MARCH 2019


Fireside Chat with Fritz Kaegi, Cook County Assessor


Fireside Chat with Fritz Kaegi, Cook County Assessor

Interviewed by Liz Holland, CEO and 

General Counsel of Abbell Associates

Fixing a Broken System”

Maggiano’s Little Italy 

516 N Clark

Chicago, IL 60654

Thursday, March 14, 2019

11:30 a.m. Check-In

11:45 a.m. Luncheon

The Chicago Real Estate Council is proud to present a fireside chat with Fritz Kaegi and Liz Holland.

Please join us for a lively discussion on the new mission and initiatives being implemented in the Assessor’s office to bring fairness and transparency to Cook County’s broken property tax system. 

Fritz Kaegi:

Fritz Kaegi is the new Cook County Assessor, working to bring fairness, transparency, and professionalism to Cook County’s broken property tax system. Fritz has spent his career valuing assets as a financial manager at Columbia Wanger Asset Management. In 13 years at Columbia Wanger, Fritz served as a financial steward, helping average families save for retirement as well as focusing on global small companies. In addition to being a Chartered Financial Analyst, Fritz also received the Certified Illinois Assessment Officer (CIAO) designation to deepen his understanding of the property tax assessment system.

Liz Holland:

Liz Holland is the Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel of Abbell Associates, a seventy-six year old private real estate investment, development and management company with an approximately 5.5 million/sf portfolio, comprised of shopping center, office, and enclosed mall properties. Liz is responsible for overseeing all business and legal matters, including development, financing, leasing, capital and construction projects, and investor and tenant relations. Active in the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Liz served as the first Vice Chairman (2015-2016) and as Chairman (2016-17). In addition to ICSC, Liz is also a member of the Real Estate Roundtable and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) - Commercial & Retail Council - Blue. In February 2017, Liz became a Trustee of Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT). In November of 2017, Liz joined the board of VICI, a REIT focused on experiential real estate (VICI). 

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