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Last updated: 2/20/2018
Nancy Suvarnamani
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Real Estate
  NAR
  ABR, CIPS, CRB, CRS, MBA, RSPS, SFR, TRC
  Transaction (Brokerage)
  Residential
  Thailand
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773 908-9908 (Mobile)
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  English
  Property Management, Consulting, Valuation/Appraisal, Financing, Leasing, Development, Transaction (Brokerage)
  Retail, Hotel, Luxury, Office, Leisure, Residential, Rural/Land
  Hong-Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam
Education/Experience
Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) - Designation
Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) - Designation
Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB) – Designation
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
Resort Property Specialist (RSPS)
Transnational Referral Certification (TRC)
Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE)

Continuing Education Real Estate Instructor in Illinois
Illinois Real Estate License, 1985
Illinois Real Estate Broker License, 1989
Continuing Education Real Estate Instructor, 2005 - 2008
NAR Leadership Academy 2010
IAR Executive Spoken 2005
Century 21 International Management Training
Century 21 ORBIT Advanced Management Training
Century 21 Commercial Investment Network
M.A., Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
M.A., Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
B.A., Chiengmai University, Chiengmai, Thailand
Social/Volunteer Organizations
Community Service:
• Asian Advisory Board, 2010-2011
• Haiti Relief Benefit Fundraiser, 2010
• Easter Seals Fundraiser, 2002-2007
• Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, 2006
• Rotary Club, 2006-2007
• Founding Chair, AREAA-Chicago Chapter, 2009
• President, FIABCI-Chicago Chapter, 2010
• National Treasurer, FIABCI, 2017
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Nancy’s parents taught her three core values: discipline, service, and empathy. These principles have guided her actions throughout her real estate career.

In 1974, she came to the United States to complete graduate studies. Before entering real estate, Nancy worked in the corporate world for 15 years. Following in the entrepreneurial footsteps of her grandmother, who founded an equity capital firm, she started Century 21 S.G.R., Inc. in 1989.

As President of Century 21 S.G.R., Inc., Nancy built her firm into a major marketer of developments in Chicago and Asia, with over 1,700 new construction units sold or financed. Her firm has three locations with over 100 agents. In 2017, it ranks no. 1 as the most productive Century 21 Franchise in Chicagoland region. Nancy has been actively engaged in the international real estate market for over a decade and has relentlessly promoted its potential to other brokers. In 2017, as NAR’s Regional Coordinator to Asia-Pacific, Lebanon, and UAE, she spearheaded the 2017 International REALTORS® Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, which also featured a 5-day CIPS class before the start of the symposium. In recognition of her efforts to strengthen the bonds between NAR and cooperative Asia Pacific Associations, she was awarded the NAR Global Achievement Award at its 2017 National Conference in Chicago.

Following her father’s admonition to serve and give to others without expectation or judgement, Nancy has striven to recruit Asians and other minorities into the industry. As 2006 CAR President, she helped design an outreach program to solicit members’ needs and strengthen their connection to CAR, especially many minority members on the fringe. In 2009, she founded the Chicago Chapter of Asian Real Estate Association of America, whose mission is to advance Asian homeownership. In 2014, she was awarded the Century 21 International Marsh Fischer Award for promoting diversity in the industry. In 2010, she was appointed FIABCI-Chicago Chapter President and National Treasurer in 2017.

Nancy’s unequivocal and unwavering devotion to colleagues