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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.
On October 24-25, 2013, HEEF will host its Seventh Annual Career Day. Over 100 students will gather 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.
For more information and to make your reservation, click here.
The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation hosted its sixth annual Career Day event on November 1-2, 2012.
One hundred students from schools across the Midwest, including DePaul University, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Indiana University, Notre Dame, John Marshall Law School, Marquette University, and University of Wisconsin, gathered for this two day event. Career Day is an educational outreach forum designed for young people who are looking to build a career in real estate.
The experience included site tours of the Trump Tower and of 350 W. Hubbard. Career Day also featured a Young Guns Panel and Networking Dinner at Gino’s East, where students learned about career paths from some of the brightest young “stars” in the real estate field. 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, and a Career/Internship Fair.
“Career Day allows college students to receive a 24-hour hands-on immersion in the real working world of Chicago real estate,” said Katie Wales, Executive Director of the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation.
“I learned more in the last 24 hours than I have in all my classes,” said one student.
For more information , CLICK HERE.
On October 2, 2012, the Foundation hosted its SOLD OUT 14th Annual Dinner. Over 550 guests joined us at the Standard Club in Chicago for an evening of food, friends and fun. The night began with a cocktail hour where guests enjoyed the opportunity to socialize and connect before heading up to a delicious gourmet dinner followed by a networking dessert.
The best part? The Annual Dinner raised almost $250,000 and proceeds go towards the Foundation’s programs in gastrointestinal cancer research and real estate education.
Highlights from this year’s dinner included a HEEF Faculty Education award, presented to Marquette University’s Andrew Hunt for all he does to promote real estate education, the announcement of our 2012 scholarship recipient, Thomas McGovern, the presentation of the ICSC Scholarship to Ryan Holzhauer, the presentation of a very large trophy to our HEEF Midwest Real Estate Challenge winners from Marquette, and the debut of our new video. The dinner also featured an exciting MINI Cooper raffle and a silent auction.
The Annual Dinner is our most significant fundraiser. We depend on it to fund our programs. Because of the overwhelming support of the real estate community, we had the most successful dinner in the Foundation’s history. Thanks to you, it is going to be a very good year.
On October 2nd, 2012 the Fourteenth Annual Dinner for the Eisenberg Foundation will include a raffle for a MINI Cooper.
Join us at Cocktails for a Cause @ DeClan’s (1240 N Wells)
July 12, 2012 – 7 to 9:30 PM
Marathon and Half Marathon Runners will guest bartend!
All proceeds support this summer’s Team Eisenberg runners in their race for a cure to GI Cancers.
$20 includes all drinks.
For more information on how to join Team Eisenberg, click here.
To make a donation in support of Team Eisenberg runners, click here.
It’s running season so why not race for a cure? What better way to stay active, have fun, meet awesome people, and create lasting memories?
JOIN US FOR ANY RUN, WALK, BIKE, SWIM OR CLIMB INCLUDING:
Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon and Mini-Marathon – July 22, 2012 (runrocknroll.competitor.com/chicago)
Chicago Half Marathon and 5K – September 9, 2012 (www.chicagohalfmarathon.com)
Bank of America Chicago Marathon – October 7, 2012 (Registered runners only)
In exchange for your commitment, you get:
- Free Registration
- Free Training
- Free Dry-Fit T-Shirt
- Fun Fundraising Opportunities and Events
- Our Support all the way to the Finish Line
Team Eisenberg members are committed to supporting the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation in its fight against gastrointestinal cancer. With their personal challenge, they honor all those who suffer from this devastating disease, and the friends, family and physicians who stand by them. Team Eisenberg members have already raised more than $25,000, all of which is used to fund GI cancer research.
Now is the time to get involved in the fight against cancer and walk, run, ride or swim so we can continue to save lives.
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.
Calling all ballers! Join us on June 3, 2012 for our annual Eisenberg Madness 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament!
REDUCED ENTRY FEE: $85 per team ($100 after May 1). Foods and refreshments included.
Where: Windy City Fieldhouse, 2367 Logan Boulevard
When: Sunday, June 3, 2012 @ 12:30 PM
Who: The more the merrier! Teams of 3 or 4.
Great prizes! Great fun! Great cause!
Our 3-on-3 Tournament is great way to be active and healthy, while having fun and making connections. Most importantly, all of the proceeds benefit our cutting edge clinical research and trials at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.
SPACE IS LIMITED. SIGN UP TODAY!
Thank you to everyone who supported our Third Annual Eisenopoly event on JANUARY 27, 2012!
The event raised over $35,000 and was completely SOLD-OUT with well over 400 guests. In addition to lighting-fire Monopoly rounds with awesome prizes, guests enjoyed cocktails and a photo shoot by Patron, a wine tasting by One Hope Wine, delicious food by Uncle Julio’s and Macy’s Catering, lively music by DJ PT, a silent auction and so much more. It was a fantastic, high-energy night out… and all for a wonderful cause.
All proceeds from Eisenopoly benefit gastrointestinal cancer research and our fight to save lives.
