On Tuesday, October 10th, 2023, Matanky Realty Group (MRG) exhibited at the premier annual commercial real estate event of the Midwest – ICSC@Central at the Chicago Hilton. Now that the MRG team has had time to digest and reflect on this year’s tradeshow, we are delighted to report that the event delivered both astounding success for our commercial real estate group and an incredibly rewarding dealmaking opportunity that will continue to support the organization’s objective to continue to shape Midwest communities now and in the future. To discover why this show was such a hit, read below to learn more about what our team experienced. 

Networking Galore! 

From the time the ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers) show opened at 9 a.m., MRG’s brokers actively engaged in appointments, individual meetings, and group discussions throughout the entire day… and then some! These interactions not only opened doors to exciting opportunities and collaborations but also expanded our knowledge of extremely beneficial and recent commercial real estate opportunities, insights, and trends. 

Keynote by Chicago’s Mayor 

One of the most highly anticipated events of the day was the keynote address by Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson. In his delivery, the mayor addressed the current challenges faced by the retailer and the commercial real estate industry. He then offered insights into economic development initiatives and plans for the city of Chicago that may benefit the business climate of The Windy City. Mayor Johnson’s commitment to making Chicago a thriving hub for businesses and consumers resonated with the crowd, and MRG looks forward to actively participating in the developments guaranteed to benefit Chicago communities.  

After-Show Activities 

Though the tradeshow wrapped up early in the evening at 5 p.m., the networking and dealmaking opportunities extended well into the evening at various after-parties, including the Chicago Yacht Club and Buddy Guy’s Legends. These opportunities to keep the CRE (Commercial Real Estate) conversation going thrilled the Matanky brokerage team members who partook. Some discussions flowed late into the night with a bright outlook for the following days and weeks. These events provided the perfect setting to build additional and deeper connections, discuss potential deals, and formulate plans that will undoubtedly shape the future of Chicago’s business landscape and, subsequently, MRG’s enterprise. 

Matanky Realty Group is grateful for the opportunity to attend ICSC@Central once again. Meeting with a diverse array of individuals and groups has yet again enriched our team’s understanding of the commercial real estate industry and advanced MRG’s ability to serve our clients better. The opportunity to participate in a hometown ICSC event delivered a fantastic and rewarding experience for all involved and reinforced our commitment to shaping Chicago communities. Matanky Realty Group thanks ICSC for creating an opportunity for Midwest CRE professionals to convene and connect. We look forward to the continued growth and success that these interactions will bring in the months and years ahead. 

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