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Chicagoland Real Estate Connections Club

We Connect Chicago


Built to be Different

Our Mission


Relationships are the lifeblood of the real estate business.  We make a point to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to network at each meeting.  We like to have fun, too!  We host a summer BBQ and a Holiday Party every year.


02. Education 

We bring the hottest topics to YOU every month.  We carefully vet anyone who we bring onto our stage.  We also source our own education, tapping into our years of experience.  We offer webinars, workshops, classes, bus tours, and elite trainings.



Our resources are your resources.  Looking for power team members, lenders, realtors and other real estate professionals?  We've got them.  Many times you will meet them face to face at the monthly meeting.  We are always willing to provide referrals.

About Us

Joining the club

CRECC Director, Tressa Dorman-Downing, is eager to bring you exactly what you need for your real estate business.  

Your first meeting is always FREE!  

Tressa has structured an annual membership for single investors for $250 and a partners membership for $470.  

You can also pay at the door $25 if you aren't ready to commit yet.

Membership includes access to 12 monthly meetings, discounts on classes and members-only events.



Chicagoland Real Estate Connections Club
Mokena, IL United States

What makes us so DIFFERENT?


When John and I became real estate investors in 2010, we made the rounds to the local real estate clubs in order to find resources and to expand our network.  We quickly discovered that not all real estate groups are made the same.  We found the 'good old boys club,' we found the clubs that exist to line the owner's pockets, we found the ego-driven one-man-at-the-top club.  We found the clubs that ridicule investors for investing in their own education.  We found the club that will kick you out for exchanging business cards.  (yes this really happened)

We wanted a place that would be a safe environment for all real estate investors, both new and seasoned, to network with other real estate professionals.  We wanted a group that did not subject its members to an unadulterated sales pitch month after month.  We wanted to build long lasting relationships and develop partnerships.  We also wanted a way to hold ourselves to a higher level of accountability, both in business growth and ethics.  

So we started Chicago Cash Flow Clubs in 2010, and then Chicagoland Real Estate Connections Club in 2012.  At the same time, we developed our rehabbing business iCandy Homes.  We are active investors in the Chicago market, and have completed more than 70 transactions.  We approach the business with the viewpoint of abundance.  We do not see other investors as competition.  We see them as potential partners.  It is our privilege to provide resources and opportunities to fellow real estate investors.  

Welcome, and See You Soon!

Janelle Swiercinsky