Chicago TREND is a social enterprise, a centralized resource for real estate developers, retailers and community development organizations seeking to better understand the trajectories of Chicago neighborhoods and invest in profitable retail projects that can drive transformative change. 

The Chicago Community Trust is a platform for change that connects philanthropy to impact. We bring together generous donors, committed organizations, and caring residents to effect lasting change that moves our entire region forward.

Capri Capital Partners, LLC, has become part of Capri Investment Group (“CIG”), an umbrella that will represent all Capri-affiliated companies and partnerships involved in real estate investment management globally. This represents a restructuring and expansion for the company, which has $3.7 billion in assets collectively under management as of December 31, 2014. CIG is also launching a new website reflecting these changes and covering its entire portfolio of companies at www.capri.global.

DL3 Realty is a locally engaged and nationally-recognized full service real estate development firm that is dedicated to transforming communities through high-impact commercial real estate.


Taft is a modern, progressive firm which is the trusted advisor to many successful clients and an employer of choice in each of our major markets.


Chi-AACRE was created during Black History Month in 2018 to bring together African-American real estate
professionals in order to:

  • Build a network
  • Provide a directory of real estate professionals for use by all communities
  • Develop new business and economic opportunities for Chi-AACRE participants
  • Assist majority firms and companies in their ability to access skilled real estate professionals in the construction and, in particular, the professional services in the real estate industry.

The Corporate Coalition is an alliance of companies that operate in the Chicagoland region that are committed to examining how they hire, support, promote, procure and invest to create opportunities for everyone in the region. Their mission is to significantly reduce severe inequities in the Chicago region by identifying and implementing new ways for companies to deploy capital, capabilities and employee enthusiasm. 

Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) was created by the Illinois state legislature in 1967 to be a self-supporting agency to finance affordable housing across Illinois. IHDA accomplishes its mission of creating and preserving affordable housing in Illinois through a variety of funding sources and has provided more than $20 billion to finance more than 250 million affordable homes.

The Real Estate Executive Council (REEC) is the leading professional trade association promoting the interests of minority executives doing business in the commercial real estate industry. REEC members are both senior executives and rising stars in the national commercial real estate industry.

The Chicago Architecture Center is a nonprofit cultural organization whose mission is to inspire people to discover why design matters.The Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) was founded in 1966 as the Chicago Architecture Foundation to save the historic Glessner House. Since then, the CAC has grown to become one of the largest cultural organizations in Chicago. For more than 50 years, its educators, 450 volunteer docents and 150 guest services volunteers have shared the stories of Chicago architecture with millions of Chicagoans and visitors. 


The Chicago Community Trust is a community foundation dedicated to strengthening the Chicago region by creating equity, opportunity and prosperity for all people who call it home. For more than 100 years, the Trust has united generous donors, committed nonprofits, and caring residents to effect lasting change. Following the creation of a new strategic plan in 2019, the Trust stands committed to addressing Chicago’s legacy of systemic inequity and closing the racial and ethnic wealth gap while responding to our most vulnerable residents’ critical needs. Thanks to our generous donors, in fiscal year 2020 more than 6,000 organizations received more than $613 million in funding from the Trust. 

The Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to shaping a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous greater Chicago region. As an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, MPC serves communities and residents by developing, promoting and implementing solutions for sound regional growth. For more than 80 years, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) has made the Chicago region a better place to live and work by partnering with businesses, communities and governments to address the area’s toughest planning and development challenges.