President, Chicago Association of Realtors
Partner and Senior Broker, Urban Real Estate
As the 2017 President of the Chicago Association of Realtors, Matt Silver brings his brand of professional ethics, expertise and relationship building to every part of the job. “Being elected president has allowed me the opportunity to speak for our members who haven’t been as outspoken or represented in the past,” he says. “I’ve tried to empower and impassion our members, and create opportunities for them to be heard. I’ve tried to be accessible and give them an outlet for their voice.” He proudly describes himself as a “quiet leader,” giving all members the opportunity to engage. Silver is conscious of his actions and efforts, and does his best to ensure that the leadership is diverse. “I’ve tried to raise the bar on our professionalism, and ensure our members have the tools they need to have stronger businesses and live happy, productive, more financially stable lives.”
As a successful agent with Urban Real Estate, Silver handles the metropolitan Chicago market and the North Shore, from first-time homebuyers and renters to high-profile VIPs including athletes, celebrities and CEOs. Silver believes everyone deserves equally stellar representation. He has been named a Chicago Association of Realtors (CAR) Top Producer every year since 1999, won a CAR President’s Award in 2016 and was recognized as having Urban Real Estate’s highest sales volume from 2014 to 2016.
Balancing both positions keeps Silver busy, but his reputation for treating everyone with time and care is well deserved. “I don’t feel like I’ve ever worked a day in my life. I’m surrounded by incredible, bright minds that push me to be better every day. I want to leave a legacy that I was strong, confident, respectful and helped many achieve their dreams and goals.”
When Silver isn’t guiding his members towards success, he enjoys spending time with his son and staying active through hiking and hockey. He also dedicates much of his spare time to working with All Chicago, a social services organization that works to provide financial, housing and educational assistance to the less fortunate in an effort to combat homelessness.