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C.A.R. Central

430 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60611
Ph: (312) 803-4900
Fax: (312) 803-4905
Discount Parking

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

**Please note: you must have a photo ID to gain access to the building**

 

Getting to Our CAR Headquarters

Parking

We have discounted parking with the AMA Garage at 401 N State Street. There are two convenient entries: off of State Street or on Wabash (next to the Dunkin Donuts and across the street from the Trump Tower). On rare occasions, this parking site might become full. If so, please advise the parking attendant that you are with the Chicago Association of REALTORS® and you will be allowed to enter. If no attendant is present, you will need to park at an alternative garage (see below). We also recommend using a parking app like SpotHero if you are interested in parking downtown and reserving a space ahead of time.

  • Distance to C.A.R.’s offices: 0.2 miles, 422 steps, 4 minute walk
  • Total number of spaces: 890

The process for discounted parking will be as follows:

  • Guest will pull an entry ticket from the parking garage gate and park their car.
  • C.A.R. will provide guest a validation “chaser” ticket before the guest returns to their vehicle.
  • Upon returning to the garage and prior to returning to their vehicle, the guest will go to the pay stations in the lobby and insert their entry ticket into the pay station. The normal price of parking will appear, and the guest will then insert the “chaser” ticket into the machine to reduce the parking charge to $16. Guests will be able to pay the fee in cash or by credit card. Once payment is accepted, a validated ticket will be dispensed from the pay station to be used at the garage exit.
  • The guest will insert the paid/validated ticket into the reader at the garage exit. The gate will raise and the guest will be able to exit the garage in their vehicle.

Additional parking can be found at the addresses below, but C.A.R. will not be able to give a discount if you park at these locations:

  • 614 N St. Clair
    • Total number of spaces: 186
    • Distance: 0.3 miles, 633 steps,  6 minute walk
  • 240 E Illinois (Cityfront Plaza)
    • Total number of spaces: 450
    • Distance: 0.2 miles, 430 steps, 5 minute walk

We also recommend using a parking app like SpotHero if you are interested in parking downtown and reserving a space ahead of time.

Public Transportation

Bus routes that drop off directly in front of the Wrigley Building adjacent to our office space on Michigan Avenue include 2, 3, 26, 29, 65, 120, 121, 143, 146, 147, 148, 151, 157.

Additional bus lines are in the area within a few blocks walk, including express bus routes from the north and south sides. We highly recommend planning out your route ahead of time using Google Maps.

Nearby CTA train stations include:

  • State & Lake: Brown, Orange, Purple, Green, Pink Lines
    • 9 minute walk, 0.4 miles
  • Grand: Red Line
    • 8 minute walk, 0.3 miles
  • Clark & Lake: Blue, Green, Pink, Orange, Brown, Purple Lines
    • 13 minute walk, 0.6 miles

Nearby Metra train stations include:

  • Millennium Station: SSL, ME Lines
    • 10 minute walk, 0.4 miles
  • Ogilvie Transportation Center: UP-W, UP-NW, UP-N
    • 30 minute walk, 1.4 miles
  • Union Station: BNSF, MD-N, NCS, SWS, MD-W, HC
    • 34 minute walk, 1.6 miles

C.A.R. West Towns

6017 W. 26th St. – Map It
Cicero, IL 60804-3012
Ph: (312) 803-4900
Fax: (312) 803-4905
Parking lot and street parking available

Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on both days.

Mailing Address

Please submit all C.A.R & MLS related payments to the following address:
Chicago Association of Realtors
430 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 800
Chicago, IL 60611

Contact Us

You can reach us at (312) 803-4900 or membership@chicagorealtor.com.

C.A.R. To You

One way to ensure convenient, easy access to C.A.R. services is to take advantage of C.A.R. To You, a member benefit program that brings C.A.R. staff to your office to assist with your membership needs. Through C.A.R. To You, schedule staff to come to your office to deliver the tools to help you prosper. Order sentrilock, leases, office visits & more here.

Meeting Rooms for Rent

The Chicago Association of REALTORS® and REALTORS® Real Estate School are able to offer desirable meeting room space rentals when our classrooms are not in use. Are you looking to rent meeting space or training space for a reasonable fee? Click here!

Reserve a Conference Room

One of the best new benefits of our new space is conference rooms for your use, complimentary for C.A.R. members! Reserve a conference room for a workgroup or client meeting, or book a space to get some of your work done in private. Conference Room One has seating for four, and Conference Room Two has seating for six. Find more information here.