Golf Event Recap
Q: Why do golfers always carry two pairs of trousers with them?
A: Just in case they had a hole in one.
Okay, now that we’ve got that out of our system, and you’ve (hopefully) forgiven our slight absence, let’s get back to the real topic here: The 12th Annual Savills Studley Landlord Challenge in Chicago.
Some Background Information
Back in 2005, our broker friends at Savills Studley were looking to create a unique, philanthropic event that would play on the natural competition landlords face in the industry, as well as benefit a worthwhile cause everyone could support. While deliberating the best way to get the landlord community involved to celebrate with some friendly rivalry, Savills Studley’s Annual Landlord Golf Challenge was finally born. Each year, Savills Studley selects a different charity to support. This year they chose The Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement, a space dedicated by the Goodman Theater for use by the community to pursue their creative endeavors.
Setting the Scene
It was a glorious, early fall day at Chicago’s Red Course where industry professionals met for a friendly yet competitive game of golf at a par, 4,370-yard straightaway, with sand coming into play from the right-hand-side of the course at the 250-yard mark.
The NELSON Experience
We sent two of Chicago’s best, Nat Porter, Managing Director, and Jack Austin, Program Manager/Senior Architect, to staff the NELSON sponsored hole and greet brokers, landlords, developers, and contractors. As foursomes approached the tee, they were welcomed and invited to the photo booth for a team photo. The pair had an antique-looking camera to take black and white photos with plenty of props – an idea from recent Seattle to Chicago transplant, Erin Kennedy. As the day went on, golfers got more animated!