Chief Executive Officer, Jim McShane was recognized for his leadership in the Chicago real estate community by Urban Land Institute Chicago. Since founding The McShane Companies in 1984, Jim McShane has consistently guided with innovation and an innate understanding of the industry. His leadership has propelled the company, an integrated real estate development and construction firm, to achieve recognition and success on a local, regional, and national level. Additionally, Jim invests his time leading a variety of professional and philanthropic organizations, including Concern Worldwide U.S., a global humanitarian organization that helps those living in the world’s poorest countries to achieve lasting improvements in their quality of life, where he serves as Vice-Chairman. The criteria for the award is a lifetime of professional, personal and civic commitments to the real estate profession and to the Chicago community at large.