2018 YL Small Group Discussion Series
The ULI Chicago Young Leaders are hosting a three-part series, highlighting some of Chicago’s top real estate companies. These small group discussions will allow young professionals access and intimate conversations with some of Chicago’s top executives. Join us for one or all of these three upcoming sessions!
SOLD OUT | YL Small Group Discussion Series #1: “Wrightwood Financial – The Importance of the Capital Stack Formation”
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Join us on January 24th for the first session in the series, as we talk with Bruce Cohen, the CEO of Wrightwood Financial and prior CEO of its predecessor company Wrightwood Capital, which merged with Ares Management.
As a real estate executive with deep capital markets knowledge, Bruce Cohen will explore all aspects of the “capital stack” from common equity to senior debt. Bruce Cohen will discuss the process of capital raising for real estate developments & acquisitions and ultimately, how the capital stack is formed. The dialogue will also include exploring the different goals & motivations of the investors and lenders part of the capital stack, along with previewing the current state of the capital markets.
Bruce Cohen, Founder & CEO, Wrightwood Financial
Session 1 is SOLD OUT. If you would like to be added to the wait list, please contact ULI Chicago.
SOLD OUT | YL Small Group Discussion Series #2: “Cedar Street Companies – Transformation through Adaptive Reuse”
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Join us on January 31st for the second session in the series, as we talk with Cedar Street Companies.
As a diversified real estate firm, Cedar Street Companies will discuss the unique process of adaptive reuse with an element of ground up development, along with providing perspective on the transformation of historic structures. Cedar Street Companies will also present select case studies which highlight the firm’s success in executing adaptive reuse value-add strategies across Chicago submarkets. Each case study explores the path from initial feasibility study to business plan execution, while mitigating risks along the way.
Will Murphy, Managing Partner, Cedar Street Companies
Session 2 is SOLD OUT. If you would like to be added to the wait list, please contact ULI Chicago.
ONLY A FEW SPOTS REMAINING | YL Small Group Discussion Series #3: “Related Midwest – The Vision of Architecture, Design and Development”
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Join us on February 7th for the third session in the series featuring Related Midwest’s Architecture and Design team.
Related Midwest’s Architecture and Design team will discuss Related’s unique perspective on the role of the architect in the development process and the value of design in achieving project success. The presentation will include case studies from Related Midwest’s distinct portfolio, followed by an interactive discussion from a diverse group of colleagues
Ann Thompson, Senior Vice President of Architecture and Design, Related Midwest
Location for All Meetings:
150 N. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2500
Schedule of Events:
5:30 p.m. – Registration, Networking & Boxed Dinner
6:00 p.m. – Presentation & Discussion
8:00 p.m. – Adjourn
Under 35 Members – $50 per event
Register for SGDS #1 | January 24, 2018 (Bruce Cohen) – SOLD OUT
Register for SGDS #2 | January 31, 2018 (Will Murphy) – SOLD OUT
Register for SGDS #3 | February 7, 2018 (Ann Thompson)
SGDS #1: Monday, January 22, 2018
SGDS #2: Monday, January 29, 2018
SGDS #3: Monday, February 5, 2018
Please note: These meeting are only open to ULI Under 35 Members and each one is limited to the first 35 registrants. These events sell out each year, so we highly recommend registering early!