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The Economic Effects of the 2016 Elections on Real Estate Industry

November 17, 2016

The Economic Effect of the 2016

Elections on the Real Estate Industry

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Breakfast 7:45 a.m. – Program 8:15 – 9:30 a.m.

Maggiano’s Little Italy, 111 W. Grand, Chicago

REIA Member $35 – Non-Member $55 – Student $20

Onsite Registration or after 11/14/16 REIA Member $45 – Non-Member $65 – Student $30

Valet Parking Available

The 2016 Presidential and Congressional elections are over.  Who won and what can we expect?

REIA has gathered a group of real estate professionals to examine the economic effects of these elections on our individual businesses and wealth creation.  Our panel will review federal tax and regulatory changes proposed, discuss their long term policy outcomes and recommend ways to protect or benefit from these changes.  Come listen and learn from this enlightening discussion.

Moderator: E. James Keledjian, Director, REIA and Principal, Pathway Senior Living

Speakers: Richard Hanson, Principal, Avison Young

Samuel Kahan, President, Kahan Consulting, Ltd.

David Scherer, Co-Founder/Principal, Origin Investments

Michael Tuchman, Partner, Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC

Thank you for supporting our 2016 Sponsors

AKT Peerless • Aries Capital LLC • Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP • Bryan Cave, LLP • BMO Harris Bank • Chicago Title Insurance Company • Colliers International • Continuum Capital Funding LLC • Cray Kaiser, Ltd. • Everywhere Wireless • Gordon and Pikarski • Leopardo Companies Inc. • Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC • Love Funding • Mauge, Inc. • Midland IRA • Peer Realty LLC • Pathway Senior Living, LLC • NFP Property & Casualty • RSM US LLP • Whitney Architects • Wolf Point Advisors Ltd.

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REIA Holiday Luncheon **Members Only**

December 8, 2016

REIA Holiday Party

Thursday, December 8, 2016

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Gibson’s Steakhouse

1028 N. Rush St., Chicago

REIA MEMBERS ONLY

REIA Member $85

Onsite Registration or After 12/5/16 – REIA Member $100

Valet Parking Available

Beer & Wine Included

Get into the holiday spirit!

Enjoy a festive lunch while networking with fellow REIA members.  Come hear our 2016 top 10 winners and losers.  Join us for a great time! Space is limited. Please reserve early as we sold out last year!

EVENT SPONSOR:

Thank you for supporting our 2016 Sponsors

AKT Peerless • Aries Capital LLC • Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP • Bryan Cave, LLP • BMO Harris Bank • Chicago Title Insurance Company • Colliers International • Continuum Capital Funding LLC • Cray Kaiser, Ltd. • Everywhere Wireless • Gordon and Pikarski • Leopardo Companies Inc. • Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC • Love Funding • Mauge, Inc. • Midland IRA • Peer Realty LLC • Pathway Senior Living, LLC • NFP Property & Casualty • RSM US LLP • Whitney Architects • Wolf Point Advisors Ltd.

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Recent Events

The State of Debt & Equity

October 20, 2016

The State of Debt & Equity

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Breakfast 7:45 a.m.  Program 8:15 a.m.

Maggiano’s Little Italy

111 W. Grand, Chicago

REIA Member $35 – Non-Member $55 – Student $20

Onsite Registration or after 10/17/16 – REIA Member $45 – Non-Member $65 – Student $30

Valet Parking Available

Real Estate runs on money and the current real estate expansion has been fueled by affordable and available debt and equity capital. As the market matures, both lenders and equity investors are becoming more selective and conservative.

Come  listen to our panel of experts discuss how to structure your real estate deal to take advantage of today’s favorable mortgage interest rates and attract equity. This group knows how to get deals done!

