IAR holds fourth Multicultural Summit in Oak Brook

Jim Kinney, IAR Treasurer, gets ready to kick off the Multicultural Summit in Oak Brook, Ill., on April 26, 2013.

More than 100 REALTORS® gathered in Oak Brook, Ill., to hear about strategies for doing business with clients from South Africa and the Caribbean.

Jim Kinney, treasurer of the Illinois Association of REALTORS®, opened the session, which was April 26, 2013, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Oak Brook.

Among speakers were:

  • Maria Davies, a REALTOR® doing business in Grenada.

  • Christine Klein, a REALTOR® with business in Illinois and Jamaica.

  • Ahmed Badat, a REALTOR® with experience in doing business with South Africa.

  • Donnadelliah Maluleke, Consul Economic South African Consulate-General, Chicago.

Keynoting the event were Mary Carmen R. Madrid-Crost, a lawyer specializing in immigration law, and Julius L. Cartwright, president/CEO for the National Association of Real Estate Brokers.

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About Jon Broadbooks

Jon Broadbooks is Vice President/Communications for Illinois REALTORS®. He serves as editor of online and print content for the association’s communications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and e-newsletters. He conducts spokesperson training seminars and oversees website development for the Association.

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