7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Breakfast & Registration

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM – Track B

Breakfast For Builders Roundtable

This closed-door session will bring together Chicago’s most forward-thinking developers and builders to discuss industry pain points and hopefully share best practices and solutions to those challenges.
“These curated sessions are comprised of select leaders. Real estate, public sector and business leaders join to share real challenges and solutions in a closed-door, off-the-record environment. Chaired by an industry veteran, each session will be tasked with addressing a short list of specific challenges. This session is limited to a maximum of 30 participants.”
Please contact Maria Bauser for further information.


    • Alby Gallun, Reporter, Crains



  • • Tom Weeks, Executive General Manager Development, Lendlease
  • • Tony Rossi Sr. President, M&R Development
  • • Buzz Ruttenberg, Founder, Belgravia Group,
  • • Greg Van Schaack, Senior Managing Director, Hines
  • • Matt Fiascone, President, The Habitat Company
  • • James Letchinger, President, JDL Development
  • • Hagen Harker, President, Mid-State Concrete Industries
  • • Darren Sloniger, President and Chief Investment Officer, Marquette Companies
  • • Matt Edlen, Dir. East Coast/Midwest Acquisitions, Gerding Edlen
  • • Enrico Plati, CEO, Savoy Development
  • • Ric Krause, President, PATH Construction Central
  • • Michael Newman, President & CEO, Golub and Co.
  • • Jeff Goulette, Principal, Sullivan Goulette & Wilson

8:30 AM – 8:40 AM

Opening Remarks

Presented by:

  • Richard Matricaria, Senior Vice President & Division Manager, Marcus & Millichap

8:40 AM – 9:15 AM

Multifamily State of Market: National vs. Chicago & Midwest Markets

Presented by:

  • John Sebree, FVP & National Director, Multifamily, Marcus & Millichap

9:15 AM – 9:50 AM

Morning Keynote – Fireside Chat

Presented by:

  • Alan George, Chief Investment Officer, Equity Residential


  • John Sebree, FVP & National Director, Multifamily, Marcus & Millichap

9:50 AM – 10:10 AM

Morning Break 1

10:10 AM – 10:20 AM

Special Presentation

Presented by:

  • David Lizak, Senior Director of Commercial Development, Comcast

10:20 AM – 11:00 AM

Sweet Home Chicago: The State of the Market From A Developer’s Perspective

As the Chicago multifamily market enters a time of uncertainty, developers are taking stock and looking for how they can still stay ahead. With new development ordinances in place and potential glut of new units coming to market, is it time to start panicking or is there still room to grow. Hear from leading Chicago players about the state of the market and what they see emerging in the near future. Benefit from these leading experts as they shed light on current issues including:

• Supply- over Construction- What are developers doing to keep rent growth going?
• The Comeback Kid- Is it the right time to build condos?
• The Secret to Success: Best practices in successfully developmenting non Class A Apartments
• Where are developers looking for the next great location?
• Go big or go home- What big projects are coming to market?


  • David Bradley, Regional Manager, Marcus & Millichap


  • James Letchinger, President, JDL Development (Building One Chicago Square)
  • Sean Linnane, Executive Vice President, Magellan Development (Vista Tower)
  • Darren Sloniger, President and Chief Investment Officer, Marquette Companies
  • Tom Weeks, Executive General Manager Development, Lendlease

11:00 AM – 11:10 AM

Marketing: The Secret to Improved Asset Value

Presented by:

  • Mike Wolber, Manager, Sales Enablement, G5

11:10 AM – 11:40 AM

Driving Business: An Economic Outlook From the Commercial Sector

At the heart of every real estate boom there is a thriving economy that is feeding its growth. Chicago is no exception to this rule. With record job growth, a booming film industry, and a large influx of corporate development, Chicago has become one of the hottest economies in the country. The commercial real estate sector has taking notice and is building some most exciting projects the area has seen in years. What do office, hotel, and retail developers see in the coming months. How has the recent economic climate affected their decision making? What should the residential sector learn from their success and what’s in store for the region in the years to come?

• Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: What’s driving Job growth and what’s being done to keep it going?
• In the Pipeline- How upcoming mega projects are just the tip of the iceberg
• Too Much of a Good Thing: How are cities planning to address infrastructure challenges that recent growth has brought into light?
• Lessons to be learned: What techniques can the multifamily community learn from the commercial sector?


  • Joshua Hanna, Attorney, Kirkland & Ellis


  • Sarang (Sar) Peruri, Principal, Oxford Capital Group, LLC Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC
  • Bob Flannery, President of CA Residential, CA Ventures
  • Peter Eisenberg, Principal, Clark Street Real Estate
  • Derek Lopez, Managing Director, Head of Acquisitions, GEM Realty Capital

11:40 AM – 12:05 PM

Morning Break 2

12:05 PM – 12:35 PM

Two Sides to Every Coin: Which Capital Sources are Doing Deals and Which Ones are Not

As activity and transactions in other markets begin to slow, investors are flocking to markets throughout the region to find their next opportunity. With so much activity, people are beginning to ask questions about the state of the market such as: What asset classes are capital sources looking at, and at what terms? Both equity and debt sources will come together to help provide an answer to those questions as well as the following.

