Committees/Get Involved

Joining a REIA Committee is a great resource and a way to meet and network with top industry leadership and other industry professionals. If you are interested in joining and participating on a committee contact the REIA Office at 847-676-0222 or [email protected].

Emerging Leaders

Co-Chairs:  Danny Rigoni, Free Market Ventures &  Lauren Zangl, ECS Midwest with Board Liaison, Keith Lord, The Lord Companies 

This committee works with membership under age 35 to help identify individuals that distinguish themselves and are driven to be the top in their respective fields.


Co-Chairs:  Jim Keledjian 

This committee researches economic issues effecting the real estate industry, disseminates the federal and state legislative real estate issues to the organization and discusses these issues with the legislature.


Co-Chairs:  Roy Rendino, Renmar Advisors & Mark Sullivan, Sullivan Goulette & Wilson

This committee works to grow the organization and recruit new members to the organization who bring a fresh perspective to the group.


Co-Chairs:  Neil Freeman, Aries Capital, LLC & Jerry Lumpkins, Bank Leumi USA

The programming committee works to identify industry trends and relevant topics for monthly morning programming and networking meetings.


Co-Chairs:  James Allen, Fifth Third Bank & Thomas Volini, Colliers International

This committee is responsible for securing corporate industry partners that help support REIA on an annual and special events basis.


Co-Chairs:  Brian Lignelli, Continuum Capital Funding, LLC & Ginna Ryan, Mauge Inc.

This committee is responsible for creating scholarships for undergraduate and graduate real estate students at universities, implementing scholarship criteria, reviewing applicants and choosing the recipients. 

Social Media

Co-Chairs:  Jim Darrow, Essex Realty Group, Inc. & Kevin Fronckiel, Continuum Capital Funding, LLC

This committee utilizes social media to increase overall brand awareness, create consistent branding across membership groups and increase outreach to current members and prospects.

Special Events

Chair:  Jim Keledjian & Brian Lignelli, Continuum Capital Funding, LLC

This committee works with all other committees to help facilitate REIA’s social events and help promote networking opportunities.