October 4, 2012
Jim Kinney of Chicago Installed as Treasurer
of the Illinois Association of REALTORS®
REALTOR® Jim Kinney, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI of Chicago has been installed as the 2013 Treasurer of the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. He is Vice President of Luxury Home Sales for Baird & Warner in Chicago.
With a real estate career that spans more than 30 years, Kinney has a history of service and involvement to the REALTOR® organization. He was named REALTOR® of the Year by the Chicago Association of REALTORS® in 2002 and Illinois REALTOR® of the Year by the Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR) in 2004.
Kinney has been active with the Chicago Association of REALTORS®, serving on the board of directors and committees and task forces including: Strategic Planning, Multiple Listing Service, Sales Awards, Nominating, Member Outreach and Technology.
On a statewide level, Kinney has held leadership roles with IAR's Technology Working Group, Strategic Planning Committee, REALTOR® Institute Working Group, Convention and Inaugural Banquet Working Group and was a four-time chairman of the REALTOR® of the Year Committee. He has lent his expertise to the Executive and Finance committees, the Professional Development, Business Issues/License Law, Economic Development, Education and Community Development Resource working groups and the Big Brokers Council.
An advocate for education, Kinney is a former dean of the IAR REALTOR® Institute and a past president of the Real Estate Educational Foundation (REEF). In 2003, REEF established a scholarship in Kinney’s name in recognition of his distinguished service to the foundation. He is a past president of the Illinois Chapter of the Council of Residential Specialists.
In 2013, Kinney will serve as chair of the IAR Finance Committee, vice-chair of the Strategic Planning Committee and as a member of the IAR Leadership and Executive Committees.
At the national level, Kinney has served on the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Executive Committee, the NAR Board of Directors, the Institute Advisory Committee, International Operations Committee and is a past NAR Presidential Liaison to Ireland. He is a member of the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) and is a past president of the National Board of the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers. He currently serves as a large firm representative on the NAR Board of Directors.
A graduate of Northwestern University, Kinney is President Emeritus of the Advisory Council of the Illinois Eye Bank and is a former volunteer leader with the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association and the Bright Promises Foundation.
Installation ceremonies were conducted at the Illinois Association of REALTORS® Fall Conference on Oct. 3 at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois. Other 2013 officers installed were President Michael D. Oldenettel, CRS, GRI, Managing Broker-Owner of RE/MAX Results Plus, Inc. in Jacksonville and President-Elect Phil Chiles, ABR, CRS, GRI, Broker-Associate with the Real Estate Group in Springfield.
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® is a voluntary trade association whose 41,000 members are engaged in all facets of the real estate industry. In addition to serving the professional needs of its members, the Illinois Association of REALTORS® works to protect the rights of private property owners in the state by recommending and promoting legislation which safeguards and advances the interest of real property ownership.