GUEST SPEAKERS 

Special Thanks to our Guest Speakers: 

2020 Speakers: *Zoom Teleconference Presentations

Samir Mayekar*, Deputy Mayor for Neighborhood & Economic Development

Fritz Kaegi*, Cook County Assessor

Randy & Steve Fifield*, Fifield

Laura Ferroni*, Capital Markets Research

Doug Farr*, Farr Associates

Bob Wislow*, Parkside Realty

Mike Mallon, Draper & Kramer

Jeff Bramson, HFF LP

Mary Ludgin, Heitman

Gail Lissner, Integra Realty Resources

Bill Strauss, Federal Reserve Bank

Len Koroski, Goettsch Partners, Inc.

John Rutledge, Oxford Properties

Susan Tjarksen, Cushman & Wakefield

Lee Bey, author of "Southern Exposure"

Wendy Berger, WBS Equities

2019 Speakers:

  • Alan Lev, Belgravia Group

  • Chris Carroll, HFFLP

  • Robert Quast, Lincoln Properties

  • Andrea Zopp, World Business Chicago

  • Hesna Genay, Federal Reserve Bank, Chicago

  • Bart Johnson, Wintrust

  • Drew Neiman, CBRE

  • John O'Donnell, Riverside Investment

  • Tom Roszak, Roszak Architecture

  • Ed Polich, Draper & Kramer

  • Jim Hanson, Avison Young

  • Mary Ludgin, Heitman

  • Gail Lissner, Integra Realty Resources

  • Chris Kennedy, JPK Interests

  • Judy Frydland, City of Chicago 

  • Patrick O'Connor, Farpoint

  • Doug Farr, Author

  • David Doig, Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives

2018 Speakers:

  • Mary Ludgin, Heitman

  • Adam Boyajian, WeWork

  • Karen Case, CIBC US

  • Ryan Ori, Tribune Columnist

  • David Weiss, McMillian/Doolittle

  • Dave Cocagne, Vermillion

  • Quintin Primo, Capri Investments

  • Keith Lord, Lord Companies

  • Gail Lissner, Integra

  • Aarti Kotak, Office of the Mayor

  • Lawrence Okrent, Okrent Associates

  • Bill Strauss, CBE

  • Brett Gerig, Waterton

  • Jeff Bramson, HFF LP

  • John Lahey, Solomon

  • Michael Kaufman, Goettsch

  • Steve Wasilowski, Fitzgerald 

  • Ruth Wuorenma, Neighborhood Capital Institute

  • John Norquist, Urbanist

  • Michael Edwards, Chicago Loop Alliance

  • Emi Adachi-Fox, Heitman

  • Ed Rutledge, Urban Investments

  • Doug Farr, Author

  • Rachel Weber, University of Illinois

2017 Speakers:

  • Robert Bach, NGKF

  • Paul Fishbein, Merit Real Estate

  • Natalie Moore, Author

  • John Clark & Rob Lundin, NGKF

  • Tom Saletta & John Dempsey, CA Ventures

  • Brian Jack, Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill*

  • Alby Gallun, Crains

  • Kelly O'Brien, Chicago Central Area Committee

  • Mary Ludgin, Heitman*

  • Jeff Bramson, HFF*

  • Terrence Hake, Author

  • David Doig, President of Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives*

  • Noah Shlaes, NGKF*

  • Kristine Soner, GPG Advisors

  • Steve Smith, Telos Group & Gensler Architects

  • Jack McKinney, Cushman*

  • John Sheridan, McHugh Construction

  • Melissa Copley, NGKF*

  • Mike Regan, CIM

  • Jen Clune, Clune Construction*

  • Gene Hare, Hilton Hotels

  • Curt Bailey, Related Midwest

2016 Speakers: 

  • Beau D'Arcy, Breakwater Chicago

  • Bill Strauss, Federal Reserve Board

  • Keith Lord, Lord Companies

  • Paul Colgan, Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago

  • Carol Portman, Taxpayers Federal of IL 

  • Mary Ludgin, Heitman*

  • John Norquist, Former Mayor of Milwaukee*

  • Paul Zeller, Zeller Realty*

  • Howard Tullman of 1871

  • George Cutro, Jones Lang LaSalle

  • Tim Anderson, Focus Development

  • David Reifman, Commissioner of the Dept of Planning and Development for Chicago

  • Lori Healey, MPEA

  • Jason Rosenblatt & Jennifer Merchant, NELSON

  • Tyler Quast, Blue Star Properties

 

2015 Speakers: 

  • Cassandra J. Francis, Friends of the Park

  • Allen Joffe & Todd Cabanban, Baum Realty & CR&M Commercial Realty

  • Mary Ludgin, Heitman*

  • Wayne Magdziarz, Loyola University

  • Earl Webb, Avison Young

  • Bruce Miller, JLL

  • Nichole Sheehan, Chicago Park District

  • Steve Hearn, Lindsay Hearn, Hearn Company

  • Bill Strauss, Federal Reserve Bank

  • Joe Neri, Holsten Real Estate

  • Peter Holsten, Holsten Real Estate

  • Ted Mandigo, Howarth, HTL

  • Vicki Noonan & Greg Tait, Tishman Speyer

  • Steve Morrill, Morrill & Associates

  • Marilynn Gardner, Navy Pier

  • Elliot Greenberger, Divvy

  • John Chikow, The Magnificent Mile Association

  • Rachel Weber, University of Illinois*

  • Jim Kinney, Baird Warner & Pres of IL Association of Realtors

  • Joe Schwieterman, Chaddick Institute

  • Andrew Whitherell, Witherell Real Estate

  • James Hanson, Avison Young

  • Suzanne Martinez, LaSalle Investment Management

  • Tony Licata & Brad Schwer, Taft Law

  • John Melaniphy, Village of Wheeling

  • Randy Rowe, Greene Courte Partners

  • Chris Carroll, HFF*

  • Adam McGaughy, Jones Lang LaSalle

 

*Active Realty Club Members

Click here for a list of Realty Club Presenters 2012-2014

Click here for a list of Realty Club Presenters 2008-2011