My Business Story Behind the Scenes

Join theĀ IIT Entrepreneurship Academy on Tuesdays for our monthly series, “My Business Story Behind the Scenes.” Students are divided into small groups and have an exclusive opportunity to meet business experts to explore topics including: business models, risks associated with startups, failures and lessons learned, career paths, venture capital, downsides of working with family members, business plan writing, raising capital, and more.

Special Guest: Daniel T. McCaffery
Founder and President of McCaffery Interests, Inc.

Founded in the fall of 1990, McCaffery Interests, Inc. has risen to be nationally recognized as a leader in urban development and renewal projects. As the founder and president, McCaffery has overall responsibility for the executive management, strategic direction and leadership of the company. Other specific responsibilities include new business creation and enhancement and expansion of tenant and financial partner relationships.Ā  McCaffery has more than 25 years experience in the real estate industry and has led the development of more than $2 billion of mixed-use urban projects.

In addition to its many projects in the Chicago area, the firm has developed projects in diverse markets including Minneapolis, MN; San Francisco, CA; Myrtle Beach, SC; Washington, DC; Clarendon, VA and Moscow, Russia. Its most demanding challenge at present is the redevelopment of the approximately 500 lakefront acres known as the former US Steel lands in the southeast area of Chicago. McCaffery graduated from the University of Alberta in Canada.

Date: February 5, 2013
Time: 6-8pm (sign up for one 30 minute session)
Location: IIT Entrepreneurship Academy, 10 W. 35th St., 13th Floor Conference Room
Price: $10 reservation fee (see note below). Space is limited to the first 12 students, and to IIT students/alumni only. RSVP is required.

Register here

Note: The $10 reservation fee will be refunded once you attend the event. If you are more than five minutes late or fail to attend, your reservation fee will not be refunded.