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Looking Ahead in 2022

Thanks to our dedicated supporters, community, and friends for a successful winter season!

Real Estate Challenge 2022 - Site Tour Video

This year's site is located in the heart of Chicago's West Loop neighborhood. Watch the site tour video!

12th Annual Real Estate Challenge
Final Presentations | April 23 | Wintrust Chicago (
231 S LaSalle St)

Eleven teams from across the nation have been tasked with creating a master development plan to reimagine Johnny's IceHouse East, the former home of the Chicago Blackhawks' practice rink. 

The site has the potential for adaptive reuse of the existing structure or ground-up development. Student teams will be tasked with proposing a development plan that is economically viable and complements the unique uses surrounding the site.




2022 RE Challenge Judges Panel



Johnny's Icehouse Chicago    Bradford Allen     Wintrust   CRE AD AGENCY  

Mission Video 2022

Watch our mission video

A Successful Second REAL Bright Summit
Virtual Event | January 31 - February 4, 2022

This year's REAL Bright Summit, presented by Old Second National Bank, welcomed students and industry leaders from across the nation - and the globe - for 15 events and programs throughout the week-long event. Over 50 speakers participated to educate and mentor college students representing over 50 universities.

Special congratulations to Marquette University, winners of the university competition to send the most students to the Summit. The students were awarded a meeting with two top recruiters from CBRE who shared insider tips, training, and best practices. Special thanks to Steven Weinstock and Marcus & Millichap for making this opportunity possible. See Pictures

Couldn't attend the Summit? There's still time to make a contribution!

Northwestern University | Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

Eisenberg Research Scholar Identifies Potential Target for Pancreatic Cancer

Investigators Mario A. Shields, ’12 PhD, and Hidayatullah G. Munshi, MD, have discovered a protein that could lead to new pancreatic cancer therapies. Dr. Munshi was awarded the prestigious Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation Research Scholar Award in 2020-2021, which allows scientists to explore novel ideas aimed at discovering cures for gastrointestinal (GI) cancers.    

We are thrilled to support this breakthrough GI cancer research!

Scholar Program Overview Video

Watch the Scholar Program overview video

Scholars Head Back to Vegas
May 22 - 24, 2022 | ICSC Las Vegas

Our 2021-2022 Scholars are entering the home stretch of their 10-month experience with a trip to ICSC 2022 Las Vegas! The scholars will have a full itinerary including networking opportunities, breakout sessions with industry leaders, a conference-wide scavenger hunt, and more.

Ari Braun

Ari serves on our Junior Board as the Director of Film.

DIY Fundraising: How One Person Makes a Difference

Junior Board member Ari Braun is celebrating becoming a Bar Mitzvah in Israel this spring and has chosen to help raise money for the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation. His DIY fundraising efforts will support GI cancer research in memory of his grandpa, Papa Chip, who passed away in 2000 after battling pancreatic cancer. 

Help Ari reach his goal of raising $3,600 by making a gift today!



The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation would like to extend a special thank you to this year's real estate education supporters. We appreciate your ongoing support!


Old Second National Bank   


 France Media        Harrison & Held         Wintrust Commercial Real Estate


CIBC      CRG | Clayco      Cullinan Properties         Elliss Park Partners        Inland Bank       LakeShore          Marcus & Millichap       Newmark Knight Frank      Swinerton  

Mission Circle:

Becker Gurian     Elrod Friedman LLP     FGMK      Mid-America Real Estate Group    NAI Hiffman


Beal Properties        Big Construction         Bixby Bridge Capital       Blue Water Builders      Bridge Industrial      Busey Bank       Byline Bank        CenterPoint        Clark Street Real Estate         Nolan Cornell SC Johnson College of Business       Dayton Street Partners           Draper & Kramer         Farpoint       ICM Properties      Imperial Realty Company      JLL       Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP        LivCor        Much Shelist       NARE         Newport Capital Partners         Northpond Partners         Onni Group       Patzik, Frank & Samotny LTD.     Pine Tree        PMA            Schain Banks       The Taxman Corporation       TLC Management Co.       Venture One Real Estate    We Work   Wolcott       

Friends of the Foundation:

Ackman-Ziff, CBRE, Clear Height, EBER | CRE Advisory Services, Higgins & Brancheau LLC, M. Fishman & Co., Murphy Development Group, Perkins & Will, Valbridge

University Partners:

DePaul University Driehaus College of Business - The Real Estate Center       Indiana University Kelley School of Business, Center for Real Estate StudiesMarquette University    Roosevelt University - Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate

Media Partners:

Connect - Commercial Real Estate    Open Slate Communications


Generosity from donors like you helps us fulfill our mission of fighting gastrointestinal cancers and providing unique educational opportunities to real estate students. Please consider making a Donation or Tribute Gift in honor of a loved one today.


Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation
540 W. Frontage Road Suite 2210 | Northfield, Illinois 60093
(847) 433-3050 |

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