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Monthly Meeting to Focus on Affordable Housing
Tuesday 22 May 2018, 06:30am - 09:00pm
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Tuesday, May 22nd 6:30PM-9PM
McCormick Lounge @ Loyola University inside Coffey Hall
1000 W. Sheridan Road
N/C for RPBG members. $20 for guests who pre-register, $30 at the door.

As more and more State legislators finding it politically popular to support the movement to remove the statewide ban on rent control, its time for us in the real estate community to  focus on the problem that rent control advocates (wrongfully) seek to remedy - the lack of affordable and workforce housing.
Our primary speaker at our May meeting, Peter Holsten of Holsten Chicago, is one of the City's lead pioneers on the issue of providing affordable housing, with a focus on the Chicago's north side. 
Check out his company's statement:
Peter Holsten started with a simple, 16-unit building in 1975. His dream was to create community jewels by nourishing tarnished properties and turning vacant land into thriving spaces.
Over the years, changing markets and economic challenges, and the complexity of management processes never wavered his core belief in making the communities he served a vital part of who Holsten Companies have become.
Today, our diverse portfolio includes over two million square feet of mixed-use housing and commercial spaces. Our team is an enterprise of dynamic professionals knowledgeable in complex and specialized programs of affordable and low income tax credit housing programs, and the market rate segment. Our diverse staff shares a common philosophy, to be committed to improving the quality of people's lives and making our communities stronger.
Rogers Park prides itself on its diversity - and many of us believe that the success of Rogers Park lies in its quest to offer its residents a stable mixed income environment.
Nearly all major cities in the US and elsewhere recognize that there is a lack of affordable and workplace housing. Short of rent control, which, if implemented, nearly all of us know to be a looming disaster, what are some  of the real life approaches and solutions for which we can advocate?  
We are hoping that Peter and our other guests will help guide us through this important discussion.   
Note that we are returning to our wonderful home at Loyola University Chicago's McCormick Lounge, and, in addition to the serious tone of our meeting, we hope to make use of this great space on what will likely be a beautiful Spring evening to socialize, network, and learn.    
Feel free to invite guests to this meeting - but we urge all attendees to first register.  


For more information including sponsorship, contact Mike Glasser



Location McCormick Lounge @ Loyola University inside Coffey Hall, 1000 W. Sheridan Road






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