Winter 2021: Editor’s Picks

Leaders With Passion

It was so nice to gather together to install our new leadership in person this year. You can check out all the photos here. I was struck by something 2022 President Antje Gehrken said in her Inaugural Gala speech about how being an outstanding REALTOR® is a lot like being a rockstar. “It’s not the venue but the passion behind what you do.” Chicago is our venue, and the passion we, as real estate professionals, pour into our communities is the song we play. Looking at the new Board of Directors and leadership team is like looking at a stage full of passion. Click here to meet our directors and learn what excites them most in the year ahead, and click here to meet our rockstar president Antje Gehrken. I suspect you’ll see, feel and be inspired by their passion, too.

The 77 Neighborhood Tour

Speaking of passionate leaders, our Diversity Committee – named ‘The 77’ for Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods — gave a personal tour of their respective communities. It’s a great jumping off point to visit an area of the city you may not be familiar with and to share with your clients. Stop by a new restaurant or park to kick off your tour. Our city is truly a wonderful place to live, work and play!

New Year Resolutions?

How will your passion show up in your resolutions for 2022? Here at CAR, we are hard at work putting together tools and resources to help you! With member benefits like New Broker Training, the commercial real estate Legal Library Pro, our Young Professionals’ podcast and beyond, we hope you find something to spark a passion. Click here for resources to make 2022 your best year yet. As always, don’t hesitate to reach out — I’d love to hear from you.