Making Moves

For such a tight-knit industry, real estate has a lot of players, and we’re keeping track of them in our Making Moves feature. Stay up to date on your colleagues in the industry, where they’ve been and where they’re going.

Compass snags KW producer and REBAC honors social media maven

The Byers Home Team is moving to Compass and Marki Lemons Ryhal has been recognized for her contributions to the world of buyer representation.

Guaranteed Rate and @properties join forces; new hires at eXp

An in-house mortgage arm is coming to @properties, courtesy of Guaranteed Rate, and cloud brokerage eXp announced a new CEO and a new face in charge of expansion.

Rebecca Thomson taking leadership role with Coldwell Banker

The well-known fixture in Chicago real estate explains why she’s excited to join the established brand at a moment of reinvention.

Orland Park broker snagged by @properties, Baird & Warner announces new manager and more

Congrats to Danielle Moy, Andrew Croegaert, Mary Haight Himes and Terri Doney on their recent professional news.

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New VPs for @properties, association leadership updates and more

Yet again, @properties has new managing brokers to announce. Also, you’ll be seeing new faces in your Realtor leadership, and Lendlease nabbed an executive from Sterling Bay.

Hinsdale top producer moves to Compass, Coldwell Banker’s new branch managers and more

Compass snags a top producer Coldwell Banker, which in turn brought on two new branch managers from Baird & Warner. Also, Guaranteed Rate brings on a new marketing exec.

New VP for @properties Streeterville, RE/MAX creates corporate position and more

A familiar name is stepping up to run @properties’ Streeterville office, a former Century 21 exec is back at RE/MAX and more.

Big hires at Guaranteed Rate and Fannie Mae

Sharbel Shamoon announces he’s leaving CrossCountry Mortgage, former FDIC chair Sheila Bair joins the government-sponsored lending giant and the Broker Public Portal adds a tech pro from Keller Williams.

Personnel shakeups at Guaranteed Rate, Essex, City of Chicago and more

Our latest update details new hires and shakeups across the industry, including real estate brokerages, mortgage companies and governmental agencies that handle housing regulation.

RE/MAX office changing hands, Baird & Warner hires director and more

A Chicago RE/MAX shop acquires suburban office, Baird & Warner seeks to strengthen the agent-lender relationship and improve customer experience with a new hire, and Wintrust continues its acquisition spree.

KoenigRubloff mixes it up, tech firms grab real estate CEOs and more

A three-person team is stepping up to lead Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff as CEO Nancy Nagy moves away from day-to-day operations, a new hire at Guaranteed Rate and more in our latest installment of Making Moves.

Brian Bernardoni to leave Chicago Association of Realtors

After nearly 17 years lobbying on behalf of local Realtors, Brian Bernardoni is leaving his post at CAR. Chicago Agent magazine asked him what’s next for Chicago and the association, and whether or not he’s going to run for office.

Local lenders move to CrossCountry and Compass snags Hinsdale top producer

Two Chicago-based mortgage companies have now officially joined up with CrossCountry Mortgage and Kris Berger moves to Compass.

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