The Matt Laricy Group
The Matt Laricy Group, a division of Americorp Real Estate, was formed in 2013. The Group is headed by Matt Laricy and includes Catherine Holbrook, Mickey Hobson, Joe Rueck, Matt Piegza, Alex Powell and Jamie Price. The Group is ranked in the Top 1% for real estate sales in Chicago and is recognized as one of the Top 5 Agents in the city of Chicago.
The group utilizes cutting edge technology trends and provides 24/7 availability to our clients.
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Meet Our Team
The Matt Laricy Group stands as one of the top real estate agencies in Chicago because our main goal is to provide outstanding customer service to our clients. The knowledge and experience our agents provide is unparalleled. By utilizing cutting edge technology trends and providing 24/7 availability to our clients, we assure you the most efficient and enjoyable real estate experience possible.
Matt Laricy Managing Broker
Matt Laricy, a third generation realtor, is the managing broker for Americorp Real Estate, a company his father started. Matt also heads his own team, The Matt Laricy Group. His hard work, charisma, and true passion for his business has helped Matt’s reputation as a qualified realtor quickly rise. Matt specializes in all facets of the Real Estate business, whether it be navigating the way for first timers, trying to score that perfect distressed property, or providing help in the luxury market, he knows and has experienced it all.
- Top 1% for Sale in Chicago
- NAR's Top 30 Under 30
- Chicago Agent Industry MVP 2014
- Chicago Agent "Who's Who"
- CS Magazine Real Estate Visionary
- Trulia & Zillow #1 Reviewed Agent in Chicago
Catherine Holbrook Broker
Catherine assists her clients with all of their Real Estate needs, and turns buying or selling a home into a fun, easy and stress free experience by providing assistance every step of the way. She is driven by turning her clients aspirations in concrete realities and by her love of Chicago real estate. What makes this so gratifying for her is to be a part of something so personal for her clients when buyers find “THE” place or sellers get that price they want.
- Top 1% for Sale in Chicago
- Chicago Association of Realtors YPN Board
Mickey Hobson Broker
After finishing high school at Kearsney College in South Africa, Mickey attended Illinois State University on a tennis scholarship, and fell in love with our amazing country. Having family work at the largest real estate firm in South Africa, Pam Golding, Mickey gained a deep interest in this profession. Mickey specialize in residential real estate, whether it be buying, selling, investing or renting. Mickey prefers to follow a motto my boss told me, ‘Chase the relationship, not the commission!’ It is a motto on which Mickey bases his entire business.
Joe Rueck Broker
Joe was born and raised in the southern suburbs of Chicago and graduated from Illinois State University where he attained a degree in accounting. Upon graduating, Joe started his career working for a marketing company, and quickly found himself managing sales teams nationwide. After living in six different cities throughout the country over a five-year span, he followed his heart back home to Chicago where he would pursue his childhood dream of real estate. Joe grew up in a family with close real estate ties and witnessed the success of Matt Laricy (brother-in-law) firsthand. Joe believes real estate should be a personalized process, and loves the boutique style approach implemented here at MLG. Joe specializes in residential real estate and is very passionate about protecting his clients’ interests and satisfying their needs. He is highly committed to his real estate education, as he is being mentored and coached by one of the best realtors in the city.
Matt Piegza Broker
Matt attended college just outside New York City at a small school “Manhattanville College,” where he played hockey. After college he went on to play at the professional ranks in various cities across the country. Following his travels Matt decided to return to Chicago where he grew up in the south suburbs. It was then that he rediscovered his love for Chicago and passion for real estate. He really believes that the city has something for everyone. Matt’s love for Chicago paired with his dedication to clients makes him a perfect fit for the Group.
Alex Powell Creative Marketing Director
Jamie Price Executive Assistant & Transaction Coordinator
Jamie graduated from Eastern Illinois University in the spring of 2014. Shortly after returning to her home in Chicago’s Southside, she realized her dedication to administration and client services. She accepted a position as a legal assistant, and demonstrated her skills of time management, efficient communication, and hard work ethic. After two years of assisting four partners in litigation services, Jamie felt she could be more challenged. Using her professional contract knowledge and committed personality she started with the Matt Laricy Group. Jamie enjoys working with a wide array of clients on a daily basis, the quick pace atmosphere of the real estate business, and strives to execute smooth contract transactions with all parties.
