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Baird & Warner's Jim Kinney Named Incoming President of Illinois Association of REALTORS®

CHICAGO, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jim Kinney, Baird & Warner's vice president of Luxury Home Sales, has been elected to be the 2015 president of the Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR). Kinney will be honored at the IAR Inaugural Gala on Saturday, September 6, from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

"Jim is a dedicated and innovative leader, and we congratulate him on his election to the position of president of IAR," said Steve Baird, president and CEO of Baird & Warner, Chicagoland's largest locally owned independent residential real estate services company. "Jim's expertise is recognized throughout the industry, as is his commitment to the growth and development of our field. I am confident he will be a great asset to the association, and we are proud to have him represent Baird & Warner."

Kinney works in Baird & Warner's Gold Coast office and has been involved with numerous professional real estate organizations during his career. He was named "REALTOR® of the Year" by  the Chicago Association of REALTORS® and IAR, and served as dean of the REALTOR® Institute, president of the Real Estate Education Foundation, and president of the National Board of the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers. He holds the Certified Real Estate Specialist (CRS) designation, served as the Illinois CRS chapter president, and was twice recognized as "CRS of the Year." Kinney served on the National Association of REALTORS® executive committee and is a current member of FIABCI, the international real estate federation.

For more information on the IAR Inaugural Gala visit illinoisrealtor.org/fallconference.

About Baird & Warner Real Estate, Inc.
Established in 1855, Baird & Warner is Chicagoland's largest locally owned independent residential real estate services company. The Baird & Warner brand has been synonymous with experience, innovation and integrity for more than 150 years. Steve Baird, the firm's fifth-generation owner, has been consistently recognized among the industry's most influential leaders. Baird & Warner has received a 2012 and 2013 Top Workplace award from the Chicago Tribune, naming the company the second-best place to work in Chicagoland and No. 1 in real estate. With nearly 1,700 broker associates in 24 offices and comprehensive mortgage financing and title insurance services, Baird & Warner consistently ranks among the nation's top real estate firms. Learn more at www.BairdWarner.com.

Corwin Christie | 312-857-9593 | [email protected]

SOURCE Baird & Warner Real Estate, Inc.

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