Who Are We?
The Chicago Real Estate Council is a networking organization comprised of a diverse group of professionals in Chicago's commercial real estate industry. We operate for educational and social purposes with the mission of promoting the development, establishment and expansion of the real estate industry.
The Council is one of the oldest real estate professional networking groups and dates back to 1949. Originally called the “Junior Real Estate Board,” the Chicago Real Estate Council (or CREC as it is also known today) was literally founded by the sons of Draper & Kramer and Baird & Warner and today has approximately 200 members.
For sixty years, the Chicago Real Estate Council has been providing its members with a great opportunity to network with other real estate professionals. This organization is unique in its format in that there are no limitations to entry such as participating in a particular area of real estate or affiliation with a specific field of expertise. Rather, CREC encourages diversity and looks for members from the various areas of the real estate profession. At any meeting you might be seated at a table with an appraiser, a leasing broker, a bank lender, a search firm executive and others. You may be enjoying a presentation from a REIT executive, a developer, a college professor or touring one of Chicago’s latest developments. Truly a networking opportunity as well as an educational gold mine.
Membership in CREC continues to be an excellent value and investment in your career, providing attendance to all of our regular events throughout the year for one low annual membership fee.