ULI Chicago News

Another WIN for Sweet Beginnings, a Winner of the Inaugural ULI Chicago Vision Awards

beekeeping

Congratulations to 2012 ULI Chicago Community Vision Award Winner, Sweet Beginnings, on their selection for the first round of impact investment awards by Benefit Chicago! Sweet Beginnings LLC, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the North Lawndale Employment Network and offers full-time transitional jobs for formerly incarcerated individuals and others with significant barriers to employment in a green industry. Sweet Beginnings produces an all-natural line of raw honey and honey-infused body care products that are sold online and a host of retailers across the Chicago area including Whole Foods Market and Mariano’s. … Read More

Posted in News From Chicago | Leave a comment

What Does Community-Focused Economic Development Look Like?

englewoodcollage

On April 13 2017, forty ULI Chicago members headed to the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago to take a behind-the-scenes look at Englewood Square, a new retail development that is trying to do just that. Located at 63rd and Halsted, Englewood Square has brought back retail to the once bustling 63rd Street shopping corridor, known in its heyday to be the busiest neighborhood shopping district in the City. Besides an 18,000 SF Whole Foods Market, Englewood Square hosts Starbucks, Chipotle and 22,000 SF of additional retail/service tenants including Oak Street Health, … Read More

Posted in (Re)discovering Chicagoland Neighborhoods, Building Healthy Places, Community Development, Event Re-cap, Events, News From Chicago | Leave a comment

Transform Your Commute into a Journey – Leading Voices Podcast Series

uli-show-art_final_500x500-1-150x150

What do you listen to on your daily travels to and from the office? What if you could experience a private panel just by popping in your headphones or turning up the dial in the comfort of your car? A new, original podcast series, Leading Voices with ULI, launched earlier this year to provide you with just that. Hosted by ULI Foundation Governor Matt Slepin, Founder, Terra Search Partners, the series interviews innovative professionals from around the globe making an impact in the real estate and land use industries, taking … Read More

Posted in Resources | Leave a comment

How Strong is Your Networking Game?

urban-land-insitute-5-16-37

  Whether new to the industry or a seasoned professional, there’s always something to be gained from networking. Take a look at these top opportunities, and put your skills into play at our upcoming Spring Networking Event.   Unexpected Market Prospects Reading up on industry publications and hearing from expert panels at our breakfast meetings are key ways to stay up-to-date on RE trends. But what about those market opportunities under the radar? Collaborating with colleagues outside the typical industry setting will spark conversation otherwise undiscussed. Six Degrees of Separation … Read More

Posted in Events, Resources | Leave a comment

On-the-Go Involvement with ULI Chicago

ULI Members, like YOU, are diligently active in their jobs, communities, and lives – that’s what makes this organization so dynamic. Knowing you’re busy, here’s a quick guide on how to integrate your ULI membership and schedule. Member Directory Connect with the 40,000 ULI members worldwide, with over 1,400 here in the Chicagoland area. This member-only directory allows you to search by a variety of parameters, expanding your professional network. Breakfast Meetings Create a new connection and stay current with the industry’s trends and topics, all before the office even … Read More

Posted in Membership, Resources | Leave a comment

Young Leaders Embrace Industry Advice in Three Part Speaker Series

img_17652

It has been a busy start to the New Year for the ULI Chicago Young Leaders, as many recently gathered over the course of three consecutive weeks to participate in the 2nd Annual Small Group Discussion Series. This three-part speaker discussion series showcased CRE professionals from The John Buck Company, Skidmore Merrill Owens, and Singermen Real Estate. Each of the three events proved to be full of dynamic industry insight and meaningful dialogue. Part 1: The John Buck Company – Development Case Studies The first event featured Dominic Adduci, Principal … Read More

Posted in Event Re-cap, Members-Only, Young Leaders | Leave a comment

Chicago’s Troubled Buildings Initiative: Building Stable and Safe Blocks for Families

This post, in our series featuring Chicago’s Troubled Buildings Initiative (TBI), winner of the 2016 ULI Larson Housing Award, focuses on a block of single-family homes in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood that was successfully rehabilitated using TBI. West Humboldt Park is one of the designated areas within the Chicago’s Micro Market Recovery Program (MMRP) where the City is working with a partner agency, the Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS), to facilitate the rehabilitation and reuse of vacant, deteriorating homes. NHS serves as a receiver for 1-4 unit residential buildings being rehabilitated through … Read More

Posted in Housing, ULI National Awards Programs | Leave a comment

Nominate Your Inventive Project, Program, or Young Visionary for a ULI Award Today

For decades, ULI has set the standard in recognizing outstanding real estate development projects, related programs, and visionaries in urban development. Check out these four great opportunities, on a local and national level, to showcase your Award-winning Project, Program or Young Visionary. Submit a nomination today! 2017 ULI Chicago Vision Awards Nomination Deadline: Monday, February 27, 2017 The ULI Chicago Vision Awards recognizes visionary developments, programs and young leaders in the land use and development fields. The 6th Annual ULI Chicago Vision Awards will take place in late May, with … Read More

Posted in ULI National Awards Programs, Vision Awards | Leave a comment

Chicago’s Troubled Buildings Initiative: Turning Around Neighborhoods One Building at A Time

This post, in our series featuring Chicago’s Troubled Buildings Initiative (TBI), winner of the 2016 ULI Larson Housing Award, focuses on a typical multi-family residential building that was successfully rehabilitated via TBI. Community Investment Corporation (CIC), one of the City’s implementation partners for TBI, played a key role in turning around a 17-unit multi-family building at 3550 W. Franklin in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood. This originally rental property had been fraudulently converted to condominiums and was in serious disrepair, making it too expensive and time-consuming for a private developer to … Read More

Posted in Housing, ULI National Awards Programs | Leave a comment

Discussing Housing Sub-markets in the Chicago Region

img_6840

Housing markets are defined by a combination of many different socio-economic and physical factors that often transcend jurisdictional boundaries. To identify areas with similar housing characteristics across the seven-county region, the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) and Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) have partnered with the Institute for Housing Studies (IHS) to develop a housing model based on factors such as age and quality of housing stock, and education and income levels of residents. The purpose of the housing model is to reveal patterns of similarities as … Read More

Posted in Building Healthy Places, Community Development, Housing | Leave a comment

Back to Top