CREC is proud to team with CCIM to present a Retail Outlook panel discussion on Tuesday, October 28th. For more information, please go to our October event page.  


CREC hosted a great capital markets panel luncheon on September 16th at Maggiano's.  Neil Freeman of Aires Capital moderated the panel of Greg Cazel of Wells Fargo RE Capital Markets, Don Pafford of US Bank, Mark Trevor of Alliant Credit Union and Ryan Welsh of PNC Bank. Thanks to Jeff Bucaro of Aries Capital for putting this event together.

CREC Annual Golf, Dinner & Raffle Event

The  Chicago Real Estate Council's 2014 Golf Outing, Dinner and Raffle held at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club in Lemont on July 10th was a huge success. About 75 golfers participated on a very beautiful summer day. This year's talented winners were:

     ·  Lowest Score - Steve Hartschuh (Chicago Title), David Tanner (Ungaretti & Harris) , Tim   Brankin (TradeTools) and Bryan Freel (Vine Properties) -  each received a $25 gift         certificate

    ·  Closest to the Pin hosted by Associated Bank – Clint Darby (Greystone)

    ·  Longest Drive hosted by Chase Multi-Family Lending – Tim Brankin (TradeTools)

A huge "Thank You" to all of our sponsors:

Fidelity National Title
Associated Bank
Chase Multi-Family Lending
National Property Consulting Group
Chicago Title Insurance Company
Stout Risius Ross
Wells Fargo Advisors
Aimbridge Hospitality
Appraisal Research Counselors 
William J. Cody Realty Advisors

This event would not be possible without our valued sponsors. Thank you for your support.

Congratulations to the Raffle Prize winners:

         $500 gift card to Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa – Rick Ferraro, Ferraro Advisors

         $50 Rosebud Restaurant’s gift card – David Kirshenbaum, Hilco Real Estate

         $50 Rosebud Restaurant’s gift card – Bernie Cohen, Draper and Kramer

         $50 McCormick & Schmick’s gift card – Bill Cody, William J. Cody Realty Advisors

         $50 McCormick & Schmick’s gift card - Steve Hartschuh, Chicago Title

         $50 Fleming’s gift card – Rich Sprecher, Aimbridge Hospitality

         $50 Fleming’s gift card – Pete Tortorello, Newcastle Limited

         $50 Macy’s gift card – Bryan Freel, Vine Properties

         $25 Starbucks gift card – Brian Kuzniar, LaSalle Investment Management

         $25 Dunkin Donuts – Ryan Korth, Stout Risius Ross

         Box of Dozen Golf Balls – Dan Berenschot, The Private Bank

Also, as a result of your generosity we are making several charitable donations in our community.

A huge thank you to the Golf Committee. Ben Bartel and his loyal committee did a greatjob again this year. We are looking for  volunteers to help organize next year's event. Please contact Carol at if you are interested.

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