Now in its sixth year, the Marcus & Millichap Multifamily Forum: Chicago has become the annual meeting place for the most prominent developers, investors, owners and operators of multifamily. At its core, the event’s mission is to bring multifamily leaders together with the purpose of solving, evolving and exploiting new opportunities.

The Marcus & Millichap / IPA Multifamily Forums across the U.S. bring together over 6,000 multifamily owners, investors, managers and developers annually to create an in-person marketplace for learning, discovery, networking and deal-making. The sessions address the major issues affecting the apartment and condo markets today, and the networking allows multi-housing principals to meet, talk and source deals and investment capital.

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Speakers & Agenda:

Amanda Powers
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Scott Milliken
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Sponsorship & Exhibiting:

Amber Collins
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Who Speaks

Speakers at the Marcus & Millichap Multifamily Forum: Chicago are typically senior executives and company leaders who own, invest and/or develop multifamily properties in the greater region, as well as a curated selection of industry leaders from organizations that impact the industry.

Morning Keynote

Hessam Nadji

Hessam Nadji
President & CEO
Marcus & Millichap

Past Keynote Speakers

Curt Bailey

Curt Bailey
President – Related Midwest
Related Companies

Douglas M. Bibby

Douglas M. Bibby
National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC)

Alan George

Alan George Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer Equity Residential

