Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 12, 2012
Together, the Chicago Association of Realtors Young Professionals Network and the Women's Council of Realtors kicked off a new tradition on Wednesday evening, hosting their first annual Casino Royale fundraiser at the Blackstone Hotel. Urban Real Estate teamed up with several industry firms to contribute to the evening. The event raised money for the RPAC, the Realtors Political Action Committee, a political group representing the interests of both real estate professionals and homeowners in Washington and supporting the election of pro-home-ownership candidates throughout the United States. The event raised over $20,000.00 for the RPAC, making it a successful premiere.
Attendees included prominent members of the Chicago Association of Realtors YPN (Young Professionals Network) and the Women's Council of Realtors, as well as numerous accomplished brokers and industry professionals. Representing CAR were CEO Ginger Downs and President Elect Matt Farrell of Urban Real Estate, while President Heather Gustafson of CMK Realty and President Elect Rebecca Thomson of Jameson Sotheby's represented the Women's Council of Realtors. The strong representation of the industry’s foremost organizations helped produce a vast turnout.
Aside from the fundraising success of the evening, some attendees experienced similar good fortune in rounds of Black Jack and Roulette. Winnings were entered into various raffles provided by the event's contributors. The occasion offered an opportunity for realtors and industry professionals alike to show support for real estate's most significant organization in politics and in peak season too, with the upcoming general election next month. This year’s fundraising achievements promise more to come from this annual event in the future.