Amy Duong Kim is sworn in as president and Peter H. de Jong is sworn in as president-elect of the Chicago chapter of the Asian Real Estate Association of America on Feb. 6. Photo courtesy of Matt Difanis.

The Chicago chapter of the Asian Real Estate Association of America tapped two people to lead the organization in 2020.

  • Amy Duong Kim is president. She is senior broker and founding member of Compass’ Duong Kim Global.
  • President elect is Peter de Jong, a mortgage banking loan officer with U.S. Bank.
AAREA installation

Illinois REALTORS® President Ed Neaves (left) is shown here with Mario Treto, acting director of the Division of Real Estate with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. They were at an installation of officers for the Asian Real Estate Association of America’s Chicago chapter.

Speaking at the installation at the Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago on Feb. 6 was Illinois REALTORS® President Ed Neaves. He was joined by Illinois REALTORS® President-elect Sue Miller.

Neaves noted that Illinois REALTORS® had redoubled efforts to reach out to partners organizations such as AREAA Chicago as part of an effort to make sure “… that we are hearing voices from all parts of this massive, 50,000-plusmember organization.”

We honor your new leadership – Amy and Peter — and their contributions,” Neaves said. “And, we honor all of you here tonight who care about the industry and want to make it a better place for all.”