Global Business Council

Global Business Council 2018-02-06T08:38:18+00:00

Global Business CouncilGlobal is the new local

Illinois REALTORS® recognizes that the real estate industry crosses international borders. That’s why the association’s Global Business Council works to provide training and expertise to those interested in cross-border investment. The Global Business Council was established in 2015, and was an outgrowth of years of work to expand knowledge of international real estate opportunities.

REALTORS® doing business across borders

Members of the Illinois REALTORS® are involved in transactions that cut across many boundaries.

Association members have a strong commitment to sharing and learning about other cultures in addition to encouraging organizational leadership opportunities that reflect the diversity of the membership. In 2015, the association signed a partnership with La Associacion Mexicana de Profesionales Inmobiliarios.

Each year the Global Business Council makes recommendations on how to better position REALTORS® to thrive in an international economy. The group works with real estate organizations and a diverse membership to help members understand global is the new local.

Illinois REALTORS® take part in MIPIM, one of the largest international real estate conferences. The event, held in Cannes, France, allowed members to market the state to a global audience.

Consulate General Liaison program

Illinois REALTORS® has a program that works with international consulates to get them information they need for those looking to invest in Illinois. The Consulate General Liaisons provide information about the Illinois real estate market and develop relationships with the consular generals. The program was founded in 2016.

Meet the Consulate General Liaisons

The Americas

Sonia Anaya
Sonia AnayaMexico
Delmy Economos
Delmy EconomosHonduras
 Maurice Hampton
Maurice HamptonCanada
Betty Milam
Betty MilamEcuador


Ahmed Badat
Ahmed BadatSouth Africa
Vicky Sampah
Vicky SampahRwanda


Ayumi DeLoney
Ayumi DeLoneyJapan
Michelle Shang
Michelle ShangChina
Gloria Lin
Gloria LinTaiwan
Jason Noh
Jason NohKorea


Susanna Cherubin-Delisi
Susanna Cherubin-DelisiItaly
Marsha Collins-Mroz
Marsha Collins-MrozGreece
Jana Herdova
Jana HerdovaCzech Republic
Andreas Holder
Andreas HolderGermany
Jim Kinney
Jim KinneyUnited Kingdom
Mikus Kins
Mikus KinsLithuania
John LeTourneau
John LeTourneauIreland
Dany Novakovich
Dany NovakovichSerbia
Don Pasek
Don PasekPoland
Andy Velkme
Andy VelkmeLatvia

Southeast Asia

Mike Emery
Mike EmeryAustralia
Jason Noh
Jason NohSouth Korea
Pradeep Shukla
Pradeep ShuklaIndia
Vicky Silvano
Vicky SilvanoPhillipines
Nancy Suvarnamani
Nancy SuvarnamaniThailand

Middle East

Matt Silver
Matt SilverIsrael