Lifetime Award

The annual ULI Chicago Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates an industry leader who has made an indelible mark on the Chicago real estate community.

Lifetime Award

The ULI Chicago Lifetime Achievement Award was established to recognize leaders in Chicago’s real estate community whose contributions to real estate – and to civic, charitable and philanthropic endeavors – exemplify the spirit and mission of ULI. Now in its 23rd year, the annual Awards event supports the many programs and initiatives coordinated by the District Council.

Past Lifetime Achievement Award recipients include Marshall Bennett, the late Charles Shaw, Lester Crown, John Buck, Eugene Golub, Penny Pritzker and former Mayor Richard M. Daley, among many other leaders in the industry.

Past Recipients

2017
Richard M. Daley, Former Mayor, The City of Chicago & Of Counsel, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

2016
Jim McShane, CEO, The McShane Companies

2015
Lynn C. Thurber, Chairman, LaSalle Investment Management

2014
Neil G. Bluhm, Founder and President, JMB Realty Corporation; Founder and Managing Principal, Walton Street Capital, LLC

2013
Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce

2012
Eugene Golub, Founder and Chairman, Golub & Company LLC

2011
John A. Buck, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The John Buck Company

2010
John S. Gates, Jr., Chairman and CEO, PortaeCo, LLC
Chairman of the Board, Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)

2009
James R. Loewenberg, Co-chief Executive Officer, Magellan Development Group

2008
Richard A. Hanson, Principal and Founder, Mesa Development, LLC

2007
Norman R. Bobins, Chairman Emeritus, LaSalle Bank Corporation

2006
Robert A. Wislow, Chairman and CEO, U.S. Equities Realty

2005
Douglas Crocker II, Chairman and CIO, Transwestern Multifamily Partners, LLC and former CEO, Equity Residential

2004
Stuart L. Scott, Jones Lang LaSalle

2003
Richard A. Stein, Mesirow Stein Real Estate, Inc.

2002
the late Matthew Bucksbaum, General Growth Properties, Inc.

2001
Edward R. James, Edward R. James Partners, LLC
Kenneth J. James, Kenneth James Builders, LLC

2000
the late William A. Alter, The Alter Group

1999
Lester Crown, Material Service Corporation

1998
the late Richard J. Brown, Cambridge Homes

1997
the late Charles H. Shaw, The Shaw Company

1996
the late Bernard Weissbourd, Metropolitan Structures

1995
Marshall Bennett, Marshall Bennett Enterprises