To add your next real estate transaction to the growing list of success stories, just start with IIC. You can benefit your favorite charity at no cost

  • With any brokered – commercial or residential purchase or sale or office, retail, industrial lease.
  • As long as your transaction is in North America.
  • Regardless of the agent you decide to work with, as long as you start with IIC.
  • Regardless of the agent you choose, whether your choice of agents is “charitable” or “socially conscious.” When you start with IIC, it doesn’t matter if the broker is interested in doing good. With IIC, the emphasis for the consumer is the best broker for the transaction.

Ron Cichon, V.P. Granicus Inc., needed a commercial broker to negotiate a renewal of their office lease in downtown Chicago. He was thrilled to find out that, through Investing In Communities, he could direct a portion of the commission that his broker would be paid anyway to St. Rose Center, which serves children with disabilities, including his son. Even though the St. Rose Center hadn’t been aware of Investing In Communities, they were able to go online and quickly become a member; as a result of the transaction, they received $2,515. Not only did his favorite charity benefit, but his firm also ended up with more favorable terms for their office space, maximizing a remodeling allowance and free rent.


When Ripes, Nelson, Baggot & Kalobratsos, P.C. sought new office space in Chicago’s northwestern suburbs, they took advantage of the opportunity to also support Sudden Infant Death Syndrome of Illinois, at no cost to the firm. The law firm used Investing In Communities to find their broker, and when the transaction closed, SIDS received $2,087 through Investing In Communities.


When Heather, the proud aunt of two nieces at Waters Elementary School in Chicago, got a new job in Washington D.C., she needed a real estate broker to help her sell her home in Boise, Idaho. Heather used Investing In Communities® to find her broker and by doing so, generated $1,766 for Waters Elementary, at no cost to her. It was a win-win-win; Heather found the right agent, the agent was happy to have the referral, and Waters got funding.


When Urban Partnership Bank was searching for a new space for executives and operations and a new retail branch in downtown Chicago, they saw they could generate significant funds for charities, at no cost to the bank, through Investing In Communities. Fifteen charities were chosen by a lottery drawing during the opening celebration of the new bank location to receive a total of $42,000.


As the result of a new office lease in the east loop, Iris Krieg & Associates, Inc., selected Bright Promises Foundation to receive $1,115, at no cost to the firm, through Investing In Communities.


As a result of relocating from its office home of more than 20 years to a building in downtown Chicago, Miner Barnhill & Galland, a Chicago law firm, selected two charities to benefit significantly, at no expense to the firm, from the lease transaction. Near North Service Corporation, which provides access to high quality healthcare to the diverse populations and communities on the northside of Chicago, received $5,000 through Investing In Communities. Voice of the People Uptown, Inc., which provides affordable housing and empowers community members in Uptown and its surrounding communities, received $4,000.


As the result of a commercial lease, Operation Homelink received $2,039 through Investing In Communities. Operation Homeline has distributed over 7,500 refurbished computers to veterans and the families of service members deployed overseas.


As the result of a residential transaction in Highland Park, IL, the sellers selected the Environmental Law & Policy Center, which is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, to receive $791 through Investing In Communities.


As the result of an office expansion and renewal in the building where they had long been located in downtown Chicago, Reading In Motion selected their own organization to receive $4,371 through Investing In Communities. RIM gives Kindergarten and First Grade students foundational reading skills they need to start on a path for lifetime learning,


As the result of an expansion and new lease in downtown Chicago, HMS Industrial Networks selected Children’s Memorial Foundation, the pediatric teaching facility for Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, to receive $3,654 through Investing In Communities®. More recently, when HMS Industrial Networks needed to renew their office lease, they selected Society of Women Engineers to receive $2,429 through Investing In Communities.


As the result of a new lease, a Chicago law firm selected Dreams for Kids, which trains and mentors youth as social entrepreneurs, to receive $3,111 through Investing In Communities.


As the result of a new office lease in Evanston, IL, Kristofek Financial selected Immigrant Child Advocacy Project, which is a champion for the best interests of children who arrive in the United States on their own, to receive $1,795 through Investing In Communities.  


As the result of their office expansion and relocation within a building in Chicago’s West Loop, Rummel Insurance selected Ragdale Foundation, Boy Scouts of America Northeast Illinois Council, and Lake Forest Open lands Association to each receive $1,175 through Investing In Communities.


As the result of an expansion and relocation within a building in Chicago’s North Loop, Metropolitan Group selected Circle of Parents, which works to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect, to receive $2,313 through Investing In Communities.


As the result of a residential home sale in Chicago, the seller selected the Big Hearts Fund, which raises funds and awareness for pets diagnosed with heart disease, to receive $1,447 through Investing In Communities.


As the result of a home purchase in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, the buyer selected Feed the Hungry San Miguel, which is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of children in San Miguel de Allende in central Mexico, to receive $1,141 through Investing In Communities.


As the result of an office lease renewal in the Central Loop, Eckhart Kolak selected Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, which is dedicated to protecting the land, water and wildlife of the Kennebec Estuary in Maine, to receive $6,905 through Investing In Communities.


As the result of a home sale on Chicago’s northside, the seller selected Test Positive Action Network (TPAN), which empowers people living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS to live open, healthy, and productive lives, to receive $2,531 through Investing In Communities.