The Early Years
Wojciech “James” Cioromski founded Troy Realty, Ltd. in 1960 on the corner of Troy and North Avenues in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood. The
brokerage flourished to impact families and businesses of all types for decades to come.
The Next Generation
Hubert, James’ son, joined the company after graduating from college in 1982. “My dad said, ‘Here’s a phone, here’s a desk, go to work,’” recalls Hubert. He did: Within a few years, Hubert was an award-winning broker with a plan for growth well beyond his father’s scope. In 1987 James retired, and Hubert took over managing day-to-day operations. Over the years, he has served on dozens of boards of banks, foundations, and organizations and is known for supporting Polish events in the city.
Today the company is expanded to include Troy Realty Management Inc., which specializes in real estate asset management.
How Troy is Different
“I describe Troy as an in-fill brokerage firm,” explains Hubert. “We’ve always had feet on the street. We know the neighborhoods – the properties, the businesses, the communities – better than anyone in this marketplace. And we’ve got connections – relationships — with business owners all over Chicago. It’s why many of the large commercial players seek our services.”
Troy Companies focus on the Chicago market, but in recent years they’ve
established a presence in Wisconsin and Florida. As longtime clients looked to purchase second homes or investment property, Hubert and his team supported their interests. But Troy has evolved wisely. “We turn plenty of assignments down,” Hubert says, “if we don’t know the area. We refer business to brokers we know across the country.”
More To Come
Hubert’s sons, Zach and Steve, came to work in the family business after gaining post-graduate work experience in related fields. Zach is a graduate of Purdue University and went on to work for several years as a civil engineer before joining Troy. Steve graduated from DePaul University and came from a background as an appraiser.
The combination of Zach and Steve’s knowledge and approach brings a unique perspective not often found in real estate firms. They enjoy working together to create opportunities and solve problems for their clients. The most recent development at Troy Companies is out merger with Midland Realty Group which expands our residential real estate footprint in the Chicagoland area.
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