Global Real Estate Council: Year in Review

The mission of the Global Real Estate Council is to support C.A.R. members who do business with global markets (inbound and outbound transactions and/or consultancy) through education and networking activities, information sharing and involvement with select global real estate organizations. The forum also fosters strong relations with local organizations representing diverse ethnic and cultural communities in Chicagoland. We’ve had a great year – here’s what we’ve been up to lately.

First Annual Neighborhoods and Diversity Bus Tour

In August, we debuted a new event: the Neighborhoods and Diversity Bus Tour. C.A.R. members had a fun evening as they explored Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods, including Bronzeville, Bridgeport, Chinatown, Pilsen, UIC/Little Italy and Greektown. Visit our Facebook page for more photos!

Global Real Estate Council Awarded Gold Status by NAR

This national award acknowledges Global Councils based on five focus areas: Business Plan, Marketing & Communication, Events/Education, Outreach and Benchmarking.

Illinois REALTORS® Launches Consulate Liaison Program

In an effort to expand the scope of global engagement, Illinois REALTORS® has launched the Consulate General Liaison Program. The program is uniquely designed to help position the Illinois REALTOR® community as a leading source for service and information for a growing global clientele by working and communicating directly with local consulates. There are currently 25 liaisons within the program, including 15 C.A.R. members. To learn more about the benefits of the program, visit

Keep in Touch!

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