The Chicago Association of Realtors announced the passing of Ralph Oliva, a CAR member and top-producing agent with Coldwell Banker, where he worked for more than 25 years.
Instrumental in the development of the South Loop and Museum Campus housing markets, Oliva was one of the top-performing agents in the nation. Operating out of Coldwell Banker’s Lincoln Park Plaza office, he was the No. 1 agent nationwide by transaction sides (and No. 2 in sales volume) in the 2006 “Real Estate Top 200” from The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends; that year, Oliva closed on 502 units with a sales volume of $181.9 million.
Ralph is survived by his husband Jeff. Funeral services are private, and donations in Ralph’s name may be directed to the Anti-Cruelty Society.