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Baker to represent Illinois REALTORS® in helping bring economic development to Illinois

Intersect Illinois today announced that Jeffrey Baker will join its board of directors, helping further the organization’s mission of bringing economic growth and jobs to Illinois. Baker is the CEO of Illinois REALTORS®, the trade association representing the commercial and residential real estate industry throughout the state.

“Companies making location decisions need reputable corporate real estate professionals during the site selection process and residential realtors to assist relocating employees,” said Intersect Illinois CEO Dan Deals. “It is natural that Illinois REALTORS works hand-in-hand with Intersect Illinois in bringing companies here and finding them the perfect location in Illinois.”

“Illinois REALTORS has stepped up our longtime efforts to promote to the state’s residential and commercial real estate sectors to national and international investors,” Baker said. “I am honored to join the Intersect Illinois Board of Directors to help show the world why Illinois is the best place to live, work and play.”

Baker was appointed as the CEO of Illinois REALTORS in January 2021. He had served as the association’s associate general counsel and has worked in various capacities with the association since 2014. Baker previously had his own law practice and worked for the Sorling Northrup law firm in Springfield.

Headquartered in Springfield, Illinois REALTORS works to advance the real estate profession across the state, providing advocacy, education, legal guidance and outreach that provides support for its 50,000-plus members.

“I welcome Jeffrey Baker to Intersect Illinois’ board of directors, where his expertise in the real estate market will help guide our business attraction and expansion efforts,” said Intersect Illinois board chairman and Loop Capital CEO Jim Reynolds.

Intersect Illinois’ engaged board of directors helps the organization generate public good with private sector efficiency. The organization makes the case for doing business in Illinois across the country and around the world. Intersect assists companies that are considering Illinois in finding the perfect site, while also providing research and analysis to regional and local economic development organizations throughout the state.

Baker joins board members from companies including A. Lucas & Sons, Ameren Illinois, ADM, Carle Health, ComEd, 8 Hospitality Group, Loop Capital, Nicor Gas, OSF Healthcare and the University of Illinois System.