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The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation sponsored and hosted its third annual Midwest Real Estate Challenge at the Standard Club of Chicago from 12:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 6. Students from University of Pennsylvania, DePaul University, Indiana University, University of Notre Dame, 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 33 acre site at 62nd and Western Avenue in the Marquette Gardens/Chicago Lawn neighborhood on Chicago’s south side.
Four judges – Curt Bailey, President of Related Midwest; Cortez Carter, Managing Deputy Commissioner at the City of Chicago’s Department of Aviation; Al Klairmont, President of Imperial Realty; and Micah Maidenberg, Crain’s Chicago Business Reporter– reviewed all of the presentations and then awarded Roosevelt’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 Jenna Goebig, Associate Board Member of The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation.
The winning team was comprised of students Moruf Animashaun, Karlen Beitman, Jessica Caffrey, Holly Kavis, David Lambiaso, Nida Mehtab, Chase Morris, Sarah Rothman, Andrew Savoy, and Drakia Wilkins. In addition to a trophy, the students received an invitation to attend and receive acknowledgement at the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation’s Annual Dinner on October 1, 2013, This event attracts hundreds of the nation’s leading real estate executives. Additionally, Roosevelt University received a $5,000 scholarship.
To view Roosevelt University’s winning presentation, click here. Please note that the proposed project was independently produced as part of the HEEF case competition and does not represent the views of Sears Holdings or any of its affiliates, etc.