Navigating the Chicago Real Estate Market in 2012

April 19, 2012

Why Should You Attend?

The way we develop, build and approach real estate has changed. That's why we have gathered some top real estate professionals to bring you their recent experiences with developments in our market.

Who Should Attend?

Key decision makers involved in all aspects of real estate, including investors, developers, builders, municipal planners and development directors and bankers.

Event Details

Thursday, April 19, 2012
8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Central)
The Grotto

3011 Butterfield Road

Oakbrook, IL 60523

T: 630-571-5700

Map and Driving Directions


Note regarding registration: $40 per attendee includes continental breakfast and seminar.

Seminar Agenda

8:00 a.m.—Registration, Networking and Breakfast

8:30 a.m.—Welcome and Opening Remarks and Housing Overview
Chris Huecksteadt, Director, Metrostudy

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.—Development Challenges in 2012 and Beyond
Lance Ramella, Director of Consulting, Metrostudy (Moderator)
Teri Frankiewicz, Vice President, Crown Community Development
David Galowich, President, Madison Realty Group
Nick Peters, Senior Vice President, CBRE

9:35 a.m. to 10:25 a.m.—Challenges in Financing (Commercial and Mortgage)
Bruce Goldsmith, Attorney, Real Estate Practice Group, Dykema (Moderator) 
Bruce Kamp, Managing Director, The Private Bank
Chris Swieca, Senior Vice President, Wintrust
Mike Dote, Mortgage Consultant, Platinum Home Mortgage

10:30 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.—How Are Municipalities Bringing Development Back Into Their Communities?
Carl Peterson, Vice President, Consulting, ENCAP, Inc. (Moderator)  
John Grueling, President, Will County Center for Economic Development
Krystie Barksdale-Noble, Community Development Director, United City of Yorkville

If you have any questions, please contact Lance Ramella at or 847-214-5291.