Media Advisory

Chicago Association of REALTORS® Inaugural Gala: The Night for Real Estate in Chicago is Thursday, Sept. 13


Celebrate Chicago real estate with the who’s who of the industry. The Chicago Association of REALTORS® 129th Inaugural Gala will host some of its hottest stars on Thursday, Sept. 13, at Chicago’s InterContinental-Magnificent Mile hotel, 505 N. Michigan Ave., from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Inaugural Gala is the annual installation and awards ceremony for incoming C.A.R. leadership and preeminent leaders in Chicago real estate, including the newest member of the C.A.R. Hall of Fame and the 2012 REALTOR® of the Year. The evening, which attracts nearly 600 participants, will recognize these honored guests:

  • 2012-2013 C.A.R. President Ezekiel "Zeke" Morris, Keller Williams Realty, C.C.G.
  • 2012–2013 C.A.R. President-Elect Matt Farrell, Urban Real Estate
  • 2012-2013 C.A.R. Treasurer Hugh Rider, Realty & Mortgage Co.
  • 2012 C.A.R. REALTOR® of the Year, Mabel Guzman, @properties
  • 2012 C.A.R. Hall of Fame inductee Richard Zisook, Sandz Development Co. and Richard Builders, Inc.

Additional honorees will include:

  • REALTOR® Achievement Award winners Cam Benson, @properties, and Deena Zimmerman, Jameson Commercial Real Estate
  • Affiliate of the Year Tammy Hajjar, Bank of America
  • REALTOR® Community Service Award winners Darlene Little, Koenig & Strey Real Living, and Debbie Maue, Jameson Real Estate

Since its inception in 1883, the C.A.R. Inaugural Gala has been a premier Chicago real estate occasion and not-to-be-missed networking opportunity. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Take advantage of early-bird pricing on individual tickets or tables of 10 before August 30. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

The Chicago Association of REALTORS® is the “Voice for Real Estate®” in Chicago since 1883, representing nearly 11,000 members from all real estate specialties including commercial sales, development, property management, appraisal, auctions and residential sales. Visit us online at


Barbara Matthopoulos
Senior Director of Communications & Media Relations
Office: (312) 214-5511
Cell: (312) 730-4950

Meredith Morris
Senior Communications Specialist
Office: (312) 214-5536
Cell: (312) 828-5347

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