This article in national outlet NextCity profiles Leon Walker as part of The Bottom Line, a series exploring scalable solutions for problems related to affordability, inclusive economic growth and access to capital.
How More Black Commercial Developers Could Change Chicago
By Senior Correspondent Oscar Perry Abello
“Leon Walker is on a roll. Neighborhood Housing Services Chicago awarded him its 2019 Community Impact Award for addressing food deserts. The new Jewel-Osco location he co-developed in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side opened its doors on March 7. On the heels of that, the Cook County Land Bank Authority selected Walker’s firm, DL3 Realty, to co-develop the site of the old Washington Park National Bank building, just a couple blocks down the street.”
HydroTap is making a big splash in US media! Here are two articles in Architect Magazine!
HydroTap Celsius All-in-One by Zip Water
“This single faucet grants users instant filtered boiling, chilled, and sparkling drinking water, or unfiltered hot and cold water.”
By Ayda Ayoubi
Design Trends: Six Bold Ideas for the Modern Multipurpose Kitchen
“Smart, eclectic, and multifunctional kitchens are permeating residential design this year.”
By Ayda Ayoubi
Products Magazine was one of the many media outlets that stopped by the HydroTap by Zip Water US booth at Greenbuild Chicago 2101. HydroTap was picked as one of their top 10 favorites for sustainability.
10 SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS WE FOUND AT GREENBUILD 2018
The show, which took place November 14-16 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, drew thousands of builders, architects, designers, and leaders working in the green building space. Presented by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the show included several updates to the LEED system, including a new certification process for buildings with net zero carbon emissions or net zero energy, water, or waste use.
The 2018 theme, Human x Nature, represented “how the green building movement embraces all of humanity by making sustainable buildings and environments accessible to everyone while benefiting the natural environment all around us,” USGBC says.
Greenbuild also offers building tours, immersive summits, awards programs, and scores of education sessions for professionals, but the draw for us, as always, was the show floor, where exhibitors showed off their best and brightest innovations in the green space. Here are 10 offerings that caught our attention:”
Connect Media Chicago wrote about the work of Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate students, who help companies develop real estate plans.
Marshall Bennett Students Devise Real-World Action Plans
December 19, 2018
“Family-run real estate companies and large, established property firms alike often struggle with finding time to develop comprehensive management plans. Enter graduate students at Roosevelt University’s Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate, who annually select two to three companies as clients and complete a comprehensive real estate management plan for each.”
Wind Systems Magazine interviewed two industry experts for this article about high performance computing and wind energy. Client is the The SC18 (the international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis) which will be in Dallas, Texas, November 11-16, 2018.
Increasing AEP: A coordinated approach
Consumer Affairs picked up GO Group’s survey results:
How much should you get for giving up your airline seat?
Survey finds business travelers generally expect more than leisure travelers
The summer travel season often means jammed airport terminals and oversold flights. When that happens, you might be asked to give up your seat and take a later flight.
Should you, and how much compensation from the airline should you expect?
Last year, United Airlines was the unwelcome focus of attention after a passenger, Dr. David Dao, was dragged off a flight after declining to give up his seat so that an airline employee could take his place. United, along with other airlines, immediately implemented changes in how they handle overbooked situations, in some cases increasing the incentives for booked passengers to voluntarily take a later flight.
The GO Group surveyed a representative sample of air travelers to learn what consumers think they should get for accepting a bump. The opinions are widely divergent.
Read the full story here: https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/how-much-should-you-get-for-giving-up-your-airline-seat-061918.html
Shuttle Provider Gets Award For FEMA Hurricane Service
Luxury Coach and Transportation Magazine picked up our great story about GO Puerto Rico member receiving an award from DHS for its work with FEMA after hurricane Maria.
Client Aerex is a source in this article about pesky garden bugs!
Watch this podcast interview with Leon Walker, DL3 Realty and the importance of his work in Venture Development.
GO Group’s survey is picked up in Transportation Today News.
Collete English Dixon, the Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate, is interview by Bisnow National edition.
Chicago Tribune feature reporter Rick Kogan writes a delightful article about map expert Sammy Berk, founder of the Chicago International Map Fair.
Chicago’s Awful Divide
This is a great in-depth article about Chicago and the challenges for people living in under-served neighborhoods. Client Leon Walker, DL3 Realty, was interviewed regarding his work on the Whole-Foods anchored Englewood Square development.
New Discussion Paper on Venture Development Released by DL3 Capital
CHICAGO (Nov. 2, 2017) – Leon I. Walker, managing partner, DL3 Capital, has released a discussion paper designed to share his experiences in an emerging field of real estate development that he calls “Venture Development.” The document, titled, “Venture Development: an Opportunity for Private Investors to Drive Concordant Change in the American Inner City,” is available for review at http://www.dl3realty.com/venturedevelopment.
Venture Development is a modern, sustainable economic development strategy through which equity investors can pursue a positive holistic change in urban neighborhoods, while earning competitive risk-adjusted financial returns.
DL3 has successfully implemented this practice by developing real estate projects that have helped revitalize Chicago’s urban communities. Its projects are more than just bricks and mortar. They are designed to provide an economic stimulus that ultimately lifts economic prospects and quality-of-life for local residents.
Travelers Prefer to Pick and Choose Hotel Services according to GO Group Survey
CHICAGO (Feb . 02, 2018) – Sixty-six percent of GO Group survey respondents said they would prefer to pick and choose hotel services and pay accordingly rather than have one bundled price with charges for services not used.
The GO Group LLC, an international ground transportation provider, conducted the survey and more than 150 people responded.
Of the 34% of participants who said they preferred one price, several commented they chose this option only if all rates and fees were provided at booking and not at check out.
DL3 Realty Breaks Ground for Woodlawn’s New Jewel-Osco
Development will Eliminate a Known Food Desert
CHICAGO (March 8, 2018) – On March 7, Leon Walker, managing partner, DL3 Realty broke ground along with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and community leaders at 61st Street and Cottage Grove where a new Jewel-Osco will be developed.
The project, a joint venture of DL3 Realty and Terraco Real Estate Development and Management, is a 48,000 square-foot development located in Woodlawn, an emerging community that is home to the University of Chicago’s South Campus and just minutes from the future Obama Presidential Center. The full-service grocery store and drive-through pharmacy will eliminate a food desert, bringing high-quality fresh food options and more than 200 jobs to the Woodlawn community. The store is expected to open in early 2019.
The Preservation of Affordable Housing Chicago, (POAH) sold the site to DL3 Realty and Terraco last year for $2M. It is the last parcel of undeveloped land from the former Grove Parc public housing projects.
Chicago Finance Exchange member is a source in this Crain’s Chicago Business article. These Stock Pickers Continue to Outsmart the Indexes/
Middle Market Growth Magazine publishes a bylined article for Avenue. Brand-Driven Approach Accelerates Post-Merger Acceleration
ABF Journal, cover story, bylined by Chicago Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association members.
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