About Us

Networking and Education for the Commercial Real Estate Professional.

The Northern Illinois Commercial Association of REALTORS® (NICAR) is a trade association covering 13 counties in northern Illinois, including Cook, DuPage, Kane, Ogle, DeKalb, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Kankakee, Grundy, Will, Boone, and Winnebago. NICAR is an organization dedicated to serving the needs of Commercial practitioners and works to advance the interests of commercial brokers.

Our members partner with a distinguished group of peers who are committed to advancing the interest of commercial real estate in such critical areas as legislation, professional development and technology. Equally important, NICAR membership adds strategic value to the real estate commercial brokerage business through aggressive networking forums, providing contact both inside and outside the industry, and communication materials to keep you informed about important industry trends and issues.  Our members include the most influential and dedicated professionals in commercial real estate, government, mortgage banking, title insurance, building contractors, and other related disciplines.
NICAR's responsibility is to make certain that the interests of our membership are protected and advance among a number of important constituencies. We are the catalyst for profitable growth in an ever changing and demanding commercial real estate environment that includes:

  • Monitoring Illinois legislation and commercial practitioner representation
  • Personal development opportunities and standard of professional practice focused on commercial education
  • Business opportunities through networking and marketing
  • Commercial databases and electronic membership discounts
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  • RCA
  • NAR
  • IAR

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