Monthly Archives: April 2015

ULI Chicago Announces 2015 Vision Awards Finalists

ULI CHICAGO PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact:  Cindy McSherry, Executive Director, ULI Chicago, 773-549-4972 Urban Land Institute Chicago Announces 2015 Vision Awards Finalists – Recognizing Visionary Developments, Programs and Young Leaders in the Land Use and Development Fields Chicago – (April 30, 2015)  Twenty-seven projects, programs, and young professionals were named as finalists in the 2015 ULI Chicago Vision Awards, the district council’s unique recognition program. Winners will be announced at the 2015 Vision Awards, June 3, 2015, 6 – 9pm, Redmoon Theater, 2120 S. … Read More

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ULI Chicago to Present Reuse Recommendations for the Old McHenry County Courthouse – 4/22/15

ULI CHICAGO MEDIA ADVISORY Urban Land Institute (ULI) Chicago to Present Reuse Recommendations for the Old McHenry County Courthouse – Public Presentation: April 22, 2015 WHAT: A panel of real estate experts from ULI Chicago will present reuse recommendations for the Old McHenry County Courthouse and Sheriff’s House based on a two-day, technical assistance panel that took place in March of this year.  The presentation is free and open to the public. WHEN: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm WHERE: Woodstock Opera House 121 E. Van Buren Woodstock, … Read More

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Zell Speaks to ULI Young Professionals at Chicago Giving Back Event

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A crowd of over 150 ULI Chicago members, including young professionals, local leaders, and ULI Foundation Governors gathered on April 7th for Chicago’s Giving Back Event sponsored by the ULI Foundation.  The Chicago event featured Sam Zell, Chairman of Equity Investments, interviewed by Randy Rowe, Chairman and Founder of Green Courte Partners, LLC.  In his trademark manner, Zell spoke of his philosophies on investment, offered career advice and answered questions from young professionals in the audience. He candidly discussed his beginnings in real estate and how his real estate investment strategy actually helped him transition to more … Read More

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Ask a ULI Member: Aging up within ULI … Staying involved after 35

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The cost of an associate membership without the under 35 discount can be hard to justify.  After 35, people often begin the struggle of maintaining a good work/life balance with growing families.  Having a young family myself means my time is valuable and anything that takes away time from my family or work has to be worth it.   As an investment broker, I always ask myself “how do I maximize my return on my investment (ROI)?”  So what’s the benefit of maintaining your ULI membership after 35?  I have found … Read More

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ULI’s Senior Resident Fellow, Maureen McAvey, Talks Retail

ULI’s Senior Resident Fellow and Bucksbaum Family Chair for Retail, Maureen McAvey, has been instrumental in leading the ULI Chicago Retail Initiative through its early stages. During a recent visit to Chicago, Maureen shared her thoughts on the challenges facing retailers and communities today and how ULI can help address these issues. What retail issues are on your radar right now? There are big demographic changes underway. One of the largest demographic cohorts today, Generation Y (people born between the early 1980s and early 2000s), is ethnically diverse and well-educated. … Read More

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