REALTOR® Dan Wagner, of Wheaton, has been installed as the 2017 Treasurer of Illinois REALTORS®. He is the senior vice president of government relations for the Oak Brook-based Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, one of the nation’s largest commercial real estate and finance organizations.
Active in the real estate industry since 2004, Wagner has been involved in all levels of the REALTOR® organization, with a particular focus on commercial real estate and government affairs efforts. In 2016, he served as president of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®.
On the national level, Wagner has been actively involved with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). He currently serves as the 2016 Commercial Liaison for NAR and is the immediate past chair of the Commercial Legislation and Regulatory Advisory Board.
Wagner is an active member and leader within the Illinois REALTORS®. He has served on the Illinois REALTORS®’ Board of Directors and chaired the association’s Political Fundraising Working Group, Major Donor Working Group and the REALTORS® Political Action Committee Trustees. He has lent his expertise to many other committees including the Strategic Planning, Finance and Commercial/Industrial/Investment committees.
Wagner is a strong supporter of REALTOR® political advocacy efforts and is a Golden “R” Major Investor in the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) and a member of NAR’s President’s Circle.
In 2017, he will chair the Illinois REALTORS® Finance Committee, serve as vice-chair of the Strategic Planning Committee and will be a member of the association’s Executive Committee, among others.
Wagner is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and has been a significant contributor to and advocate for the Marketplace Fairness Act. He also is a member of the Investment Program Association’s Public Affairs Committee and part of the Real Estate Roundtable’s 1031 Like-Kind Exchange Commission. He is a board member for the Civic Federation of Chicago and is active in the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Manufacturer’s Association, Illinois Retail Merchants Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Active in his community, Wagner is a commissioner on the DuPage Airport Authority, chairman of the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce and is actively involved with the village of Oak Brook. In 2014, he received the Illinois Park and Recreation Association’s Advocacy Award for his work on behalf of special needs children. He is a board member of The Conservation Foundation and is a longtime volunteer for the Wellness House of Hinsdale.
A native of Springfield, Ill., Wagner earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Illinois State University. He and his wife, Lisa, live in Wheaton with their four children, three of whom are triplets.
Installation ceremonies were conducted at the Illinois REALTORS® Inaugural Gala on Oct. 6 at the Chicago Marriott Naperville in Naperville, Ill. Other 2017 officers installed were President Doug Carpenter, ABR, AHWD, GRI, SFR, managing broker of Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell in Orland Hills and President-elect Matt Difanis, ABR, GRI, co-owner of RE/MAX Realty Associates, with offices in Champaign, Mahomet and Monticello.
Illinois REALTORS® is a voluntary trade association whose more than 44,000 members are engaged in all facets of the real estate industry. In addition to serving the professional needs of its members, Illinois REALTORS® works to protect the rights of private property owners in the state by recommending and promoting legislation which safeguards and advances the interest of real property ownership.