Category Archives: Chicago Product Councils

Chicago Product Council Chair, Christy Lockridge, Talks 2017 Program. Learn More and Apply for a Council Today!


Curious about the Chicago Product Council initiative? We sat down with 2017 Blue Flight Chair, Christy Lockridge, Principal, Prudential Mortgage Capital Company, to discuss all things CPC. Check out her insight on the opportunity, and consider applying today! Q: What motivated you to initially get involved in CPC, and how did the experience compare to your expectations? A: I had previously been active in ULI on a national council but stepped away for a few years due to other commitments.  I was looking for a meaningful way to re-engage with ULI … Read More

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Dynamic Projects, Interesting Spaces and New Data Tools Highlighted at Council Day

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The ULI Chicago Product Council Blue Flight recently met for their final, half-day Council meeting at the Perkins+Will “Cloud” conference room on the 18th floor of the Wrigley Building. The agenda featured urban infill mixed-use development and redevelopment projects and included two panels, four presentations from Blue Flight members and several roundtable discussions. Council members had ample time to network in between sessions and had an inside look at several exciting projects around the City. The Wrigley Building Renovation The first presentation of the day highlighted Zeller’s recent redevelopment of … Read More

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Chicago Product Council Members & Guests Tour Goose Island by Boat


The ULI Chicago Product Council Blue and Green flights hit the water on Wednesday, June 15th for their annual boat tour, this year highlighting new development on Goose Island.  Product Council members and guests had the opportunity to hear from R2 and CBRE about the development and leasing plans for R2’s investments on the island in a discussion moderated by Liquideed CEO, and Blue Flight Co-chair, Ronan Remandaban. Max Meyers, CIO of R2, spoke about the history of the island which many Chicagoans pass daily, but know little about.  The first interesting piece … Read More

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Green Flight CPC Members Hear from Variety of Industry Experts at April Council Meeting


ULI Chicago’s Green Flight Product Council hosted an all-day event on Wednesday, April 27th, which was the second in a three-part series for 2016. The 46-member Council consists of ULI members from a diverse cross-section of the real estate industry. The Green Flight program began with a panel discussion on the Affordable Requirements Ordinance (“ARO”), moderated by David Galowich of Madison Realty Group, Chair of the Green Flight Council.  It consisted of presentations by Larry Adelson, of Chico & Nunes, P.C., Matthew Fiascone of The Habitat Company and Alan Lev from … Read More

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Chicago Product Council BLUE Flight Spends Full Day in Discussions and Project Tours


The Blue Flight for the ULI Chicago Product Council met on April 14th at 300 S. Wacker for the CPC’s second meeting this year.  Blue Flight Chair Jim Smith with Kensington Realty Advisors introduced the day, asking council members to consider ‘why you’re here today and what do you expect to get out of the day’.  To kick-off the energy in the room, Christy Lockridge and Mary Dwyer, both with Prudential Mortgage Capital Company, led a speed-networking session. Jason Ross with Cohen Financial moderated a panel discussion on current debt … Read More

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ULI Chicago in 2015: Removing Barriers, Building Partnerships, Engaging Community

ULI Chicago is advancing its mission of creating healthy, sustainable communities with the generous time of our members, and with the support and commitment of our sponsors.  Here are some of the 2015 highlights… BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS ULI Chicago is partnering with the National Trust for Historic Preservation to make it easier to reuse older buildings that are an essential component of the rich and diverse urban fabric of Chicago. Engaging industry and community leaders from around the City has provided the Partnership with a strong understanding of the most significant … Read More

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Key Industry Leaders Headline 2016 Chicago Product Council Program Kick-Off Event


The 2016 Chicago Product Council Program kicked-off on January 12, 2016 with 94 ULI members assigned to two flights of a broad-based urban development and mixed use Council.  The Leadership Teams from both Flights planned an exciting Kick-Off event with two high-profile industry leaders to set the tone for this year’s Council program. After opening remarks by Council Chairmen, Jim Smith, Managing Principal, Kensington Realty Advisors, Inc. and David Galowich, Principal, Madison Realty Group, Inc., they welcomed Randy Rowe, Chairman, Green Courte Partners, LLC.  As the Global Chairman of ULI, … Read More

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Chicago Product Council Program Gives Tremendous Member Value


The Chicago Product Council Program is currently accepting applications for 2016.  The first year of the program ended just last month and members have raved about their Council experience.  Read more about the final Green Flight Council meeting and judge for yourself.  Applications for 2016 will be accepted through Friday, October 23, 2015. Don’t miss this exclusive members-only opportunity.  Learn more about the program and apply now A Bird’s-Eye View of the Final 2015 Urban Development/Mixed-Use Green Flight Council Meeting Chicago’s Product Council, UDMUC Green Flight, ended on a high … Read More

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Spend a Day with ULI Chicago’s UD/MUC Blue Flight Council


ULI Chicago’s Urban Development/Mixed Use Council (UD/MUC) Blue Flight hosted an all-day event on April 23rd which was the second in a three-part series for 2015.  This local version of the National Product Council program is new to ULI Chicago and consists of over 70 ULI Members, in two Flights, from a diverse cross-section of the real estate industry.  The CPC format offers a unique opportunity for members to engage in an ongoing conversation about real estate, redevelopment, and land use trends with their peers and offers access to leading industry professionals.   Learn more about Chicago’s … Read More

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