2014 Multifamily Forum: Overview

Over 400 multifamily investors, owners, developers and financiers came together on September 9 for Marcus & Millichap Multifamily Forum Chicago!

This year, the conference brought together Chicago’s most important and influential multifamily real estate leaders to discuss the latest industry trends and what neighborhoods show the most upside. This event also highlighted how the “new economy” is reshaping Chicago’s apartment market with a special presentation by Tom Ricketts, the Chairman of the Chicago Cubs.


Check out the recap from the event and see more pictures here.


Morning Keynote Speaker


Tom Ricketts, Chairman, Chicago Cubs

Tom Ricketts is the Chairman of the Chicago Cubs and longtime fan of the team. In 2009, he led his family’s acquisition of the team from the Tribune Company. When Tom and his family were introduced as the new owners of the Chicago Cubs, he outlined three goals for the organization: win the World Series; preserve and improve Wrigley Field for future generations; and to be good neighbors, giving back to the city and the team’s North Side neighborhood.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Richard Blum, Managing Principal, White Oak Realty Partners
  • Steve Boyack, Senior Vice President, The Laramar Group
  • David Carlson, Partner, Redwood Capital Group
  • Erin DiPaola, Senior Vice President, Fifield Companies
  • Michael Drew, Founding Principal, Structured Development Corp
  • Matt Edlen, Development, Gerding Edlen
  • Jay Eisner, Partner, LEM Capital
  • Steven Fifield, Chairman & CEO, Fifield Realty Corp
  • Aaron Galvin, Managing Broker & Owner, Luxury Living Chicago Realty
  • Sonny Ginsberg, Member, Ginsberg Jacobs
  • David Goldman, Senior Vice President, Sandz Development
  • Lee Golub, Executive Vice President, Golub & Company
  • Noah Gottlieb, Senior Managing Director, Property Markets Group
  • Kevin Hites, Chief Investment Officer, The John Buck Company
  • Steve Khoshabe, Founding Partner, Speedwagon Properties
  • Charles Krawitz, Vice President, Marcus & Millichap Capital Corp.
  • Fred Latsko, Principal, Structure Management Midwest
  • James Letchinger, President, JDL Development
  • Alan Lev, President & CEO, Belgravia Group
  • Micah Maidenberg, Reporter, Crains Chicago Business
  • Adam Meshberg, Principal, Meshberg Group
  • Jeffrey Michael, Chief Operating Officer, Horizon Realty Group
  • Enrico Plati, Chief Executive Officer, Savoy Development
  • John Przybyla , First Vice President/Regional Manager, Marcus & Millichap
  • Steve Rachman, Regional Manager – Chicago, Marcus & Millichap
  • Tom Ricketts, Chairman, Chicago Cubs
  • Tony Rossi, Chairman, RMK Management
  • Milan Rubenstein, Partner, Windy City RE
  • David Ruttenberg, Principal & Dir. – Acquisitions & Finance, Marc Realty
  • Jonathan Saliterman, Principal, Randolph Street Realty Capital
  • Charles Schoenau, Managing Director, Insurent Agency
  • John Sebree, Vice President/National Director – NMHG, Marcus & Millichap
  • Rajen Shartri, Founder & CEO, Akara Partners
  • Mark Stern, SVP – Acquisitions, Waterton Associates
  • Scott Toban, Partner, Dentons
  • Steven Weinstock, VP / Regional Manager – Chicago Oak Brook, Marcus & Millichap
  • David Wolf, President, Related Realty

Conference Agenda Included:

  • Windy City Winners: Multifamily Deals of the Year
  • Follow The Money: Current Lending and Investing Trends
  • The Comeback Kid: Chicago’s Resurgent Condo Market
  • The Young and the Restless: How Millennials are Driving Management Innovations
  • Take Another Look: Adaptive Reuse Success in Chicago
  • The “B-Word”: Mixed Signals in the Future of Chicago’s Multifamily Market