For more than a decade, Chicago Agent magazine has been honoring the very best of Chicagoland real estate professionals as determined by its readers in the annual Agents’ Choice Awards. Each year votes have been tallied across 20 categories to bring you crowd favorites, including industry MVP, managing brokers of the year, best dressed and more. These distinct categories have brought real estate professionals together to build a network of nominated individuals from this ceremony. Here is a compiled list of archived winners over the years. 

Rookie of the Year, city

Kinga Ryczek (2019)
Dan Jordan (2018)
Sheri Schueller (2017)
Mark Kowalik (2016)
Josh Lipton (2015)

Rookie of the Year, suburbs 
Jennifer Cashman (2019)
Shelley Shelly (2018)
EsTera Wilson (2017)
Thomas Downing (2016)
Jessica Jakubowski (2015)

Developer of the Year, city
Belgravia Group (2019)
Related Midwest (2018)
Related Midwest (2017)
Belgravia Group (2016)
Related Midwest (2015)

Developer of the Year, suburbs 
Lexington Homes (2019)
K. Hovnanian Homes (2018)
Toll Brothers (2017)
Pulte Group (2016)
Ryland Homes (2015)

Best Brokerage 
Baird and Warner (2019)
Compass (2018)
Baird and Warner (2017
Redfin (2016)
Baird and Warner (2015)

Best Agent Website 
Dawn McKenna Group (2019)
Matt Laricy Group (2018)
Matt Laricy Group (2017)
Alice Chin (2016)
Amanda McMillan (2015)

Mortgage Company of the Year
Guaranteed Rate (2019)
Guaranteed Rate (2018)
Guaranteed Rate (2017
Guaranteed Rate (2016)
Wintrust Mortgage (2015

Charitable Service Award
Amy Philpott (2019)
Rachel Frangos (2018
Tommy Choi (2017)
Sam Powell (2016)
Sara McCarthy (2015)

Best Team
The MG Group (2019)
Team Mangel (2018)
Sarah Leonard Team (2017
Rubenstein Fox Team (2016)
The Sheahan Group (2015)

Best Dressed 
Danielle Dowell (2019)
Sherri Hoke (2018)
Carrie McCormick (2017
John Vossoughi (2016)
Lori Rowe (2015)

Association VIP 
Michelle Mills Clement (2019)
Steven Volkodav (2018)
Pam Krieter (2017)
Ginger Downs (2016)
Lynn Madison (2015)

Managing Broker of the Year, city 
Kim Kerbis (2019)
Jim Psyhogios (2018
Wayne Kouf (2017)
Rick Sobin (2016)
George Schultz (2015)

Managing Broker of the Year, suburbs 
Bill White Jr. (2019)
Amy Corr (2018
Steve Lawrence (2017)
Linda Fogarty (2016)
Renee Naffziger (2015)

Industry MVP, city 
Lance Kirshner (2019)
Nykea Pippion McGriff (2018)
Millie Rosenbloom (2017)
Nancy Tassone (2016)
Dennis Huyck (2015)

Industry MVP, suburbs
John Matthews (2019)
Mary Wallace (2018)
Danielle Moy (2017)
Caroline Starr (2016)
Judy Greenberg (2015)

Previous years 
All 2014 Winners 
All 2013 Winners
All 2012 Winners
All 2011 Winners
All 2010 Winners
All 2009 Winners
All 2008 Winners 
All 2007 Winners
All 2006 Winners

Nominees are submitted annually by brokerage CEOs, public relations professionals, managing brokers and others. If you’re interested in learning more about this process, please email our managing editor for more information. If you’re an individual agent and curious about how to become featured in our magazine, please check out the many opportunities highlighted here.

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