Certified Property Manager of The Braeside Group, Shari Vass, won the Leasing Agent of the Year award at the 12th Annual Institute for Real Estate Management (IREM) Chicago Premier Awards.
In 2015, Vass represented owners in 83 lease transactions.
The IREM Premier Awards were created to recognize people, organizations and companies for excellence in real estate management in areas that include innovation and technology, energy conservation, community involvement and leadership, vendor services and embodying the core principles of the industry.
Vass’ energy extends to giving back through professional, community and fundraising activities. The Shari Vass IREM Chicago Educational Fund provides financial assistance to students who plan to enter real estate management as a career. She is a past president of the Chicago IREM Chapter and a past Chairman of the Illinois Community Association Licensing Board.
Most actively, she supports Orchard Village in Skokie, a home for special needs adults, as well as a similar home, UCP-Seguin, in Cicero. Initially drawn to the work through her nephew, a resident, she remains active in Orchard Village even though her nephew has moved.