Chicago REALTOR® Sarah L. Ware, principal and managing broker of The Carter Ware Group, Inc., has been named to the Cook County Land Bank Authority’s Board of Directors.
The 10-member board includes public officials, community development advocates and real estate professionals who will oversee the newly created Land Bank Authority’s efforts to return vacant properties in Cook County to productive use. Read the announcement from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.
“The land bank will be an important planning tool in the economic revitalization of the county’s most blighted neighborhoods,” Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said in statement. “We have identified a diverse and dedicated group who will work to redevelop vacant and abandoned properties to put them back on the tax rolls.”
Ware, a native Chicagoan and resident of the South Shore community, has worked in real estate since 1994 and brings her expertise in property sales, purchases and management, market research and management consulting for investors or real estate assets to the board.
Active in her community and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, Ware said she is excited about the appointment and the future work of the board.
The Illinois Association of REALTORS®, through its RVOICE advocacy program, had participated in meetings of the Cook County Land Bank Advisory Committee in an effort to help the framework of the land bank ordinance so that it would not be detrimental to the private real estate market.