Nancy Suvarnamani


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Meet Nancy

Founder and South Loop Managing Broker, Real Estate Agent
Discipline, service, and empathy are core values passed on to Nancy from her father, a general in the Thai Army. These principles have been integral to her journey, from her arrival in the United States in 1974 to complete graduate studies, to her fifteen years in the corporate world and the founding of Century 21 S.G.R. in 1989.
An entrepreneur like her grandmother, Nancy built her firm into a major marketer of new developments in Chicago and Asia, with over 1,700 new construction units sold or financed. She actively engages in the international real estate market, relentlessly promoting its potential to other Brokers.
Nancy exemplifies unequivocal and unwavering devotion to colleagues, friends, family, and those needing a hand, and believes in serving and giving to others without expectation or judgment.
As the first Asian woman president of C.A.R. in 2005-2006, she designed an outreach program to solicit members’ needs and strengthen their connection to the Association, especially Asians and other minorities on the industry’s fringes. She was awarded the 2007 Realtors® of the Year for her efforts. In 2012, she founded the Chicago Chapter of the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA). She was awarded the 2014 Century 21 International Marsh Fischer Award for promoting diversity in the industry.
In 2014, she was inducted into the Chicago Association of Realtors® Hall of Fame, joining such luminaries as the billionaire Sam Zell. From 2013 to 2016, she served as the National Association of Realtors®' President’s Liaison to Thailand. In 2017, she was appointed the National Association of Realtors® Regional Coordinator to Asia-Pacific, Lebanon, UAE. Nancy continues to mentor and create opportunities for the next generation of Realtors®.

Local: Chicago Association of Realtors®

  • CAR Hall of Fame Recipient, 2016
  • Global International Real Estate Committee, 2012-2019
  • Awards Committee, Chair, 2013
  • Building and Land Committee, 2012
  • Audit Finance Committee, Chair, 2010-2011
  • Sales Award, Chair, 2009
  • Realtors® of the Year, 2007
  • Immediate Past President, 2007
  • President, 2005-2006
  • Treasurer, 2003-2004
  • Executive Board of Directors, 1999-2007
  • Chair Education Foundation, 2007-2008
  • Chair Nominating Committee, 2007
  • CEO Search Committee, 2005
  • Government Affairs Committee, 2004, 2006-2013
  • Chicago International Real Estate Council, Chair, 2003-2004
  • RPAC Committee, 2002-2011
  • Good Neighbor Awards Committee, 1999-2007

State: Illinois Association of Realtors®

  • State Representative for Teresa Ma
  • Consul Liaison Working Group, 2017
  • Global Committee, 2014-2017
  • RPAC Trustee, 2011-13
  • MAJOR Donor Working Group
  • Business Issues/License Law, 2012
  • Business Diversity Working Group, 2012-2013
  • Convention & Inaugural Working Group, 2012
  • Housing Opportunities, Chair, 2009
  • International, Chair, 2006-2007
  • IAR Board of Directors 2005-2010
  • Public Policy and Government Affairs Member Group, 2009-2010
  • Housing Opportunity Committee, 2009-2013
  • Executive Board of Directors, 2004, 2006, 2007
  • Professional Standards, 2004, 2005
  • Strategic Planning, 2004-2011
  • Nominating Committee, 2006
  • REFF BOD, 2007-2011
  • IAR Leadership Liaison, 2007
  • Equal Opportunity Work Group, 2001-2005, 2007-2009

National: National Association of Realtors®

  • FPC for Illinois Senator for Tammy Duckworth
  • Regional Coordinator to Asia-Pacific, 2017- Present
  • Chair of the Global Business & Alliance, 2014
  • Vice-Chair, GBA, 2013
  • Public Policy Coordinating, 2013-2014
  • Diversity PAG, 2012
  • Housing Opportunity Committee, 2011-2013
  • CIPS Advisory Group, Chair, 2010
  • International Forum, Chair, 2007-2008
  • BOD, 2004-2009
  • International Operations, 2005-2012
  • NAR Immigration Presidential Advisory Group (PAC), 2007
  • President’s Liaison to Thailand 2010-2013
  • Land Use Property Rights and Environment Committee, 2005
  • Diversity in Leadership Working Group, 2005-2007
  • RPAC Hall of Fame, Sustaining Golden R, President’s Circle

Community Service

  • Easter Seals Fundraiser, 2002-2007
  • Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, 2006
  • NAR/IAR Gulf Coast Recovery Team Volunteer in Habitat for Humanity; other rebuilding projects post-Katrina, 2009.
  • Fundraiser for Haiti Relief “Save the Children”, 2010
  • All Chicago, BOD, 2014

Additional Languages: Thai

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