Over the last 15 years, Luxury Living has grown in expertise. Specialties include residential leasing and sales, multifamily thought leadership, and award-winning apartment marketing for Class A Chicagoland apartments. This month, the company celebrates 15 years of success, reflects on past accomplishments, and looks toward the future.
“Luxury Living has grown and evolved in so many ways since launching in 2007,” said Founder and CEO Aaron Galvin. “With this evolution, it felt like time to refresh our branding to reflect the company we are today and where we are headed. In becoming a nationally recognized vertically integrated real estate company, we have removed the words Chicago and Realty from the name. Today and looking ahead, we are Luxury Living, with an emphasis on Living.”
Founded by CEO Aaron Galvin and Chief Culture Officer Amy Galvin, Luxury Living started in a River North apartment. Today, the company remains headquartered in the River North neighborhood of Chicago and has a team of over 60. The people of Luxury Living include a mix of operations, accounting, marketing, brokers, and leasing professionals supporting the firm’s exclusive marketing and leasing assignments and Chicagoland renters and homebuyers.
The company’s continued year-over-year growth and expertise continue to earn accolades across the real estate and business community. Inc. 5000 and the Financial Times have named Luxury Living one of the fastest-growing companies in North America for the past five years. The company made GlobeSt.com’s 2022 list of Multifamily Influencers, and CEO Aaron Galvin was also honored as Executive of the Year at the 2022 Illinois Real Estate Journal Awards. Year after year, the marketing team has won numerous awards for apartment marketing, content marketing, lead generation, COVID response, and more.
Investment In Culture
“Over the last few years, we’ve been focused on creating an empowering and inclusive culture. We’re seeing the benefits of these initiatives with minimal turnover during a period of significant growth,” said Amy Galvin. “We’re proud that over 20% of our team members have been with the company for five or more years, and we believe culture will be key to our future success. This is why we’ve implemented multiple new “human first” initiatives to curtail burnout, celebrate our people, and enhance employee retention.”
This year, Luxury Living set a company goal of 500+ hours of company-sponsored learning and development opportunities, including wellness initiatives like Nivati, which provides access to 1:1 coaching, therapy, nutrition, and fitness. The company also committed to the team’s professional development growth, which has already resulted in several promotions throughout the year. Luxury Living also has an industry-leading paid time off policy including extended paid family leave, time off for life disruptions, mental health days and birthdays. Benefit offerings include best-in-class health and life insurance and a company contribution towards retirement.