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19 Program Spotlight: Real Estate Challenge The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation Real Estate Challenge provides students with a hands-on opportunity to apply what they are learning in their university courses to the real working world of real estate. Students work alongside industry leaders as they are tasked with real projects on the forefront of Chicago real estate. The 2017 Challenge featured six teams acting as individual development companies that presented their responses to a Request for Proposal from the City of Chicago and Imperial Realty Company to purchase and redevelop a dynamic project at Pershing Crossing in Chicago's Central Manufacturing District. Once home to more than 250 large manufacturing companies and the US Army, this bustling district declined with the development of Interstate-highway suburban industrial parks. The student teams were challenged to create realistic proposals aimed at transforming the case site and helping revitalize the surrounding community. Roosevelt University won the 2017 Challenge title for their exceptional presentation that incorporated arts, agriculture, technology, and transportation with service, retail and commercial outlets in order to revitalize the site and surrounding area. Honorable Mention was awarded to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The 2017 judges panel included Paul Fishbein (Partner, Merit Partners, LLC), Benet Haller (Principal Advisor, Urban Design & Planning at City of Chicago), Alfred Klairmont (President, Imperial Realty Company), and David Neilson (Market President, Old Second National Bank). The winning team was comprised of Iryna Auchynnikava, Joseph Copak, Gedeon Dansou, Michael Kritzman, Rose McKeon, Robin Schabes. Ken Marino served as the team advisor. Teams present at the 2017 Challenge. Judges panel at the 2017 Real Estate Challenge. Philan T hro P y i n a CT ion Gastrointestinal Cancer Research

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