CAR opens new offices; Illinois REALTORS® shares space

Illinois REALTORS® President Doug Carpenter speaks at a ribbon cutting for the Chicago Association of REALTORS® in Chicago. In background is Matt Silver, CAR president, and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. Illinois REALTORS® has offices in the CAR space. Photo: Jon Broadbooks

Illinois REALTORS® celebrated the addition of office space in Chicago on Tuesday as part of a reception honoring the Chicago Association of REALTORS®’ move to a new headquarters.

CAR recently moved from its old offices on South Michigan Avenue to the eighth floor of the REALTOR® Building on North Michigan Avenue. The transition was celebrated with a ribbon cutting and reception at the offices on Tuesday.

REALTOR® Nykea Pippion-McGriff, NAR President-elect Elizabeth Mendenhall, REALTOR® Zeke Morris and REALTOR® Sarah Ware at a ribbon cutting for the Chicago Association of REALTORS® on Tuesday.

As part of the move, Illinois REALTORS® is subleasing offices in the CAR space for advocacy staff. The association also has retained space for a conference room.

“The Illinois Association has long needed a more permanent place for our growing staff, and it’s a natural fit for us to have offices and meeting space here among our Chicago association colleagues,” said Illinois REALTORS® President Doug Carpenter. “The unique three-way agreement of national, state and local organizations that is a hallmark of the REALTOR® organization is clearly embodied in this space.”

Illinois REALTORS® Treasurer Dan Wagner played a pivotal role in making the move into the headquarters of the National Association of REALTORS®. At the time the decision was made he was president of the Chicago association.

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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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