al Vallejo, RE/MAX Synergy, Orland Park;
3. John Rosengren, RE/MAX Sauk Valley, Sterling, Ill.

Commercial Individuals

1. Dave Shalabi, RE/MAX Synergy, Orland Park (pictured above);
2. George Zoellick, RE/MAX Synergy, Flossmoor, Ill.;
3. Paul Fasold, RE/MAX Signature, Chicago.

Also saluted for an achievement in commercial sales was Joseph Wong of RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest in Palatine, Ill. He earned the largest commercial commission of 2012 in the RE/MAX Northern Illinois network when he represented the purchaser of a retail strip center in Wheaton, Ill., in a transaction valued at $4.8 million.

RE/MAX was named among the 25 leading commercial networks in the United States by National Real Estate Investor magazine in 2012, and recently was ranked among the leading 25 commercial real estate brands for 2013 by the Lipsey Company, which specializes in consulting and training in the commercial real estate field.

About RE/MAX

RE/MAX has been the leader in the northern Illinois real estate market since 1989. The RE/MAX Northern Illinois network, with headquarters in Elgin, Ill., consists of 2,000 sales associates and 100 individually owned and operated RE/MAX offices that provide a full range of residential and commercial brokerage services. Its and websites are leaders in consumer visits among real estate franchise brands. Its mobile search,, allows users to conduct real estate searches on any mobile device with Internet access. The northern Illinois network is part of RE/MAX LLC, a global real estate organization with 89,000 sales associates in 90+ nations. The RE/MAX organization has been recognized for numerous industry honors for excellence, and its Associates continue to lead the industry in professional designations, experience and production. Nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX. RE/MAX is also the official real estate partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the national sponsor of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.


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