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CommercialForum Successful Women in Commercial Real Estate Luncheon Targets What’s Moving in Retail Real Estate


The Chicago Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) CommercialForum will take a hard look at what’s moving in retail real estate on Thursday, April 26, when it hosts its annual Successful Women in Commercial Real Estate Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Gibson's Bar and Steakhouse, 1028 North Rush St., Chicago.

Learn about the latest trends and opportunities in the retail sector from a panel of experts including:

  • Sharon Kahan, First Vice President, CBRE, Inc.
  • Heidi Lawton, Managing Broker and Principal, Lawton Realty Group, Inc.
  • Susan B. Silver, Executive Vice President, Millennium Properties R/E, Inc.
  • Velda Turan, Senior Leasing Director – Midwest Region, Westfield, LLC

Moderated by Collette English Dixon, Principal – Transactions, Prudential Real Estate Investors, topics addressed will feature the Internet’s impact on the retail industry, whether or not food-oriented tenants are the saving grace of retail, and the future of retail in urban and suburban infill markets.

Don’t miss this perfect opportunity to gain strategic ideas to help you grow your business. Plus, enjoy networking with some of the best in the retail industry. Register for the annual Successful Women in Commercial Real Estate Luncheon online by April 23 at

The annual event is presented by CommercialForum in partnership with the Goldie B. Wolfe Miller Women Leaders in Real Estate Initiative at Roosevelt University and the Women's Council of REALTORS® - Chicago Chapter.

CommercialForum, a division of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®, provides networking, education and lobbying efforts on behalf of Chicagoland’s commercial real estate industry. The Chicago Association of REALTORS® is the “Voice for Real Estate®” in Chicago since 1883, representing 11,000 members from all real estate specialties including commercial sales, development, property management, appraisal, auctions and residential sales. Visit us online at


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