John Gormley, CEO
Brian Kwilosz, 2019-2020 President
As the largest local REALTOR® association in Illinois, the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® requires an adept team of leaders, and John Gormley and Brian Kwilosz are up to the task.
With more than 20 years of experience in real estate association management, Gormley brings a wealth of expertise to his position as CEO. He’s continually inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of the organization’s members. “REALTORS® get up every day with a drive and determination that’s truly impressive,” Gormley says.
After three years at the helm of MORe, Gormley is proud of the work the association has done for the industry. “At Mainstreet, we do everything we can to foster an inclusive culture that supports our members’ ongoing success,” Gormley says. “With 18,000 members, Mainstreet is the sixth-largest local association in the country, yet our members say they feel like they’re part of a family when they come to an event, take a class or just interact with our staff.”
A REALTOR® for 13 years, Kwilosz has a diverse background, including being a software developer as well as a restaurant owner and chef. “Information technology taught me the importance of data analysis, which is crucial in real estate, and my time in the restaurant industry helped me develop my customer service skills, which are vital in my long-term client relationships,” he says.
As the managing broker of Exit Real Estate Partners in Downers Grove, Kwilosz has won numerous awards, including being recognized by his firm for 2016 Brokerage of the Year; by MORe for 2017 Chairman of the Year and the 2019 Presidents Award; and by the Illinois Women’s Council of REALTORS® for 2018 Member of the Year. He considers his role as MORe president to be another opportunity to excel. “The leadership team that I have around me and the organizational staff that work with us have really helped me to develop as a leader,” Kwilosz says.