IAR holds fourth Multicultural Summit in Oak Brook

Jim Kinney, IAR Treasurer, gets ready to kick off the Multicultural Summit in Oak Brook, Ill., on April 26, 2013.

More than 100 REALTORS® gathered in Oak Brook, Ill., to hear about strategies for doing business with clients from South Africa and the Caribbean.

Jim Kinney, treasurer of the Illinois Association of REALTORS®, opened the session, which was April 26, 2013, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Oak Brook.

Among speakers were:

  • Maria Davies, a REALTOR® doing business in Grenada.

  • Christine Klein, a REALTOR® with business in Illinois and Jamaica.

  • Ahmed Badat, a REALTOR® with experience in doing business with South Africa.

  • Donnadelliah Maluleke, Consul Economic South African Consulate-General, Chicago.

Keynoting the event were Mary Carmen R. Madrid-Crost, a lawyer specializing in immigration law, and Julius L. Cartwright, president/CEO for the National Association of Real Estate Brokers.

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About Jon Broadbooks

Jon Broadbooks is Director of Communications for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. He supervises and carries out the implementation of the communications programs for the Association. He directs and supervises the Communications staff. He is responsible for coordinating and implementing the public relations and media relations efforts for the Association and acts as spokesperson and liaison to the statewide news media. He serves as editor of online and print content for IAR communications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and e-newsletters. He conducts IAR spokesperson training seminars and oversees the operation of website development for the Association.