CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Long-time corporate supporter of Illini Athletics, The Ryan Dallas Team, extends its commitment to the university and takes on a new element to its sponsorship this fall as the “Official Real Estate Team of Fighting Illini Athletics”.

This move marks a first for The Ryan Dallas Team as the realty group has been a corporate partner for the University of Illinois Athletics for six consecutive years. The Ryan Dallas Team will adopt the ‘official’ designation for the first time, and co-brand its affiliation with the Illini in various promotional materials.

“This exciting new partnership with Fighting Illini Athletics is a natural fit for our real estate company because of the passion and dedication we share with Illini Nation to support our home team,” said Ryan Dallas, Broker and CEO of The Ryan Dallas Team. “The University plays an important role in our community’s history and future, and this partnership is a symbol of our company’s commitment to the betterment of its programs and the greater Champaign County area.”

The Ryan Dallas Team works closely with Illini Athletics’ exclusive multimedia rights holder, Learfield’s Fighting Illini Sports Properties, to ensure increased visibility and branding opportunities during football, men’s basketball and baseball seasons.

“Ryan Dallas has been a valued and engaged partner of Fighting Illini Athletics for the past six seasons, and we are proud to announce his agency’s increased dedication to the program,” said Luke Reiff, general manager for Fighting Illini Sports Properties.

With headquarters in Champaign, Ill., Ryan Dallas is a nationally recognized real estate broker and entrepreneur. His cutting-edge business approach earned him a finalist position for Most Innovative Team at Inman’s 2017 Innovator Awards. The Ryan Dallas Team of Keller Williams Realty The Real Estate Center of Illinois has served more than 1200 families with their home buying and selling needs since 2015, garnering the team a consistent No. 1 ranking for homes sold and volume closed in the greater Champaign County area. Dallas’ success has propelled him to the top 1% of Keller Williams worldwide, and he also has been ranked No. 104 in the nation for closed units by REAL Trends and The Wall Street Journal. Dallas co-founded Team Leads, a technology company that developed an all-in-one platform which was later acquired by Keller Williams Realty International. His additional career highlights include being named to Realtor Magazine’s 30 Under 30 list and being hand selected by Gary Keller, founder of Keller Williams, for national training and mastermind events.

University of Illinois is one of nearly 130 collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas represented by Learfield nationwide. Fighting Illini Sports Properties is its local team based in Champaign. For more than four decades, Learfield has been immersed in the collegiate athletics landscape and supports athletic departments at all competitive levels as title sponsor of the prestigious Learfield Directors’ Cup. The company also provides its college partners access to professional concessions and ticket sales; branding, licensing and trademark consulting; digital and social platform expertise; campuswide business and sponsorship development; and venue and technology systems through its affiliated companies.