Monthly Archives: June 2016

Meeting Summary: 2016 Capital Markets Mid-Year Review

This is a summary of the June 28, 2016 meeting of the ULI Chicago District Council, which gathered at LondonHouse Chicago to hear an expert panel of professionals discuss the state of the capital markets, including the tumultuous impact of Brexit, the recent referendum in which United Kingdom voters narrowly expressed their desire to leave the European Union. The panel–featuring a pension fund advisor, a national developer, a leading private equity group, and one of the nation’s largest real estate lenders–covered market sentiment, lending parameters, investor preferences, and capital availability, … Read More

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Roy March, CEO, Eastdil Discusses Management Strategies

Members of ULI Chicago’s Mentorship Program had an exclusive “sit-down” with Roy March, CEO of Eastdil, to discuss General Stanley McChrystal’s book Team of Teams. The Mentorship Program has been utilizing the book as a source of discussion surrounding the evolution of management and business culture in modern organizations. The book, and General McChrystal, have played a significant role in shaping March’s vision for the future of Eastdil and he agreed to share some of Eastdil’s experiences implementing key strategies.  The book provides a glimpse into the organizational challenges, and subsequent solutions, McChrystal identified while … Read More

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(Re)discover: Garfield Park Conservatory

Enjoy another installment in our (Re)discovering Chicagoland Neighborhoods Series focusing on what makes this region so unique.  Don’t forget to get out and about the City and Suburbs and post your own photos using #rediscoverchicagoland. Garfield Park Conservatory For more than a hundred years, the Garfield Park Conservatory, designed by the legendary landscape architect, Jens Jensen, has delighted visitors with more than 4.5 acres of naturalist landscapes under glass and open air. Recognized as one of the premier conservatories in the country, this West Side gem has an added attraction this summer, solarise:  a sea of all … Read More

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Chicago Product Council Members & Guests Tour Goose Island by Boat

The ULI Chicago Product Council Blue and Green flights hit the water on Wednesday, June 15th for their annual boat tour, this year highlighting new development on Goose Island.  Product Council members and guests had the opportunity to hear from R2 and CBRE about the development and leasing plans for R2’s investments on the island in a discussion moderated by Liquideed CEO, and Blue Flight Co-chair, Ronan Remandaban. Max Meyers, CIO of R2, spoke about the history of the island which many Chicagoans pass daily, but know little about.  The first interesting piece … Read More

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NEW (Re)discovering Chicagoland Neighborhoods Series

ULI Chicago staff is getting around this Summer … and we’ll be posting our experiences as we visit fun, interesting, maybe breathtaking, and possibly goofy places, in the City and suburbs as we (Re)discover what makes this region so unique.  Come join us on this adventure and post your own photos using #rediscoverchicagoland so we can all enjoy a mini-desk-vacation.  Our first installment in the series is Downtown Oak Park. Downtown Oak Park The Village of Oak Park, which is still best known for its beautiful, low-slung prairie-style homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is … Read More

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