Monthly Archives: September 2012

YL Mentorship Program Participants Discuss the Importance of Mentors

ULI Chicago Mentorship Program participants met on September 19, 2012 for the third formal program of the year. Mentors and Protégés took the opportunity to interact during a networking reception before hearing remarks from guest speaker Hill Hammock.  Mr. Hammock, a leader in Commercial Banking in Chicago, relayed his own experiences with mentors and detailed the benefits to his career from maintaining these relationships. True mentoring is more than just answering occasional questions or providing ad hoc advice – it is about creating a unique relationship and maintaining an ongoing dialogue. … Read More

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ULI Chicago Partners with Mercy Housing Lakefront: Moving Forward Together 2012

ULI Chicago is pleased to announce our ongoing partnership with Mercy Housing Lakefront on Moving Forward Together – a special networking event to address the Chicago and Milwaukee regional foreclosure and housing crisis.  By working with partners to leverage $1 billion over the next seven years, Mercy is addressing the regional foreclosure and housing crisis by: Preserving and building 7,500 affordable homes Creating 8,000 jobs Preventing displacement or homelessness for 20,000 people Please join ULI Chicago in support of Mercy’s important work around the Chicago Region.  Download Moving Forward Together … Read More

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ULI Member, Terri Haymaker, accepts Women’s Leadership Initiative Scholarship

Terri Haymaker, Director of Planning for the Public Building Commission of Chicago, has been selected as one of six award recipients of the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) inaugural scholarship program in connection with ULI’s  Fall Meeting being held in Denver on October 16 – 19, 2012.  Over 70 applications were received. During the Fall Meeting, award winners will attend all WLI events, including the Women’s Reception which will formally recognize the award winners. Following the Fall Meeting, award winners will summarize their major takeaways from the Meeting and their essays will … Read More

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Cook County Appoints Committee to Evaluate Potential Land Bank

September 21, 2012 – Chicago Tribune – Cook appoints committee to evaluate potential land bank “The Cook County Board president’s office announced the members of an advisory committee that will help the board determine if and how a land bank could be structured to deal with distressed lots around the county.” Read full article Review the Proposed Resolution to Establish the Committee

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ULI Receives $150,000 Grant from the John D. and Catherine T. Macarthur Foundation To Support Institute’s Climate Change, Land Use and Energy Initiative

ULI PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON (September 19, 2012) – The Urban Land Institute (ULI), a global research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use and sustainable community building, has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to support ULI’s initiative dedicated to energy-efficient and environmentally conscious real estate practices. The initiative, called Climate Change, Land Use and Energy (CLUE), is a broad, interdisciplinary dialogue that explores how issues related to climate change are changing real estate practices and reshaping urban markets. While the … Read More

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YLs Go Behind-the-Scenes at Rivers Casino

The ULI Young Leaders group toured Rivers Casino with Development Management Associates (DMA) who facilitated the project to its LEED Gold completion in July of 2011. The group started the evening with a 45 minute presentation detailing the construction timeline and process of creating this class A gaming establishment in just 14 months. Some of the larger hurdles to the development included state ordinances that require the gaming floor of the casino to sit on water. DMA worked through this issue by creating a 6 inch water pool (sanitized and … Read More

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2012 ULI Fall Meeting “What’s Next: Real Estate in the New Economy”

ULI Fall Meeting, October 16-19, 2012, Denver, CO The ULI Fall Meeting attracts more than 6,000 attendees annually. It is the only event that brings together leaders from EVERY sector of the real estate development industry in one place. As an attendee, you will build relationships with developers, investors, architects, planners, brokers, attorneys, and government, and get the cutting edge information you need to build your business.  See who is registered and find out more at

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ULI Member, Peter Malecek, interviewed by Midwest Real Estate News

9/12/2012 – Midwest Real Estate News – Bank of America’s Malecek: Financing available for the right projects, the right borrowers It’s not easy for developers to receive commercial financing today. That’s the bad news. The good news? Banks are freeing up more dollars today for the right projects and the right borrowers. Midwest Real Estate News recently spoke to Bank of America’s Peter Malecek about the shifting nature of commercial real estate financing.  Read full article

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A Farewell to Summer in the City

Over 400 industry professionals enjoyed cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres on the Sun Deck of the East Bank Club overlooking the Chicago River.  The “Farewell to Summer” Networking Event was hosted by NAIOP Chicago with partner organizations AIRE, BOMA, CREW, CoreNet, IWIRE, REFF, SIOR and ULI Chicago.  Our ULI members enjoyed the balmy weather and beautiful views while connecting with colleagues from a wide range of disciplines.  This was the place to be for industry-wide networking!  As the Summer comes to an end, we look forward to a busy Fall of … Read More

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ULI Terwilliger Center partners with NAR for 2012 Workforce Housing Forum

As the nation continues to seek solutions to the housing crisis facing our country, the need to help working families live in an affordable home near their workplace is more important than ever. Register today to join the National Association of REALTORS® on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at the historic Congress Plaza Hotel in Chicago, Illinois for the Bring Workers Home: 2012 Workforce Housing Forum. The ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing is pleased to serve as a partner on this forum alongside other national and local housing organizations including NeighborWorks … Read More

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