Chicago Realtor® Recognized Nationally for Protecting, Investing in Real Estate Industry

Chicago, IL April 5, 2018 —The National Association of Realtors® has announced that A.R.E. Partners' President and Managing Broker Antje Gehrken, a Realtor® in Illinois and Indiana, has renewed her commitment and is once again recognized as a Sterling R Major investor in the Realtors® Political Action Committee. RPAC is a national bipartisan grassroots-based political advocacy organization that works to protect the real estate industry and the dream of homeownership for Illinois and Indiana residents and across the country.

Antje Gehrken has supported RPAC for 5 years and has been a member of the National Association of Realtors® since 2011. She holds the elite CCIM certification, graduated from Columbia College and Roosevelt University, and lives in between Chicago and Chesterton, IN with her family. She is also a director on the board for the Chicago Association of Realtors, a trustee on the board of its Foundation, and active in many committees.

"Some things you do because it's good for you and some things you do because you want to. When those things are the same, it's awesome!” said Antje.

Since 1969, RPAC has promoted the election of pro-real estate candidates across the United States. The purpose of RPAC is to elect officials who understand and support the interests of real estate professionals and their home buying, selling and investing clients. RPAC uses its resources to seek to elect candidates that understand and support real estate, and to develop public policies that allow consumers to own homes and build their communities through commercial investment. Antje's investment will be applied to supporting homeownership, commercial real estate transactions, and the very future of the real estate industry.

Current REALTOR priorities include working with the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service on how the new Tax law will be applied and administered, working to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program, and preserving Net Neutrality.

The National Association of Realtors®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing 1.3 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

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