Compass, the real estate technology company, is pleased to announce Grace Goro Kaage has joined as Managing Director. In her role, Grace will contribute to leading the local strategies for growth and agent experience across Chicago, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, and Minneapolis. Leveraging her deep understanding of the Chicago real estate market, Grace will also help increase Compass’ footprint within the city.
Kaage joins Compass with over a decade of experience within the real estate industry, most recently serving as Designated Managing Broker and Vice President of Sales for @properties’ Streeterville and Gold Coast offices in Chicago.
“The real estate industry is rapidly changing and agents today deserve a brokerage that’s willing to invest in the technology and resources necessary to provide exceptional service to clients in this landscape. Compass is that brokerage,” Kaage said. “I’ve sold in this environment and so I understand the unique challenges our agents face today. Compass is simplifying the process and improving the client interaction to help agents grow across the country. No other company is reshaping the real estate industry by using technology to make people better, rather than replace them, and it’s resulting in stronger relationships between the agent and the client. That’s an evolution I knew I needed to be a part of, and one that I could positively impact.”
As a board member, chairperson and founder for numerous organizations in both the real estate and local community, Kaage brings a wealth of philanthropic, organizational and managerial expertise to Compass. Kaage has been the recipient of both the Chicago Association of REALTORS® President’s Award and Community Service Award. She currently serves on the CAR Board of Directors and is a Major Investor for the REALTORS® Political Action Committee. Grace has been named one of Crain’s Most Influential Residential Realtors in Chicago and her business articles have been featured in local publications including Chicago Real Producers and Chicago REALTOR® Magazine. Grace is a past Chair for the Young Professionals Network Advisory Board and was the President and Founder of the Prostate Cancer League, a 501c3 charitable organization. While in sales, Grace was regularly recognized as a CAR Top Producer, first as an individual and later as a team lead. Most recently, Grace was the Designated Managing Broker and Vice President of Sales for @properties’ Streeterville and Gold Coast offices.
Kaage is a third-generation managing broker. Her father, Chuck Goro, was one of the most successful Vice Presidents and sales managers in Chicagoland for nearly 40 years.