Summer 2022: Association News

Tommy Choi Named 2023 Illinois REALTORS® Treasurer Nominee

Past President Tommy Choi, Keller Williams ONEChicago, has been named the 2023 Illinois REALTORS® Treasurer nominee. Choi was our 2020 REALTOR® of the Year and the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2021 Vice President of Association Affairs.

He is expected to be formally confirmed by the Illinois REALTORS® Board of Directors later this year at the same meeting that Past President Matt Silver, Corcoran Urban Real Estate, will become president-elect. Congratulations, Tommy!

Advocacy At Work: Your Concerns Shared with Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac

We heard your concerns about the recent Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac lending guidelines, and we asked you to share personal stories about how they impacted your transactions.

Past President Tommy Choi, Keller Williams ONEChicago, working with the National Association of REALTORS®, took your personal stories to a meeting with Fannie Mae leadership to discuss the unintended consequences of their guidelines, like misinformation regarding the lending form, confusion about hiring structural engineers and HOAs refusing to complete the form.

These consequences continue to evolve, and your stories can provide a personal voice and help shape the future decisions made by Fannie Mae. If you have a story to share, please submit it at

Foundation & The 77 Furnish Home with Humble Design

On Thursday, March 10, Foundation Trustees and members of The 77 committee teamed up with Humble Design for a day of volunteering, furnishing a four-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment for a family of seven in North Lawndale.

Humble Design transforms empty houses into warm, welcoming and uplifting homes for those exiting homelessness. They use donated household goods to transform the spaces.