Chicago’s Premiere Real Estate Event Since 1988
The Real Estate Forum has become Chicago’s premiere annual real estate event. The event began in 1988, when the Lincoln Park Builders Club of Chicago hosted the first Real Estate Forum at its club headquarters for members and selected guests. The idea was to stage a thought-provoking discussion on the state of the real estate market in Chicago. After several successful events, the club decided to open up the Real Estate Forum to all Chicago real estate professionals.
Now, the event has long outgrown its origins and is attended by hundreds of the most influential Chicago real estate professionals each year. Chicago’s top developers, owners, brokers and investors all converge for one night in Lincoln Park to discuss the market and source new business opportunities.
At the centerpiece of the event remains the panel discussion, which annually features some of Chicago’s most successful real estate practitioners. The event also features the announcement of the annual Impact Award, which is bestowed upon a real estate professional who has made great contributions to the growth of the City of Chicago.
The panel discussion is followed by a dinner and cocktail party that generates the best networking the industry has to offer.
Lincoln Park Builders
The Lincoln Park Builders of Chicago is an honorary society of builders, developers, managers and principals of real estate and those involved in the field of real estate.
Founded in 1967 by Richard Greenberg, John Krenger, Andrew Messick and Ben Weiss—four influential property owners and developers in Lincoln Park— to provide social camaraderie and a venue to discuss and learn about industry issues, trends and opportunities, the club has now grown to include 75 members.
Membership in the Lincoln Park Builders of Chicago is an honor bestowed on those who have repeatedly demonstrated exemplary performance in their field, with superior integrity and the highest of ethical standards. Members vow to fairly compete with each other while also helping the organization and fellow members to further the success of the fraternity as a whole.
The Impact Award is an annual honor bestowed upon a real estate professional who has demonstrated a long-term commitment to the growth and advancement of the City of Chicago and the Lincoln Park neighborhood. This individual has established a track record of excellence within the real estate industry and the community at large through both commercial and charitable endeavors. It is the highest honor given by the Lincoln Park Builders of Chicago.
Past recipients of the impact award include Mayor Richard M. Daley; Al Friedman of Friedman Properties; Charles and Harry Huzenis, founders of Jameson Realty Group; the Supera Family and Gary Kass of Kass Management Services.