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6 real estate lessons from the woman who developed 1920s Chicago

6 real estate lessons from the woman who developed 1920s Chicago

In 1922, an unusual woman started a real estate firm in Chicago. She began with a single salesman who was still driving a taxi when he started, but within a couple of years built one of the nation’s largest firms, selling what would be more than $400 million today and employing hundreds of agents. Edith Rockefeller McCormick This entrepreneur was Edith Rockefeller McCormick, recently divorced and facing stern rebukes from her father, John D. Rockefeller. Real estate was a man’s game at the time, and The New York Herald looked forward to seeing “how well she is able to […]

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