138th Inaugural Gala - Chicago Association of REALTORS®


138th Inaugural Gala

Friday, September 24, 2021
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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Regular Tickets (Waitlist Only):
CAR Member Table: $2,050 | Please join the waitlist by clicking here.
CAR Member Individual: $225 | To join the waitlist, please email events@chicagorealtor.com

Please note: If availability opens up, we will contact individuals on the waitlist in the order in which their requests were received

Reception Only Ticket (August 20- September 17): $95
Late Reception Only Ticket (September 17 – 22): $115

The Night for Real Estate in Chicago: CAR’s 138th Annual Inaugural Gala

The Chicago Association of REALTORS® proudly presents the 138th Annual Inaugural Gala, the premier night for real estate in Chicago, hosted at the Hilton Chicago.

Join us as we install the Chicago Association of REALTORS® 2021-2022 leadership team: 2022 President Antje Gehrken, A.R.E Partners, 2022 President-Elect Sarah Ware, Ware Realty Group, and 2022 Treasurer Drussy Hernandez, Coldwell Banker Realty. We will also honor our 2021 REALTOR® Award winners, including REALTOR® of the Year Maurice Hampton, Centered International Realty, and the newest inductee to the Hall of Fame, James D. Letchinger of JDL Development.

We are so excited to return to celebrating together in person for this historic, glamorous evening.

Attire is black-tie optional. Ticket price includes dinner with wine and cocktails, admission to the after-party and other event experiences.

Parking Information: Event Self-Parking is available onsite at the Hilton for $33.00. Discounted sticker needed for the reduced rate, can be picked up at the CAR Check-In table onsite.

Honored Guests:

Antje Gehrken
A.R.E Partners

2021 – 2022 President

Sarah Ware
Ware Realty Group
2021 – 2022 President-Elect
Drussy Hernandez
Coldwell Banker Realty
2021 – 2022 Treasurer
Nykea Pippion McGriff
Coldwell Banker Realty
Immediate Past President

REALTOR® of the Year:

Maurice Hampton
Centered International Realty

Hall of Fame Inductee:

James D. Letchinger

Award Winners:

REALTOR® Achievement:
Mabél Guzmán
Coldwell Banker Realty
REALTOR® Achievement:
Marty Walsh
Dream Town Realty
REALTOR® Commercial Achievement:
Deena Zimmerman
SVN Chicago Commercial
REALTOR® Community Service:
Eduardo Garcia
Realty of Chicago LLC
REALTOR® Community Service:
Grace Kaage
Affiliate of the Year:
Hipolito Garcia
Caliber Home Loans
Managing Broker of the Year (1 – 50 Licensees):
Magda Antillon
Realty of Chicago LLC
Managing Broker of the Year (51+ Licensees):
Joseph Siciliano
Industry Partner Member:
Vicky Silvano
Baird & Warner
Brian A. Bernardoni Political Advocacy Award:
Nykea Pippion McGriff
Coldwell Banker Realty
Brian A. Bernardoni Political Advocacy Award: Legislator of the Year
Emanuel “Chris” Welch
IL House of Representatives

Inducting our Board of Directors

Nick Libert
EXIT Strategy Realty
Andy Shiparski
Tracey Royal
Coldwell Banker Realty

Erika Villegas
RE/MAX In the Village
Grace Kaage
Ayoub Rabah
Coldwell Banker Realty
Rachel Scheid
Coldwell Banker Realty
Lutalo McGee
Ani Real Estate
Tony Hardy
Keller Williams ONEChicago
Marki Lemons Ryhal
EXIT Strategy Realty
Vicky Silvano
Baird & Warner
Erik Schwab
Corcoran Urban Real Estate
Jimena Sayavedra
Tommy Choi
Keller Williams ONEChicago
Chris Pezza
The Apartment Source

Michael Anselmo
Codilis & Associates, P.C.

Space is limited. Please click here for more information on CAR’s event attendance and cancellation policy.

By registering to participate in this event, you hereby acknowledge and consent that The Chicago Association of REALTORS® (and their assignees) may take photographs and/or video of you during the event and may use those photographs and recordings for the Association’s purposes, including but not limited to news, publicity and fundraising purposes, without further compensation to you. All such photos and videos are the sole property of the Association.

The Chicago Association of REALTORS® (CAR) is committed to creating a safe and inclusive experience for our community and providing a friendly and welcoming environment for all. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Please act professionally and follow our Code of Conduct at all CAR events. Do you have any disabilities which require special accommodation? If so, please identify any special accommodations by emailing events@chicagorealtor.com at least one week prior to the event date.

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