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For Immediate Release:

Zipporah Porton, Senior Editor
Chicago Agent magazine

Chicago Agent Celebrates the Big-Time Players in Chicagoland Real Estate

CA releases annual Who’s Who issue to glowing review, hosts party for the industry elite
(Chicago, Ill., June 11, 2010) After much anticipation, Chicago Agent magazine released
its third annual Who’s Who issue on Monday, June 7, with the digital issue following
shortly after on June 11 (
To accompany the issue, CA held a release party for the industry elite and their guests on
Tuesday, June 9 at Hotel Felix’s Elate. In attendance at the event were industry members
featured in the issue, such as Baird & Warner’s Millie Rosenbloom and Real Living
Helios’ Tripti Kasal, as well as others who simply came by to witness the issue as soon as
possible, like Jameson Real Estate’s Chris Feurer and Mike Sato and Magellan
Development Group’s founder Joel Carlins.
One of the magazine’s most popular issues of the year, the full-color, Who’s Who issue
holds photographs and biographies of important and well-known figures in the
Chicagoland real estate industry. Developers, agents, brokers, marketers, lenders and
more are all gathered together inside the 72-page issue in an effort to highlight those who
have worked so hard to find success during the recent challenging market. Fifty-five total
participants were featured, and the familiar industry faces were included due to their
standing today and achievements over the last year.
Inside the issue are a number of industry veterans who have graced CA’s pages a few
times, as well as up-and-coming professionals who have just started out on their own.
Chicago Association of Realtors’ CEO Ginger Downs has been in the last three issues,
while Jameson Real Estate’s Jim Murrin made his first appearance to introduce his new
firm, Your Debt Solutions Inc. Other participants were Saylor R.R. Stamm, vice

Ryland Homes; Ken Perlmutter and Steve Laner,
president and vice president of PERL Mortgage; and Chris Eigel and Michael Pierson,
president/chairman and CEO of Prudential Rubloff. Last year’s cover featured Sean
Conlon, who participated again this year along with his partners Rich Kasper and Tim
Sheahan. Appearing on the 2010 cover are three people who represent completely
different facets of the industry: Jameson’s auction specialist José Colón, Tricia Brouwers
of Fifth Third Bank and Scott Gill, managing broker of Baird & Warner Winnetka.
To celebrate the issue release, CA held a private, invite-only party at Elate restaurant. The
lounge atmosphere of Elate provided the perfect setting in the conveniently located Hotel
Felix as the issue was showcased for all to see. Outtakes from the photo shoot were
featured on the bar’s flat-screen TVs, and Chicago Agent filmed segments for Agent TV
( In attendance at the event were a number of guests
featured in the magazine, as well as other high-profile industry members that wanted to
get a first glimpse, such as Jerry Fogelson, chairman, Fogelson Properties; Buzz
Ruttenberg, founder, Belgravia Group; and Dan Mclean, president, MCL Companies.
In addition to being the first people to lay eyes on the Who’s Who issue, guests of the
magazine enjoyed complimentary beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres, care of Elate.
Attendants were also entered into a raffle for a $100 gift certificate at Elate, and the lucky
winner of the night was Nicole Fabiano of Your Debt Solutions Inc.
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Buzz Ruttenberg, Founder, Belgravia Group; Joel Carlins, Founder, Magellan Development Group; and Jerry Fogelson,
Chairman, Fogelson Properties

Katy Thomas, Principal, Regent Title and Deena Zimmerman, Associate Director, Helios Commercial Realty

Lauren Mitrick, Sales and Leasing Specialist, Jameson Real Estate; Jill Hare, Realtor Associate, Jameson Real Estate;
and Jenny Sepulveda, Managing Broker, Sudler Sotheby’s International Real Estate