On April 10th, the 6th annual Marcus & Millichap Multifamily Forum: Chicago unites most active and innovative multifamily leaders across Chicago to hear real-time market intelligence, make deals and solve today’s toughest issues.

Our mission is to support multifamily leaders who are passionate about creating the next generation of apartments and condos regardless of market forces. For that reason, the event delivers even opportunities to hear from the right people and talk to the right people. Engage with owners, investors, operators, developers and financiers through a variety of formats including panel discussions, keynote talks, interactive workshops and closed-door roundtables.

This year’s conference features special keynote fireside chats with Marcus & Millichap, President & CEO, Hessam Nadji. Plus, don’t miss out hearing what’s ahead on the issue of rent control and what can be done to combat and prepare for potential upcoming legislation.

Reasons to attend:

  • Get up-to-speed on what’s ahead with rent control legislation from those who are well-informed
  • Make the capital game work for you whether sourcing new deals or refinancing
  • Learn how to redevelop and still pencil out despite high costs
  • Find out where rents are headed as well as innovations from leading edge operators
  • Share ideas and challenges in the closed-door, peer-to-peer roundtables*

* Exclusive / limited-access

John Sebree and Alan George

Benefits of Attending

  • – Join Chicago’s most successful and attended yearly real estate event!
  • – Hear about the biggest projects from the city’s most prominent developers.
  • – Understand where Chicago’s next big real estate market is
  • – Learn from Chicago’s commercial real estate experts on how the economy will drive the city’s multifamily market during an exclusive presentation

Morning Keynote

Daniel Levin

Daniel Levin
Founder & Chairman
The Habitat Company

Hessam Nadji

Hessam Nadji
President & CEO
Marcus & Millichap


John Abell

John Abell
Managing Partner
Crayton Advisors

Jeff Benach

Jeff Benach
Lexington Homes

Peter Chmielewski

Peter Chmielewski
Lennar Multifamily

Kevin Farrell

Kevin Farrell

Dan Gladden

Dan Gladden
President – East Region
AMLI Residential

Clay Iman

Clay Iman
Managing Director
Wood Partners

Matt Havey

Matt Havey
Managing Principal
Vermilion Development

Jill Herron

Jill Herron
SVP Property & Asset Management
Flaherty & Collins Properties

Jordan Karlik

Jordan Karlik
JK Equities

Will Murphy

Will Murphy
Managing Partner
Cedar Street

Enrico Plati

Enrico Plati
Savoy Development

John Rutledge

John Rutledge
President & CEO
Oxford Capital Group

Buzz Ruttenberg

Buzz Ruttenberg
Belgravia Group

Tom Savage

Tom Savage
SVP Acquisitions & Asset Management
GlenStar Properties

Steve Sise

Steve Sise
SVP Portfolio Management
Golub & Company

David Bradley

David G. Bradley
Regional Manager
Marcus & Millichap
Chicago Downtown

Michael D'onofrio

Mike D’Onofrio
Managing Director
Engineered Tax Services

Joshua Hanna

Joshua Hanna
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Richard Katzenstein

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

Jerry Lumpkins

Jerry Lumpkins
BMO Harris

Richard Matricaria

Richard Matricaria
Senior Vice President,
Division Manager
Marcus & Millichap

John Sebree

John S. Sebree
First Vice President/National Director, Multifamily
Marcus & Millichap

Steven D. Weinstock

Steven D. Weinstock
First Vice President,
Regional Manager
Marcus & Millichap
Chicago Oak Brook

Featured Participants

Jeff Benach

Lexington Homes

Lela Cirjakovic

Waterton Residential

Jim Cunningham

Marquette Companies

Larry Debb

GlenStar Properties

Yale Dieckmann


Matt Edlen

Gerding Edlen

Valerie Fertitta


Joshua Hanna

Kirkland & Ellis

Bob Hanrahan

Redwood Capital Group

John Kennedy

Evergreen Real Estate Services

Alan Lev

Belgravia Group

Jon McCulloch

Belgravia Group

John McLinden

Hubbard Street group

Pei Pei Mirabella


Justin Pelej

Focus Development

Diana Pittro

RMK Management

Enrico Plati

Savoy Development

Larry Pusateri

Evergreen Real Estate Services

David Ruttenberg

Marc Realty

Alex Samoylovich

Cedar Street

Dan Slack

Baker Development

Bruce Webster

Lincoln Property Company

Get Involved!

