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CR Magazine - Spring 2018 (Sales Awards)

2017 Sales Awards Issue. The official publication of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®.

PRESIDENT’S

PRESIDENT’S PERSPECTIVE Someone once said there are only three downsides to living in Chicago: January, February and March. Fortunately, amidst the brisk and sometimes dreary weather, March always gives us great reason to celebrate: our annual Sales Awards. Amidst the flash of the event, the honorees have worked tirelessly to achieve their goals. Congratulations to everyone who has achieved this momentous accomplishment. I am so inspired by our industry coming together to celebrate our shared successes. It is almost impossible to leave this event lacking a sense of hope and excitement as we look to the year ahead, and I can’t help but feel grateful for the opportunity our chosen profession affords us. As we admire those on stage and around the room, know that collectively, we represent a group of professionals who have a tangible impact on the communities we serve. The sheer number of transactions each year reflects the lives we touch. In commercial and in development, we help companies make decisions that impact not just investors, but also employees, their families and the surrounding communities. In residential, we are helping our clients realize the American Dream. What we do is amazing, and there is no better reason to celebrate. Learn why you should invest in RPAC. We also celebrate those of you who stepped up this year to protect our industry and private property rights through your support of RPAC. You give our industry’s voice great strength when faced with legislation that could hurt us and our clients. For your response to our calls for action and investment in protecting our livelihood, I thank you. 2018 is full of promise, and I look forward to seeing new names grace next year’s issue and new faces take the stage come March 2019. We live in a world of possibilities. Best of luck, REBECCA THOMSON 2017-2018 President Chicago Association of REALTORS ® 32 Chicago REALTOR ® Magazine

Chicago REALTOR ® CR Magazine 2017-2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT Rebecca Thomson PRESIDENT-ELECT Tommy Choi TREASURER Maurice L. Hampton IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Matt Silver DIRECTORS Gaspar Flores, Jr. Antje Gehrken Heather Gustafson Drussy Hernandez Kris Keller, ccim Nick Libert Dave Naso Christopher Pezza Nykea Pippion-McGriff Hugh Rider Andy Shiparski Vicky Silvano Kevin Van Eck Marty Walsh Sarah Ware CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Ginger Downs, rce, cae, cips, iom The Chicago REALTOR ® Magazine is published quarterly by the Chicago Association of REALTORS ® for its members. Advertising is purchased and does not necessarily represent the position of the Chicago Association of REALTORS ® . EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Ginger Downs, rce, cae, cips, iom gdowns@chicagorealtor.com EDITOR Jessica Kern jkern@chicagorealtor.com MANAGING EDITOR Maria Dickman mdickman@chicagorealtor.com ART DIRECTOR Jim August jaugust@chicagorealtor.com For advertising information please contact Mary Beth Durkin at (312) 214-5530 or ads@chicagorealtor.com C.A.R. LOCATIONS C.A.R. Central: 430 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 800 Chicago, IL 60611 Ph: (312) 803-4900 Fax: (312) 803-4905 C.A.R. West Towns: 6017 W. 26 th Street Cicero, IL 60804 Ph: (312) 803-4900 www.ChicagoREALTOR.com NOTICE TO MEMBERS Under long established policy of this Association, the Illinois Association of REALTORS ® and the National Association of REALTORS ® : 1. The broker’s compensation for services rendered in respect to any listing is solely a matter of negotiation between the broker and his or her client, and is not fixed, controlled, recommended or maintained by any persons not party to the listing agreement. 2. The compensation paid by the listing broker to a cooperating broker in respect to any listing is established by the listing broker and is not fixed, controlled, recommended or maintained by any persons other than the listing broker. Videos Videos Videos What’s Online @ Photo • Watch the 2018 Market Outlook presentations. • Learn “Why I Invest in RPAC.” • Check out Top Producer stories in “I am a REALTOR ® .” • Browse the 2018 Market Outlook key takeaways and slides. • Check out eBooks from NAR’s library. • Register for CE classes and pump up your skills with our spring and summer courses. • Mark your calendars and register for upcoming events. • 2018 YPN Kickoff • 2018 Market Outlook • West Towns Economic Development Outlook • Global Real Estate Council: New Residential Developments Showcase Tours • YPN Breakfasts • Social media content, curated and ready for you! Digital Resources Extras Resources Links ChicagoREALTOR.com Galleries Photo Links Galleries Videos Resources Links Galleries Photo Galleries Look for the icon throughout the magazine for Links content with digital bonuses! Photo Galleries Photo Videos Videos Videos Resources Resources Videos Resources Resources Photo Photo Galleries Galleries Photo Galleries Links Links Photo Galleries Links Links Resources Links Links www.ChicagoREALTOR.com 33