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CHICAGO PHS LUXURY CONFERENCE 2023

7th Annual Luxury Conference

Hosted at the Iconic Chicago Merchandise Mart

PowerHouse Luxury Conference Chicago
PowerHouse Luxury Conference Chicago

7th Annual PowerHouse SMART Luxury
Conference | Chicago

2023 the Year of Empowered Ideas

Harnessing creativity to empower innovation.

Wednesday, March 1st, 2022

Chicago’s Merchandise Mart

222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

10:30 am – 11:30 am | Opening & Keynote

11:30 am – 12:30 pm | PHS PowerConnection™ Lunches

12:45 pm – 4:45 pm | Education Sessions, SMART Talks, Break-Out Groups, Architects’ Roundtable

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm | Live Cocktail Party, Book Signings, and Why It MATTERS

EVENT
SCHEDULE

PowerHouse Luxury Conference Chicago

7th Annual PowerHouse SMART® Luxury Conference

Hosted at the iconic Chicago Merchandise Mart

March 1st, 2023 | 10:30 am – 7:00 pm CT

9:30-10:15 AM

Coat-Check & Coffee Stop
Host Showroom, Divine Flooring

10:30-10:45 AM

Opening + Recognizing Emerging Leaders
The Mart Staircase

10:45-11:00 AM

State of the Economy: Building Industry Report Michael Freiburger, NewLook Development
The Mart Staircase

11:00-11:15 AM

State of the Real Estate Market: Urban to Suburban Melinda Jakovich-Lagrange, Compass Real Estate
The Mart Staircase

11:00-11:15 am

Meet me at the Blue Coyote! An interview with John Robert Wiltgen
The Mart Staircase

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PowerHouse Luxury Conference Chicago
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PowerHouse Luxury Conference Chicago

11:30-12:30 PM

PowerConnections™ Lunch Groups
Meet Builders, Architects, Designers, Brokers, Landscapers and affiliate industry professionals Marshall's Landing

12:45-1:00 PM

Opening: Why it MATTERS
Meet benefitting non-profits
6th Floor Conference Center

1:00-1:15 pm

SMART Talk, Words of Wisdom Thomas Roszak, Thomas Roszak Architecture
6th Floor Conference Center

1:15-1:45 PM

Education Session: Leadership, Culture & Recruiting Top Talent in 2023
6th Floor Conference Center

1:45-2:45 PM


The Architect’s Roundtable
6th Floor Conference Center

2:45-3:45 PM

Break-Out Groups
6th Floor Conference Center

3:45-4:00 PM


Intermission
Break

4:00 – 4:45 pm

Education Segments
Salon A “EOS a deeper dive”, Presented by Mel Towey Salon B “Harness the power of social media for your business”, Presented by Shannon Vogel

5:00-7:00 PM


Live Cocktail Party
Sponsored by Bosch, Gaggenau, Thermador

7:00 PM


Coat-Check & Farewell
Host Showroom, Divine Flooring

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The Hotel

The Westin Chicago River
North

In partnership with our official hotel provider, The Westin Chicago River North Hotel, we have secured the lowest hotel rates for PHS Luxury Conference attendees and sponsors. 
Book by Feb 3, 2023 PowerHouse Smart Room Block

Prestigious River North neighborhood of the city

Walking distance of Millennium Park

On-site Valet Parking Available

Two on-site restaurants, 320 RiverBar and Rise

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Speakers

Meet the 2023 Speakers

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Thomas Roszak

Principal, TRA | Thomas Roszak Architecture

Thomas Roszak has developed, designed, and built commercial properties, hotels, condominiums, and private residences in Illinois and Arizona. He is the founder and Principal for four companies involved in architecture, construction, and real estate development. 

PowerHouse Luxury Conference Chicago
Angela Spadoni

Principal | bKL Architecture

Angela Spadoni leads client engagement, with an emphasis on the seamless delivery of the firm’s services. Angela has established a reputation for her commitment to serving clients. She combines expert management skills with an ability to generate and articulate design ideas and a dedication to collaboration.

She brings specific expertise in mid-rise and high-rise multifamily projects, and has led the design of more than 10,000 units since joining the firm. 

​Expert Panelist on The Architect's Roundtable

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Richard Sherer

Founder & CEO | Deep River Partners, Ltd.

