Chicago Relocation

Chicago Relocation Professionals Active on Inman’s Top 100 list!

January 4, 2012

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John D’Ambrogio

Two Chicagoans made Inman’s top 100 most influential people, and the author is privileged to know both of them. Called the industry’s “brain trust, power brokers and deal makers” as well as non-industry members who impact the business, it’s quite a list.

A major qualifying criteria is whether or not the members of this august list have the power to CHANGE the real estate industry.

Pam O’Connor is CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, and it is truly the world’s largest real estate services network. Many consumer are not aware of the Leading RE “brand,” and with good reason.  Unlike franchises, Leading RE promotes the broker, not the affiliation. Believing they have the best independents in each marketplace, LRE members are often #1 or #2 in their respective markets. In the 25 years, Pam has managed var
ious networks that ultimately have become the Leading RE organization

Another prominent Chicago is Baird & Warner’s own Eric Bryn.  A Leading RE alum (he spent eight years there), Bryn launched such innovative LRE  tools as and the propopoly blogging platform (the author is a proud recipient of his first “blogger of the year” award back in the day).  At Baird, Eric is vp of digital innovation and a mastermind behind the company’s new website (a partnership with Active Websites), with a focus on easy, fast intuitive search.

And while not a Chicagoan, congrats to industry colleague Joe Horning of Shorewest, just north of the border, in the d


airy state. Joe “played a major role this year in overturning a National Association of Realtors policy relating to the ability of real estate franchisors to display locally sourced Internet Data Exchange real estate listings from around the country on their national websites.”

Also included if former Chicagoan Jamie Daimon, CEO of Chase.  I won’t get into how interrelated finance and real estate are these days!  Congratulations to all the recipients.