Register Now

Conference Producer:

John Ward
(646) 755-3164


Scott Milliken
(646) 862-9912

Sponsorship & Exhibiting:

Amber Collins
(646) 783-3937


7:30 AM

Networking Breakfast

8:20 AM

Welcome Remarks

Presented by:

  • David G. Bradley, Regional Manager, Marcus & Millichap, Chicago Downtown

8:30 AM

Multifamily State of the Market: National vs. Chicago

Presented by:

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

9:10 AM

Morning Keynote


  • Hessam Nadji, President & CEO, Marcus & Millichap

Interviewed by:

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

9:45 AM

Keep Calm & Carry On: The State of the Market from a Developer’s Perspective

10:30 AM

Networking Break

11:00 AM

Bring on the Value: Smart Design & Cost Control for Development & Redevelopment

11:50 AM

The PropTech Revolution: Innovations that Attract & Retain Today’s Tenants

12:35 PM

Networking Lunch

12:50 PM – Lunch Workshop

New Trump Administration Updates: Opportunity Zones, Energy & Specialty Tax Incentives

Presented by:

  • Mike D’Onofrio, Managing Director, Engineered Tax Services

1:25 PM

Work with System: Changing Your Approach to Debt & Equity

2:05 PM

Afternoon Keynote

2:35 PM

Rent Control Heating Up: Understanding the Potential Impact on Renters & the Citizens of Illinois

3:05 PM

Closing Remarks & Networking Reception


If you are interested in participating in a closed-door roundtable, contact Scott Milliken at scott@greenpearlevents.com.

11:00 AM

Ground-Up Development: A Closed-Door Roundtable

Getting projects off the ground has never been easy in this region. This closed-door session brings together Chicago’s active multifamily developers and builders to discuss shared challenges in apartment and condo development today, with the goal of exploring ideas and solutions to those challenges.

11:00 AM

Operational Excellence: A Closed-Door Roundtable

This closed-door session brings together Chicago’s apartment managers to discuss shared challenges in multifamily management today, with the goal of exploring ideas and solutions to those challenges.

*These curated sessions are comprised of select leaders who share the same challenges. Sessions are limited to a maximum of 30 participants and are completely off-the-record with no media or audience. The goal is to share challenges and solutions together to advance the industry. Chaired by an industry veteran, each session will be tasked with addressing a short list of specific challenges. Please contact Scott Milliken at scott@greenpearlevents.com for further information.

List of Attendees

  • 3 L Real Estate
  • Adams LaSalle
  • Advanced Medical Group
  • AEI Consultants
  • Alpha Capital Partners
  • Aon
  • Ares Management
  • AT&T
  • AT&T Connected Communities
  • Avendra, LLC
  • Bank Leumi
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • BankFinancial N.A.
  • Barnett Capital
  • Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP
  • Berkshire Communities
  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • Bertsch Properties
  • BH Management
  • BKV Group
  • Blackstone Consulting LLC
  • BMO Harris Bank
  • Booth Hansen
  • Bozzuto Management Company
  • Brookfield Asset Management
  • Caesarstone
  • Caesarstone US
  • Calibrate Property Management
  • Carroll Development & Property Management
  • Casmon Capital
  • Cedar Street
  • Chicago Title Insurance Company, NCS Chicago
  • Chicagoland Apartment Association
  • CIM Group
  • CKG Advisors
  • CohnReznick
  • Communications Consulting Group
  • Cordogan Clark & Associates
  • CoStar
  • Crescent Development Partners
  • Cullinan Properties
  • DeSimone Consulting Engineers
  • Diversey Capital
  • Dixon Companies
  • DMS Management
  • Dorothy Klees
  • DW Burke & Associates
  • Eco Achievers
  • Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd.
  • Evergreen Real Estate Group
  • Everywhere Wireless
  • Fairway Architectural Railing, LLC
  • Fifield Companies
  • First InSite Realty
  • First Midwest Bank
  • FitzGerald
  • Focus Development
  • Foresite Realty
  • Free Market Ventures
  • Freehouse II LLC.
  • G5
  • Gershman Mortgage
  • Golub & Company
  • Grandbridge Real Estate Capital
  • Greenplan Properties
  • Hallmark & Johnson Properties
  • Hanna Commercial
  • High Fidelity Property Management
  • Hillcrest Holdings
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • Hispanic Housing Development
  • Holdfolio
  • Holladay Properties
  • HomeAway
  • Horizon Realty Group
  • IF Studio
  • Integro Insurance Brokers
  • Interstate Partners
  • IRR – Chicago
  • Italkraft
  • JHM Investments
  • JK Equtiies
  • JLL
  • John Hancock Real Estate
  • Joseph J Duffy Co
  • JSM Management
  • Kamco Representatives Inc
  • Katerra
  • Kipling Group
  • KLOA, Inc.
  • Kluever & Platt, LLC
  • KrohVan RE Services
  • KTGY Architecture + Planning
  • Lanepath Holdings
  • LEM Capital
  • Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC
  • Liberty SBF
  • Lieberman Management Services
  • Lima One Capital
  • Lipe Property Company
  • LivCor LLC
  • LMC
  • Lockton Companies
  • Lucro
  • Luxury Living Chicago Realty
  • MAP Strategies
  • Marcus & Millichap
  • Marquette Bank
  • Marquette Companies
  • Marquette Management
  • Mary Cook Associates
  • Mauge, Inc.
  • MB Financial Bank
  • McKenna Capital
  • McKissack & McKissack
  • McShane Construction Company
  • Menora Financial
  • Mid-States Concrete Industries
  • Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone
  • Minnesota Housing
  • MLG Capital (JV Equity)
  • Multifamily Design+Construction
  • Nest Properties
  • Newcastle Limited
  • NKF Capital Markets
  • Northern Trust
  • Okner & Associates
  • Old Republic Title Insurance
  • Optima
  • Orion Residential
  • Osman Construction
  • Pacific Life Insurance Company
  • Pangea
  • Pepper Construction
  • PG Properties
  • PGIM Real Estate Finance
  • Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas and ComEd
  • Pillar Multifamily
  • Pioneer Acquisitions
  • Pioneer Engineering & Environmental Services, LLC
  • PIRHl Development
  • Proper Title
  • Property Valuation Advisors
  • R&R Luxury Real Estate
  • Randolph Street Realty
  • Realty & Mortgage
  • Related Midwest
  • Rental Beast
  • RESIDE Worldwide
  • Reuters
  • Rhea Properties
  • Royal Imperial Group
  • Saratoga Investors
  • Self
  • Severi Investments, LLC
  • Shaw Fishman Real Estate Group
  • Sherpa Capital Group
  • Siegel Jennings
  • Solomon Cordwell Buenz 
  • SouthGate Companies
  • Spaces Real Estate
  • Structured Development
  • Sullivan Goulette & Wilson
  • Symmons Industries Inc
  • Tandem Development
  • Taylor Johnson Public Relations
  • TCF Bank
  • The Braeside Group, Ltd.
  • The Habitat Company
  • The Laramar Group
  • The Woodland Group
  • Thomas Street Properties
  • Troico Development
  • Tully & Associates
  • Turnstone Development Corp NFP
  • United Bank
  • UrbanStreet Group
  • US Bank
  • W.E. O’Neil
  • Walsh Construction
  • Waterbury Construction LLC
  • Waterstone Defeasance
  • Waterton
  • Waypoint Residential
  • Weiss Entities
  • Wight & Company
  • William Charles
  • Winnemac Properties
  • Woolpert
  • Zeman Homes

