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Bernard E. Hughes Jr

Managing Broker
Pre-License Instructor

Bernard Hughes is licensed as a

Pre-License / Continuing Education Instructor and REALTOR®. Bernard began his Real Estate career as a Sales Associate in 1996 and currently serves as Designated Managing Broker and CEO of Global Real Estate Network, Real Estate Firm. He specializes in the residential market and dedicated to providing professional, friendly and quality service. 


Bernard is a native Chicagoan that served 8 years in the United States Army. Bernard has deep-seated roots throughout the Chicagoland area, these connections have made him an expert in the city’s market and given him a comprehensive knowledge of all things Chicago. Bernard is extremely skilled in sales & contract negotiations, real estate investing & management. He has a passion for teaching and loves sharing his experiences with his students.




The Hughes Academy Mission is to:


1. Create an environment where our students can see a clear vision of their Real Estate journey.


2. Teach our students how to set and accomplish SMART Real Estate goals.


3. Teach our curriculum in a practical way that is relevant to our students everyday lifestyle.


4. Empower and equip our students with the knowledge needed to become a Successful Real Estate Brokers.

Illinois Real Estate Broker License Requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years old

  • Hold a high school diploma or equivalent

The Real Estate License Act was recently amended to reduce the requirement from 90 to 75 credit hours. The IDFPR (state regulator) made this change effective for all students who enroll February 1, 2020 and later.  Our programs are up to date and are licensed by the state to satisfy the new requirements.


Century 21 Academy

1996 -1996

Obtained Illinois Real Estate Sale Associate License

Miranda Real Estate School

2004 - 2004

Obtained Illinois Real Estate Broker License

Illinois Real Estate Institute

2019 - 2019

Obtained Illinois Real Estate Pre-License Instructor License


  • English

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