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Graaskamp on the Road – Chicago

Wednesday December 14, 2022 | 11:30am 1:30pm

Board members and guests are invited to join us at this exclusive, invitation-only event designed to facilitate a fun, lively and thought-provoking dialogue on important industry issues and trends. Michael Brennan, Irgens Executive Director of the Graaskamp Center, will provide a brief update on the Center and Wisconsin Real Estate Program before the keynote presentation with John Rutledge, Founder, President & CEO of Oxford Capital Group, LLC.

Chicago Club, 81 E Van Buren St, Chicago, IL 60605

11:30 a.m. – Registration & Networking
12:00 p.m.  – Lunch & Program

  • Welcome & Introductions:  Michael Brennan, Irgens Executive Director of the Graaskamp Center
  • Keynote Presentation: John Rutledge, Founder, President & CEO of Oxford Capital Group, LLC
  • The presentation will be followed by time for Q & A from the audience.

1:30 p.m – Adjourn

Please note, the program will begin promptly at 11:30, so we encourage guests to arrive on time for networking. Please contact the Graaskamp Center at with any event inquiries.

Featured Speaker

John Rutledge, Founder, President & CEO of Oxford Capital Group, LLC

A real estate investor, developer, financier and entrepreneur, Mr. Rutledge is the Founder, President and CEO of Oxford Capital Group, LLC, an award-winning international real estate private equity, asset management, property management and development firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Oxford’s investment activities have concentrated on complicated, large-scale acquisitions, developments and redevelopments. Its primary areas of focus are hospitality, mixed use, senior housing, multifamily, urban retail, parking, and other operationally intensive forms of lifestyle real estate, including health, fitness, spa, athletic and sports/entertainment destination clubs, rooftop/nightlife venues and other destination food & beverage outlets. A graduate of New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois, Mr. Rutledge graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and an emphasis in Real Estate. He received his MBA from the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business with an emphasis in International Finance and Economics. He has also studied at Northwestern University, Harvard Business School (President’s Program) and Oxford University (Christ Church).         

Event Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Connect with other real estate leaders and gain valuable name recognition for your company by sponsoring the Graaskamp on the Road events. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Genie Trewyn or Lee Gottschalk for more information.