WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – (Sept. 10, 2008) – At a time when other real estate companies are shrinking in size, and closing doors, Illustrated Properties, the number-one independent real estate company (between Delray/Boynton Beach and Hobe Sound), had the exceptional need to expand.The President of Illustrated Properties, FF. “Chappy” Adams, was proud to open the doors to the public on September 1st to his latest office which is centrally located in West Palm Beach.The new office is a free-standing building with great visibility on West Palm Beaches’ desirable Dixie Highway, located just south of The Norton Museum and north of Belvedere Road. The office is beautifully decorated and equipped with state of the art technology.This new office will be home to a sales team of 20 agents who specialize in marketing real estate in a variety of areas in greater West Palm Beach, including Palm Beach. Molly Douglas’s Historic Homes Division will also be based out of this new office.As the market leader in northern & central Palm Beach county, Illustrated Properties has nearly double the sales volume of it’s closest competitor this year.*Being the market leader doesn’t just happen – Illustrated Properties works hard at, attracting top producing agents to their Family of Companies. They are proud to be the exclusive member of notable real estate affiliations including Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, Luxuryrealestate.com, Christies Great Estates, Leading Real Estate Companies of The World, and Residence International just to name a few.The company currently has over 500 agents in 20 strategic, highly visible locations in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and Collier counties and they are continuing to grow. With over 78 new agents moving to Illustrated Properties already this year and another 30 - 40 expected by the end of the year, it is no wonder Illustrated Properties is opening a new office in a prime location.Their new office is located at 2316 S. Dixie Highway. Illustrated Properties (www.ipre.com) is an Adams family business, serving the areas real estate needs since 1936.Anyone who is interested in joining the team at Illustrated Properties can contact Diane Edgley, Director of Recruitment at 561-776-4427.*data from Trendgraphix Sept 02, 2008. Click here for a PDF of the data.