Moderator: Neil Freeman, Director, REIA and Chairman, Aries Capital LLC

Speakers: Jerry Lumpkins, Vice President, BMO Harris Bank
Paul Olson, Vice President, Gershman Mortgage
David Hirsch, Director, Love Funding
Michael Christie, Director, REIA and Principal, Heritage Capital Assets Inc.
Ralph Cram, CEO, Envoy Net Lease Partners

Event Sponsor  

Thank you for supporting our 2016 Sponsors

AKT Peerless • Aries Capital LLC • Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP • Bryan Cave, LLP • BMO Harris Bank • Chicago Title Insurance Company • Colliers International • Continuum Capital Funding LLC • Cray Kaiser, Ltd. • Everywhere Wireless • Gordon and Pikarski • Leopardo Companies Inc. • Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC • Love Funding • Mauge, Inc. • Midland IRA • Peer Realty LLC • Pathway Senior Living, LLC • NFP Property & Casualty • RSM US LLP • Whitney Architects • Wolf Point Advisors Ltd.

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Twelfth Annual REIA/DePaul Summit

September 22, 2016

Twelfth Annual REIA/DePaul Summit

Back-To-School Update

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Breakfast 7:45 a.m. – Program 8:15 – 9:30 a.m.
Maggiano’s Little Italy, 111 W. Grand, Chicago

REIA Member – $35   Non-Member – $55   Student – $20
After 9/19/16 REIA Member – $45   Non-Member – $65   Student – $30

Valet Parking Available

Chairman: E. James Keledjian, Chairman, REIA and Principal, Pathway Senior Living, LLC
Co-Chairman: Brian Lignelli, Director, REIA and Principal, Continuum Capital Funding LLC
Co-Chairman: Charles Wurtzebach, Chairman, Department of Real Estate, The Real Estate Center at DePaul University

The commercial real estate market has demonstrated tremendous strength over the trailing quarters.  What does the future hold?  Will the recent strength continue?  How will the capital markets react?   Which property-types will perform the best?   What are we learning about how millennials are affecting retail and residential?  What dislocations are occurring in the commercial real estate market?

Real Estate Outlook: James D. Shilling, Michael J. Horne Chair in Real Estate Studies, DePaul University

Panel Discussion:

Moderator: Charles Wurtzebach, Chairman, Dept. of Real Estate, DePaul

Speakers: Neil Freeman, Director, REIA and Chairman/CEO, Aries Capital
Keith Lord, Director, REIA and President, The Lord Companies
David Schwartz, Co-Founder/CEO, Waterton

Weitzman Scholarship: Sponsored by REIA, DePaul University & Weitzman Foundation

Presented by: Howard Weitzman, Arden Weitzman & Howard Powers, Weitzman Realty Associates
Recipient: To be announced, DePaul University student (Undergraduate)

Thank you for supporting our 2016 Sponsors

AKT Peerless • Aries Capital LLC • Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP • Bryan Cave, LLP • Chicago Title Insurance • Company Colliers International • Continuum Capital Funding LLC • Cray Kaiser, Ltd. • Everywhere Wireless • Gordon and Pikarski • Leopardo Companies Inc. • Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC • Love Funding • Mauge, Inc. • Midland IRA • Peer Realty LLC • Pathway Senior Living, LLC • NFP Property & Casualty • RSM US LLP • Whitney Architects • Wolf Point Advisors Ltd.

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Summer Cocktail Party

August 25, 2016

Summer Cocktail Party

Thursday, August 25, 2016

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Erie Café

536 W. Erie Street, Chicago

REIA Members $50 – Non-members $85

After 8/22/16 – REIA Members $75 – Non-Members $110

NO Walkins

Valet Parking Available

Enjoy a festive evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres outside overlooking the river.  Relax and network with fellow REIA members and friends at our very own “REIA Summerfest.”  Bring your friends and clients!!!

