The Lincoln Park Builders of Chicago is an honorary society of real estate builders, developers, managers, and principals, or individuals who are influential in the industry. The Club’s mission is to provide social camaraderie, support common causes and provide a venue to discuss and learn about real estate industry issues, trends, and opportunities.

The Club is dedicated to advancing Chicago’s architecture, development, and prosperity by promoting and supporting people and organizations that share our common mission. At the time of the Club’s founding in 1968, Lincoln Park was an economically challenged area of Chicago. The eleven original founders were influential contributors to the renaissance of Lincoln Park and Chicago’s northside. In the decades since inception, Lincoln Park has developed into a thriving neighborhood, and the LPBC members continue to improve the built environment of Chicagoland and beyond.

Membership in the Lincoln Park Builders of Chicago is an honor bestowed on those who have repeatedly demonstrated exemplary performance in their field, with superior integrity and the highest of ethical standards. Members vow to compete fairly while also helping the organization and fellow members to further the success of the group.


The Lincoln Park Builders of Chicago is an honorary society of builders, developers, managers and principals of real estate and those involved in the field of real estate. The goal is to provide social  amaraderie and a venue to discuss and learn about industry issues, trends and opportunities.

Mark Sullivan – President

SGW Architecture & Design
Managing Principal

Jim Darrow – Past President

Essex Realty Group

Chris Fifield – Forum Chair

Fifield Construction and Realty LLC

Harold Rider – Treasurer

Realty & Mortgage Co

Tina Wallace – Secretary

Wallace Properties LTD
Managing Broker

Keith Lord – Membership Chair

The Lord Companies LLC

Jim Jann – Programming

JAB Real Estate

Sam Goldman – Programming

JAB Real Estate

Colin Armstrong – Social Chair

CC Industries – A Henry Crown Company
Portfolio Manager

John Vargo – House Manager

Kenilworth Properties & Construction


Since 1999, Lincoln Park Builders Club of Chicago has annually bestowed the Impact Award to a real estate professional or business that has demonstrated long-term commitment to the growth and advancement of the City of Chicago. It is the organization’s highest honor and past winners represent excellence in the real estate industry through both commercial and charitable endeavors. View Past Impact Award Winners

In 2022, we were honored to announce Jeff Shapack, founder and CEO of Shapack Partners, as our Impact Award recipient. His multi-asset-class real estate development company has reshaped Chicago’s Fulton Market District and other city neighborhoods over the past decade.

View Past Impact Award Winners


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