Nancy Suvarnamani



1823 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60616
Phone: 773.908.9908
Fax: 312.326.7911
Additional Languages Spoken: Thai

Nancy Suvarnamani is one of the top women in the Chicago Business Asian community who thrives on serving others.

Nancy was born in Bangkok, Thailand. Her father was a Major General in the Thai Army, her mother a nurse. From an early age… discipline, service, and the need to excel were ingrained into her. These three core values have been the guiding lights of her life.

Nancy graduated from Chiengmai University in 1974, and thereafter came to the United States to complete her graduate studies. She holds two masters degrees and numerous real estate designations.

Nancy has been in real estate for over 23 years. Before entering real estate, she worked in the corporate world for Beatrice Foods Company, Borg Warner Corporation, and Gas Research Institute as a researcher. After fifteen years of corporate life, she decided to take control of her own destiny and entered real estate.

She founded Century 21 SGR in 1989. Her departure from the corporate world to the entrepreneurial milieu was not a totally foreign venture. Her grandmother owned her own financial firm for over 50 years. Under her leadership, Century 21 SGR has grown from five agents in one office to over 110 sales associates in three offices.

As president of Century 21 SGR, Inc., Nancy has built her firm into a prime marketer of exceptional developments in Chicago and Asia. Nancy still oversees the operations of Century 21 SGR’s three offices, actively taking part in the budgeting and strategic planning processes. In recent years, she has moved her firm aggressively into the REO market. Her skilled team of REO specialists are experienced in valuing, managing, and selling distressed properties in a variety of asset classes and transaction types throughout the Chicagoland area.

During 2005-2010, Nancy devoted thousands of hours serving the profession she loves. As the past president of the Chicago Association of Realtors (CAR), she helped implement the Outreach Program to better explain to CAR members the relevance of the Association beyond the Multiple Listing Service and solicit their ideas about the Association’s future orientation. As chairman of CAR’s Education Foundation Board of Trustees and as a Director of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and the Illinois Association of Realtors (IAR), she has incessantly lobbied to increase the educational standards of the industry to better serve and promote the public image of agents.

As Founding Chair of the Chicago Chapter of the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREEA) and a National Board Director, Nancy has sought to recruit Asians into the profession and expand homeownership among the Asian-American community. As NAR’s president’s liaison to Thailand, she is trying to expand economic opportunities for sales associates both in the United States and Thailand.

Nancy has always lead by example: Never asking others to do what she has not attempted… whether she succeeded or failed.

Founder of Century 21 SGR: 1989
* Broker in Charge – 2 Branch Offices
* 90 agents; 12 support staff
Real Estate Sales
* Marketed 1,284 new construction units since 2001
* 2004-2006 – CAR Sales Achievement Award – Top Residential Producer
* 2006 – President of Chicago Association of Realtors

Education/ Designation

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

REALTOR of the Year, 2007
President, 2005 – 2006
President-Elect, 2004 – 2005
Treasurer, 2003 – 2004
Executive Board of Directors, 1999 – 2007 Board of Directors, 1998 – 2008
Audit Committee, 2010
CARPAC, 2007 – 2010
Finance Committee, 2008 – 2009
Chair, Nominating committee, 2007
Chair, Education Foundation, 2007 – 2008
Chairman — Chicago International Real Estate Council, 2003
CEO Search Committee, 2005
Inaugural Banquet Committee, 2003 – 2006
Government Affairs Committee, 2004 – 2010
Diversity Committee, 2004 – 2007
Chicago International Real Estate Council, 2004 -2010
HB 4050 Committee, 2006 – 2007
RPAC Committee, 2002 – 2009
Good Neighbor Awards committee, 1999 – 2008
Created — Member Outreach Program, 2006
C.A.R. / Chicago Bar Association Committee – The Home Buyer’s Manual, 2002-2003
IAR Committees Chaired:
Chair, Housing Opportunities, 2008 — 2009
Chair, International, 2006 — 2007
IAR Committee Service:

RPAC Trustee, 2011-2013
Board of Directors, 2004 -2010
Executive, 2004, 2006, 2007
REEF, Board of Directors, 2007 – 2011
Public Policy & Government Affairs, 2009 – 2011
Professional Development Member Involvement Group, 2010
Economic Development Council, 2007 — 2009
Professional Standards, 2004, 2005
Strategic Planning, 2004 – 2011
Nominating Committee, 2006
RPAC Major Donor, 2006, 2007
Mediation / Mediator Training, 2010
Other IAR Leadership Positions:
IAR Liaison, 2006 — 2007
Equal Opportunity Working Group, 2001-2008
Housing Opportunity Working Group, 2004-2010
International Working Group, 2004 – 2010
Convention and Inaugural Banquet Working Group, 2003 — 2006, 2011
Education Working Group, 2004
Major Donor Working Group
NAR Diversity Presidential Advisory Group, 2010-2011
NAR CIPS Advisory Group, Chair, 2009 — 2010
NAR Housing Opportunities, 2010-2012
NAR CIPS Advisory Group, Vice-Chair, 2009
NAR International Forum, Chair, 2007-2008
HAR President’s Liaison to Thailand, 2009 – 2010
NAR International Operations Committee, 2005 — 2010
NAR Immigration Presidential Advisory Group (PAC), 2007
NAR Mediation / Mediator Training Certificate of Completion, 2007
NAR Director, 2004 — 2010
NAR Land Use Property Rights and Environment Committee, 2005
NAR Diversity in Leadership Working Group, 2005
CIPS Program — Assistant to NAR President Liaison in Bangkok, Thailand, 2003, 2005
RPAC President Circle, 2009 – 2010
RPAC Hall of Fame, 2009
RPAC Golden “R”: 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Sustaining Golden “R”: 2002-2011

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
AREAA of the Chicago Chapter, Founding Chair

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