Making Moves

Gideon Blustein promoted to oversee local governmental affairs for Illinois Realtors
Gideon Blustein promoted to oversee local governmental affairs for Illinois Realtors

Today, Illinois Realtors announced the promotion of Gideon Blustein to the role of senior director of local government and external affairs.

Rick Bechtel joins Compass as new president of mortgage
Rick Bechtel joins Compass as new president of mortgage

Rick Bechtel, an industry veteran with more than 30 years of mortgage experience, has been named by Compass as the new president of mortgage.

Shaun Raugstad joins Coldwell Banker
Shaun Raugstad joins Coldwell Banker

Raugstad is a 20-year veteran, has a wealth of knowledge of the industry and was recently named a top agent for all brokerages by Chicago Magazine.

Vicki Vranas returns to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago
Vicki Vranas returns to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago

“The BHHS Chicago marketing, technology and capabilities really resonate with me, too, and I know my clients will benefit from all they have to offer.” — Vicki Vranas

Grace Goro Kaage joins Compass as managing director
Grace Goro Kaage joins Compass as managing director

Compass is welcoming Grace Goro Kaaage on as managing director. In that role, Kaage will oversee further growth across the Midwest.

Tom Martin named Midwest regional manager of Proper Rate
Tom Martin named Midwest regional manager of Proper Rate

A 22-year veteran of the industry, Martin has funded a total loan volume of roughly $600 million.

The Michael Thornton Team joins Compass
The Michael Thornton Team joins Compass

Michael Thornton and his team of real estate agents, Allison Borton and Kyle Keck, have joined with Compass.

Cody Horvat joins Compass Illinois as senior communications associate
Cody Horvat joins Compass Illinois as senior communications associate

Compass Illinois has appointed Cody Horvat as the senior communications associate for the North Central region.

Key Mortgage Services, Baird & Warner lender, names new president: Ralph Melbourne
Key Mortgage Services, Baird & Warner lender, names new president: Ralph Melbourne

Key Mortgage Services, a Chicago-based financial products provider, has appointed Ralph Melbourne as its new president. Selected from a nationwide search, Melbourne joins the team with decades of industry experience.

@properties names first VP of brand growth for expanding franchise division
@properties names first VP of brand growth for expanding franchise division

As the company expands significantly, Natalie Hamrick has been named the vice president of brand growth for @properties. She is a former Sotheby’s International executive.

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