It’s ‘Game On’ for the 30 Under 30 Class of 2016

Meet this year's honorees and go behind the scenes at the cover photo shoot.

May 11, 2016

Members of the 2016 class of 30 Under 30 take nothing for granted. Most entered the business after the financial crisis, with distressed sales, low inventories, and tight lending standards as their reality. Their success shows hard work can overcome any obstacle. Buyers and sellers, with all their technology, may come into the market thinking they know it all. But with capable, dedicated professionals like these by their side, they’ll surely see the irreplaceable value of a real estate professional.

The landmark Chicago Athletic Association embodies the American culture and aesthetic. Opened in 1893, closed in 2007, and reopened as a hotel in 2015, the richly appointed building served as the backdrop here and on our cover, which features 2016 class members Connie Chung, Zac Bales-Henry, Brittany Barsky Allison, Scottie Smith, and Benn Vogelsang.

Alexander ParkerAlissa JenkinsBenn VogelsangBonni LuckettBrittany Barsky AllisonConnie ChungDavid SirzykDiego Espinoza-MartinezHarrison BeacherJessica BeanJessica EvansJohn GrafftJudi GablerKelly King BaldwinKimberly Shin-Ling SethavanishKristin SmithKyle KovatsLauren FreedmanMandy Friend GigliottiRebekah EatonRio IngramRoman NovianRusty UnderwoodSam SawyerSarah DavisScott SteadmanScottie SmithShari AnhornWade CorbettZac Bales-Henry

Contributing writers: Grant Boelter, Erica Christoffer, Keri Lynch, Pamela Dittmer McKuen, Lee Nelson, Maggie Sieger, Meg White, and Graham Wood

Magazine photos by: Todd Winters ©2016