4th Annual Midwest Institutional Real Estate Investor Forum Chicago | September 25, 2019 Request Agenda

The Midwest Institutional Real Estate Forum is an annual closed-door meeting for investment officers and trustees from public and corporate pensions, endowments, foundations, insurance companies and hospital plans from the Midwest region to learn about institutional real estate allocation strategies. The event is complimentary and open to institutional investors only, with no tickets or entry available to external parties.


Michael Frerichs, Illinois State Treasurer

Michael Frerichs is the only statewide-elected Constitutional Officer from downstate Illinois. Currently, Mike is serving his second-term as Illinois State Treasurer after building a hugely successful bipartisan re-election campaign. Prior to becoming State Treasurer, Mike served seven years in the Illinois Senate representing East Central Illinois. He was the first Democratic State Senator to represent the area since 1936. Before the Illinois Senate, Mike was elected twice to the Champaign County Board and then elected as Champaign County Auditor. Mike stands 6 feet, 8 inches, making him one of the tallest elected officials in Illinois’ history, four inches taller than Abraham Lincoln. Before entering public service, Mike graduated from Yale and then spent two years in Taiwan where he taught English and learned to speak Chinese. He returned to Champaign County and launched a technology business. He also served as a volunteer firefighter. Mike was born and raised in the small, downstate farming community of Gifford, Illinois. He is the middle child of three sons. His father was a truck driver and his mother a secretary at the University of Illinois. Mike and his daughter live in Champaign.


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Key Discussion Topics

  • 2019-2020 strategy analysis
  • Institutional Overview: Examining the Role of Real Estate/Real Assets in a Diversified Investment Portfolio
  • Uncorrelated Returns in a Volatile Market, with Downside Protection
  • Outlook for Residential
  • Opportunity Zones & the Impact of Tax Reform on Real Estate Strategies/li>
  • Allocating to Industrial Real Estate
  • Value-Add and Opportunistic vs. Core and Core Plus Investments
  • Real Estate Debt Strategies
  • Chief Investment Officer’s Fundamental Factors in GP Selection


ALLOCATORS: Complimentary Registration for all qualified allocators

MANAGERS & SERVICE PROVIDERS: This event event is closed to all managers and service providers unless a sponsorship is purchased. Please contact [email protected] for additional information.


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University Club of Chicago
76 E Monroe St.
Chicago, IL


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