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.

Taylor Nirchi and Nora Rabideau join Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty

Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty (JSIR) recently welcomed two new agents: Taylor Nirchi and Nora Rabideau.

Michelle Bobart and team move to CrossCountry Mortgage

Top-producing loan officer Michelle Bobart and her team have transitioned to CrossCountry Mortgage (CCM). She was previously with Guaranteed Rate.

Leo Pareja takes over as CEO of eXp Realty

Pareja replaces former CEO Glenn Sanford, who will maintain his roles as founder, chairman and CEO of eXp World Holdings.

Former CAR President Nykea Pippion McGriff moves to Coldwell Banker’s Dallas-Fort Worth region

Pippion McGriff most recently served as Coldwell Banker’s vice president of strategic growth for the greater Chicagoland area.

Larry Steinway joins New American Funding

Local mortgage industry veteran Larry Steinway has pivoted to a new role and joined New American Funding (NAF).

The Likus Collective moves to Dream Town Real Estate

The Likus Collective specializes in Lake County real estate.

Tom Campone and TC Group merge with The NL Ferrata Team at COMPASS

TC Group, a real estate team led by Tom Campone, has left Keller Williams to affiliate with The NL Ferrata Team at COMPASS.

Industry veteran Maria Thanasouras joins Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty 

Thanasouras has built her career serving Chicagoland and Southeastern Wisconsin.

Brendan Murphy, Bobby Grilli join Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty

Both agents come to Jameson SIR from Dream Town Real Estate.

The MG Group joins COMPASS after nearly 20 years at BHHS Chicago

The MG Group, led by Mario Greco, is leaving Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago after nearly 20 years.

The Money Store adds originator John Abraham and his team

Mortgage loan originator John Abraham and his team have joined The Money Store. Based in Illinois, Abraham will serve as vice president, producing branch manager.

Fulton Grace opens Elk Grove Village office, welcomes The COR Team

Fulton Grace Realty has opened an office in Elk Grove Village, which will be managed by Angie Corcione. She leads The COR Team.

CAR adds Chelsea C. Hayes as head of social impact and strategy for 1 year

The Chicago Association of REALTORS® has hired Chelsea C. Hayes, SPHR, for a one-year role: head of social impact and strategy.

Amy Lessinger replaces Nick Bailey as RE/MAX president 

Nick Bailey is out after the company suffered its sixth consecutive quarter of losses.

Janae Smith, Realtor and retired pro basketball player, joins RE/MAX Premier

Janae Smith will work out of RE/MAX Premier’s Hyde Park location.

Cory Tanzer takes over as CEO of Option Realty Group

Cory Tanzer, who leads The Cory Tanzer Group with Option Realty Group, is now CEO of the brokerage. He succeeds his father-in-law Kevin Stoffer.

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