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McColly Real Estate and Classic Properties Real Estate Announce Strategic Merger

Release Date: July 2012 / Crown Point, Indiana -

Classic Properties Real Estate has merged operations with McColly Real Estate. This strategic
alliance will further McColly’s business growth initiatives throughout the entire market area. Jay
Mayden, principal broker/owner of Classic Properties Real Estate, has assumed the role of Managing
Broker of the McColly Real Estate Crown Point office. Elly Bloede, Shaun Hlad, Candice Niksch,
Dawn Siegel, Rachelle White, and Chuck Wirtz, all formerly affiliated with Classic Properties, have
joined the McColly Crown Point office as well. Over the last two decades Classic Properties Real
Estate grew to become one of the most respected real estate firms in the Crown Point market area.
“In today’s challenging economic environment it makes perfect sense for firms who share the same
vision to merge operations to take advantage of efficient systems for survival and long-term
success”, said Ron McColly, president of McColly Real Estate.

McColly Real Estate is celebrating their 38th anniversary in business this year. McColly has realized
phenomenal growth since joining the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World network as an
independent firm in March of 2003 and continues to be recognized as one of the top real estate firms
in the country. Leading Real Estate Companies of the World was established in 1960 as the first
national service organization. Through several consolidations, Leading Real Estate Companies of the
World has emerged as the leading non-franchise residential organization in the world.
Real estate is local, which explains why independent, locally branded real estate firms continue to
dominate many markets. The entity that connects all of these top brands is Leading Real Estate
Companies of the World, (www.leadingre.com), whose affiliate companies with nearly 5,000 offices
and over 140,000 sales associates in over 30 countries worldwide generate more residential sales
than any national franchise brand. In addition to being the dominant residential real estate
organization, the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World network is also a leader in worldwide
relocation services and referral business.

The Luxury Portfolio Fine Property Collection is the luxury face of Leading Real Estate Companies
of the World. The award-winning web site, www.luxuryportfolio.com was launched in 2005 and
features more $1 million-plus properties than any other luxury real estate organization and has grown
to over 14,000 of the world’s most remarkable properties and attracts over 1.2 million high net worth
visitors a year. The bar has been raised as this is the only luxury site to consistently display every
home with a multi-photo slide show presentation and complete property details.
Mayden stated, “The Internet dominance of www.mccolly.com coupled with the global Internet
presence of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, and a shared vision of regional growth
cinched my decision to pursue this opportunity with McColly Real Estate.” Mayden added, “We are
excited that our talented team is now better equipped to service the expanding opportunities in the
Chicago Southland and Northwest Indiana markets”.

McColly Real Estate is the largest independently owned and operated real estate firm in Northwest
Indiana and Chicago Southland with over 550 sales professionals in 17 offices throughout Lake,
Porter and Jasper Counties in Indiana, Cook, Will and Kankakee Counties in Illinois, and an office in
Daytona Beach Shores, Florida. Please visit www.mccolly.com for more details.