Get Involved in C.A.R.
If you wish to join one of our many committees, please see the following committee list, including a brief description for each, and apply for the position(s) that best fits your area of expertise.
Business Services Advisory Group
The purpose of the Business Services Committee is to identify, review, investigate and recommend potential services and products to help members prosper. The committee also fosters strong relationships with C.A.R. Affiliate members.
Apply to the Business Development Committee
Global Real Estate & Emerging Markets Forum
The purpose of the Global Real Estate & Emerging Markets Forum is to support C.A.R. members who do business with global markets (inbound and outbound transactions and/or consultancy) through education and networking activities, information sharing and involvement with select global real estate organizations. The forum also fosters strong relations with local organizations representing diverse ethnic and cultural communities in Chicagoland.
Apply to the Global Real Estate Forum
The purpose of the CommercialForum is to create a community of Chicagoland commercial real estate professionals to increase the likelihood of their success.
Apply to the CommercialForum Committee
The purpose of the Grievance Committee is to investigate complaints received from the public and members to determine if the complaint has sufficient substance and merit to warrant an ethics or arbitration hearing or mediation procedures.
Apply to the Grievance Committee
Professional Standards Committee
The purpose of the Professional Standards Committee is to be responsible for enforcement of the Code of Ethics through the conduct of ethics and arbitration hearings.
Apply to the Professional Standards Committee
The Finance Committee provides oversight of the financial management and reporting function of the association.
Finance Committee is not longer accepting applications for 2014-2015. Thank you for your interest.
Forms and Contracts Work Group
The purpose of the Forms and Contracts Work Group is to review and update all approved C.A.R. forms and contracts on a regular basis, as well as develops any forms and contracts that will enhance members' businesses.
Apply to the Forms and Contracts Work Group
Golf Outing Advisory Group
The purpose of the Golf Outing Advisory Group is to focus on strategy and execution of generating sponsorship revenues for the golf outing, as well as engaging members to attend.
Apply to the Golf Outing Advisory Group
Good Neighbor Awards Advisory Group
The purpose of the GNA Work group is to assist staff with planning and organizing for an event and select winners of this annual awards program, which recognizes those real estate professionals who have made a positive difference in the community through construction, renovation, and/or rehabilitation of real property. A secondary focus is on the strategy and execution of generating sponsorship revenues for the event, as well as engaging members to attend.
Apply to the Good Neighbor Awards Advisory Group
C.A.R. Young Professionals Network Work Group
The C.A.R. Young Professionals Network (YPN) is a growing group of career-minded real estate professionals who want to stay abreast of the latest tools, resources and networking opportunities available to them as REALTORS®. The YPN strives to help real estate professionals excel in their careers by giving them the tools and encouragement to become involved in REALTOR Associations (all levels), take an active role in policy discussions and advocacy issues, create a cooperative community to share ideas with their peers and give back to the community through outreach initiatives.
Applications for the 2014-15 Advisory Board are no longer being accepted. Thank you for your interest!
Professional Development Advisory Group
The purpose of the Professional Development Advisory Group is to identify professional development topics, classes, events and new programs which would be of value to the members of CAR and the greater Chicagoland real estate community. Further, the advisory group is to promote the offerings of the Center for REALTOR® Professional Development and the programs of CAREF.
Apply to the Professional Development Advisory Group
Public Policy Forums
In addition, four Public Policy Forums meet, as needed, that are open to C.A.R. members and non-members to attend, please contact
Nat Paxson to be added to a meeting roster:
- Fair Housing Forum
The purpose of the Fair Housing Forum is to provide an open setting for speakers, member involvement and information sharing related to fair housing and anti-discriminatory matters.
- Government Advocacy Forum
The purpose of the Government Advocacy Forum is to provide an open setting for speakers, member involvement and information sharing related to government advocacy, public policy matters and related civic matters.
- Property Management Forum
The purpose of the Property Management Forum is to provide an open setting for speakers, member involvement and information sharing related to property management and leasing matters.
- RPAC Fundraising Work Group
The purpose of the RPAC Committee is to solicit RPAC investments annually. A key focus of the committee is securing Major Investors, as well as broad-based, lower-level investments from C.A.R. members.