Vision Awards

Honoring the visionaries in our industry who abound with creativity and passion making a difference in the places where we live, work and play.

Vision Awards

Congratulations to our 2016 Vision Awards Winners

The ULI Chicago Vision Awards define the standard for real estate development in the Chicagoland area. The Vision Awards recognize the full development process – construction, economic viability, marketing, and management—as well as design – and promote best practices in development identifying projects and programs that exemplify the policy and practice areas that underpin ULI.

Award-winning projects and programs highlight creative development practices, inventive partnerships or sharing of resources, imaginative problem solving, or visionary ideas that have contributed to the growth of vibrant communities. The relative size of a program or project, whether square footage or total budget, is secondary to the innovative characteristics contributing to its success.

The Young Visionary Award recognizes outstanding young leaders in the land use and development fields. These younger professionals set the bar for career advancement, goal-setting, community service and a strong commitment to ULI’s principles of land use.

The ULI Chicago Vision Awards took place on June 1, 2016. Winners were announced live at the event.  See Event Photos  Press releases and announcements were distributed to local outlets as well as ULI national.  Select winners will be recommended to apply for the ULI Global Awards for Excellence.

Nomination Criteria

Qualifying projects and/or programs should be located within the 9-county Chicago region and must achieve a high standard of excellence in all areas – design, construction, economics, marketing and management.  Nominations need not be submitted by ULI members.  Entry fees apply.  Award nominations are reviewed by a jury composed of ULI Chicago members who are recognized leaders in their field.

ULI Global Awards for Excellence

cube_uliFor decades, ULI has set the standard in recognizing outstanding real estate development projects, related programs, and visionaries in urban development.  ULI Global Awards for Excellence defines the standard for real estate development practice worldwide and honors projects across the world in a single competition.  Learn More

Numerous award winnning projects from Chicago have been honored over the years.  Download a complete list of Chicago award winners.  Now in its 37th year, ULI’s Global Awards program is the centerpiece of ULI’s efforts to identify and promote best practices in all types of real estate development.