Chicago-based Urban Real Estate (Urban) recognizes partners, Michael Emery and Matt Silver, as two of a distinguished few brokers who have been appointed to represent the state REALTORS® trade association, Illinois REALTORS®, and work closely with foreign consulates to promote real estate in Illinois.
Emery, a senior partner with Urban, will be working closely to build ties with Australia and Silver, partner with Urban and the 2016-17 president of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®, is the liaison working with Israel and its Chicago-based consulate. The partnership is through the association’s Consulate General Liaison program, which matches members with experience in international real estate with foreign consulates.
Consulates are important links between the home country and the U.S. The offices are overseen by a consul general whose office provides assistance for foreign nationals living and working abroad.
“It’s rewarding to represent our colleagues and clients in our respective appointments,” said Emery. “As prospective investors consider their options, often they aren’t sure where to turn. This program gives them the resource they need to begin making decisions that are wise and, in turn, can be beneficial to the local and state economy.
Silver adds, “Buying has enough challenges for locals, let alone those considering their buying power from overseas. Our goal is to bridge the gap, and help meet a need that offers knowledge and guidance on residential and commercial opportunities that exist across Illinois.”