Residents of Chicago’s historic Englewood neighborhood are pointing to a new 25-foot-tall art installation at 6701 South Wentworth Avenue as a symbol of inspiration, hope, and achievement of students living in the southside community. (Learn more about the Englewood monument.)
While ESD is being recognized for its outstanding work and contributions to the community, the Greater Chicago Food Depository was the real winner at the recent 35th Annual Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards gala.
ESD won the Consultant of the Year Award at the annual event that took place on March 9. The company was recognized for its continued outstanding achievements with interior tenant buildouts, new development, and redevelopment through all project phases, as well as our commitment to the community. In addition to helping organizations like the Greater Chicago Food Depository, ESD has a demonstrated history of supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion through initiatives like ACE Mentor, Cristo Rey Corporate Work-Study Program, Habitat for Humanity Women Build, and more.
More than 1,850 representatives of Chicago’s top design professionals, architects, developers, property managers, and other commercial real estate notables gathered to celebrate each other and to support the food depository with more than $1.3 million raised to fight hunger.
Accepting the award, ESD President Kurt Karnatz said “Thank you for this recognition and for the opportunity to collaborate with many of you to Improve Society Through the Built Environment. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of many.”
Money raised at the event is expected to help provide more than 4.5 million meals for Chicago-area residents facing hunger and food insecurity.
Active community involvement and support is just one of the ways ESD lives its mission to improve society through the built environment. To learn more about ESD and its culture, visit our website.
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