GUEST SPEAKERS 

Special Thanks to our guest speakers: 

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