Chuck began his career in the real estate brokerage business in 1975 by selling residential real estate in Schaumburg, IL. After working in residential brokerage and training for 10 years, Chuck worked at various local commercial real estate firms. In 1995, Chuck joined McLennan Companies where he served as Senior Broker and Managing Broker and devoted his full efforts to the sale and marketing of commercial/industrial buildings and land in Northern Illinois and Wisconsin. He successfully negotiated hundreds of sales and leasing transactions representing both buyers, sellers, tenants and landlords. He also was involved in site acquisition, land assemblages and zoning and re-zoning matters.
Chuck had a passion for teaching and mentorship in the real estate community. He was a Certified Commercial Investment Member of the National Association of Realtors, served on many of its committees, and was a Senior Instructor for the CCIM Institute. He was highly regarded as a Senior Instructor where he taught hundreds of real estate professionals on the marketing, selling, leasing and valuing of commercial/industrial real estate throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. He regularly taught real estate pre-license and post-license courses, and authored several of those courses.
Chuck was heavily involved with many organizations where he devoted his time to industry education and professionalism. He is past president of both the Northern Illinois Commercial Association of Realtors (NICAR) as well as the Northwest Suburban Association of Realtors (NSAR). He served on the Illinois Association of Realtors (IAR) Board of Directors, and was a past Chairman of the Streamwood Economic Development Commission.
During his career, Chuck had the distinction of being recognized by many organizations. In 1986, he was recognized as the Realtor of the Year by the Northwest Suburban Association of Realtors. In 2007, he received the Realtor the Year award from the Realtor Association of Northwest Chicagoland, and in 2008 was the recipient of the Realtor of the Year award from the Northern Illinois Commercial Association of Realtors. In 2009, the Illinois Association of Realtors awarded him the Political Involvement Member of the Year award, and in 2010 the Illinois CCIM recognized him with an award for professionalism.
"Chuck not only wore many hats in his professional career but also in his personal life. Chuck was many things to many people - best friend and husband, brother, uncle, great uncle, good friend and neighbor, godfather, avid golfer, skier, scuba diver, great traveler - Australia to Turkey, Canada, Mexico and points in between. Most of all Chuck will be remembered for his great wit, humor and love of his wife, family and friends".
Chuck passed away on December 7, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Kathy; his three sisters and one brother and proud uncle to seven nephews and four nieces.