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My Kind of Town: The Deep Dish on the Future of Chicago

January 25, 2022 37 Minute Listen

One of the world’s great cities, Chicago’s diversified economy and eclectic culture attract talent, jobs and investment capital, even amid challenges. Roosevelt University’s Collete English Dixon and CBRE’s Lisa Konieczka join Spencer Levy to share insights on the Windy City’s blueprint for growth and revitalization.

My Kind of Town: The Deep Dish on the Future of Chicago

January 25, 2022 37 Minute Listen


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Collete English Dixon

Executive Director, Marshall Bennett Institute for Real Estate, Roosevelt University

Collete English Dixon is the Executive Director of the Marshall Bennett Institute for Real Estate at Roosevelt University, a private higher education institution located in Chicago. In addition to helping to develop the next generation of real estate talent, she serves on a number of boards for real estate companies and has decades of experience executing real estate transactions including a leadership role at PGIM Real Estate.

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Lisa Konieczka

Executive Vice President

Lisa Konieczka focuses on the delivery of transaction based real estate services to corporate clients across the globe. She employs a strategic planning approach towards real estate service delivery, with a focus on KPIs, occupancy strategies and flexibility challenges associated with growth and change. Lisa is also the founder and chair of CBRE’s Women’s Network and a member of CBRE’s Diversity Council.


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Spencer Levy

Global Client Strategist & Senior Economic Advisor, CBRE

Spencer Levy is Global Client Strategist and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE, the largest commercial real estate services firm in the world. In this role, he focuses on client engagement and public-facing activities, including thought leadership work performed in conjunction with CBRE Research. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Real Estate Roundtable’s Research Committee.

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