Doug Carpenter


Doug Carpenter
Coldwell Banker
The Real Estate Group
8833 N. 159th Street     
Orland Hills, IL 60477
Phone: 708-460-4700

REALTOR® Doug Carpenter, ABR, AHWD, GRI, SFR, of Mokena is the 2017 President of Illinois REALTORS®. He is the managing broker of Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group in Orland Hills.

Active in the real estate industry since 1985, Carpenter has been involved in all levels of the REALTOR® organization. He twice served as president of his local association and his industry experience also includes serving as CEO of the Three Rivers Association of REALTORS®. He currently is a member of the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®.

At the state level, Carpenter has contributed his talents to numerous committees, working groups and task forces with a particular emphasis on professional standards, governmental affairs, advocacy and education. He has chaired the association’s Finance Committee, REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Trustees, Business Issues/License Law Working Group and the Professional Standards Committee among others.

Carpenter is a longtime member of the Illinois REALTORS® Board of Directors and was the 2009 recipient of the Illinois REALTORS® Distinguished Service Award. The award honors individuals who have provided outstanding contributions and service to Illinois REALTORS® and the local community. In 2017, he will chair Illinois REALTORS®’ Executive Committee, the NAR Political Advisory Working Group, Strategic Thinkers Working Group  and will lead the state’s association’s Board of Directors.

REALTOR® education has always been a priority for Carpenter, who is a licensed continuing education instructor. He served as president of the Real Estate Educational Foundation, a not-for-profit organization established to aid and promote the work of real estate education throughout Illinois, in 2009 and 2010.  He has earned the professional Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) and Graduate, REALTOR® Institute designations and the At Home With Diversity (AHWD) and Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource (SFR) certifications.

On the national level, Carpenter has been involved with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) as a longtime member of the NAR Board of Directors and also currently serves as a member of the Membership Policy and Board Jurisdiction and Risk Management committees. He is among an elite group of REALTOR® association members nationwide whose monetary contributions have earned them a spot on the RPAC Hall of Fame in NAR’s Washington, D.C., offices. In 2002, he was the first REALTOR® from Illinois to earn such an honor.

Carpenter is a native of Rockford, Illinois and graduated from Harlem High School. In his local community, Carpenter raises money for the American Cancer Society and is active in his church, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oak Lawn, where he has served as senior organist.