Thank you for supporting our 2016 Sponsors

EVENT SPONSOR:
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AKT Peerless • Aries Capital LLC • Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP • Bryan Cave, LLP • Chicago Title Insurance Company • Colliers International • Continuum Capital Funding LLC • Cray Kaiser, Ltd. • Everywhere Wireless LLC • Gordon and Pikarski • Leopardo Companies Inc. • Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC • Love Funding • Mauge, Inc. • Midland IRA • Peer Realty LLC • Pathway Senior Living, LLC • NFP Property & Casualty • RSM US LLP • Whitney Artchitects • Wolf Point Advisors Ltd.

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Networking Cocktail Party – Charitable Fundraiser

June 30, 2016

REIA Annual Charity Cocktail Party

Come Support the Weitzman DePaul Scholarship!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

JAB Real Estate Inc.

1800 West Berenice #200, Chicago

REIA Member $50 – Non-Member $65

REIA Emerging Leader Member $25 – REIA Sponsor $25 – Student $25

Onsite Registration or after 6/27/16

REIA Member $60 – Non-Member $75 – Emerging Leader & Sponsor $35

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres included

Please join us for a fabulous evening of networking, cocktails, live entertainment and dealmaking as REIA’s Emerging Leaders help support and raise funds for the Weitzman DePaul Scholarship.  In a relaxed setting – hear from prior scholarship recipients who have gone through the program and see where they are now in their professional lives.  Space is limited, so please reserve your ticket early!

About The Robert and Howard Weitzman Endowed Scholarship (DePaul University):

This scholarship objective is to provide financial assistance to DePaul University undergraduate real estate students who demonstrate outstanding aptitude in their academic pursuit of a real estate degree.

Space is limited, so sign up now!

Thank you for supporting our 2016 Sponsors

AKT Peerless • Aries Capital LLC • Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP • Bryan Cave LLP • Chicago Title Insurance Company • Colliers International • Continuum Capital Funding LLC • Cray Kaiser, Ltd. • Gordon and Pikarski • Leopardo Companies Inc. • Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC • Love Funding • Mauge, Inc. • Midland IRA • Peer Realty LLC • Pathway Senior Living, LLC • NFP Property & Casualty • RSM US LLP • Whitney Architects • Wolf Point Advisors Ltd.

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Multi-Family Housing Trends and Forecast

May 19, 2016

Multi-Family Housing Trends and Forecast

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Continental Breakfast 7:45 a.m. – Program 8:15 a.m.

Maggiano’s Little Italy

111 West Grand, Chicago

REIA Member $35 – Non-Member $55

Onsite Registration or after 5/16/16 – REIA Member $45 – Non-Member $65

Valet Parking Available

The Multi-family market continues to be progressing at “Full Steam Levels” as cranes keep populating over Chicago’s skyline, property sales achieving record highs, and rents continue an upward trend.  But with news of a potential bankrupt city, an overly entertaining political climate in wing, and global uncertainty, one must wonder where we stand in the cycle of real estate.

Please join us for an engaging and informative discussion on the state of the Chicago Multi-Family Market among our experts as they discuss TRENDS & INNOVATION, EMERGING NEIGHBORHOODS, CURRENT LEASING ENVIRONMENT, CONSTRUCTION, INVESTMENT SALES and much more.

Moderator: Steven Livaditis, Principal & Managing Director, Essex Realty Group, Inc.

Panelists: Gail Lissner, Vice President, Appraisal Research Counselors

Harold D. Rider, Jr., Co-President, Realty & Mortgage Co.

Alex Samoylovich, Managing Partner, CEDARst Companies

Event Sponsor:

Thank you for supporting our 2016 Sponsors

AKT Peerless • Aries Capital LLC • Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP • Bryan Cave LLP • Chicago Title Insurance Company • Colliers International • Continuum Capital Funding LLC • Cray Kaiser, Ltd. • Gordon and Pikarski • Leopardo Companies Inc. • Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC • Love Funding • Mauge, Inc. • Midland IRA • Peer Realty LLC • Pathway Senior Living, LLC • NFP Property & Casualty • RSM US LLP • Whitney Architects • Wolf Point Advisors Ltd.

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