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Willis-Tower
Location

233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL, USA

Date and Time

Tuesday, October 8 2019 - 5:30 PM

Event Details

Join SPIRE for a tour of Willis Tower followed by a private reception in the Steel Room on the 33rd floor.

Sears Tower opened to the public in 1973 as the world’s tallest building. In 2009, it was officially renamed as Willis Tower and it was purchased in 2015 by Blackstone for $1.3 billion. Plans for a massive overhaul began in 2017 expected to cost $668 million, according to Crain’s. Redevelopment plans are now fully underway to include 150,000 square feet of tenant exclusive amenities, revamped Wacker and Franklin lobbies, a publicly-accessible 30,000 square foot landscaped roof garden, more than 300,000 square feet of new retail and base building modernization including full redesign of vertical transportation.

David Moore is Senior Vice President, Portfolio Director for EQ Office’s Chicago market and leads a team on the strategic direction, project execution and value creation efforts for the Chicago office building portfolio. David will provide us with an overview of the massive Willis Tower project and lead us on a tour that will include amenity space, the marketing floor, hopefully some of the retail space and possibly some of the construction in process. We’ll know more about what we’ll be able to see as we get closer to the date.

After the tour, we’ll move to the Tower House Lounge Steel Room on the 33rd floor for a private cocktail reception that will include heavy appetizers.

This event is open to all SPIRE members and guests.

More about David Moore

As SVP-Portfolio Director, David Moore leads a team on the strategic direction, project execution, and value creation efforts for the Chicago office building portfolio.

Prior to joining EQ, David was a Director at Hines and was responsible for conceptualizing, financing, and executing on acquisition and development investment opportunities. During his time with Hines, David was involved with ground-up development work covering over $2.2b of capitalization, including 3.2m sq. ft. of commercial office space, 1.0m sq. ft. of residential development, and over 1,200 residential rental units. Before Hines, David held positions at Henry Crown and Company, a family private equity office, and at Credit Suisse First Boston, an investment banking firm. David also started his own company, Red Room Ventures, a specialty outdoor media company.

David holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from University of Illinois and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.