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May Members Lunch: Leadership Tips from the Top

  • May 17, 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • The Estate by Gene & Georgetti, 9421 W. Higgins, Rosemont, 60018

Learn About Leadership from High-Level Executives

Managing a team and leading a team are two completely different concepts. Anyone can become a manager, but not everyone is a natural leader. The act of leading others may require practicing a different set of skills than you may be used to. For instance, good leaders will know how to motivate and inspire others, they will feel empathy toward others, they will empower others to develop their own skills and creativity, and they will be willing to take on risks and continually make improvements. The definition of a leader has nothing to do with the hierarchy of one's position, but with one's optimistic attitude and commitment to achieve a common goal with others.   

To find out ways in which you can hone in on your leadership skills, be sure to join us for the May Members Lunch for a panel discussion from high-level executives. These top professionals will discuss a wide variety of leadership topics such as transitioning, core values, the hiring process, corporate culture, dealing with change, and much more. You don't want to miss out on what these experts have to offer!

Meet Your Panelists: 

Bob Assoian
Managing Director 
NAI Hiffman

Bob oversees NAI Hiffman's Management Services Division, which currently operates a portfolio of over 700 assets and 80 million square feet of third‐party office, industrial and retail assets for investor clients. Prior to joining NAI Hiffman in 2011, Bob was an EVP of Asset Management for the investment management group at Grubb & Ellis Realty Investors, where he managed a $1.3 Billion portfolio of real estate across the Midwest and Southeast regions. Read More

Barbara A. Carley
Senior Vice President 
American Landmark Properties

Barbara A. Carley is a Senior Vice President with American Landmark Properties, with over 25 years of commercial management and leasing experience in the greater Chicago, Boston, and Indianapolis markets. In addition to coordinating the corporate operations for American Landmark Properties, Ms. Carley is integrally involved in all property investments with extensive experience in the management and leasing of office, industrial, retail, and residential properties across all classes. Read More

Michael Collins
Commercial Client Advocate
J.C. Restoration, Inc.

In the fourteen years Mike has been with J.C. Restoration, he has witnessed great change in the business: weekly sales from twenty to four hundred thousand dollars, employee counts from 20+ to 100+, a shift in strategy from residential to commercial property, and a leap from a 13,000 sf facility to a 104,000 sf facility. Read More

Samuel C. Delisi
Regional Director of Management Services
Newmark Knight Frank

As regional director of management services, Samuel Delisi is responsible for the oversight and growth of Newmark Knight Frank's management portfolio in Illinois, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Tennessee and Texas as well as the implementation of best practices, policies and procedures that maximize the value of his clients' real estate assets. He provides expert knowledge in management and operations, including expense reduction, innovative resources, procurement and forward-thinking property operations and staffing. Read More

Jonelle Dzikowicz
Director of Business Development
Clarion Construction, Inc. (Moderator)

Jonelle's experience in commercial property management helps her identify winning construction solutions for real estate professionals in her role at Clarion. Her father was a contractor and she learned at a young age how exciting it was to watch a blueprint become reality. That vision stayed with her into adulthood and becoming a part of the Clarion family has been the most rewarding career choice she's made. Read More

Neil Pendleton
Managing Director, Asset Services
CBRE Chicago

Neil Pendleton has been appointed CBRE's Managing Director of Asset Services in Chicago where he will be responsible for the oversight of 61 million square feet of office, industrial and retail properties, and 400 property personnel. Read More

Mike Watts
President, Midwest, Executive Leadership

Mike Watts serves as president of Transwestern's Midwest team, headquartered in Chicago. In this role, he provides leadership to all of the team's service lines in the Midwest, with a particular focus on establishing strategies to maximize client satisfaction, develop new business, and expand the region. Mike is also responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management, financial planning and marketing of the firm's Chicago and Midwest offices. Read More

This event is free to members. Additional guests from a member building require a fee of $40.00. For non-members, the fee is $50.00. No non-member vendors will be admitted. By selecting the "Check" payment choice, we will send you an invoice. 

Register: The deadline to register is Monday, May 14 by noonPlease note any food allergies or restrictions. 

Attendance: As a professional courtesy, please stay for the entire presentation. 

Cancellations: Registrations not cancelled 24 hours in advance of the lunch will be charged. 

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