Richard’s Residential Architecture and Interior Design experience spans 40 years and includes expertise in Custom Homes, Remodeling, and Condominium Design-Build. He has been recognized by local and national media for excellence in all areas of residential design, including features on Discovery Channel and HGTV.

​Expert Panelist on The Architect's Roundtable

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Melanie Towey

Owner | Melanie Anne, Professional EOS Implementer® | Business & Mindset Coach

Mel is a trusted leader and consulting resource within the building materials, architecture, design, real estate and construction space. She helps professionals in personal growth and career development, as well as strategically guiding entrepreneurs and business leaders at a deeper level, overcoming challenges hindering them from results.

Education Segment: "EOS a deeper dive"

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Principal | Studio K Creative

In 2014, Karen founded Studio K Creative to develop a diverse team of imaginative and forward-thinking brand strategists and technical designers.
The firm has delivered many of Chicago’s most popular restaurants, hotels, and luxury multifamily residences. Karen has fostered long-standing relationships with legendary firms including BOKA Restaurant Group, Sterling Bay, The Chicago Cubs, Magellan Development, and Core Spaces.

​Expert Panelist on The Architect's Roundtable

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Melinda Jakovich Lagrange

A Top Luxury Real Estate Luxury Agent In Chicagoland for over 25 years. “My clients always come first". To reach her. Call. 312 953-3425

Melinda has been in Real Estate for the past 25 years. She has just recently been awarded with the Chicago Association of Realtors top 1% Sales Award for 2018 During her time she has enjoyed steadily increasing success, working primarily in the residential marketplace. Recently honored by CHICAGO Crain’s as one of the City s top notable Residential Realtors in 2019. She has established herself as one of the city's TopAgents, having sold over $625 Million .


 

​Expert Panelist on The Architect's Roundtable

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Matthew Wilke

Chief Operations Officer & Partner | LG Group

Matt has nearly 20 years of experience working in the development and construction industry. As COO, Matt is constantly pushing and challenging his teams. His oversight of all company operations, including all phases of the development process, ensures exceptional output while maintaining unparalleled culture and opportunity. Externally, Matt connects with clients, partners, architects, and investors to ensure LG delivers for all involved.

​Expert Panelist on The Architect's Roundtable

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Luxury Real Estate Broker | @properties

Carrie McCormick is a leader in the luxury and development market. She has more than 22 years of real estate sales expertise with over $1 Billion in Career Sales.

​Expert Panelist on The Architect's Roundtable

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Founder and Owner | Reach Social

Shannon Vogel is a certified Social Media Strategist, and 25-year veteran of the construction, flooring and interior design industry.  

After more than 10 years in flooring sales, interior design and working for home builders, Shannon changed her focus to the marketing opportunities unfolding online. 

Education Segment: "Harness the power of social media for your business"

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John Robert Wiltgen

Author, Principal Interior Designer(retired) | JRWD John Robert Wiltgen Design

Award-Winning, Published Interior Designer, Principal, John Robert Wiltgen Design, and the Author of the recent publication, The Candy in My Pocket.

John has 40 years of experience in residential design/build, completing projects across the United States, in Canada, Mexico - even on the Ivory Coast of Africa.

Meet me at the Blue Coyote! An interview with John Robert Wiltgen

PowerHouse Luxury Conference Chicago
Rob Almeida

People and Culture Manager I LG Group

With over 8+ years as a People Operations Professional, Rob has experience building strong, inclusive company cultures across various industries.  He is passionate about creating a top tier employee experience, career development, and creating more diverse workforces. He believes that a strong company culture is key for sustainable success.

Education Session: Leadership, Culture & Recruiting Top Talent in 2023

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VP of Business Partnerships | MATTER.

Vicki is Owner of our MATTERhouse Team. She also works to develop relationships with business owners and corporations to contribute to MATTER’s projects and help achieve MATTER’s vision of self-sustainability.

Why it MATTERs

Wendy Cohen

CEO | PowerHouse SMART® & PowerHouse SMART Luxury Conference, PowerHouse Advisors & PowerHouse Recruiting.

The PowerHouse Group of Companies is dedicated to HELPING OTHERS. Wendy has over 30 years of luxury industry experience,  often referred to as a power-connector. PowerHouse Recruiting is a national retained recruiting firm, connecting the right total talent candidates to the right career opportunities helping employers grow their teams. PHR believes there is as a perfect fit.

