The Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate at Roosevelt University held its annual gala celebrating commercial real estate leaders and supporting real estate education. 2022 Honoree Lori Healey leads the work to build and operate the Obama Presidential Center. She has brought together private and public leaders on many high-profile projects in Chicago.

The Institute held its 21st annual gala at The Old Post Office, which since its renovation has become one of Chicago’s newest and most popular event venues. Many of the 250 guests eagerly posed for photos in front of a custom backdrop. Food station decor highlighted the distinct features of three Chicago neighborhoods – Bronzeville, Pilsen and West Rogers Park – drawing guests to delicious African American, Latin and Indian cuisine, respectively.

The Library at the Old Post Office offered an exclusive feel for the intimate VIP Reception, while Telegram Lounge offered room for guests to spread out, network and mingle. Sponsors received recognition on posters and TV screens, and top sponsors had their logos printed on stirrers which bartenders added to signature cocktails.

We also managed personal delivery of elegant gift boxes to sponsors.

MBIRE’s public relations firm called on us to coordinate this high-profile event.

Photos by Jennifer Wolfe