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HEEF Hosts Fifth Annual Career Day

On October 13-14, 2011, HEEF hosted its Fifth Annual Career Day. Over 85 students gathered in Chicago for this 24-hour immersion in the real working world of real estate. Career Day is part of the Foundation’s educational outreach programs aimed to promote real estate students and give them an opportunity to connect with working professionals and experiences.

This year’s Career Day experience included a Fireside Chat with Richard Stein, Senior Managing Director of Mesirow Financial, followed by a tour of 353 N. Clark Street, as well as a site tour of 111 W. Wacker Drive (an active construction site), followed by a discussion with Don Biernacki, President of Related Midwest, who recently acquired the distressed property. It also featured a Young Guns Panel and Networking Dinner at Edwardo’s Pizza, where students learned about career paths from some of the brightest young “stars” in the real estate field. The Young Guns Panelists included Matt Darin (Frontline Real Estate Partners), Brandon Duff (Stan Johnson Company), Emily Slovitt (Prudential Mortgage Capital Company) and Mike Reed (Supervalu). The experience ended with a Roundtable Luncheon where students had the opportunity to have intimate discussions with over 20 of the city’s top real estate professionals.


Thank you again to our 2011 Career Day sponsors:

Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Marquette University, Center for Real Estate

University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, College of Business

Pinetree Commercial Realty, LLC



November 4, 2011 | Posted in: General News