Message from the President

Liz McCleary
Chicago Chapter President

May 2018 Letter to Chapter

Dear Chicago Chapter Members:

I want to begin by thanking each of you for your continued support of the CoreNet Global Chicago Chapter, and for entrusting me as your leader for the upcoming year. I am so pleased to continue my service to CoreNet, and am looking forward to seeing you at upcoming events. I would like to say a special thank you to the Chapter Board of Directors, Advisory Board and the many Committee Members that help make our Chapter a huge success. I know I have some big shoes to fill this year and am excited to "hit the ground running" with each and every one of you!

As I write this letter, I am reminiscing about my favorite CoreNet memories over the past several years. I remember walking into my first CoreNet Luncheon, knowing few people and very little about the organization. Since that day, I have seen development in my career, my network, my leadership skills and my professional knowledge base, all as a result of my involvement in CoreNet. I would encourage all of you to maximize the value of your membership and get further involved in this great organization.

I'm excited that this year's Board of Directors includes a wonderful mix of people. Our 2018-2019 Board is comprised of veterans in real estate and up-and-coming professionals, including last year's scholarship recipient. I want to thank the Slating Committee for taking the time to vet our nominations and for putting together a robust and diverse Board. I know this was not an easy task and I am humbled and honored to work with this esteemed group of professionals in the coming year.

This past year, we conducted surveys and roundtables to determine where we could invest more time and resources to add value for our members. I want to thank everyone who was able to participate in our surveys and... we heard you. This year I am excited to implement several new initiatives as a direct result of your feedback, including the following:

  • Increased number of events and activities in the suburban markets,
  • End-User focused learning and professional development events,
  • More exciting office tours and targeted programs,
  • Encourage knowledge and best practice sharing among members,
  • Focus on mentorship and growth of Young Leaders and Students

As has been true in years past, I realize that the value we bring to our members is paramount in building a stronger and more successful Chicago Chapter. I promise to expand upon that value to our members and I would encourage you to reach out to me with any additional feedback and thoughts. I look forward to a wonderful year ahead and hope to see you very soon.

Liz McCleary