Our Team

John C. Morreale
President

John C. Morreale is President of Morreale Real Estate Services. Morreale Real Estate Services has been providing title, closing, and other relocation support services to their clients since 2000. During that time, John has accepted numerous prestigious awards from clients on behalf of Morreale Real Estate Services, including Supplier Partner of the Year, People’s Choice Award, Platinum Awards, Gold Award, Award of Excellence, and the Lifetime Achievement Awards to name a few.

Maintaining the balance between technology and customer service is John’s passion. He is a recognized relocation subject matter expert and is a frequent guest speaker at various organizations. John is an active member of Employee Relocation Council, Corporate Relocation Council, and Canadian Employee Relocation Council.

As founder of the Adeptive Software Company and several other real estate and technology companies, John deployed the most dynamic settlement service software in the industry.

John started Global American Title Agency in 1994. John maintains several state property and title insurance licenses. John remains an active member of the American Land Title Insurance Association, the Texas Land Title Association, and the Illinois Land Title Insurance Association.

John continues to evolve Morreale Real Estate Services through the evolution of the M-Preferred Network, he also volunteers for various community activities for young families.

John C. Morreale has successfully grown Morreale Real Estate Services into the most dynamic real estate service company, taking what his father, John F. Morreale, started and turning it into the industry leader that we know today.

John lives in Glen Ellyn, Illinois with his prom date. He has five children and is “patiently” waiting for grandchildren.

 

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Aaron Raffel
Chief Operations Officer

Aaron Raffel is Chief Operations Officer of Morreale Real Estate Services. Aaron joined Morreale Real Estate Services in 2016 after having previously been with the company from 2001-2008. Aaron is responsible for executing on the strategic vision of the company. Having gained a lot of great experience leading a technology start-up company and most recently leading a team at a large financial institution, Aaron is excited to get back into the relocation industry.

Aaron lives in Wheaton, IL with his wife and two daughters. Aaron received a B.S. from Northern Illinois University and an M.B.A. from Benedictine University, and holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and Green Belt Six Sigma Certification. Most recently, Aaron became an Illinois- Licensed Real Estate Managing Broker. In his free time, Aaron can be seen at various sporting events around the Chicagoland area.

 

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Lynn Menzie CRP, GMS
Vice President, Client Services

Lynn Menzie is Vice President of Client Services at Morreale Real Estate Services. Lynn is responsible for new client implementation as well as meeting clients’ needs through the development of new programs and services. Additional responsibilities include overseeing account operations on a daily basis. Lynn has earned both her CRP and GMS designations.

Lynn Menzie joined the Morreale Family of Companies in 1989 as a real estate coordinator at our law firm. She was involved in the original formalization of our National Closing Network, as well as the implementation of relocation services not traditionally offered by a real estate law firm. In 2000, Lynn joined MRES as Director of Operations and was quickly promoted to Director of Client Services.

 

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Cory Wilhelmi, CRP
Vice President, Client Services

Cory Wilhelmi is Vice President of Client Services at Morreale Real Estate Services. Cory joined Morreale Real Estate Services, Inc. 20 years ago, and has worked every position within the company. As Vice President, Client Services, Cory is tasked with ensuring that his clients are taken care of with top-notch customer service in a timely, professional, and friendly manner. The positions he previously held have given him a great foundation to be successful and to anticipate his clients’ needs.

Cory holds the CRP designation from Worldwide ERC®.

 

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Sheryl Nash, CRP, GMS-T
Vice President, Quality & Risk Management

Sheryl J. Nash is Vice President of Quality & Risk Management at Morreale Real Estate Services. Sheryl has been with the Morreale Family of Companies for 26 years. She is responsible for the documentation of all procedures and policies specific to transactional Client Services, as well as internal and external trainings. Sheryl is a member of the CRC Charitable Causes Committee, holds her CRP and GMS-T designations, and is a certified Illinois paralegal.

Sheryl is a White Sox fan who lives in Aurora, Illinois with her husband Stacey and their three dogs Fisk, Matsi and Leia.

 

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Carla Blankenship, CRP, GMS-T
Director, Network Management

Carla Blankenship is Director of Network Management at Morreale Real Estate Services. Carla brings over 20 years of Relocation and Financial Services Management experience in a variety of environments to our team. She has been a member of Worldwide ERC since 2005 and has held her Certified Relocation Certificate (CRP) since May, 2006. Carla also obtained her Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) certification in October, 2006 and earned GMS-T in May, 2020. She has been a member of Texas Land Title Association since 2005.

Carla has been recognized for her successful leadership track record, reengineering workflow of various operations to achieve greater efficiencies, and has received numerous customer awards for outstanding service. Carla is currently building a national preferred network of service providers to include title, lenders, inspectors, household goods, real estate agents, and appraisers.

 

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John F. Morreale | 1939-2021
Chairman

John F. Morreale is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago and Northwestern University School of Law. He founded the law firm that has now become Morreale, Brady, Malone & Cwik P.C, in 1971, and has concentrated his practice on corporate relocation ever since. John is a member of several professional societies but takes special pride in serving on the ERC Public Policy Committee. On January 1, 2000 he and his son, John C. Morreale, founded Morreale Real Estate Services, Inc. to provide non-legal services required by our industry.

 

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