Conference Chairs

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Founded in 1971, Marcus & Millichap is a leading commercial real estate brokerage firm focusing exclusively on investment sales, financing, research, and advisory services, with more than 1,700 investment professionals in offices throughout the United States and Canada. The firm has perfected a powerful property marketing system that integrates broker specialization by property type and market area; comprehensive investment research; a long-standing culture of information sharing; relationships with the largest pool of qualified investors; and state-of-the-art technology matching buyers and sellers. In 2016, the firm closed 8,995 transactions with a sales volume of approximately $42.3 billion.


Institutional Property Advisors (IPA) is a unique platform created to support the needs of institutional and sophisticated private investors. IPA is centered around a select national network of institutionally qualified brokerage professionals and supported by a robust technology platform and highly regarded research. IPA’s unique combination of real estate investment expertise, industry-leading technology, superior support services and acclaimed research will offer customized solutions for the acquisition and disposition of institutional multifamily properties and portfolios.

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Marcus & Millichap Multifamily Forum: Chicago
April 19, 2018 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Venue: Mid-America Club

200 East Randolph Drive
80th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601

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A block of rooms is being held at the Swissôtel Chicago (323 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago IL 60601) for Multifamily Forum attendees. You may make your reservation by clicking here to get the special rate of $199 plus tax.

The room block is available until March 29th or until the rooms sell out, whichever comes first!


The event was actually one of the best that I have been to. I really appreciate the GreenPearl Events team’s approach. I thought the VIP event was a brilliant touch, and the panel went very well. The prep was more than the typical support we get leading up to these events as well, so that was great. – Andrea Kuhn, Kastle Systems.

I thought three sessions were incredibly valuable: 1) “A View from the Top: State of the Market Update from Chicago’s Best Deal Makers” 2) “Ahead of the Curve: A Residential Innovators Power Panel” 3) “Afternoon Keynote Speakers: Jerry Karlik and Francis Greensburger”. – Brian Mamassian, Ventas REIT

I appreciated the candid nature of presentations and the presentation format. It was a point to react to moderator and audience questions rather than speakers giving speeches. – Mark Falanga, VentureMark.

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