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141st Inaugural Gala

  • Friday, September 20 | 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Chicago Association of REALTORS® is proud to present the 141st Annual Inaugural Gala, the premier night for real estate in Chicago!

We are so excited to celebrate together on this historic evening. Attire for the evening is formal, black-tie optional. After the ceremony and seated dinner, join us in the Normandie Lounge for the after-party where the celebration will continue with music, dancing and more fun surprises!

Please join us for this meaningful evening as we introduce the Chicago Association of REALTORS® 2025 leadership team: 2025 President Erika Villegas, 2025 President-Elect Lutalo McGee and 2025 Treasurer Vicky Silvano. We will also install our 2025 Board of Directors.

HONORING CHICAGO REAL ESTATE LEADERS

We will also honor our 2024 REALTOR® Award winners, including REALTOR® of the Year (To Be Announced). The graduating class of the 2024 Leadership Accelerator Program will also cross the stage. Join us to recognize these amazing individuals!

Invite the office or bring a friend! We look forward to celebrating with you.

Questions? Explore the FAQ section at the bottom of this page.

Location

Hilton Chicago | 720 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Reserve your hotel room:

*A special hotel room rate is available at the Hilton Chicago for the night of the event with rates starting at $209 plus tax and fees. To reserve a room, please click here.


Tickets

Early bird prices end Friday, August 16. Get your tickets!

Friday, September 20 | 6:00 pm 11:00 pm

Pre-registration will close on Tuesday, September 17.  
Limited quantities of tickets at the rates listed above are available.

Celebrate your peers!

Celebrate your peers!

This glamourous evening recognizes our REALTOR® Award Recipients and installs our new board of directors and association leadership.

Why Attend?

  • Connect and build relationships with influential industry leaders, peers and potential mentors.
  • Increase your visibility within the professional community.
  • Show your support for the new leadership and the award recipients.
  • Hear inspiring stories from successful leaders.
  • Get motivated to pursue your own professional leadership goals.

Video Memories From 2023

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Event Policy

Limited quantities of tickets at the rates listed above are available. Please click here for more information on the Chicago Association of REALTORS®’ 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. 

Professional recordings intended for commercial purposes without prior written authorization from association leadership are strictly prohibited. Learn more about the association’s Professional Recording Policy.

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. 

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Gala FAQ For Attendees

What should I wear?

Attire for the evening is formal, black-tie optional. Explore the Facebook album of photos from last year’s gala as a reference.

What are my parking options?

Valet Parking is available onsite for a discounted event rate of $49 with validation. Self-parking is available onsite for a discounted event rate of $33 with validation. *A validation sticker is required to receive the discounted rate. Validation stickers can be picked up at the CAR Check-In desk at the event.

Should I get a table or individual tickets?

One table purchase includes ten seats. These are great ways to sit together as a team, an office, a company or a group of friends. Both members and non-members can join your table. Our events team will simply need their names and email addresses!

For the dinner, what should I do if I have a dietary restriction?

Please email our team, and we’ll make note of your needs with your registration.