• Great Expectations: What are the yields looking like?
• Timing is Everything: Where are we in the cycle?
• Know When to Hold’em: How are debt lenders view the market?
• Beyond the Lake Shore: Where is capital flow coming from?


  • Richard Katzenstein, Senior Vice President National Director, Marcus & Millichap Capital Corporation


  • Mark Stern, Principal, Cresset Wealth Management
  • Bryan Sullivan, Vice President of Acquisitions and Investment, The Habitat Co
  • Philip Lukowski, Executive Vice President Chief Portfolio Manager, Waterton Associates
  • Ann Atkinson, Director, Multifamily Customer Engagement, Fannie Mae
  • Chuck Meyer, Principal, PGIM
  • Jerry Lumpkins, Director, BMO Harris

12:05 PM – 12:35 PM – Track B

Apartments 3.0: Tenant Drivers, Technology, and the Evolution of Property Management
Throughout Chicago competition for tenants has reached a fever pitch. As owners look beyond the status quo to attract residents, new techniques and services used in other asset classes have entered into the apartment world. While tenants reap the benefits new amenities and experiences, landlords are keeping a close eye on rental prices and a glut of new and more exciting properties entering the market. What are some strategies that the top multifamily operators are incorporating to mitigate the rapidly changing demands of the industry?

• Worlds Colliding: What techniques can owners learn from other asset classes?
• The Connected Home: How technologies and innovations are making buildings smarter?
• On Demand: What are owners providing tenants to fulfill their “On-Demand” lifestyle?
• One Size Doesn’t Fit All: How operators need to plan to attract both Millennials and Empty Nesters to the same property?
• Overcoming Retain Strain: What is the most important amenity that helps retain tenants?


  • Andrea Kuhn, Kastle Systems


  • David Ruttenberg, Principal & Director Acquisitions & Finance, MARC Realty
  • Alex Samoylovich, CEO, Cedar Street
  • Matt Edlen, Dir. East Coast/Midwest Acquisitions, Gerding Edlen
  • Lindsey Senn, Vice President, Fifield
  • Charles Schoenau, Managing Director, Insurent

12:35 PM – 12:40 PM


12:40 PM – 1:10 PM

Out of the Loop: Emerging Neighborhoods and Surburban Development

Whether it’s the Motorway, The South Loop, The Milwaukee Corridor or Evanston, Multifamily investors and developers are increasingly aware of the need to explore opportunities in new submarkets, both geographic and demographic. The key, however, is identifying which markets are just beginning to emerge and therefore represent the greatest upside potential. Hear from those in the trenches about the target markets where they see the greatest opportunities.

• Where is the next “big thing”?
• What will the new TOD rules do to help grow new neighborhoods?
• What makes a neighborhood truly up and coming?
• Who are the players and capital sources for these deals?
• How should occupancy rates affect your “DMP”?


  • Tim Anderson, CEO, Focus Real Estate
  • Daniel Slack, Principal, Baker Development Corp
  • John McLinden, Managing Partner & Founder, Hubbard Street Group
  • Sterling Jawitz, Head of Real Estate Strategic Partnerships, Common

12:40 PM – 1:10 PM – Track B

Alpha or Beta: Investments Opportunities Around the Midwest


  • Douglas J. Lubelchek,Partner, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg


  • Bill van Senus, Senior Vice President,  Draper and Kramer
  • David Nankin, President, Legacy Varin Property Management
  • Steven Bolos, President of Renovations, Katerra
  • Jim Driscoll, Senior Vice President of Development, Wayport Residential
  • Lance Swank, President, Sterling Group

12:40 PM – 1:20 PM

Workshop – Navigating Uncharted Waters: Understanding the Impact of Tax Reform on Real Estate


  • Brad Werner, Senior Manager, Wipfli


  • Cory Bultinck, Senior Manager, Wipfli
  • Joshua A. Graham, Tax Manager, Wipfli
  • James Lockhart, Partner, Wipfli

1:10 PM – 2:00 PM

Networking Lunch

1:25 PM – 2:00 PM

Lunch Workshop – New Trump Administration Updates: Federal, State and Local Energy & Specialty Tax Incentives

Presented by:

  • Mike D’Onofrio, Managing Director, ETS

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Afternoon Keynote

2:30 PM – 2:35 PM

Closing Remarks

Presented by:

  • Richard Matricaria, Senior Vice President & Division Manager, Marcus & Millichap

2:35 PM – 3:35 PM

Attendee Reception