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CHICAGO (September 5, 2012) – Eugene Golub, founder and chairman of Chicago-based Golub & Company, has been named the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient by the Urban Land Institute’s Chicago District Council (ULI Chicago). The Lifetime Achievement Award, now in its eighteenth year, was established to recognize leaders in Chicago’s real estate community whose lifetime contributions to real estate – and to civic, charitable and philanthropic endeavors – exemplify the spirit and mission of ULI.
“We are pleased to be recognizing such an iconic figure in Chicago real estate,” said Peter Malecek, senior vice president of Bank of America Merrill Lynch and co-chair, ULI Chicago Lifetime Achievement Award. “Gene and the entire firm of Golub & Company consistently demonstrate the flexibility and creativity needed to survive in this business for over five decades, and embody the entrepreneurial spirit that makes Chicago’s real estate industry so dynamic.”
Under his leadership, Mr. Golub has built a solid reputation for Golub & Company as an innovative real estate development, investment, management and leasing firm, with a track record of accomplishments spanning more than 50 years. With success in high-profile, complex projects being a competitive advantage for the firm, Golub & Company and its affiliates have been involved with more than 45 million square feet of office, industrial and mixed-use projects and 50,000 multifamily residential units in the United States and Central and Eastern Europe. Additionally, Mr. Golub has been active for many years in various philanthropic organizations, including the Family Institute at Northwestern University, where he currently serves on its Board of Directors.
“Gene has a longstanding mantra of ‘adding value’ to everything in which Golub & Company is involved,” said Michael Newman, president and chief executive officer at Golub & Company. “We are proud of his legacy, which continues to guide our business culture and project activities to this day.”
The Lifetime Achievement Award honors an individual whose achievements throughout their lifetime exemplify personal and professional contributions to the real estate industry and to the community. Past recipients have included Marshall Bennett, Marshall Bennett Enterprises; the late Bernie Weissbourd, Metropolitan Structures; the late Charles H. Shaw, The Shaw Company; the late Richard J. Brown, Cambridge Homes; Lester Crown, Material Service Corporation; the late William A. Alter, The Alter Group; Edward R. James, Edward R. James Partners, LLC; Kenneth J. James, Kenneth James Builders, LLC; Matthew Bucksbaum, General Growth Properties, Inc.; Richard A. Stein, Mesirow Stein Real Estate, Inc.; Stuart L. Scott, Jones Lang LaSalle; Douglas Crocker II, former Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees and CEO of Equity Residential; Robert A. Wislow, U.S. Equities Realty; Norman R. Bobins, Chairman Emeritus, LaSalle Bank Corporation; Richard A. Hanson, Mesa Development, LLC; James R. Loewenberg, Magellan Development Group; John S. Gates, Jr., PortaeCo, LLC and John A. Buck, The John Buck Company.
The criteria 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 and a Nominations Committee is convened to identify the recipient. The Lifetime event supports the outreach initiatives and community work coordinated by ULI Chicago with the assistance of its members and local leadership. ULI Chicago will recognize Mr. Golub at the eighteenth annual Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner, December 6, 2012 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Chicago. Read more about the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award.
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