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Sonia Del Real

Associate Director

Born and raised in Chicago’s Southeast side, Ms. Del Real is the daughter of Mexican immigrants, the oldest of three siblings, and the parent of two adult children. She is a product of Chicago Public Schools and the first in her immediate family to graduate from college earning a BA in Business Leadership from DePaul University, and an MBA from Roosevelt University’s Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate.

Ms. Del Real is the Founder and President of Third City Consulting, LLC. Ms. Del Real was previously retained by the Chicago City Council Latino Caucus Foundation to spearhead the Foundation’s key strategic imperatives to achieve Latino parity/equity in areas of education, upward career mobility, and leadership development. She successfully launched the client’s first ever leadership academy through curriculum design, secured revenue streams to support 80% of the program expenditures, solidified key partnerships, and established the infrastructure to ensure growth and sustainability.  Ms. Del Real recently concluded a year-long engagement with the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement to pilot and support new andexisting leadership programs and alumni execution strategies.

Ms. Del Real has been a licensed Illinois real estate broker since 2000 and has a solid understanding of the impact, risk and investment opportunities that real estate cycles present. With over 20 years of experience, working in both the private and public sectors, she brings akeen sense of local market trends as well as the community characteristics that make up the fabric of Chicago’s 77 communities.She is a founding board member of the newly formed  Latino Real Estate Investors Council (LREIC)- a nonprofit organization aimed at advocacy, education, and opportunity for Latino housing providers and investors.She firmly believes that real estate is a vehicle to build generational wealth- particularly for minority groups, and seeks to bring an equitable distribution of rights for housing providers and tenants. Her passion for community, real estate, and the upward mobility of underrepresented communities is demonstrated through her previous volunteer roles on several nonprofit boards including, Mujeres de HACE Advisory Board, Prospanica Chicago, Corporate Real Estate Network (CORENet), the Real Estate Investment Association (REIA) and the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Public Policy Committee. Her trajectory and diverse skillsets will undoubtedly enable her to make meaningful contributions to the Keller Williams ONEChicago - Multifamily Investment Advisors team.

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