Category Archives: YL Small Group Discussion Series

Young Leaders Learn to Weigh Risk & Reward During the 2nd Small Group Discussion Series of 2018

ULI Chicago’s Under 35 members met in August for the 2nd sold-out Small Group Discussion Series of 2018. The three-part speaker series featured top CRE executives from Sterling Bay, Harrison Street Real Estate Capital, and Moderne Ventures. Each meeting included interesting insights regarding the current state of the CRE industry and provided an intimate setting in which young professionals learned about evaluating the risks and rewards associated with various endeavors, as well as how to approach the flexibility required within the real estate market. Session 1: “Sterling Bay – Creative Office … Read More

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Young Leaders Embrace Industry Advice in Three Part Speaker Series

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

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Related Midwest Concludes Three-Part, YL Small Group Discussion Series

For the third and final session of the outstanding Young Leaders Small Group Discussion series, Related Midwest gave a presentation on “Executing on a Vision” to a sold-out audience of ULI Young Leaders.  The presentation featured some renowned members of Related Midwest staff, specifically Curt Bailey, President; Don Biernacki, Senior Vice President – Construction; Will Tippens, Vice President – Planning and Entitlements; Tricia Van Horn, Vice President – Marketing; and, ULI Young Leader, Nick Anderson, Vice President – Acquisition and Development. Curt began the presentation by providing a brief overview of … Read More

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Private Equity focus of YL Small Group Discussion Series-Session II

ULI Chicago Young Leaders’ three-part discussion series continued with its second session on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. The discussion, led by Jay Weaver and Robert Bloom of Walton Street Capital, focused on the real estate private equity industry. They discussed the history of real estate private equity, the forming of Walton Street, and perspectives on the current market.  The sold-out event included over 30 young professional members of ULI looking to broaden their knowledge of the industry and engage in open discussion with some of Chicago’s top executives. Jay and Robert … Read More

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Young Leaders Kick-Off Small Group Discussion Series

The ULI Chicago Young Leaders kicked off a three-part small group discussion series on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, providing young professionals access and intimate conversations with some of Chicago’s top executives. The first session in the series “Can We Build Here?” was led by Thomas Kerwin and Angela Spadoni of bKL Architecture, LLC.  They discussed how to evaluate a potential building site and what can impact the ability to complete an economically viable project. Thomas and Angela provided an overview of the process including examining location from both a macro and micro perspective, … Read More

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