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Marquette University Wins 2012 Midwest Real Estate Challenge

The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation sponsored and hosted its second annual Midwest Real Estate Challenge at the Union League Club of Chicago from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 14.  Students from DePaul University, Indiana University, Marquette University, Roosevelt University, University of Illinois at Chicago, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign competed against each other through a live presentation and written report containing development plans for the US Steel Southworks site in Chicago.

Three judges – David Doig, President of Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, and former head of the Chicago Park District, First Deputy Commissioner at Chicago Department of Planning, and Deputy Commissioner Department of Housing; Alby Gallun, Reporter for Crain’s Chicago Business; and Lee Reid, Architect and President of Revere Properties – reviewed all of the presentations and then awarded Marquette University’s team with the best overall plan.

“This year’s competition gave college students an opportunity to receive hands-on experience creating a development plan for a very unique space,” said Weston Harding, Associate Board Member of The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation.

The winning team from Marquette University was comprised of students Maggie Brueggen, Nick Koglin, Kyle McElwee and Joe McWeeney.  In addition to a trophy, the students received an invitation to The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation’s Annual Dinner, which attracts hundreds of the nation’s leading real estate executives.  Also, Marquette University will receive a $4,000 scholarship.

This year’s event would not be possible without the generosity of McCaffery Interests and US Steel.

March 13, 2012 | Posted in: Event Updates, General News