In 2023, we continued to work together to make Chicago a vibrant place to live, work and play. Here’s what we accomplished together.
We broadened our city’s global reach.
We received the diamond award from NAR’s Global Achievement Award.
We learned about new international and local developments during our global development tour.
We hosted a trade mission to Costa Rica where we explored development opportunities, learned about market trends and made connections for inbound market growth. Past Chair of the Global Real Estate Council Aaron Masliansky, Dream Town Real Estate, discussed the trade mission with 2023 Chair Linda Hattar, ACO Commercial, and 2023 Vice Chair Alonzo Abron Jr., A. Progeny Global, on the Real Estate Diplomat’s podcast here.
WE continued to provide you with tools to succeed.
We partnered with CREXi to promote your rental listings. This exclusive view of the CREXi platform features only properties listed for sale or for rent on CREXi by members of Chicago REALTORS® and CommercialForum.
Check out all of our member perks and tools here, which are available to you exclusively as a Chicago Association of REALTOR® member.
WE collaborated throughout the year.
We met throughout the city on a Listening Tour, hosting important membership discussions about our future vision and membership’s needs. Read our recap of what was shared during the tour stops here.
Committee volunteers met with members to showcase association resources at our quarterly Open Houses. Sign up for our upcoming Open House to learn more about your benefits, professional development opportunities and where to find community here.
We supported one another.
Subject matter experts shared their resources and knowledge through:
- Our magazine, with stories like:
- YPN’s podcast, which you can listen to here.
- And our events. Sign up for an upcoming event here.
We awarded 50 scholarships to new and current Chicago REALTORS®. Find out more about our scholarships and how they can help you advance your professional development goals.
Our Sustainability Ambassador community grew and provided educational opportunities. To connect with like-minded sustainability professionals, become an ambassador today.
We supported our industry partners. Connect with different communities of REALTORS® throughout Chicago here.
We celebrated and grew Industry Leaders and Changemakers.
Past President Frank Williams was named an NAR Fair Housing Champion. Read about his impact on the real estate industry here.
Past President Zeke Morris was awarded NAHREP’s Industry Partner Award and Illinois REALTOR’S® REALTOR® of the Year.
Caira Button and Kelly Carlson were honored on NAR’s 30 Under 30 class. Learn about their accomplishments.
We installed our 2023-2024 Board of Directors, honored our REALTOR® Award winners and inducted Marion Valle into the Hall of Fame during the 140th Inaugural Gala. Check out the event recap.
We got INvolved Locally Through Advocacy and Volunteering.
We advocated for property rights as the voice for real estate in Chicago. Find out about recent advocacy updates and the issues we advocate for here.
We protected private property rights through RPAC. Learn more about RPAC here.
We volunteered throughout the city. Keep an eye on our events page for upcoming volunteer opportunities like our Pitch in for the Parks event this summer.