Chicago real estate education

Monthly Meeting Calendar

2018 CCIA Meetings
The Embassy Suites - Lombard

December 16th
2019 CCIA Meetings
The Embassy Suites - Lombard
January 20th, February 17th, March 17th, April 14th,
May 19th, June 9th, July 21st, August 18th,
September 15th, October 20th, November 17th, December 15th

Meetings & Special Events

CCIA Meeting - Sunday December 16th, 2018 5:30-9:00pm

George Skidis, president Illinois REIA



George Skidis is President of Illinois REIA, a Real Estate Investor, Landlord, on the board of National REIA and has over 25 years experience in the Insurance Industry as an agent, field underwriter & claims adjuster.

One thing that makes him unusually  qualified to speak on this topic is that he started out as an insurance  adjuster. He has looked at 10’s of thousands of properties damaged by  fire, hail, flood and other perils. George is still licensed as an  insurance agent. He has rented, flipped, held and sold single family  homes, mobile homes and apartment buildings.

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CCIA Meeting - Sunday December 16th, 2018 5:30-9:00pm

It's a CCIA Double Header

ALTERNATIVE ASSET INVESTING: Leveraging Self-Directed IRAs - Roberta Hudy

Roberta Hudy understands small business ownership.   She has been an entrepreneur for over 25 years and is passionate about  real estate  She will present a comprehensive self-directed IRA/401(k)   program, providing useful tools, resources, and insight into  Self-Directed IRAs.


The  tactics discussed will demonstrate methods to potentially eliminate  capital gains tax and ordinary income taxes within your real estate and  or alternative investment assets through tax-advantaged retirement  accounts. You will leave this training with the knowledge and guidance  to formulate and implement alternative investing into your own financial  plan.

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Meeting - Sunday January 20th, 2019 5:30-9:00pm

Donna Bauer The Note Buyer

Note Buying - A Smart Investment Alternative with Donna Bauer

One of our All Time Favorites is returning to CCIA!

Donna Bauer started out as a typical soccer mom, babysitting 5 kids for a  dollar an hour each. Determined to find financial independence for her  family while being a stay-at-home mom, she started investing in  discounted mortgages. Using none of her own money or credit, she bought  and sold her first discounted mortgage and made over $5,000—quite a  raise from $1/hr to over $500/hr!

Besides her own real estate and paper investments, as well as the  numerous investments of her consulting clients and students, Donna’s  resume is quite extensive, including all areas of real estate investing,  such as owning a title company, managing commercial collateral files  for a national bank, acting as loan officer for a large mortgage  company, and managing a commercial office park, a downtown high-rise,  and several large apartment complexes.

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