Ginger Downs, RCE, CAE, CIPS, IOM, is chief executive officer of the Chicago Association of Realtors, where she is responsible for leading and maintaining the association’s national standing as a premier Realtor organization.
Downs was appointed to her current role in Oct. 2005, having served as an executive officer of Realtor associations since 1983. Downs has parlayed her expertise in and love of professional development to include director seats on the real estate advisory boards for DePaul University, Roosevelt University’s Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate, John Marshall Law School and the Goldie B. Wolfe Miller Women Leaders in Real Estate Initiative. She is on the board of regents for Realtor University, where she serves as treasurer, and she is the immediate past president of All Chicago, which works to make homelessness history.
Downs and her husband Bruce live in Chicago’s South Loop.
“Thank you for this recognition! I am honored to work alongside our dedicated volunteers every day to ensure our industry’s strength and wellbeing. This year, we offered enhanced benefits for our members, with complimentary continuing education and expanded educational offerings, aggressive advocacy, increased Realtor business tools and a new, easily searchable forms and contracts website. Our members make our association great, and I look forward to continue working to strengthen the Realtor name in the industry and throughout our community.”
Tamy Bobbitt, WCR West Suburban
Pam Krieter, Mainstreet Organization of Realtors