Chicago Product Councils

The Chicago Product Council initiative gathers experts in the real estate industry together to engage, learn, and problem solve.

Chicago Product Councils

ULI Chicago conducts a year long members-only Chicago Product Council (“CPC”) initiative. The local CPC initiative is modeled after the National Product Council Program of ULI, and is available for application to all ULI Chicago members.

CPC participants commit to meet three times in a calendar year – 3 half-day meetings in addition to an opening reception – which consist of guest speakers, case studies, round table discussions, and exclusive offsite tours. Get a feel for the structure and topics covered from past Council meeting summaries below.

Some Previous Council Meetings Include:

  • Clark & Addison Development, Drone Use in CRE, and Hotel Zachary Tour and Development, Green Flight June 2018
  • Fulton Market Overview & Vision for Lincoln Yards discussion with Sterling Bay, along with Tucker Development touring 900 W. Randolph, Blue Flight October 2018
  • Redevelopment Discussions: Hillshire Building with Leopardo Companies and Old Post Office with Telos, Green Flight March 2018
  • How has Fulton Market Developed – Touring McDonald’s, Hearing from Related Midwest and McCaffery Interests on their take of the West Loop, Green Flight September 2018
  • Staying Ahead of the Curve: Current Trends, Technology and What’s New in the Industry, Red Flight March 2018
  • Bucksbaum Retail Properties, Walsh Construction & Hickory Street Capital discuss and lead tours of Cubs Offices, The Park at Wrigley & Hotel Zachary, Blue Flight 2017
  • R2, Omni Ecosystems & Kinzie Industrial Development Corp. on Innovation PMD Style | Goose Island, Fulton Market & 320 N. Damen, Red Flight 2017
  • Professor from Uof C Booth on Chicago’s Economic Overview, Navy Pier Repositioning, Housing Disruptors & Landing Amazon’s HQ2, Green Flight 2017
  • Belgravia Group, JLL, and Telos Group, LLC talk development in Chicago’s Urban Core, 2016
  • Riverside Investment and Development, Friedman Properties, Related Midwest and Heitman lead offsite tours, 2016
  • Perkins+Will, KTGY and The John Buck Company cover “Hipster Highway” and Magnificent Mile developments, 2016
  • SB Friedman, Inland Institutional Capital Partners and Elmdale Partners discuss investment and technology, 2015
  • Hines and Gensler highlight Motor Row and Wolf Point Revitalization, 2015

Councils are intentionally small, with 40-50 people per Council, which ensures a focused environment for exchanging information and building deeper, professional connections. This competitive initiative adds tremendous value to your ULI membership.