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Chicago Association of REALTORS® Recognizes 2011 Top Producers; Awards Presented in Residential and Commercial Real Estate


The Chicago Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) recognized its Top Producers last night at the C.A.R. 2011 Sales Awards. Nearly 600 Chicago REALTORS®, business affiliates and friends joined the event, emceed by CBS-2 evening news anchor Rob Johnson at the House of Blues, Chicago.

In 2011 alone, Chicago REALTORS® tallied 43,557 transaction sides accounting for both residential and commercial properties. The total volume sold by C.A.R. members was well over $10 billion. Awards recognized Top Producers in categories including:

  • Individual & Team Residential Units
  • Individual & Team Residential Volume
  • Individual Residential Leasing
  • Residential Neighborhood Awards
  • Residential Rookie of the Year
  • Individual Commercial Sales Volume
  • Individual Commercial Leasing Volume
  • Individual Commercial Leasing Square Footage

A full list of 2011 C.A.R. Sales Awards recipients is online.

2011 C.A.R. President Mabel Guzman, @properties, presented the awards and spoke to the leadership role of residential and commercial agents in advancing the Chicago housing market’s recovery.

“While we are still in a volatile market, economists indicate that our local industry is beginning to recover, and that’s thanks in no small part to the long hours you have invested on your clients’ behalf,” Guzman said. “It is your patience, your counsel, and your unfailing knowledge of the city’s real estate market that helps keep Chicago neighborhoods vibrant places to work and live.”

Photos of individual top award recipients and the Sales Awards event are available by request.

The Chicago Association of REALTORS® is the “Voice for Real Estate®” in Chicago since 1883, representing 11,000 members from all real estate specialties including commercial sales, development, property management, appraisal, auctions and residential sales. Visit us online at


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