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Introducing Matt Silver: Leading the Way as President of Illinois Realtors

Introducing Matt Silver: Leading the Way as President of Illinois Realtors

At Corcoran Urban Real Estate, we take immense pride in our team's achievements, and today, we're thrilled to announce a remarkable milestone within our own family. Matt Silver, a partner and senior broker at Corcoran Urban Real Estate, has assumed the prestigious position of 2024 President of Illinois REALTORS®.

A Journey Steeped in Excellence

With an illustrious career in real estate that commenced in 1998, Matt Silver's journey has been a testament to dedication, expertise, and a commitment to excellence. As a member of the Chicago Association of REALTORS® (CAR), Matt's contributions have been nothing short of extraordinary. He not only served on CAR's Board of Directors but also rose to the distinguished position of the 133rd President of CAR. In recognition of his outstanding contributions, he was honored as CAR's 2018 REALTOR® of the Year.

A Trailblazer in Advocacy

Matt Silver's passion for advocacy is unparalleled. He received the prestigious 2022 Brian A. Bernardoni Political Advocacy Award, underscoring his commitment to championing the rights and interests of both property owners and the real estate industry as a whole. His involvement at the state level is equally remarkable, where he serves on the Illinois REALTORS® Board of Directors and has chaired various key committees, including the REALTORS® Political Involvement Working Group, Education Working Group, Professional Standards Committee, Finance Committee, and Grievance Committee.

A Visionary Leader

Matt Silver is not only an industry titan but also a visionary leader who has consistently pushed the boundaries of what's possible in real estate. He played a pivotal role as the Federal Political Coordinator for U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider of the 10th District, demonstrating his ability to navigate complex political landscapes with finesse.

A Champion of Education

In the realm of education, Matt has been instrumental. His leadership as a dean of the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) and his contributions to the REALTORS® Institute Working Group have left an indelible mark on the real estate education landscape.

Awards and Recognition

Matt's dedication hasn't gone unnoticed. He received the 2013 REALTOR® Achievement Award and was honored with the Illinois REALTORS®' Political Involvement Award in 2022. His unwavering support for the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) led to his induction into the RPAC Hall of Fame in 2022. He currently serves as the Region 7 Representative on the RPAC Trustees Fundraising Committee.

Community Leader

Beyond his professional commitments, Matt Silver is a pillar of his community. He serves on the Board of Directors for the True Value Boys & Girls Clubs in the Little Village neighborhood, working to provide opportunities for the youth. He is also an ambassador for All Chicago, an organization dedicated to ending homelessness.

Diversity and Inclusion Advocate

Matt Silver's dedication extends to fostering diversity and inclusion within the real estate industry. He serves on Pi Kappa Phi's National Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

Personal Life

Matt Silver earned his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and resides in Chicago with his son, Grant, who is a graduate of Indiana University Kelley School of Business.


As Matt Silver assumes the role of President of Illinois REALTORS®, we have no doubt that his passion, expertise, and unwavering commitment to the real estate industry will continue to shine brightly. At Corcoran Urban Real Estate, we couldn't be prouder to have such a distinguished leader in our midst, and we look forward to witnessing the remarkable impact he will undoubtedly make in this new role. Congratulations, Matt Silver! Your journey is an inspiration to us all.