Advancing Professionalism Through Education & Outreach

The Chicago Association of REALTORS ® Young Professionals Network (YPN) a growing group of career-minded real estate professionals who want to stay abreast of the latest tools, resources and networking opportunities available to REALTORS®.

YPN is run by an Advisory Board of established young REALTORS® who are committed to becoming a resource for all young Chicago REALTORS®.

Membership in YPN is free for all C.A.R. Members. To join submit an application for membership.

YPN Mission Statement

YPN is a member-driven organization that helps young real estate professionals excel in their careers by giving them the tools and encouragement to become involved in four core areas:

  • REALTOR® associations. Attend REALTOR® conferences and pursue leadership roles with their local, state, and national associations.
  • Real estate industry. Take an active role in policy discussions and advocacy issues; be informed about the latest industry news and trends.
  • Peers. Network and learn from one another by attending events, participating in online communication, and seeking out mentoring opportunities.
  • Community. Become exceptional members of their community by setting a high level of REALTOR® professionalism and volunteering for causes they feel passionate about.
YPN Advisory Board 2013 - 2014

Mike McElroy
Access Chicago Realty, Inc.

Vice Chairman
Nick Nastos
Chicago's Property Shop

Immediate Past Chair
Erin Mandel

Mack Alsaidi
Related Realty

Nicholas Apostal
Coldwell Banker Residential

Alexandra Brown-Haralambakis
Coldwell Banker Residential

Sanina Ellison
Luxe Marketing and Sales

Gaspar Flores, Jr.
Su Familia Real Estate

John Michael Grafft
Koenig Rubloff

Maurice Hampton
Centered International Realty Corp.

Matthew Laricy
Americorp, Ltd.

Karla Mina
Coldwell Banker Residential

Michael Opyd
Americorp Real Estate

Dave Naso
Keller Williams Realty

Erika Villegas
ERA Mi Casa Real Estate