Power Plays In Real Estate

Join us for a night of candid conversation with an amazing and diverse selection of speakers to learn more about investment opportunities throughout the Chicagoland area!

Billionaire Real Estate Developer, Francis Greenburger, and Commissioner of The Department of Buildings for the City of Chicago, Judy Frydland, will walk you through how to recognize and jump on opportunities when they present themselves, and how to find opportunities that may not be so obvious. Salvador Cicero, Principal of the Cicero Law Firm, Javier Gutierrez, founder of MexPunch, Georgette Marin, Al Reese, and Sara Olvera will share their experiences in development and their knowledge on how to identify market trends.

This night of education and discussion wraps up with a whiskey tasting where you can ask questions and get information from the speakers, and talk to contemporaries to get other outlooks on how to invest smartly.

Solutions For The Commercial Real Estate Market


In early 2015, John Guidos and his co-founders formed TurboAppeal, with the objective to provide a big-data and machine learning resource to all homeowners in an effort to efficiently ensure that all customers only pay their fair share of property taxes. TurboAppeal went on to raise a Series A round of funding, which was led by some of the biggest names in real estate and technology, including @properties, Guaranteed Rate, Hyde Park Angels, Hyde Park Venture Partners, Garland Capital, Camber Creek, and Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners. Within two years, TurboAppeal had established itself as a household brand and achieved various nominations and awards, such as BuiltIn Chicago’s List of 50 Startups to Watch, Tech.Co National Startup of the Year Finalist, Chicago Innovation Awards Finalist, and it was a Moxie Awards Nominee for the Best Consumer Web Startup.

In May 2017, TurboAppeal was acquired by Paradigm Tax Group, with the intent to replicate TurboAppeal’s established residential product into a comprehensive solution for the commercial real estate market. The acquisition solidified Paradigm Tax Group as the nation’s only technology-enabled property tax service and product solution for owners of both commercial and residential real estate.

Prior to his involvement with TurboAppeal, John graduated from Purdue University in 2002. He is also a licensed attorney having obtained his Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law in 2005. While attending law school, he was a member of the Business Law Society and the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. Over the past ten years, John has worked at various law firms in Illinois, at which time he has strengthened his property tax appeal techniques, litigation strategy and transaction practice. He has also served as General Counsel for Integrity Marketing Solutions, LLC, and at the Law Offices of Guidos & Associates, Ltd.

In addition to John’s professional endeavors, he also has a passion for helping fellow community members and volunteers with a variety of philanthropic organizations. In the past, he has served as a Volunteer Attorney at the Willow Creek Community Church Legal Aid Ministry and as a Board Member of the McHenry County Regional Board of School Trustees.

Real Estate Professional Services

William Marovitz,
President at Marovitz Group

Marovitz is a member of the Anti-Defamation League, the Weizmann Institute of Science, the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau, DePaul University, the Gene Siskel Film Center, and the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence. He was president of the Marovitz Group. Marovitz was a Democratic state representative and state senator in Illinois and is a committeeman in the state Democratic Party’s Central Committee.