Alignment with one of the Chicago area’s most respected real estate teams brings Corcoran to the Midwest and furthers the brand’s growth in the U.S.

On the heels of recent affliate launches on the West Coast and in Central Florida, the Corcoran Group today announced the next step in its expansion across the United States. The venerable real estate brand arrives in the Midwest with the debut of its newest affiliate, Corcoran Urban Real Estate of Chicago. Corcoran’s President and CEO Pamela Liebman made the announcement.

“These are exciting times for Corcoran,” said Liebman. “Chicago is definitely our kind of town.”

Corcoran Urban Real Estate brings the Corcoran brand into the Midwest region for the first time. Serving some of the most desirable residential neighborhoods in Chicago, the firm is led by the former Urban Real Estate brokerage founder and Managing Partner, Matt Farrell and Senior Partner, Michael Emery.

Corcoran Urban Real Estate serves some of Chicago’s most desirable neighborhoods, including the Gold Coast, The Loop, and Streeterville, seen here from the John Hancock Center. (Natasha Taylor, Unsplash)

Pamela Liebman commented, “As Corcoran expands its presence across the U.S. and around the world, we look for opportunities for growth and development and for firms like Corcoran Urban Real Estate that align with Corcoran core values and believe in the primacy of the client. With the combined forces of the Corcoran brand, backed by Realogy, and the expertise of Corcoran Urban Real Estate’s leaders and top-performing agents, Chicago offers a very promising and exciting future ahead.”

The 25 Corcoran Urban Real Estate agents serve clients in the buying and selling of homes in Chicago neighborhoods that include Gold Coast, New Eastside, Streeterville, Loop, South Loop and West Loop. Managing Partner, Matt Farrell, is a highly recognized and well-respected real estate professional who was named Chicago’s Realtor of the Year in 2015, for his contributions to the industry, professionalism and contributions to the community. Additionally, in 2014, Matt served at president of the Chicago Association of Realtors, representing 12,000 members in the Chicago region. Known for his background in technology, Matt develops and delivers a level of service, support and intelligence that is unparalleled in every aspect of the sales transaction.

Leading Corcoran Urban Real Estate with Matt Farrell is Senior Partner Michael Emery. Michael’s extensive background in global hospitality honed his superior vision of first-class, luxury client service that differentiates Corcoran Urban Real Estate from all other Chicago brokerage firms. Additionally, Michael is recognized for his expertise in property development and real estate investment properties.

“We are excited to be joining the Corcoran network and expanding our footprint in the Chicago market,” says Matt Farrell, managing partner, Corcoran Urban Real Estate. “Our affiliation with Corcoran affords us the opportunity to bring to the Chicago market new tools and resources that benefit agents and clients alike. Corcoran’s commitment to client-first real estate, and their boutique lineage in New York has strong synergy with how we have always operated; and we are excited to expand our shared values and resources in Chicago.”