Category Archives: Young Leaders

Young Leaders Embrace Industry Advice in Three Part Speaker Series

It has been a busy start to the New Year for the ULI Chicago Young Leaders, as many recently gathered over the course of three consecutive weeks to participate in the 2nd Annual Small Group Discussion Series. This three-part speaker discussion series showcased CRE professionals from The John Buck Company, Skidmore Merrill Owens, and Singermen Real Estate. Each of the three events proved to be full of dynamic industry insight and meaningful dialogue. Part 1: The John Buck Company – Development Case Studies The first event featured Dominic Adduci, Principal … Read More

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Redevelopment Exercise Sparks Discussion Among Mentorship Program Participants

Members of ULI Chicago’s Mentorship Program recently gathered with John Gavin, Principal at Sterling Bay, to brainstorm land-use and redevelopment ideas for the former Coyne College site in Fulton Market. The exercise, modeled after the District Council’s Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) program, provided Proteges and Mentors the opportunity to share their expertise to address a real land use challenge. Coyne College, developed in 2004 by Smithfield Properties, is located on the northwest corner of N. Green Street and W. Wayman Street.  Sterling Bay acquired the existing 76,000 square foot building and adjacent … Read More

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FY17 ULI Jeffrey Kahan Fellows Announced

The ULI Foundation and ULI Chicago are pleased to announce the FY17 Jeffrey Kahan Fellows, Anastacia Fratto, ResElevate and Rocky Afo, Leopardo Companies, Inc. The Fellows will participate as Full Members in ULI for the coming year as well as join a national Product Council at the ULI Spring and Fall Meetings. In addition, they will be paired with a Council mentor who will act as a resource to expand their Council experience as well as a local Chicago mentor in their market sector. A jury of nine ULI members and associates of Jeffrey Kahan reviewed applications and interviewed qualified … Read More

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Roy March, CEO, Eastdil Discusses Management Strategies

Members of ULI Chicago’s Mentorship Program had an exclusive “sit-down” with Roy March, CEO of Eastdil, to discuss General Stanley McChrystal’s book Team of Teams. The Mentorship Program has been utilizing the book as a source of discussion surrounding the evolution of management and business culture in modern organizations. The book, and General McChrystal, have played a significant role in shaping March’s vision for the future of Eastdil and he agreed to share some of Eastdil’s experiences implementing key strategies.  The book provides a glimpse into the organizational challenges, and subsequent solutions, McChrystal identified while … Read More

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Announcing the ULI Chicago Mentorship Class of 2016

The 2016 ULI Chicago YL Mentorship Program kicked off on April 4th with 15 pairings of young professionals and senior ULI members who will meet individually, and as a group, over the next nine months.  Now in its fifth year, the program continues to offer qualifying applicants the opportunity to develop personal and professional relationships with veteran industry leaders. As Pam Boneham, Managing Director, Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers, and Chair of the Mentorship Committee, explained at the Kick-Off, “Part of ULI’s mission is to develop leaders in the industry … … Read More

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Railyard to Redevelopment: 150 North Riverside

A group of 30 ULI Chicago young leaders gathered on February 16th to listen to triumphs and lessons learned from John O’Donnell and Tony Scacco of Riverside Investment & Development Company, the leader behind the 150 North Riverside project.  The 54-story Class A office building is exceptionally located on the west bank of the Chicago River at Lake Street.  The transit oriented development is centrally located just blocks from Metra, Amtrak, and CTA train and bus stops. The building, which should be substantially completed this December, will sit on a … Read More

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FY16 ULI Jeffrey Kahan Fellows Named

The ULI Foundation and ULI Chicago are pleased to announce the FY16 Jeffrey Kahan Fellows, Chad Broderick, Vice President, The John Buck Company and Yonina Gray, Associate, Metropolitan Planning Council. The Fellowship provides opportunities for promising ULI Chicago Under 35 members to participate as a Full Member in ULI for one year.  The Fellowship includes attendance at the Spring and Fall Meetings as well as unique access to the national Industrial and Office Park Development Council (IOPC) Blue Flight meetings and functions. Both Fellows will also have an IOPC Mentor and … Read More

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ULI Young Leaders Meet in Denver for 2015 Leadership Exchange

On June 18th and 19th, ULI Young Leaders from Chicago, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Boston, New York, Austin, New Orleans, Miami, and Denver gathered  to participate in the 10th annual ULI Young Leaders Exchange in Denver. Attendees experienced a day and half tour of projects throughout various areas of Denver, including the Central Platte Valley, the 16th Street Mall, Mariposa in La Alma/Lincoln Park, Cherry Creek, and RiNo (River North). The Exchange began Thursday afternoon with a tour of the area west of Denver’s Union Station that was previously a … Read More

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Welcome to the Mentorship Class of 2015

The ULI Chicago 2015 Mentorship Program announced sixteen pairings of Proteges and Mentors for the fourth year of the popular program for young professionals.  The Kick-Off event, held last month, was the first of four gatherings through the end of the year.  The Mentorship Program is designed to foster an exchange of professional ideas, friendship, and expertise between young real estate professionals and industry veterans.  We extend a sincere thank you to our Mentors who are dedicating their time and talent to our young professionals. Welcome Class of 2015 Eric Anderson, Chicago Title Insurance … Read More

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Zell Speaks to ULI Young Professionals at Chicago Giving Back Event

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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