Commercial Real Estate in a Connected World

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Chicago

Entrepreneurial Roundtable

October 8, 2018: 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM

Commercial real estate leaders discuss how their work on "Smart City" developments innovate on co-living and other life and work space uses.


National Louis University
Room 302
850 Warrenville Road
Lisle, Illinois

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Event Details

The sharing economy is transforming commercial real estate with co-working and co-living. Smart cities are being planned across the globe and are expected to completely re-wire residential environments. Rapid changes require both a focus on the future and learning from past mistakes. Our speakers' forward thinking will provide fresh perspective on this trend.

Developments discussed will include the new Quarters building, in the Fulton Market District of Chicago. Caton has similar projects nationwide with the Medici Group, of Berlin, Germany. It represents many commercial, industrial, and developable land sites across the western suburbs. Clients include tenants, landlords, developers, and real estate investors.


General Public  $20.00

    Fee as of 10/3/2018 $25.00

Chicago Booth affiliation $15.00

    Fee as of 10/3/2018 $20.00

Entrepreneurial Roundtable Member $15.00

    Fee as of 10/3/2018 $20.00


Register Online

Deadline: 10/4/2018

Speaker Profiles

Bill Price (Moderator)
Principal, GrowthLaw

Bill Caton (Speaker)
Owner & Managing Broker, Caton Commercial Real Estate Group

Bill has more than 40 years of service experience, focusing on commercial development, farmland, 1031 Exchanges, and industrial leasing and sales. He lists and sells hotels, commercial land, farm land, retail centers and commercial lots.

Andy Velkme (Speaker)
Senior Commercial Broker, Caton Commercial Real Estate Group

Andy is a CRE Broker, Adviser and Speaker focused on innovative real estate concepts including co-living, co-working, adaptive re-use, creative mixed use and incubation spaces. He partners with developers, prop-tech firms, investors and owner/operators, looking worldwide for concepts and ideas changing the way space is used on a day to day basis.


Greg Gocek, '85 
Booth ER Chairman

Other Information

Payment In Advance Only
No credit cards at the door, only cash and checks.
• Dress is business casual.
• Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel, must do so by Wednesday, October 3. There is a no refund policy for late cancellation attempts or for no shows.
Registration cancellations will be accepted until October 4, 2018 at 12:01 AM.