Matt Silver, CRS, GRI, Immediate Past President, Chicago Association of REALTORS® and Illinois REALTORS® Board of Directors

Matt Silver, Partner and Senior Broker at Urban Real Estate in Chicago, credits the Illinois REALTORS® Leadership Development Program for his rise up the ranks of association leadership. Silver is immediate past president of Chicago Association of REALTORS® and serves on the Illinois REALTORS® Board of Directors.

“After having just completed my term as President of the Chicago Association of Realtors, I truly owe my run up through the chairs, and the confidence to do so,  to my Illinois REALTORS® Leadership academy experience,” Silver says. “I met future leaders and gained the insight and knowledge necessary to determine MY style and to be confident and comfortable moving into these positions.”

Applications are due November 30 for the program, which only accepts 12 new candidates per year: Apply now.

“The detailed knowledge base and in-depth insights to our state Association was worth it alone,” Silver says. “The why and how of Illinois REALTORS® lobbying efforts, and my own for that matter, regarding the political landscape enabled me to have a grassroots base of knowledge (FPC Role) and awaken my desire to be active at the Local, State, and National levels supporting the REALTOR® Party.”

Silver says the benefits of the program go beyond exploring your leadership potential. “This isn’t just a leadership program but a life-altering series on introspection and the creation of bonded friendships,” he says.

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