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 21st 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, and Eugene Golub among many other leaders in the industry.
The Lifetime Achievement Award honors an individual whose achievements throughout his or her lifetime exemplify personal and professional contributions to the real estate industry and to the community.
Nominees should be an industry professional from the Chicagoland area. Qualified candidates need not be a ULI member. The criterion for the award is a lifetime of professional, personal and civic commitments to the real estate profession and to our community at large. Nominations are solicited from the ULI Chicago membership. Nominations are now closed for 2014. The 20th Annual Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner, took place on December 4, 2014, honoring Neil G. Bluhm.
Neil G. Bluhm, Founder and President, JMB Realty Corporation; Founder and Managing Principal, Walton Street Capital, LLC
Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce
Eugene Golub, Founder and Chairman, Golub & Company LLC
John A. Buck, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The John Buck Company
John S. Gates, Jr., Chairman and CEO, PortaeCo, LLC
Chairman of the Board, Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)
James R. Loewenberg, Co-chief Executive Officer, Magellan Development Group
Richard A. Hanson, Principal and Founder, Mesa Development, LLC
Norman R. Bobins, Chairman Emeritus, LaSalle Bank Corporation
Robert A. Wislow, Chairman and CEO, U.S. Equities Realty
Douglas Crocker II, Chairman and CIO, Transwestern Multifamily Partners, LLC and former CEO, Equity Residential
Stuart L. Scott, Jones Lang LaSalle
Richard A. Stein, Mesirow Stein Real Estate, Inc.
Matthew Bucksbaum, General Growth Properties, Inc.
Edward R. James, Edward R. James Partners, LLC
Kenneth J. James, Kenneth James Builders, LLC
William A. Alter, The Alter Group
Lester Crown, Material Service Corporation
Richard J. Brown, Cambridge Homes
Charles H. Shaw, The Shaw Company
Bernard Weissbourd, Metropolitan Structures
Marshall Bennett, Marshall Bennett Enterprises