Chicago REALTOR® Matthew Farrell is a member of the REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Hall of Fame Class of 2019.

The managing partner and designated managing broker for Urban Real Estate in Chicago was one of nine Illinois REALTORS® honored during a virtual ceremony April 23. He and seven colleagues qualified for Hall of Fame induction in 2019 by surpassing $25,000 in lifetime aggregate investments.

Farrell is the Illinois REALTORS® Federal Political Coordinator for U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin. He’s a former president of the Chicago Association of REALTORS® and has served several terms as director for the National Association of REALTORS®. He’s served five terms on the Illinois REALTORS® Strategic Thinkers Working Group.

In 2019, he was a Sustaining Golden R investor and a member of the President’s Circle. He has been a Major Investor nine years and a member of President’s Circle seven years.

Other inductees included:

  • Deborah Ahrens, a broker for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties in Edwardsville and Dolan Realtors in Union, Mo.;
  • Nicholas H. Apostal, a broker for Keller Williams Chicago-Lincoln Park;
  • Dallas Hancock, retired after serving as the association executive for the Peoria Area Association of REALTORS® for more than 34 years;
  • Michael Maloof, president of Jim Maloof Realty, Inc. in Peoria;
  • Mark Massey, broker for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties in Edwardsville;
  • Georgia Pierini, broker for Baird & Warner Residential Sales in Glenview; and
  • Deborah Prodehl, Eastern Region Vice President for Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group of Homer Glen.

In addition, an Illinois member of the RPAC Hall of Fame reached the $50,000 milestone in lifetime aggregate investments: Greg St. Aubin, senior vice president of governmental affairs, Illinois REALTORS®.

Illinois REALTORS® annually recognizes new inductees in Springfield before they are officially inducted into the National Association of REALTORS® RPAC Hall of Fame in Washington, D.C. The names of all nine REALTORS® will be placed on the Hall of Fame Wall at the Illinois REALTORS® headquarters and the national ceremony will be scheduled in the future.

(This is the third in a series of articles about nine Illinois REALTORS® members who in 2019 reached significant milestones in lifetime aggregate RPAC investments.)