The south and the west side of the city [Chicago] seem to only keep getting worse — more and foreclosures coming up over there even though the market is turning, compared to the downtown market that seems to be booming…CCTV America
5 Chicago Real Estate Agents Who Can Sell Your Home Fast
Price your property right. Too many sellers try to over-ask on price point. You end up doing the price drop game, and in the long run, you get less than you would have if you priced it right in the first place.U.S. News and World Report
95 Fast-Growing Chicago Companies Crack the Inc. 5000 List
The rankings, which are calculated based on a company’s percentage revenue growth from 2012 to 2015, give a snapshot of who in Chicago has seen significant growth over the last few years. Chicago had the fourth highest amount of Inc. 5000 companies.ChicagoInno
In the past year, these real estate agents – and their offices – have helped their clients with the most residential sales and purchases of condos, townhomes, and single family residences.U.S. News
In downtown Chicago, my bread and butter, people can work until 8 or 9 at night. We make their lives easy…The Chicago Sun Times
Although this business is extremely competitive, it’s built upon relationships with each other. For my peers and colleagues to honor me with this award is humbling, to say the least.Chicago Agent Magazine
By seeing these new opportunities, I will continue to try to go to places that no other agent has gone before. My goal is to become the No. 1 agent downtown. I won’t stop until I’ve reached it.Chicago Agent Magazine
Though I am the biggest advocate for using the Internet and technology to my advantage, buying and selling houses will always be an extremely personal process. It is important to make an emotional connection with your clients.Chicago Association of Realtors
The Matt Laricy Group continues to grow in success. We have consistently grown by at least 20% every year over the past five years. In 2016, the group had our best year yet. We sold 297 properties for over $125 million dollars. This ranks us as #1 in the City of Chicago for growth in total volume between 2015-2016. We also finished as the 5th ranked agent overall in the City of Chicago. We continue to set trends in real estate, however understand that at the end of the day, your positive experience is our top priority.
It’s no wonder artists, musicians and food lovers flock to Logan Square. Attracting top chefs, designers, musicians and artists this community exudes creativity. Streets are lined with art and you’re bound to stumble on live music any day of the week. There’s also no shortage of unique and interesting bars and restaurants. From a brewery tour, to playing pac-man while sipping on obscure craft beer, Logan Square can be a playground for adults who enjoy the out of ordinary. Logan Square is home to the blue line which offers easy access to The Loop and O’Hare airport. Builders & developers are taking advantage of the growing popularity of the neighborhood too. You are seeing an influx of new development up here. The types of real estate you can expect to find is remodeled vintage units w/ modern twists, walk ups, and new construction single family homes.
The Loop is the center of Chicago, and without a doubt the most iconic section of the city. It got its name from the elevated “L” trains that actually form a loop around the downtown area. The Loop is in striking distance to some of Chicago’s biggest attractions. The biggest ones are the Bean, Pritzker Pavillion, Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, and our world Famous Art Institute. The Loop also has a glitzy theatre district that attracts some of the best plays and musicals in the world. With endless restaurant options, you’ll never go hungry. The shopping on State Street is also famously known. The Loop is the central business district of the city. Pulling in big name companies. Its also home to the most famous building in Chicago, The Sears Tower. The types of real estate you can expect to find in the Loop are modern high rise condos and vintage buildings that were rehabbed to condos.
Welcome to West Town where there is no shortage of boutique stores and trendy restaurants opening up all over the area. Be close to the Blue Line which takes you into The Loop and out to the Northwest Suburbs with access straight to O’Hare airport. Right now this area is exploding with new construction. We are seeing builders and developers come in and knock down the old buildings to build modern new buildings. They are also taking some of the old vintage buildings and converting them so it has that vintage look, but with a modern twist. West Town is on fire right now, so get in while you can!
The River North neighborhood is one of the trendiest locations in Chicago. Bordered by the Chicago river, Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile and the chic Gold Coast neighborhood, there’s hardly a more central location. With easy access to public transportation and other neighborhoods, residents can navigate Chicago with ease. While it’s easy to get around, you may find yourself not wanting to leave. Some lucky River North residents find themselves with a short walk to work, as the neighborhood is a hub for prominent downtown offices like Google. During the day the hustle and bustle of professionals keep the streets busy, and at night a whole new world materializes. Trendy restaurants and bars come to life drawing locals and tourists alike. River North regulars experience the newest hot spots before anyone else. From hidden tiki bars to forbidden speakeasies, there’s something for everyone. And don’t forget, River North residents are merely steps away from the shopping mecca that is the Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue. With a range from basics to couture the River North neighborhood covers all your fashion needs. There is hardly an area as vibrant and trendy as the River North neighborhood in downtown Chicago.
Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood is one of the fastest growing locations in the city. Immediately west of the Chicago Loop, this neighborhood boasts hip living spaces, trendy restaurants and a family friendly vibe. The location makes an easy commute for many professionals, and even with the proximity to downtown, the West Loop maintains a welcoming community vibe. Developments are constantly on the rise between new restaurants, bars, residential and commercial spaces. While it’s not hard to get over to other Chicago neighborhoods, don’t be surprised if you get a little too comfortable at your favorite breakfast spot or neighborhood bar. You’re sure to find some of the best locally owned gems right in your own backyard. The West Loop represents a peaceful compromise between busy city life and suburb living. While you may not have your own driveway, you can still take a relaxing stroll to the park with your dogs or kids whenever you please. It’s the community feeling that makes the West Loop special, and for many it’s a treasured sanctuary in the city.
The Gold Coast neighborhood has historically been a signal of wealth and prestige, and not much has changed in the recent years. With high-end retail stores and respected restaurants, the Gold Coast neighborhood attracts high profile residents to match. Bordered on the East by Lake Shore Drive, some Gold Coast residents are lucky enough to enjoy beautiful Lake Michigan views all day long. In addition to charming vistas with designer retail and dining, residents have access to a bevy of outdoor activities on the Lake Shore Drive path. Whether it’s biking, running or volleyball at the beach, there’s something for everyone who loves being active. To dress the athletic Gold Coast residents, the neighborhood also boasts an unbelievable amount of high-end designer fashion labels. From big name designers to trendy boutiques, you’re sure to fill your fashion needs, and more! Of course, there’s no lack of chic restaurants to rest your feet at either. Staple Chicago restaurants and trendy new bars sprinkle the Gold Coast neighborhood, giving each block delectable options. Summers may be short in Chicago, but there’s no better way to spend it than relaxing on a beautiful Gold Coast restaurant patio with people to watch, and a refreshing beverage in your hand.
Chicago’s Streeterville lakeshore neighborhood is one of the busiest in the city. Bound by Michigan Avenue, the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, Streeterville is right in the middle of the action. Attracting residents, professionals and tourists alike, there’s a lot to see no matter what day of the week. Some of Chicago’s most popular attractions are located right in Streeterville including the John Hancock building and Navy Pier to name a few. And don’t forget the views. Between people watching on the Magnificent Mile and enjoying a light breeze right off the Chicago River, Streeterville real estate has some of the best views in town. In addition to a bustling atmosphere and great views, the Streeterville neighborhood boasts a centralized location, making getting just about anywhere within the downtown Chicago area a cinch. Neighboring areas like River North and the Gold Coast mean quick walk to some of Chicago’s best restaurants and trendiest spots. You just can’t beat living right in the heart of downtown Chicago with major tourist attractions, Michigan Avenue and the Chicago River right at your fingertips.
The South Loop neighborhood is a budding hot spot in downtown Chicago with some of the fastest growing residential developments in the city. A wide range of residents are flocking to renovated lofts and condominiums they can call home. To keep residents content, the South Loop boasts a great selection of tasty eateries sure to become your neighborhood favorites. In addition to booming residential real estate and yummy restaurants, the South Loop has a few other special features no other Chicago neighborhood can match. Ever wonder what it would feel like to have some of Chicago’s most popular attractions right in your backyard? Living in the South Loop could make that entirely possible. With amazing spots like Grant Park, the Museum Campus and even Soldier Field within their reach, South Loop regulars get first pick of all the exciting festivals, concerts and sporting events happening right in their neighborhood. With quickly growing residential developments and attractions like the Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium at their doorstep, more and more Chicago residents are calling the South Loop neighborhood home.
Reminiscent of a small college town, the Old Town neighborhood has character. Old Town’s bustling streets lined with small boutique shops and intimate restaurants, attract all ages and lifestyles. Whether you’re looking for a lazy walk with the dogs through the tree-lined neighborhoods, or a late night out on the town, the Old Town neighborhood makes it all possible. Wells Street is the heart of the Old Town neighborhood with a mixture of hilarious comedy venues, boutique shops and lots of trendy bars. With such a variety of watering holes, residents can easily find themselves relaxing with a casual drink on an outdoor patio or enjoying a late night out on the town with friends. Old Town attracts a mixture of residents who are all passionate about their little Chicago sanctuary, and why wouldn’t they be? In addition to a delightful community culture Old Town boasts annual festivals supporting the arts, and easy access to the beautiful Lincoln Park. With a great mixture of activity, community, good eats and green space, what else could you want?
Lakeview is truly one of Chicago’s most unique neighborhoods. Bordered by Boystown and the iconic Wrigley Field, Lakeview offers quick access to a variety of entertainment venues and of course, the Chicago Cubs. In fact, the blended mixture of entertainment, shopping, restaurants and sports is part of what makes this vibrant neighborhood so unique. With some of Chicago’s most iconic comedy venues, Lakeview residents simply have to walk next door to see one of a kind shows. In addition to comedy, Lakeview boasts famous concert venues as well. Between comedy and concerts, Lakeview residents can enjoy some form of entertainment every night of the week. Not only does this awesome neighborhood have a ton of entertainment options, it also gives residents direct access to the oldest Major League Baseball field in existence. Lakeview residents can relax at a Cubs game, whether in the famous Wrigley Field, or on one of the popular rooftops. This bustling neighborhood is also home to a boisterous nightlife with it’s fair share of restaurants and bars. With a cluster of unique neighborhood establishments, residents and visitors are sure to experience a night to remember. In the Chicago Lakeview neighborhood residents are always on the go, and always having fun.
The Lincoln Park neighborhood is the epitome of classic Chicago elegance. The picturesque tree-lined streets of Lincoln Park are home to historic brick row homes and an array of restaurants, boutiques and entertainment. With a little bit of everything, the Lincoln Park neighborhood attracts a variety of residents from college students to families. There’s hardly an area in Chicago that boasts more green space. The famous Lincoln Park is alive with sports leagues, beautiful gardens and best of all, the Lincoln Park Zoo. This attraction, which is free and open year round offers the unique opportunity to visit exotic animals with the Chicago skyline as your backdrop. Lincoln Park neighborhood residents have direct access to the lakefront trail where they can walk, bike or run enjoying Chicago’s perfect combination of nature and city. It’s hard to find a neighborhood quite as beautiful as Lincoln Park in Chicago, and there’s no lack of quaint neighborhood restaurants, boutique shopping and exciting nightlife either. Once you’ve made your home in Lincoln Park, you may just never want to leave.
Bucktown / Wicker Park
Chicago’s Wicker Park/Bucktown neighborhood is a mecca of creativity and artistry. Bordered by the West Town and Lincoln Park neighborhoods, Bucktown offers a convenient commute downtown and a unique place to call home. A meeting grounds for talented artists and renowned art galleries, Bucktown represents some of Chicago’s best. Famous festivals celebrate the art community each year, drawing visitors from across the country. In addition to art, Bucktown is known for some of the best shopping in Chicago. While other popular spots like the Magnificent Mile offer big name brands, Bucktown’s shopping offers something a little bit different. Bucktown draws residents and tourists alike with countless vintage shops and one-of-a-kind boutiques. Repeat shoppers have found big name stores can’t quite replicate the unique fashion treasures they can find in these neighborhoods. However, this unique neighborhood doesn’t stop there, it also has some of Chicago’s best restaurants and bars. With an innovative atmosphere, great restaurants and unbeatable fashion finds, the Bucktown neighborhood is truly one of a kind.
New East Side
The New East Side has been a highly anticipated new space in Chicago. Bordered by the Chicago River, Lake Park and Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile, it is no wonder this slice of suburbia in the city is highly sought after. At ground level, you are in your own community with Maggie Daley park right outside of your door and your own highly sought after school, Gems Academy. This neighborhood is its own private retreat with high end restaurants and even its own coveted Mariano’s, but only steps away from the fashion houses on Michigan Avenue and the booming businesses and night life that the Loop has to offer. Up high, the New East Side’s buildings overlook the entire city with some of the best views. You will feel as though you have moved to the suburbs without giving up everything that is great about Chicago.