Event

JAN. 11 • 10 AM - 2 PM

Economic Outlook Luncheon

Get a detailed look into how both residential AND commercial real estate will be affected at the 2019 Economic Outlook!


Leave your competition in the dust by understanding what is coming to your county and surrounding areas and hear insider info on how the economy might affect your pocketbook in 2019! 

Learn who's building, who’s investing, and when and where it's happening. Most importantly, when businesses and developments come to Illinois, they bring opportunity for what you know best – real estate.

Join us for a look at the commercial market with William Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and of the residential market through the eyes of organizations focused on economic development of Cook, DuPage, and Lake Counties. 

Residential agents will become the neighborhood expert by understanding how the county anticipates growth, and how businesses that are attractive to the county help residential REALTORS® become more valuable to their sellers by better understanding what their buyers are looking for. This session will cover MORe’s entire jurisdiction based on counties, with an overview on how the county is doing financially and with employment. You will walk out of the day having something of value both on the state and county level to take back to your business.

Event Schedule

10 a.m. - noon
Select the residential- or commercial-focused session

noon - 2 p.m.
Keynote speaker and lunch

  

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Date & Time
Friday, January 11, 2019
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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Medinah Shriners
550 Shriners Dr.
Addison IL 60101
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In-Person

Price

$15 Member

$30 Non-Member

Event is full

Speakers

Kevin Considine
President & CEO, Lake County Partners

Kevin Considine has served as the president & CEO of Lake County Partners since 2017, a position he was promoted to after serving as the organization’s Managing Director and overseeing business development and strategic planning for 3 years. Considine was instrumental in the creation of the Lake County Workforce Ecosystem, which established groundbreaking partnerships with the Lak...

Kevin Considine has served as the president & CEO of Lake County Partners since 2017, a position he was promoted to after serving as the organization’s Managing Director and overseeing business development and strategic planning for 3 years. Considine was instrumental in the creation of the Lake County Workforce Ecosystem, which established groundbreaking partnerships with the Lake County Workforce Development Department, the College of Lake County and other stakeholders, and has helped to connect Lake County businesses with local talent. He also played a critical role in developing Lake County Partners’ business outreach program which works to identify and address critical marketplace needs in Lake County.

Before joining Lake County Partners, Considine held senior management roles in successful technology start-ups, including regional Vice President for Rapt Technologies (acquired by Microsoft in 2008) and Vice President of National Sales for Cars.com. In addition to a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Georgetown University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Crummer Graduate School of Business, Considine holds a Master’s Degree in Spiritual Direction from Loyola University Chicago.

He is a life-long Chicagoan who moved to Lake County in 2003. He lives in Lake Bluff with his wife Jami and two children. He is the past President of the Lake Bluff Park District Board of Commissioners, and an avid volunteer in and around the community. 

John Carpenter
President & CEO, Choose DuPage Economic Development Alliance

John Carpenter has been serving as President & CEO of Choose DuPage Economic Development Alliance since 2015. In this role, Carpenter is responsible for establishing DuPage County as the premier global business location by working to expand and diversify the economy through activities that generate opportunities to grow, retain and attract businesses.

To further economic ev...

John Carpenter has been serving as President & CEO of Choose DuPage Economic Development Alliance since 2015. In this role, Carpenter is responsible for establishing DuPage County as the premier global business location by working to expand and diversify the economy through activities that generate opportunities to grow, retain and attract businesses.

To further economic evolution and drive development in DuPage County, Carpenter launched a 4-point plan in 2015—four strategic initiatives to further economic evolution and drive development in DuPage County. The plan focuses on: commercializing ideas at Argonne National Laboratory; solving the “last mile” commute problem; developing and encouraging growth at the DuPage Business Center; and facilitating meaningful western access to O’Hare Airport. In 2018, the plan expanded to include growing foreign direct investment in DuPage.

Carpenter’s professional background includes extensive experience in government relations and corporate affairs. Prior to his role at Choose DuPage, he served as Senior Vice President of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, and before that as Vice President of Corporate Affairs for American Airlines.

Susan Campbell
Director, Planning and Development – Cook County Planning and Development

Prior to starting with Cook County, Ms. Campbell served as the Deputy Director for the State of Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, where she managed a staff of 30 and a $300 Million portfolio of federally funded community development programs. Additional experience includes serving as the University of Chicago’s Associate Vice President for Civic Engagement from...

Prior to starting with Cook County, Ms. Campbell served as the Deputy Director for the State of Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, where she managed a staff of 30 and a $300 Million portfolio of federally funded community development programs. Additional experience includes serving as the University of Chicago’s Associate Vice President for Civic Engagement from 2005 to 2012 where Ms. Campbell designed and managed redevelopment strategies to influence economic growth and improve the quality of life in neighborhoods surrounding the university and Chicago’s greater south side. Ms. Campbell started her career with Campbell Tiu Campbell, Inc. as Partner and Vice President for Planning and Development. Campbell Tiu Campbell, Inc. was an award winning thirty year old architecture, planning and construction management firm with offices in Chicago, IL, New Orleans, LA, and Gary, IN.

Ms. Campbell is an active civic participant and has served on the boards of many not-for-profit organizations both local and national, including the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) where she co-chaired the board of directors.

Her educational background includes an M.A. in Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology, a Masters in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a B.A. from Tufts University in Economics and Sociology.

Mark Peterson
President & CEO, Intersect Illinois

Mark S. Peterson has an outstanding background in economic development, financial administration, and high-value fund raising. Prior to accepting the role of President & CEO, Intersect Illinois, Mark served as President & CEO of the Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE), successfully recruiting scores of new companies, creating thousands of new jobs and more than $2.5 billion in...

Mark S. Peterson has an outstanding background in economic development, financial administration, and high-value fund raising. Prior to accepting the role of President & CEO, Intersect Illinois, Mark served as President & CEO of the Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE), successfully recruiting scores of new companies, creating thousands of new jobs and more than $2.5 billion in new investments. Mark has proven himself to be a strong advocate for the communities he serves, building a reputation amongst his colleagues as an exceptional leader and proactive change agent.

Mark is also an award-winning fund-raising executive with an impressive history of garnering substantial monies at several world-class nonprofit organizations, totaling more than $120 million.

A proud alumnus of St. John Fisher College, Mark received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1983 and went on to earn his Master of Business Administration in Kent State University’s Executive MBA Program in 1994. Dedicated to giving back to his community, Mark has served on many community boards and was recently appointed as a member of the Board of Trustees for his alma mater, St. John Fisher College. Mark enjoys playing golf and spending quality time with his wife of 33 years, Kathleen, and their four daughters, Shannon, Megan, Erinn, and Liann.

William Strauss
Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

William A. Strauss is a Senior Economist and Economic Advisor in the
Economic Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, which he joined in 1982.  His chief responsibilities include analyzing the current performance of both the Midwest economy and the manufacturing sector for use in monetary policy.  He organizes the Bank's Economic Outlook Symposium...

William A. Strauss is a Senior Economist and Economic Advisor in the
Economic Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, which he joined in 1982.  His chief responsibilities include analyzing the current performance of both the Midwest economy and the manufacturing sector for use in monetary policy.  He organizes the Bank's Economic Outlook Symposium and Automotive Outlook Symposium. In addition, he conducts industrial and manufacturing roundtables throughout the year.

 Mr. Strauss earned a B.A. in economics and geography from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and an M.A. in economics from Northwestern University.  Mr. Strauss is a Certified Business Economist™ (CBE), the certification in business economics and data analytics developed by the National Association for Business Economics.  It documents a professional’s accomplishment, experience, abilities, and demonstrates mastery of the body of knowledge critical for a successful career in the field of economics and data analytics.

 He has taught as an adjunct faculty member at Loyola University Chicago and Webster University in Chicago.  He currently teaches at DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, and at the University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies.  At the latter institution, he was named winner of the 2010 Excellence in Teaching Award in the Business and Professional Programs.  He was recognized by the University at Buffalo as a Distinguished Alumni in 2012. Strauss was named a Fellow of the National Association for Business Economics in 2017.

 

His research papers include analysis of the manufacturing sector, the automotive sector, the Midwest regional economy, the trade-weighted dollar, business cycles, and Federal Reserve payments operations.

 Mr. Strauss has been interviewed on numerous television and radio shows and quoted in the major business magazines and newspapers. He has also provided testimony concerning manufacturing issues to the U.S. Senate.

 

He is a past president of the Chicago Association of Business Economists; a past board member for the National Association for Business Economics; a member of the National Business Economics Issues Council; a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the University at Buffalo; a member of the Advisory Board for the Center of Excellence on Human Capital, Technology Transfer, & Economic Growth and Development, a member of the Advisory Council for the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Center for Economic Education; a member of the Economic Advisory Committee for the Council on Competitiveness; an advisory council member of the Global Interdependence Center; and a member of the Council of Great Lakes Governors Maritime Advisory Committee.