Monthly Archives: October 2014

Personal Member Perspectives from the ULI Fall Meeting in NYC

The ULI 2014 Fall Meeting in New York City was a whirlwind of tours, jam-packed sessions, award ceremonies, council meetings, staff meetings, cocktail receptions, dinners and lots of sharing and networking.  As Young Leader, Mark Hahn, Asset Manager, Kensington Realty Advisors, Inc., remarked “the contacts and camaraderie one experiences at the Fall Meeting takes networking to a new level.” Mark has attended previous Fall Meetings, however, this time around he was fortunate enough to be a guest on the Senior Housing Council.  The Council consists of approximately 50-60 members who are … Read More

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Popular Real Estate Forecast Event Will Highlight Important Market Trends

In case you were not able to attend the Emerging Trends General Session at the Fall Meeting in NYC, ULI Chicago is presenting the key themes of ULI’s 36th annual edition of Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2015® on November 6th at The Union League Club of Chicago.  This hallmark event will include both national real estate trends, as well as the outlook for Chicago area real estate.  The 2015 Forecast event already has over 200 real estate professionals registered who want to know what emerging trends will shape the real … Read More

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A Tale of Two Uses: ULI Chicago Young Leaders Tour the Loews Tower

On Wednesday, October 8th, thirty-five young leaders were given the opportunity to tour the currently under construction Loews Tower in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood. The 50-story tower is located at 455 North Park Drive and will be home to 398 luxury residential units, a 400-key hotel, parking, and street level retail and dining. This project is part of a larger planned development focused on revitalizing the neighborhood and connecting Chicago’s riverfront and lakefront to Michigan Avenue. Upon arrival to the site, hard hats and neon construction vests were distributed before the design team … Read More

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ULI Member, Kirsten Hull, Awarded ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative Scholarship

Kirsten Ekdahl Hull, Portfolio Manager, McCaffery Interests, Inc., is one of ten recipients of a Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) Scholarship in connection with the ULI Fall Meeting, October 21-23, 2014 in New York City.  The mission of the WLI is to raise the visibility and number of women leaders in ULI and the real estate industry.  The competitive Scholarship Program fulfills a key objective of the Initiative by recognizing and supporting outstanding women members of ULI. Over 130 scholarship applications were received and those chosen had a compelling background and … Read More

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ULI Chicago participates in the American Planning Association’s State Conference in Evanston, IL

ULI Chicago was invited to present its findings regarding the redevelopment of the former Joliet prison at the Illinois State Conference of the American Planning Association held October 1-3, 2014 in Evanston. ULI Chicago Member, David Galowich, Principal, Madison Realty Group, Inc., who had served as the Chair for the ULI Chicago Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) for the Joliet prison redevelopment, participated in a presentation and panel discussion along with representatives from the City of Joliet, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), and Openlands. The Joliet prison, closed in 2002, … Read More

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Optimistic Outlook for Chicago’s Housing Market in 2015

On September 30th, members of ULI Chicago gathered at the Westin O’Hare to listen to John Burns, CEO, John Burns Real Estate Consulting, LLC, discuss the national and local housing market outlook for 2015. John Burns has been advising real estate companies for over 25 years.  He was joined later in the program by ULI member and Chicago Suburban Program Committee member, Lance Ramella, Senior Vice President, John Burns Real Estate Consulting, LLC. John Burns prefaced his macro look at the housing market by stating that he has “a more optimistic … Read More

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