Illinois REALTOR® Dan Wagner was honored with the National Association of REALTORS® Commercial Award for his work on behalf of the real estate industry in Chicago on Nov. 5, 2017.
Wagner, who is president-elect of Illinois REALTORS® and senior vice president of government relations for the Oak Brook-based Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, was saluted for his work to promote best practices in the industry and efforts to preserve the 1031 Like-Kind Exchange as part of the nation’s tax code. He served as the 2016 Commercial Liaison for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).
The award was given at NAR’s Conference & Expo held in Chicago, Nov. 2-6, 2017.
The award is the latest recognition of Wagner’s leadership in the industry. He served as president of the Chicago Association of REALTORS® and was named that association’s 2017 REALTOR® of the Year. He’s served on numerous REALTOR® association committees at the local, state and national levels.
Wagner is a commissioner on the DuPage Airport Authority and serves as the chairman of the Authority’s Capital Development Committee. Wagner is chairman of the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce and is also a trustee for The Conservation Foundation.
As a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Wagner has been a significant advocate for the Marketplace Fairness Act. He is also a member of the Investment Program Association’s Public Affairs Committee and part of the Real Estate Roundtable’s 1031 Like-Kind Exchange Coalition. He is a board member for the Civic Federation of Chicago and active in the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Manufacturers Association, Illinois Retail Merchants Association and the United States Chamber of Commerce.