Chicago

CHICAGO

PRESIDENTS’ MESSAGE

Welcome to the Chicago Chapter of RELA! Our goal at RELA is to provide unique, relevant, and fun events and learning opportunities to the Chicago real estate lending community. At RELA you can discuss current market conditions and connect with other lenders in an engaging setting where candid conversations are welcomed and encouraged.

We were happy to return to in-person events for the 2021-2022 season and pleased with strong turnouts/members reconnecting at each of our events.  We appreciate that our members are busy so we strive to put together a full schedule of networking events, walking tours and educational programming that provide value by featuring current industry trends and the state of the market.

Due to the generosity of our sponsors, membership is very affordable and we are always looking to increase our membership. We encourage you to sign up for an event and check us out!

Sincerely,

Dave Popp
U.S. Bank
and
Catherine Sierakowski
BMO
Chicago Chapter Co-Presidents, 2022-2023

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Chicago Chapter Officers

President

David Popp, US Bank

Catherine Sierakowski, BMO

Vice President

Emily Clark, Wells Fargo Bank

Officers

Phil Wantoch, US Bank

Kate Marchi, CIBC

Seamus O’Mahoney, First Midwest Bank

Dave Patchin, Fifth Third Bank

Julie Thick, JP Morgan Chase

Michael Browne, Citizens Financial Group

Mark Frankel, BMO

David Starr, East West Bank

Zena Diggs, Bank of America

Katie Tynan, CIBC

Robert Goeckel, Texas Capital Bank

Joe Rock, Byline Bank

Kyle Lohbeck, Flag Star

Drew Burlak, Huntington Capital Markets

Gretchen Hart, First Midwest Bank

Jon Brown, JP Morgan Chase

Nick Schneider, Fifth Third Bank

Membership Committee

Programming Committee

Sponsorship Committee

Immediate Past President

Matthew Adams, Citizens Financial Group

Young Members Committee

Communications Committee

Special Events Committee

Educational Panel Committee

Treasurer

Community Affairs Committee

Sponsorship & Finance Committee

Chicago Sponsors