A special thank you to the 2012 Eisenopoly Committee of our Associate Board:
Zach Yarnoff, Chair ~ Mindy Balonick ~ Sarah Drumgould ~ Adam Greenebaum ~ Alan Lagunov ~ Kristin Lindberg ~ Dan Kiss ~ Lesley Kiferbaum ~ Roi Kiferbaum ~ Dan Major ~ Michael Savitt ~ Alex Stupnitsky
EISENOPOLY would not have been possible without our 2012 sponsors:The Patrón Spirits Company Uncle Julio’s One Hope Wine @ Properties Jeweler’s Center Concord Mortgage Inc. Waterton Residential NARE Group Merrill Lynch Elephant Pictures X Plus Real Estate Flying Food Concessions LLC Pine Tree Commercial Realty LLC AXXESS Heating & Air Conditioning Alliance Services Group Blue Water Builders Clark Street Development Becker Gurian McDonald Hopkins The Carpet Group Wintrust Commercial Bank Wolin, Kelter & Rosen Ltd. Walton Street Capital Pircher, Nichols & Meeks Mid-America Chicago Apartment Finders Indiana University Kelley School of Business Northwestern Mutual Dr. Ted Gehrig Wurster Partners Zilber Property Group Joshua Albanese Photography
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
Oh, what a night! On October 4, 2011, the Foundation hosted its 13th Annual Dinner. Almost 500 guests joined us at the Standard Club in Chicago for an evening of food, friends and fun. The night began with a cocktail hour where guests enjoyed the opportunity to socialize and connect before heading up to a delicious gourmet dinner followed by a networking dessert.
The best part? The Annual Dinner raised an estimated $130,000 to fund the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation GI Cancer Tissue Bank at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The Bank is a tumor tissue repository that allows Dr. Benson and his staff to perform clinical trials and cutting-edge research aimed at advancing treatment methods and saving patients’ lives.
Highlights from this year’s dinner included a surprise award, presented to Professor Roger Cannaday for all he does to promote real estate education, the announcement of our 2011 scholarship recipients, and the debut of our new video. The dinner also featured an exciting raffle and Wine Lottery. The raffle prizes included a MINI Cooper, a Chicago Sports Package, a Golf Package and a Private Tour of the ESPN Studios with Jeremy Schaap. The Wine Lottery gave guests the opportunity to purchase a great bottle of Terlato wine and with it, a chance to win one of several great prizes, including a two-night stay at any Hyatt and a $1,000 gift certificate to Lester Lampert Jewelers
The success of the Annual Dinner and, in fact, the Foundation as a whole, is due to the unwavering support of the real estate community. We are deeply grateful and inspired by this community, whose members are so generous with their time, talent and treasure. It’s amazing to see the impact a professional community can have when they come together to rally around a cause. Thank you all, especially to our corporate sponsors and dinner guests, for making this year’s dinner a resounding success.
Thank you again to our dinner sponsors:
Becker Gurian ~ CBRE ~ Clark Street Development ~ FGMK, LLC ~ Forest City ~ Freeborn & Peters, LLP ~ Holland & Knight ~ Leopardo ~ Grubb & Ellis ~ Heartland Real Estate Business ~ Marcus & Millichap ~ Mid-America Real Estate ~ NAI Hiffman ~ Ruben, Firsel & Rosenfeld, LLC ~ Schain, Burney, Banks & Kenny, Ltd. ~ Shopping Center Business ~ Stan Johnson Company
GRAND PRIZE – 2012 MINI Cooper Hardtop
Winner chooses color!
Includes four tickets to a game of each of Chicago’s beloved teams’ home games (Bears, Bulls, Cubs, White Sox and Blackhawks) and an opportunity to spend time on Wrigley Field and see your name on the marquee!
FOURTH PRIZE – Private ESPN Tour
With Reporter/Host/E:60 Correspondent and six-time Sports Emmy Award Winner Jeremy Schaap.
Drawing to occur at the Annual Dinner on October 4.
Special thanks to Fields Auto Group and MINI of Chicago for their generosity, to Albany Bank & Trust (Go Bears!), A-Z Industries, Inc.(Go Hawks!), FGMK (Go Bulls!) and Becker Gurian (Go Sox!) for their donation of the Sports Package tickets, to Phil Slovitt and Shiner Capital Group, FGMK, and Merrill Lynch for their donation of the golf outings, and to Andrew Margolick and Jeremy Schaap for the ESPN Tour.
Over twenty Team Eisenberg Members ran the Rock n Roll Half Marathon on August 14, 2011. In addition to having a great time, they raised over $10,000 all of which will be used to fight gastrointestinal cancer.
The night before the big race, HEEF hosted a pasta dinner for the runners so that they’d have plenty of energy. Despite the threat of rain, the cheering squad was full of energy and there to support the runners all the way to the finish line.
To learn more about joining Team Eisenberg in their race for a cure, CLICK HERE.
And don’t forget, you can run, walk, bike, or climb any race!
The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation presents its
CAREER DAY, 2011
OCTOBER 13-14 @ The Standard Club of Chicago
The Foundation’s annual Career Day is part of our ongoing effort to provide education programs and opportunities to real estate students and young professionals. This event is an educational outreach forum designed for young people who are looking to build a career in real estate.
Each year, Career Day attracts students from all over the country, providing them with an opportunity to learn from top executives and to gain insight and experience into this ever changing field.
Career Day 2011 is scheduled for October 13-14 at the Standard Club of Chicago.
2011 Career Day Schedule (Subject to Change):
Day One – October 13, 2011
2:30 PM – Registration @ The Standard Club
3:30 PM – Fireside Chat with Richard Stein, Senior Managing Director of Mesirow Financial, followed by Site Tour of 353 North Clark Street, a project developed by Mesirow
6:30 PM – Young Guns Panel and Networking Dinner @ Edwardo’s Natural Pizza
Day Two – October 14, 2011
7:45 AM – Breakfast
9:00 AM – Site Visit of 111 West Wacker Drive, originally planned to be the site of the Shangri-La Hotel, followed by discussion with Donald Biernacki, Senior Vice President of Related Midwest, who recently acquired the distressed property
11:30 AM – Intimate Roundtable Lunch with over 20 of Chicago’s leading real estate executives @ The Standard Club
To reserve a spot, click here.
Thank you to our 2011 Career Day Sponsors: