Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Engineers on Block 37; the Credit Crisis and Commercial Real Estate

Since we never seem to get around to doing the next month's calender of architectural events until about 11:00 P.M. the previous night, we thought we'd pass along an early warning on two events early in October:

Engineers Discuss Block 37: The October dinner meeting of the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois will feature a presentation by Thorton Tomasetti, structural engineer of record for the project, including the deep basement excavation that will ultimately let the CTA's blue and red line trains cross tracks underground. The event will be held next Tuesday, October 12th, at the Cliff Dwellers, cash bar at 5:15 P.M., dinner at 6, program at 7:00, $45.00 for members, $55.00 for non-members. Make reservations by today, September 27th, by calling Donna Childs at 312/649.4600 x200. More info here.

The Credit Crisis: How Turmoil in the Debt Markets is Affecting Commercial Real Estate - thats the cheery topic for a Thursday, October 4th breakfast seminar sponsored by the Urban Land Institute Chicago. Speakers include Mark Bratt, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley; David Maki, Director, Head of North American Capital Markets, RREEF; and Casey R. Wold, Senior Managing Director, Tishman Speyer. Keith Largay, Director, Debt & Equity Finance, Cushman & Wakefield moderates. $40.00 for ULI members, $50.00 for non-members, $10.00 for students, including continental breakfast, which begins, along with registration at 7:45 A.M., with the program at 8:15, at the Mid-Day Club in Chase Tower. More info and registration on-line, where the registration deadline is 10/2, 10/1 via other means.

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