Members of the 2016 class of 30 Under 30 take
nothing for granted. Most entered the business
after the financial crisis, with distressed sales, low
inventories, and tight lending standards as their
reality. Their success shows hard work can overcome
any obstacle. Buyers and sellers, with all their
technology, may come into the market thinking they
know it all. But with capable, dedicated professionals
like these by their side, they’ll surely see the
irreplaceable value of a real estate professional.
Pamela Dittmer McKuen
The landmark Chicago Athletic Association embodies the American culture
and aesthetic. Opened in 1893, closed in 2007, and reopened as a hotel in
2015, the richly appointed building served as the backdrop here and on our
cover, which features 2016 class members, from left, Connie Chung, Zac
Bales-Henry, Brittany Barsky Allison, Scottie Smith, and Benn Vogelsang.