Winter 2021: Editor’s Picks

Leaders With Passion It was so nice to gather together to install our new leadership in person this year. You can check out all the photos here. I was struck […]

Your Winter Government Affairs Update

2022 CHICAGO BUDGET: REAL ESTATE HIGHLIGHTS & CONCERNS Mayor Lori Lightfoot presented her budget to City Council on September 20, 2021. The proposal contains $635 million to maintain and expand […]

‘The 77’ Tour of Chicago’s Neighborhoods

Tour many of Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods through the eyes of our neighborhood experts on our Diversity Committee, The 77. They shared their favorite restaurants, landmarks, architecture and more; these are […]

Hall of Fame James D. Letchinger: Fearless, Proud and Driven…Never Satisfied with Average!

Born and raised in downtown Chicago, James D. Letchinger admired skyscrapers and high-rises from a young age. “I watched the city get built,” he said. “I was very close with […]

New Placemaking Murals in Andersonville & Kenwood Honor Local Residents & Heroes

As REALTORS®, we know how important homes and commercial properties are to the backbone of our communities. But we also know there is much more that goes into making our […]

Winter 2021: Association News

Local Hispanic-Owned Business Receives COVID-19 Relief Grant Our city has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in a variety of ways, and the CAR Foundation is helping affected small business […]

Your Questions, Answered: What You Need to Know About Zoning & ADUs

As of May 2021, the City of Chicago began issuing permits for Accessory/Additional Dwelling Units (ADUs), reversing a 1957 law that previously deemed them illegal. What does this mean for […]

Supercharge Your Business In 2022 With CAR Member Benefits

Expand your network and knowledge to be the best resource for your clients. We host over 100 events each year, and, through your membership, you receive free or discounted attendance […]

2022 Board of Directors

TOMMY CHOI Keller Williams ONEChicago If you could share one piece of advice with a fellow REALTOR®, what would it be? The direction you travel in is much more important […]

Introducing 2022 President Antje Gehrken, A.R.E. Partners

“Hey guys. It’s me!” 2022 President Antje Gehrken’s signature greeting gives immediate clues as to her approachable leadership style. A lifelong Chicagoan, Antje’s path to real estate was not, by […]

Winter 2021: From the CEO

We all begin our careers with an idea of where we want to go, but we never quite know where we’ll end up. Even the best laid plans can lead […]

Winter 2021: President’s Perspective

In our lifetimes, we all experience many firsts — some that we remember, some that we don’t, and some that change our trajectory, because firsts can lead to forevers. I […]