Getting to MIPIM: Attendees tell what you need to know

March 19, 2019

Illinois REALTORS® wrapped up its visit to Cannes, France, on Friday where members were taking part in the international MIPIM real estate conference.

Getting to France may seem daunting, but Marsha Collins-Mroz and Moses Hall said with advance planning it's possible to feel a lot more comfortable about making the cross-Atlantic journey. They shared tips on everything from booking flights early to what to do in case of a medical emergency.

This is the fourth in a series of podcasts produced by Illinois REALTORS® where members discuss the value of attending a conference that annually attracts more than 26,000 people.

What’s it like to be a first-time attendee at MIPIM?

March 19, 2019

Illinois REALTOR® Maurice Hampton has attended all five years of the conference with the association, and he admits that it was overwhelming at first.

"People always say the first time they attend that it is so overwhelming," Hampton said. "That is the truth to the truth to the truth. ... When you get inside the Palais you realize just how important this conference is toi a lot of the real estate world."

Hampton discusses his tips for making the most of the experience, and how to get the most networking possible done during the four-day event.

Repeat visits and networking are keys to the MIPIM experience

March 13, 2019
Illinois REALTORS® Alex Ruggieri and Andy Velkme said repeat visits and attention to networking are keys to making the MIPIM experience work. The pair have been attending the conference held annually in Cannes, France for several years.

Association marks five years of MIPIM participation

March 12, 2019

From Cannes, France, Illinois REALTORS® Vice President of Communications Jon Broadbooks talks with President-elect Ed Neaves and association CEO Gary Clayton about Illinois REALTORS® participation in the MIPIM Conference, what the association gets out of the experience and how the program has evolved over the years.

The Capitol Conference experience

February 21, 2019

Take 1 day out of 365 to make a difference on potential laws that can impact real estate. Illinois REALTORS® Brian Kwilosz, Gibby Kirby and Niko Apostal of our YPN Advisory Board give you the inside scoop and tips on how to navigate one of the biggest and most important events of the year—Illinois REALTORS® Capitol Conference

The impacts of Rent Control

February 18, 2019

As of the Friday, Feb. 15 deadline for bill introductions in the Illinois General Assembly, there are 5,600 bills and counting. Among them is House Bill 255, which would repeal the Rent Control Preemption Act and allow ALL home rule units in the state to impose Rent Control. Illinois REALTORS® Senior Vice President Greg St. Aubin shares the negative impact of rent control on affordable housing including affordable housing shortages and property tax increases. 

“I wish I knew then what I know now”

December 21, 2018

Illinois YPN: Tommy Choi on time blocking [2:25]; Jayme Ahlden Fay on the transactional mindset mistake [12:20]; Brian Kwilosz on spending money you don’t have [21:15]; Victor Tellez on building a team and networking [29:33]; Eddie Ruettiger on finding a mentor [35:02]