Chicago Agent magazine has received a bronze award for Best Residential Real Estate Trade Magazine Story by the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE).
Held virtually on December 9th, the 70th annual Real Estate Journalism Awards competition — open to journalists covering residential and commercial real estate, mortgage and finance, home and urban design, luxury or affordable housing, green building and architecture among other topics in the field of real estate — was judged by the faculty of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
Chicago Agent was recognized for “Broker as Politician: How Involved Agents Transform Communities and Their Business,” a cover story written for Chicago Agent magazine by Jason Porterfield.
“Porterfield’s story shows readers how real estate brokers influence their communities, often by becoming politically active themselves,” the judges said. “Far from being a conflict of interest, Porterfield argues that the interests of brokers-turned-public official are often aligned with those of the community. Through interviews and examples, Porterfield details how such brokers can influence everything from development decisions to the sale of a municipality’s land.”
The annual awards ceremony was the culmination of NAREE’s annual real estate conference, “Moving Forward in a Changed World,” which featured real estate-focused panels on industry trends and forecasts moderated by award-winning journalists.