On August 7th, leaders of Chicago’s commercial real estate industry gathered on the 6th floor rooftop garden at 540 West Madison to enjoy a beautiful summer evening and conduct some casual networking with friends and colleagues. Hot topics of conversation for the evening included the new Lucas Arts Museum, the potential Obama Library location, and the likelihood of Chicago’s Fulton Market becoming an Historic District. Over 300 attendees, including ULI members and industry leaders, joined in the festivities, conversation and deal-making at this SOLD OUT event.
As the crowd mixed and mingled, there were lots of business cards exchanged, even in today’s digital age. The jury was out on the relative merits of business cards as many attendees still professed the value of a printed card and what its look and feel says about the individual and the company’s brand. W.E. O’Neil Business Development Manager, Tim O’Neil, shared, “… sometimes it’s better not to have a card, so there’s an automatic reason to follow up the next day.”