Chicago Agent Among NAR’s “30 Under 30”

by Chicago Agent

Today’s real estate market is challenging and competitive, but this year’s Realtor Magazine “30 Under 30” honorees haven’t let that deter them. The 2012 class is following in the strong entrepreneurial tradition of real estate, creating their own pathways to success.

“I am always astonished to see the ’30 Under 30′ professionals every year and all that they have achieved in such a short amount of time,” said National Association of Realtors President Moe Veissi, broker-owner of Veissi & Associates Inc., in Miami. “What amazes me the most about this year’s class is how they recognize there is no one formula for winning in real estate. They have discovered success their own way and display the dedication and hardworking spirit all Realtors possess. Realtors are constantly evolving with the market, and it’s important to recognize these young people and learn from them, as they are the future of the real estate profession.”

This year marks the 12th anniversary of Realtor Magazine’s “30 Under 30” program. Over the years, 390 rising young stars have been recognized for their commitment and dedication to the real estate industry.

The 2012 “30 Under 30” honorees, who are featured in the May/June issue of Realtor Magazine, are a mix of broker-owners/managers and salespeople, representing all sectors of the market from commercial real estate to residential and rental properties. On this year’s list, Grigory Pikarsky, broker/owner of Vesta Preferred LLC in Chicago, is among the “30 Under 30.”

“We are proud that CAR is in a position to nurture the development of young leaders and provide them with opportunities to assume responsibilities within the local and national real estate industry,” said Bob Floss, CAR president and managing broker/owner of Bob Floss and Son Realty. “Not only is Greg one of Chicago’s most aspiring young Realtors, he demonstrates a willingness to support other Realtors and industry goals that we are glad to help cultivate.”

In addition to establishing his own company at a relatively early age, Pekarsky, 27, emerged as a leader in the Chicago area real estate industry when he was appointed the second individual to hold a year-long chair position of CAR’s newly forming Young Professionals Network, in 2010. The CAR YPN gained momentum and grew exponentially during Pekarsky’s tenure, and was named Large Network of the Year by the National Association of Realtors.

Pekarsky also worked in partnership with CAR to launch a YPN Mentor series that bridges Chicago real estate industry newcomers with established professionals.

See the full list of the “30 Under 30” honorees and their complete profiles on Realtor Magazine’s website here.

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