Join WP+D for a networking brown bag on Wednesday, May 27 from 12:00 PM-1:00PM to talk with this month's featured guest: Ciere Boatright, Vice President, Real Estate and Inclusion for Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, Inc.
Ciere Boatright is the Vice President, Real Estate and Inclusion for Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, Inc. Since joining Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives (CNI) in 2013, Ciere has managed the planning and development of new projects, including Pullman Park, the 180-acre mixed use site at 111th Street and I-94, where CNI has coordinated over $350 million of new investment and created nearly 1,500 new jobs. In addition to planning and development, Ciere has been instrumental in leading CNI’s community engagement process. By forging positive relationships with community groups, community members, she fostered widespread support for: Artspace, an innovative new work/live space; the new Whole Foods Distribution Center in Pullman; the new Gotham greens in Pullman, a Mariano’s in Bronzeville; and a new community center in Pullman, the largest year-round, indoor athletic complex of its kind in the region.
Ciere spearheads CNI’s efforts for diversity and inclusion: Through her management and project oversight, CNI has achieved between 30 to 50 percent minority business enterprise contractor participation in its projects.
Active in the civic space, Ciere serves as a Commissioner for the Roseland Medical District and a Commissioner for SSA 71. Ciere proudly serves on the executive board of ULI’s Women’s Leadership Initiative and serves as a Link Unlimited volunteer and Sponsor. Ciere is a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow and was recognized as one of Crain’s 2019 Notable Women in Commercial Real Estate.
Ciere received a Bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College and a Master’s in Urban Planning at University of Illinois Chicago in 2016.
Please Note: This is a members-only event limited to five (5) participants. As with every WP+D Small Networking Lunch, registration will open at 12:00PM on the first day of the month during which the lunch will be held. Registration occurs on a first-come, first-served basis and typically fills up quickly.
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