Illinois REALTORS® hosted a top Irish real estate official at a meeting Monday as part of a trade mission to the U.S.
Brian Dempsey, immediate past president of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers and partner at DNG, a Dublin, Ireland-based real estate firm, had the opportunity to learn about Illinois REALTORS® role in providing education and advocacy for its 47,000 members. The Irish organization works to enhance professionalism and professional standards in the Irish real estate industry, filling a similar role to U.S. REALTOR® organizations.
Dempsey got a chance to spend part of a day in Springfield where he met with Illinois REALTORS® staff members and REALTOR® John LeTourneau, the state association’s consulate general liaison to Ireland. The visit included a quick trip to the Illinois Capitol.
Dempsey also got a short visit to Champaign where he met Illinois REALTORS® President Matt Difanis and toured the University of Illinois EnterpriseWorks business incubator.