The Chicago Association of REALTORS®, the “Voice for Real Estate” in Chicago since 1883, represents over 17,000 members from all real estate specialties including commercial sales, development, property management, appraisal, auctions and residential sales.
Under the sparkling lights of the Radisson Blu banquet hall on Wednesday night, the real estate community gathered to honor exceptional members of the Chicago REALTOR® family at the 133rd annual Inaugural Gala. The event included the installation of the Chicago Association of REALTORS® 2016-2017 Board of Directors, and honored several individuals for their contributions and positive influence, among which were the recipients of the Managing Broker of the Year Award.
Ginger Downs, George Schultz, Joe Castillo, and Zeke Morris pose for photo on the night of the Gala.
The Managing Broker of the Year Award recognizes a REALTOR® in good standing with at least five years of experience as a Managing Broker, with current active involvement at the local level, recognized business accomplishments and high principles of faithfulness to the principles of good real estate practices and the Code of Ethics among other brokers and the public. This award has two distinct categories: 1-50 Licensees and 51+ Licensees.
Managing Broker of the Year 1-50 Licensees: Joe Castillo
Joe Castillo has been recognized by C.A.R. as a Top One Percent Producer since 2010. As a Top 500 Hispanic REALTOR® in America by Realty Biz News, and a 2012-2016 NAHREP Top 250 Latino Agent, it is no wonder the brokers at E.R.A. Mi Casa Realty admire Joe as an exceptional member of his community. He is president of NAHREP’s Chicago Chapter, and his leadership at E.R.A. Mi Casa had helped the brokerage become the real estate office with the most Latino agents ranked in the NAHREP Top 250 Latino agents in the United States.
Managing Broker of the Year 51+ Licensees: George Schultz
George Schultz is a treasured leader among the brokers at @properties. A former Chicago Association of REALTORS® Director, his outstanding service to his clients and licensees within his firm have made him a standout professional for this award. He serves as Vice President of Brokerage Services within @properties and possesses impressive experience in new construction and resale. George’s innovation takes his passion for acting and translates it into valuable talent listening to clients’ needs. His hard work and dedication has helped @properties expand and rise in the rankings of excellent real estate brokerage companies.