President’s Award 2016 Recipients

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 President’s Award, as presented by outgoing president Dan Wagner.

Brian Bernardoni

For exemplary service to the Chicago real estate industry in his advocacy efforts to implement the Professional Services Parking Permit, proactively advocate against property taxes and reform the Chicago RLTO, as well as his resilience in stopping the Cloud Tax.

Erika Villegas

For her unwavering support of the Young Professionals Network and the efforts of the YPN for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago.

Maurice Hampton

For his dedication to exposing the Chicago Association of REALTORS®’ members to opportunities in the global real estate market through education, networking and information sharing.

Jim Kinney

For his willingness to serve as a personal advisor and mentor, and becoming an icon of guidance in the real estate community.

Matt Silver

For chairing the building work group of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®’ move to the National Association of REALTORS® building.

Matt Farrell

For his service as chair of the space planning and design work group, ultimately overseeing an incredible office design for the new Chicago Association of REALTORS® headquarters.

Gary Clayton

For his hard work in facilitating the Illinois REALTORS®’ partnership with the Chicago Association of REALTORS® and being best state AE in the United States.

Dale Stinton

For making the Chicago Association of REALTORS®’ relocation possible as the leader of the largest trade association in the world, the National Association of REALTORS®.