CommercialForum Power Lunch: Community-Focused CRE Development | Chicago Association of REALTORS®


CommercialForum Power Lunch: Community-Focused CRE Development

Friday, August 7, 2020
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
CAR Members, CF Members, NICAR and SIOR/CCIM IL Members: Complimentary Non-members: $30:00

Registration will close on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 8:00 AM.

This week’s Power Lunch features the brains behind the community-focused Project 6300 in Woodlawn, an ambitious mixed-use LEED-certified and transit-oriented development with office, retail and not-for-profit space. Join leaders from Greenlining Realty USA, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago and Compass Real Estate for a talk on working with community stakeholders and organizations to create development projects designed to restore and revitalize rather than displace and gentrify. Learn how to conduct effective community outreach to determine actual needs and wants, the importance of partnering with an established community organization like the YWCA, and how REALTORS® can bring value by serving as connective tissue between developers and community stakeholders.


  • Jerry Brown | Associate Broker, Compass Real Estate Chicago
  • Lamell McMorris | Founding Principal, Greenlining Realty USA
  • Dorri McWhorter | CEO, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
  • Jacob Knabb | Director of CommercialForum | Chicago Association of REALTORS – Moderator


  • Moses Hall | CEO, MoHall Commercial & Urban Development
  • Anthony Hardy | Senior Associate, Marcus and Millichap | CommercialForum, Chair
  • Michelle Mills Clement | CEO, Chicago Association of REALTORS®
  • Sarah Ware | Principal and Managing Broker, Ware Realty Group | CommercialForum, Vice-Chair
  • Jacob Knabb | Director of CommercialForum | Chicago Association of REALTORS® – Moderator

Looking for the latest Chicago trends and some good old-fashioned “inside baseball” on the commercial real estate market? Plug the “CommercialForum Power Lunch” into your calendar and tune in every other Friday for an in-depth lunch talk focused specifically on the Chicagoland market.

CommercialForum is the largest and most diverse commercial real estate organization in Chicago, so you can count on a wide range of ideas and opinions from nationally-renowned and locally-celebrated thought leaders, trend-setting investors, visionary developers, tech disruptors, elected officials, leading brokers and more! Grab your lunch and log-in for this bi-weekly boots-on-the-ground look at commercial real estate in the Windy City.

CommercialForum Power Lunch is free to members of CAR, CommercialForum, and select affiliates. Non-members are encouraged to join CommercialForum for member pricing on future Power Lunches and other CAR and CommercialForum events, CE courses through RRES, and access to CAR’s lobbying efforts, among other perks. Learn more.


  • CommercialForum Power Lunch Community-Focused CRE Development

  • Space for this virtual event is limited.  

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