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Chicago Repositioning & Adaptive Reuse Summit

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Chicago Repositioning & Adaptive Reuse Summit

What Is Old Can Be Made New Again

THIS EVENT ENDED ON August 15th, 2019

What You'll Learn

1. What are the latest methods and design trends for adaptive reuse?

2. How are redevelopments such as Willis Tower and The Old Post going and what can be learned from these redevelopments? 

3. How do developers take a building from out-of-commission to hot commodity

4. What are the benefits of choosing to reposition/redevelop a building? 

5. What asset classes tend to work best for adaptive reuse and what trends do young professionals want in the workplace and in their homes? 

EVENT HOST

Bell Works

Events Raw Space
Bell Works Chicagoland is the reincarnation of the 150-acre former AT&T campus in Hoffman Estates. Today, Somerset Development is in the midst of transforming it into Chicagoland's first "metroburb" -- a self-contained metropolis in suburbia. The redevelopment plans for Bell Works Chicago will create an exciting, walkable downtown-style setting in the village, complete with 1.13 million square feet of office space, 80,000 square feet of conference facilities, storage and amenities, and 60,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space. 

The inspiration for Bell Works Chicagoland comes from Somerset Development's first Bell Works initiative: the reinvention of the former Bell Labs research facility in Holmdel, NJ. Today, Bell Works New Jersey is teeming with life, from a variety of startups, tech companies, and traditional office users to an array of retailers, restaurants, and community services. 

Speakers

  • More Speakers to be Announced

PHOTOS

Agenda

Time Activity
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Coffee, Breakfast, & Networking!
9:00 AM - 9:40 AM
Building Repositioning: The Transformative Power of Design
9:40 AM - 10:20 AM
Construction & Design Trends
10:20 AM - 11:00 AM
What Is Old Can Be Made New Again
The Major Differences in Repositioning Buildings in the Suburbs
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
More Networking!
Coffee, Breakfast, & Networking!
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Building Repositioning: The Transformative Power of Design
9:00 AM - 9:40 AM
Construction & Design Trends
9:40 AM - 10:20 AM
What Is Old Can Be Made New Again
10:20 AM - 11:00 AM
The Major Differences in Repositioning Buildings in the Suburbs
More Networking!
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Venue/Parking

Bell Works Chicagoland
2000 At&T Center Dr
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192


Parking Information: GPS will take you to a different entrance. Please follow directional signage once you are onsite. This will take you to the free parking lot adjacent to the entrance.

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Why This Matters

Chicago is one of five cities to take part in the Partnership for Building Reuse. Repurposing buildings is obviously more eco friendly, but it also helps to support community revitalization in diverse neighborhoods. A study by ULI and NTHP (National Trust for Historic Preservation) shows that older, “high character” buildings tend to help build the liveliest neighborhoods.  A team of researchers used the best of restaurants and stores from “Best of Chicago 2015” poll as well as Chicago Magazine’s 2015 “Best of Chicago” list and it showed that 62.5% of Chicago’s best restaurants, retailers, and best bars are in areas with high character scores.  Now with the Fulton Market explosion, adaptive reuse doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.

How are developers delivering 21st century amenities in turn-of-the-century buildings? What are the latest trends in adaptive reuse?

Join us and our all star line up of industry experts as we dive into these topics and more! 

Please send event questions and topic/speaker recommendations to Noah Ackerman at noah.ackerman@bisnow.com