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Meeting Summaries

As a service to our members and industry professionals, ULI Chicago offers written meeting summaries and presentations from our monthly breakfast meetings available for download.

Meeting Summaries

ULI Chicago’s staff writer is present at most monthly breakfast meetings and drafts a summary of content and discussion, available for download below at no charge. Visit our Vimeo channel to watch more real estate professionals discuss current topics and land use issues, and visit our Flickr page for additional event photos.

Are You Prepared…for a Whole New World in Real Estate? February 9, 2017
“The consumer experience of change is the key to predicting the future in real estate…Fundamentally, this change is shaped by investments that push technology further into primacy.”
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Real Estate Forecast 2017, November 10, 2016
“Guarded optimism is the overarching tone…that mindset, building on recent years’ generally favorable business climate, is reflected in the report’s headline: ‘Playing for Advantage, Guarding the Flank.'”
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Chicago’s Condo Awakening – New Developments in For-Sale Housing, September 22, 2016
“Condominium development is back in Chicago, starting off smaller—but often grander—than before the recession that slowed construction to a crawl for nearly a decade.”
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Breaking the Mold: Malls Mix It Up to Stay Vital, September 20, 2016
“The death of brick and mortar is a little prematurely announced and assumed. There are still things going on.”
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Capital Markets Mid-Year Review, June 28, 2016
“Given the volatility that has characterized the first half of 2016, it was only fitting that the panel discussion began on a topic that, until last week, wasn’t really on the radar: Brexit …”
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Leadership in the Changing Real Estate Environment, May 17, 2016
“Leadership entails risks—there’s no guarantee of smooth sailing and, in fact, there are sure to be tumultuous waters.”
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Investment in Niche Property Types, April 28, 2016
“The Scion Group and Harrison Street Real Estate Capital are by far the two largest private owners of student housing, but for Scion, entry into the niche was “accidental,” said Robert Bronstein.”
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Crowdfunding: Opportunities and Challenges – Is it my next funding source/investment or a big risk?, February 25, 2016
“Although it is still in the fledgling stage, crowdfunding has already begun to have an effect on the real estate investment community.”
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Real Estate Forecast 2016, November 12, 2015
“Whereas last year’s Emerging Trends report sounded a cautiously optimistic chord, this year the tone might be described as urgent optimism.”
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