Education Segment: "Harness the power of social media for your business"

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Darrell Katz

Professor of Business Leadership | Loyola University Chicago

Darrell has worked with management teams for more than 30 years to create and deliver leadership development and business communications courses. Impact Training Solutions is a full-service provider of business training courses. wide range of custom-designed courseware focused on helping the manager master the most significant part of their role – how to manage. Darrell serves as a special consultant to support PowerHouse SMART and sits on the Advisory Council for the Harvard Business Review.

Moderator on Education Session: Leadership, Culture & Recruiting Top Talent in 2023

PowerHouse Luxury Conference Chicago
Michael Freiburger

Owner, Director of Design and Construction | NewLook Development

Michael brings both an Engineering Degree (Ohio University) and an Architecture Degree (Illinois Institute of Technology) to lead Newlook’s team. 

He started his career as a youngster working in trades, moving up quickly into construction management and architectural design. He brings 25 year’s hand’s on experience to NewLook Development in development and construction.

Education Session: Leadership, Culture & Recruiting Top Talent in 2023

Meet the 2023 Moderators and Experts

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George Markoutsas

Owner, ABLAZE

Moderator - PowerConnections and Break-out Groups

PowerHouse Luxury Conference Chicago
Mark Benner

Principal, Mark Eric Benner Architects

Moderator - PowerConnections and Break-out Groups

PowerHouse Luxury Conference Chicago
James Dash

Principal Partner, Carlson Dash

Moderator - PowerConnections and Break-out Groups

PowerHouse Luxury Conference Chicago
Colette Rodon Hornof

President/Principal Interior Designer Interior Designer, Vesta of Hearth and Home

Moderator - PowerConnections and Break-out Groups

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Larry Santello

Manager, Experience And Design Center, Gaggenau Thermador Bosch

Moderator - PowerConnections and Break-out Groups

PowerHouse Luxury Conference Chicago
Rebecca Pogonitz

Principal, Mark Eric Benner Architects

Moderator - PowerConnections and Break-out Groups

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Igor Jokanovic

Principal Partner, Carlson Dash

Builder Expert

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Neil Peck

President/Principal Interior Designer Interior Designer, Vesta of Hearth and Home

Builder Expert

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Matt Lederer

Owner, Mahogany Builders

Builder Expert

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Dan Baigleman

Principal, Full Circle Architects

Architect Expert

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Adrienne Russ

Executive VP of Operations, Frazier
Homes

Builder Expert

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Jarmila Singer

Owner, Sound Living

Moderator - PowerConnections and Break-out Groups

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Seth Romig

Principal, Seth Romig Architect

Architect Expert - Moderator - PowerConnections and Break-out Groups

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Kimberly Nigro

Principal Architect, Studio Nigro

Architect Expert

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Richard Becker

Principal Architect, Becker Architects Limited

Architect Expert

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Yael Rajstein

Principal Architect, YR Studio LLC

Architect Expert - Moderator -
PowerConnections and Break-out Groups

PowerHouse Luxury Conference Chicago
Manuel Hernandez

Principal Architect, Design Seed, Inc.

Architect Expert

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Mario Cordova

Real Estate Agent, EXP Realty

Moderator - PowerConnections and Break-out Groups

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Duane Draughon

Outdoor Living Designer, VizX Design Studio

Moderator - PowerConnections and Break-out Groups

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Darin Daniels

Home Mortgage Consultant, Wells Fargo

Moderator - PowerConnections and Break-out Groups

PowerHouse Luxury Conference Chicago
Toni Callahan

General Manager, Schmechtig Landscapes

Moderator - PowerConnections and Break-out Groups

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Justin Greenberg

Lead Real Estate Broker, JG Group, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
Chicago

Moderator - PowerConnections and Break-out Groups

Emerging Leaders 2023

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Kelly Ipjian
Real Estate Agent | Exit Strategy Realty
Recognized by NSBAR, North Shore Barrington

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Ashley Schwarz

General Manager | Crafted Countertops, Inc.

Recognized by LBA, Lakeland Builders Association, WI

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Alex Carlson

Owner | Peace of Mind Remodeling

Recognized by Building Industry Association of Greater Chicago

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Conference 2023

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