In January, REALTOR® Piero Orsi received the 2017 Illinois REALTORS® Political Involvement Award.

The broker-owner of RE/MAX Showcase offices in Gurnee, Long Grove and Waukegan has served on all the Illinois REALTORS® political fundraising committees and has chaired the Major Investor Working Group.

“While it’s true for any profession, a REALTOR® must be involved, there is no choice,” Orsi said. “The communities we serve have very specific real estate needs that must be addressed. We are poised to help the consumers/homeowners while enhancing our profession and well-being. It does not get any better than that.”

Orsi is in his sixth consecutive year as a REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) trustee. At the national level, he serves on the National Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors and for the last four years he’s been on the NAR’s Federal Financing and Housing Policy Committee.

He is a Sustaining Golden “R” Major Investor in RPAC, a member of the President’s Circle and in 2011 was inducted into the NAR RPAC Hall of Fame with $25,000 in total contributions.  By continuing his RPAC support, in 2016 he was recognized for achieving a new tier of RPAC lifetime investment – $50,000.

Orsi is a member of the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® and was honored by the former REALTOR® Association of Northwest Chicagoland as its local REALTOR® of the Year in 2011.

See a list of previous Political Involvement Award winners.

Previous stories in the Illinois REALTORS® Who Made a Difference in 2018 series include: