Media Advisory

Chicago REALTOR® Named to National REALTOR® Magazine “30 Under 30” Class of 2012


Chicago Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) member Grigory Pekarsky, Managing Broker/Co-Owner of Vesta Preferred, has been named to the “30 Under 30” Class of 2012 by the editors of REALTOR® Magazine. Each year, the national magazine recognizes 30 young practitioners who are making a mark in the real estate industry through success in real estate sales, business management, leadership or community service.

“We are proud that C.A.R. is in a position to nurture the development of young leaders and provide them with opportunities to assume responsibilities within the local and national real estate industry,” said Bob Floss, C.A.R. president and Managing Broker/Owner of Bob Floss and Son Realty. “Not only is Greg one of Chicago’s most aspiring young REALTORS®, he demonstrates a willingness to support other REALTORS® and industry goals that we are glad to help cultivate.”

In addition to establishing his own company at a relatively early age, Pekarsky, 27, emerged as a leader in the Chicago area real estate industry when he was appointed the second individual to hold a year-long chair position of C.A.R.’s newly forming Young Professionals Network, in 2010. The C.A.R. YPN gained momentum and grew exponentially during Pekarsky’s tenure, and was named Large Network of the Year by the National Association of REALTORS®.

Pekarsky also worked in partnership with C.A.R. to launch a “YPN Mentor” series that bridges Chicago real estate industry newcomers with established professionals.

2012 “30 Under 30” honorees are featured in the May/June 2012 issue of REALTOR® Magazine, the official magazine of the National Association of REALTORS®. For more information and to read profiles of all of this year’s honorees, visit REALTOR® Magazine online.

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