Francis Greenburger

Francis Greenburger
Chairman & CEO
Time Equities

Jerry Karlik

Jerry Karlik
Founder & Partner
JK Equities

Christopher Kennedy

Christopher Kennedy
Joseph P. Kennedy Enterprises

Past Featured Speakers

Anne Atkinson

Ann Atkinson
Director, Multifamily Customer Engagement
Fannie Mae

Lela Cirjakovic

Lela Cirjakovic
Executive Vice President

Jim Driscoll

Jim Driscoll
Senior Vice President of Development
Waypoint Residential

Richard Katzenstein

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

Jerry Lumpkins

Jerry Lumpkins
BMO Harris

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Chuck Meyer

Chuck Meyer

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Lindsey Senn

Lindsey Senn
Vice President
Fifield Companies

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Charles Schoenau

Charles Schoenau
Managing Director

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Mike Wolber

Mike Wolber
Director of Sales Enablement

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  • Tim Anderson, Founder and CEO, Focus
  • Richard Blum, Managing Principal, White Oak Realty Partners
  • Jack Boarman, Partner, BKV Group
  • David G. Bradley, Regional Manager, Marcus & Millichap
  • Chad Broderick, Vice President, The John Buck Company
  • Cory Bultinck, Senior Manager, Wipfli
  • Lisa Cappelletti, VP – Commercial Real Estate Lending, ReadyCap Commercial
  • Jay Case, Principal, CRG Real Estate Solutions
  • James Cunningham, Executive Vice President & COO, Marquette
  • Yale Dieckmann, EVP & CIO, JDL Development
  • Michael D’Onofrio, Managing Director, Engineered Tax Services
  • Peter Eisenberg, Principal, Clark Street Real Estate
  • Matt Elden, Dir. East Coast/Midwest Acquisitions, Gerding Edlen
  • Matthew Fiascone, President, The Habitat Company
  • Bob Flannery, President, CA Residential
  • Jake Garechana, Senior Manager Commercial Development & Insights, XFINITY Communities
  • Dean Giannakopoulos, First Vice President Capital Markets, Marcus & Millichap Capital Corporation
  • Sonny Ginsberg, Attorney, Ginsberg Jacobs
  • Joshua A. Graham, Tax Manager, Wipfli
  • Eric Granowsky, Principal, ESG Kullen
  • Joshua Grossman, Senior Vice President, LEM Capital
  • Joshua Hanna, Partner, Real Estate Practice Group
  • Sterling Jawitz, Head of Real Estate Strategic Partnerships, Common
  • Jerry Karlik, Founder & Partner, JK Equities
  • Alan Kennard, Senior Counsel, Clark Hill
  • John Kinzelberg, Co-Founder & Principal, Highgate Capital Group
  • Andrea Kuhn, General Manager, Midwestern Region, Kastle Systems
  • James Letchinger, President, JDL Development
  • David Lizak, Senior Director of Commercial Development, Comcast
  • James Lockhart, Partner, Wipfli
  • Derek Lopez, Managing Director, Head of Acquisitions, GEM Realty Capital
  • Douglas J. Lubelchek, Partner, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg
  • Philip J. Lukowski, Executive Vice President, Chief Portfolio Manager, Waterton
  • Richard Matricaria, SVP/Division Manager, Marcus & Millichap
  • Jonathan McCulloch, Senior Vice President, Belgravia Group
  • John McLinden, Managing Partner/Founder, Hubbard Street Group
  • David Nankin, President, Legacy Varin Property Management
  • Michael Obloy, Principal, Monroe Residential Partners
  • Justin Pelej, VP – Development, Focus Development
  • Sarang Peruri, Principal, Oxford Capital
  • Enrico Plati, Chief Executive Officer, Savoy Development
  • Mary Ellen Podmolik, Associate Managing Editor/Business, Chicago Tribune
  • Steve Rachman, First Vice President Investments, Marcus & Millichap
  • Steve Rappin, President, Evergreen Real Estate Services
  • Art Rendak, President, Inland Mortgage Capital
  • David Ruttenberg, Director of Acquisitions and Finance, Ruttenberg Gordon Investments
  • Jonathan Saliterman, Principal, Randolph Street Realty Capital
  • Alex Samoylovich, CEO, Cedar Street
  • Jimmy Sarnoff, Attorney, Sarnoff & Baccash
  • David Scherer, Principal, Origin Investments
  • John S. Sebree, First Vice President/National Director – Multifamily, Marcus & Millichap
  • Daniel Slack, Principal, Baker Development
  • Darren Sloniger, Partner, President and Chief Investment Officer, Marquette
  • Chris Smith, Vice President, XFINITY
  • Erin DiPaola Spears, SVP — Acquisitions & Development, Fifield Companies
  • Mark Stern, Principal, Cresset Capital Management
  • Bryan Sullivan, Vice President of Acquisitions and Investment, The Habitat Company
  • Mark Sutherland, Owner, Wicker Park Apartments
  • Lance Swank, President, Sterling Group
  • Scott Toban, Shareholder, Polsinelli
  • William Van Senus, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Development, Draper and Kramer
  • Tom Weeks, Executive General Manager, Lendlease
  • Steven D. Weinstock, FVP/Regional Manager, Marcus & Millichap
  • Brad Werner, Senior Manager, Wipfli
  • Alon Yonatan, Chairman & CEO, Ferndale Realty Group

Past Attendees

  • Aon
  • Ares Management
  • AT&T
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • BankFinancial N.A.
  • Berkshire Communities
  • BKV Group
  • Bozzuto Management Company
  • Caesarstone
  • Cedar Street
  • CoStar
  • Cullinan Properties
  • Dixon Companies
  • Dorothy Klees
  • Evergreen Real Estate Group
  • Fifield Companies
  • Free Market Ventures
  • G5
  • Hillcrest Holdings
  • Hispanic Housing Development
  • Italkraft
  • John Hancock Real Estate
  • Kamco Representatives Inc
  • Katerra
  • Kipling Group
  • LEM Capital
  • Lima One Capital
  • LivCor LLC
  • LMC
  • Marcus & Millichap
  • Mary Cook Associates
  • Menora Financial
  • Northern Trust
  • Old Republic Title Insurance
  • Osman Construction
  • Pacific Life Insurance Company
  • PGIM Real Estate Finance
  • Pioneer Acquisitions
  • Randolph Street Realty
  • Rental Beast
  • Reuters
  • Rhea Properties
  • Severi Investments, LLC
  • SouthGate Companies
  • Sullivan Goulette & Wilson
  • The Laramar Group
  • Thomas Street Properties
  • Tully & Associates
  • United Bank
  • UrbanStreet Group
  • Walsh Construction
  • Waterton
  • Waypoint Residential
  • Woolpert
  • Zeman Homes

Who Sponsors

Sponsors of the Marcus & Millichap / IPA Multifamily Forum: Chicago are typically industry vendors, professionals and service providers looking to secure new business from multifamily owners, investors and developers.

Ginsberg Jacobs
Inland Mortgage
Kastle Systems
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“Great energy and presentation, and all the content was incredibly relevant to my business. The speakers were very engaging and informative.”

“The speakers were all competent and comfortable communicating key information. These events can be pretty superficial; this was much more than that.”

This event had a lot more networking time, which was very useful for gaining new contacts to help me grow my business.”