Meeting Summaries

As a service to our members and industry professionals, ULI Chicago offers written meeting summaries and presentations from our monthly breakfast meetings available for download.

Meeting Summaries

ULI Chicago’s staff writer is present at most monthly breakfast meetings and drafts a summary of content and discussion, available for download below at no charge. Visit our Vimeo channel to watch more real estate professionals discuss current topics and land use issues, and visit our Flickr page for additional event photos.

Tech & Modular Construction: Disrupting the Traditional Development Process
September 27, 2018
“Ten years from now, everyone should be doing it this way. I don’t want to say 100 percent, but with everything from how much energy our buildings use, to the materials that we pull out of the ground to the inefficiencies in the entire process, and the escalation that is not slowing down. On top of that, the pressures we have for better housing, for better healthcare—there is no reason not to be doing it this way, other than we haven’t been doing it this way.”
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Spring 2018 Market Overview: How Capital & Investors Are Shaping Chicago’s Landscape
April 26, 2018
“Chicago has shown less volatility and more stable cash flow than you’ll find in a lot of other markets,” he added. “That is an attractive feature, certainly, of investing in Chicago.”
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The Future of Cities and Real Estate in an Autonomous Vehicle World
February 22, 2018
“Although there is no doubt that autonomous vehicles (AVs) are on the horizon, that vague three-word phrase serves as the catch-all opening to most any response about the future of this budding societal development.”
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Real Estate Forecast 2018
November 9, 2017
“The real estate market has experienced some disruption from factors that include the “tumultuous dollar” and social unrest, reflected in part by the political upheaval leading up to and in the wake of President Trump’s election. However, there are “certainly signs of re-acceleration,” including job and wage growth.”
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Chicago’s Next Hot Neighborhood
September 28, 2017
“How do we bring people within a 15- or 20-minute mode of transportation to these other expanding zones? That’s what I really see as the challenge and the opportunity for our region.”
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