EIN 36-6140410

The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE)

IRS 501(c) type
Num. employees
Year formed
Most recent tax filings
To serve as an information resource and to provide its members with opportunities for professional development, knowledge sharing, and networking, all grounded in a culture of camaraderie.
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Program areas at CRE

The Counselors of Real Estate is the membership organization established exclusively for Real Estate advisors who provide intelligent, unbiased, and trusted advice for a client or employer. The organization bestows the prestigious cre designation on those invited to membership, providing access to a high-level professional community that elevates their experience, while expanding their professional reach.
The Counselors of Real Estate offers multiple communications to benefit its members and the Real Estate community at large. The "Real Estate issues" publication is cre's professional journal featuring incisive, dynamic articles that respond to current trends in the Real Estate industry. The journal is printed three times a year. The association also produces "the counselor" newsletter which showcases cre activities and industry events, along with an annual membership directory.
The fall convention offers extraordinary educational opportunities, knowledge sharing, and professional interaction featuring educational sessions, roundtable discussions, business meetings and special events including Real Estate development tours, mini cre consulting corps assignments, and meetings of the Counselors' board of directors, finance and executive committees.

Who funds The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Louise and Yt Lum FoundationGift for General Use$100

Personnel at CRE

Mary FleischmannChief Executive Officer$283,922
Shea TurnerChief Administrative Officer$113,636
Richard SiroisDirector of Marketing and Communications$125,917
Lyndsey AdamsDirector of Member Services
Larissa PhillipsDirector of Education and Meetings$112,530
...and 6 more key personnel

Financials for CRE

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$0
Program services$1,886,800
Investment income and dividends$50,821
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$629
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-17,510
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$206,788
Total revenues$2,127,528

Form 990s for CRE

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-08990View PDF
2021-122022-11-14990View PDF
2020-122021-11-12990View PDF
2019-122021-06-25990View PDF
2018-122019-10-28990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s
Data update history
January 21, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
January 21, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 13 new personnel
August 17, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
June 28, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
June 27, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Professional associationsBusiness and community development organizationsReal estate organizationsHeadquarter / parent organizations
Business and industry
MembershipsOperates internationallyEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteering
General information
430 N Michigan
Chicago, IL 60611
Metro area
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
Cook County, IL
Website URL
(312) 329-8427
Facebook page
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
S47: Real Estate Organizations
NAICS code, primary
813920: Professional Associations
Parent/child status
Central organization
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