Welcome To CCIA!

Have you been looking for a REIA (Real Estate Investors Association) to help get you started?

Are you concerned about the Quality and Integrity of the information provided at the REIA goup meetings?

Well you're  in the right place! 

Mission Statement

To continue to be (since 1984) the most respected and credible provider of Real Estate Investing Education, Motivation, Networking & Resources for Real Estate Entrepreneurs!

We offer  Membership Plans as well as a "Pay as You Go" option to attend our meetings.  

For $99/year you can Join CCIA and you and a partner can attend meetings together for 1 year (or $149 for 2 years).  Or, Guests can pay $15 per meeting and attend only the meetings they're interested in.   

Our Mission:  To become the most respected and credible  provider of Education, Motivation, Networking Opportunities and  Resources for Real Estate Investing Entrepreneurs.

Membership Plans & Benefits

EVENTS: Join us for a Meeting soon!


M. Jane Garvey - President


For more than 35 Years Jane has been connecting Chicagoland Real Estate Investors with some of the most brilliant minds & ideas in Real Estate.  When not running CCIA meetings, Jane spends her time actively investing & working on legislative issues that impact real estate investing.


Pam Kowalczyk - Office Manager & Website Designer


Pam has worked with CCIA for over 14 years.  From Memberships & Benefits to Event Planning to Website Building... if something needs doing, Pam gets it done!

It's hard getting Pam out of her Garden over the Summer months, but you can usually reach her at the office between 11am-2pm daily

Steve Smullin


Real Estate Problem Solving since 1988.

Steve is a Commercial Real Estate Investor, Broker, Counselor, Exchangor, Educator and long time practitioner using Creative Solutions to Real Estate Related Problems.

Steve facilitates our Property/Deals part of our meeting and has taught many CCIA workshops on various Real Estate Strategies.  

Sameena Khalfan


Sameena is one of our valuable volunteers.  She is an active real estate investor & proven problem solver.  Sameena started in Real Estate Investing in 2007 working Short Sales & Rehabbing.  She is currently Rehabbing & Wholesaling

Ray Koch


Talk about a happy person!  If you've attended a CCIA meeting, most likely you've met Ray.  Ray manages our Membership Desk and is always willing to answer questions and get to know you.

Recently retired, Ray is re-focusing his positive energy on Real Estate Investing.

Martha Schoen


Martha is another of our valuable volunteers with the Super Power of always being happy & making everyone feel welcome!  

At her day job, Martha supervises a team in a hospital laboratory.  She jokes that she is in charge of a team of Blood Suckers!

Martha's personal goal is  to supplement her income through real estate investing and retire early!  You can often see Martha at CCIA workshops & events learning new RE strategies.

Tony Guisto


Tony is a Licensed RE Broker in Illinois Servicing mainly the South Suburbs.

At CCIA Meetings Tony can typically be found Networking with other investors or helping Jane inside the meeting room.

Marion Williams


Marion volunteers at our Check In Desk, greeting CCIA Members & Guests with her beautiful smile!  Marion is an active real estate investor and loves to learn new strategies at our meetings & workshops.

Jamae Christopher


Jamae is a long time CCIA volunteer and we are thrilled whenever is able to join us.  Jamae is primarily a Wholesaler & Single-family investor who is always looking to connect with Buyers.


Boy do we offer benefits!!!

CCIA is a Chapter Member of The National REIA and we can offer Members discounts & rebates at companies like:

  • The Home Depot
  • Arcana Insurance
  • Rent Perfect / Investigative Screening
  • Office Depot/Office Max
  • Equity Trust
  • HammerZen
  • and Many More!

Join our E-Mail & Newsletter List

Receive notifications of our  Real Estate Education Meetings & Events.

Enjoy our Monthly Newsletter with helpful Real Estate Investing and Landlording tips!

CCIA's Email list is private.  
CCIA does not share or sell your info. 


Rebuilding Together - Aurora


Repair homes, revitalize communities and transform lives!

There are many ways to become involved in the movement to repair homes,  revitalize communities and transform lives. 

There are active projects  and public work days year-round.  We encourage our CCIA Members to  volunteer by registering for one of the community work days - From Days of Service to Military Veterans, to the National Rebuilding Day(s) in April that CCIA Participates in!

Toys for Tots - December 8th CCIA Meeting


When you donate to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation you're giving less fortunate children hope - and a reason to believe in their future.

Donate a Toy at CCIA's December Meeting

When you donate a toy, you experience the joy of knowing that toy will be under the  tree in a family's home and bring a smile to a less fortunate child on Christmas morning.  


New, Unwrapped  Age appropriate Toys (dolls, trucks, action figures, trains, etc.); Educational Baby Toys; Books; Puzzles; Gift Cards for clothing, food or electronics; Games; Blocks; Arts & Craft Supplies; Sports Equipment; Hats &  Gloves

CCIA's Code of Ethics