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Posts from September 2017

Chicago’s Pursuit of Amazon Brings to Mind other Highly Sought Over Projects

With Chicago preparing to make its best case for winning the Amazon sweepstake (Corporate headquarters), I find myself considering other big “gets” for which our City aspired – on some we prevailed; on others, not. With the benefit of hindsight, how do I feel about some of these opportunities?
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Posted by Mike G on September 22, 2017 |

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Mike G's photoMike Glasser

Mike has a long term relationship with Rogers Park, having lived here at various times in his life, most recently returning to the neighborhood in August, 2009. While living here as a third year law student, he remembers drunken nights at Biddy Mulligan’s and hosting a couple of memorable parties that he, hypocritically, now forbids his own tenants from having. Years later, after completing his stint as a lawyer, Mike started investing in apartment buildings in Rogers Park (and elsewhere), and soon after, did what many newly divorced real estate investors do: he moved into one of his buildings. In 1992 Mike was one of the founding members of the Rogers Park Builders Group, an organization that he eventually headed for six years, until yielding those reigns three years ago. Around a decade ago, on a whim, he reserved the web site “Rogerspark.com,” which he has been developing ever since, and which co-hosts RP BizArts networking events. Mike is the proud father of three wonderful children, Amy, Mitch and Ella.

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