Commercial Real Estate Leadership Breakfast

Thursday, October 7, 2021 | 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Union League Club of Chicago


The Center for Real Estate is delighted to announce that Jim McShane, Founder and Chairman, and Molly McShane, Chief Executive Officer, McShane Companies, will keynote the sixth annual Leadership Breakfast.

A conversation on building a thriving real estate company, trends to watch, and working as a family

Discussion moderated by Andrew D. Hunt, Director, Marquette University Center for Real Estate and Kevin R. Smith, Instructor of Practice, Marquette University and retired Senior Managing Director and Head of the Americas, Prudential Real Estate

James (“Jim”) McShane, PE

Founder and Chairman, The McShane Companies

Since founding the company in 1984, Jim’s leadership, creativity and intuitive knowledge of development and design/build construction propelled the McShane organization to achieve recognition and success on a local, regional, and national basis.

Molly McShane

Chief Executive Officer, The McShane Companies

Molly manages the overall operations and resources of The McShane Companies. She focuses on creating, planning, implementing, and integrating its strategic direction to achieve operational excellence.

Register Now (in-person & virtual)

All virtual registrations include a suggested donation amount of $20; proceeds benefit real estate students at Marquette University

THANK YOU: Special thanks to David Friedman (President, Conor Commercial Real Estate) and Mat Doherty (President, McShane Construction Company) for their help with this event!

Limited sponsorship opportunities available

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

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 NOTE: COVID Protocols

In accordance with City of Chicago guidelines, the Union League Club, and event best-practices during COVID, the in-person portion of this event will include the following:

  • All in-person attendees must present proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID test within 72 hours of the event
  • Masks will be required at all times except while eating or drinking
  • Capacity will be limited by 50% in an effort to de-densify the space
  • Masks and sanitizer will be available

Past Speakers:

2019 Curt R. Bailey, president, Related Midwest

2018 Andy Gloor, managing principal, Sterling Bay

2017 Danny Queenan, president, CBRE Global Investors

2016 Mike Mullen, founding partner and CEO, CenterPoint

2015 Kevin R. Smith, senior managing director and head of the Americas, PGIM Real Estate