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Future of the Chicago Suburbs

Thu Jul 22, 2021

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Future of the Chicago Suburbs

In-Person Event: Back To The 'Burbs

Thursday July 22 2021 | 8:00 AM CDT


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Continental Towers

Continental Towers, owned by Glenstar and Rubenstein Partners, is situated on 34 acres in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. The 910,000 square foot, Class A office complex underwent a $20 million redevelopment in 2020. The complex is comprised of three, 12-story towers connected to a multi-level “HUB” offering tenants access to a variety of amenities including a tenant lounge, game room, deli, convenience store, flower shop, a large conference center and a 23,000 square foot health club operated by Midtown Fitness. The highlight of the property is the 1+ acre outdoor space, offering flexible seating areas, outdoor games, a turf area for health and wellness activities and plenty of space to work, meet and relax. 30,000 square feet of brand new spec suites will be completed in August 2021.

In-person Event Covid-19 Guidelines

This event will be in-person and will follow local guidelines to ensure the safety of all attendees. We will have a capacity limit and it is highly likely this event will sell out. We will advise on any necessary precautions closer to the event.

Speakers and Panels

Major Repositioning

Back To The Suburbs

Liz Holland

Liz Holland

CEO, Abbell Associates

Future Of The Burbs

Richard Tucker

CEO, Tucker Development

Why This Matters

What You'll Learn:

  • How much of a flight to the suburbs are we actually seeing and what towns are seeing the most activity? 
  • Multiple major suburban campus redevelopments are underway. What, if anything, did the pandemic change about them?
  • Most retail outlets including outdoor shopping centers and malls have struggled over the past year. Could a suburban population boost help these retailers get back on track? 
  • How will the choices companies make about their workforces affect the future of the ‘burbs?


How You'll Do More Business: When the pandemic hit last March, Chicago started emptying out.  Some residents fled for more space and access to the outdoors. Now that the vaccine is being rolled out, the question is, how many will choose to stay in the ‘burbs?


Who You'll Meet: Investors, architects, developers, property managers, brokers, city officials, GCs and engineers.


What Your Ticket Gets You: Digital summit tickets include two panels of content and access to three virtual networking opportunities including direct messaging with other attendees, the ability to request and host video meetings and three-minute video-enabled speed networking to make deals happen. Unable to attend live? Don’t worry, you will be able to access recordings of all panels for 30 days after the summit!


Continental Towers
1701 Golf Road

Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

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Time Activity
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Pre-Event Networking
9:45 AM
10:30 AM
Major Repositioning
Multiple former corporate campuses have been repositioned into massive mixed-use developments. Learn about what it takes to build a live work play environment in Chicago’s suburbs.
10:30 AM
11:15 AM
Back To The Suburbs
The pandemic sped up moving some millennials out of the city to get more space. Find out what towns are the new hotspots.
11:15 AM
12:00 PM
Future Of The Burbs
With the world reopening will we see people shift back to the city or will the suburbs hold on to the population boom they saw from the pandemic?
12:00 PM
12:45 PM
Post-Event Networking