September 21, 2016



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IMD Issues Request for Proposals for Professional

Real Estate and Strategic Advisory Services

Seeks best-in-class firms to assist in executing plans for growth and development


CHICAGO– The Illinois Medical District (IMD) today issued a request for proposals (RFP) for professional real estate and strategic advisory services. The purpose of the RFP is to identify qualified respondents whomeettheIMD'sneeds for real estate consulting services inorderto continue the IMD’s advancement as an economic engine for Chicago and a global destination for innovation and medical services.

The IMD seeks to work with firms that demonstrate an understanding of its organizational goals and mission, and how to best utilize existing and potential resources available to the IMD.  The IMD is also interested in firms that demonstrate the capacity to fulfill and enhance the organization’s long term strategic vision for the District as a leader in patient care and medical research.

Desired services include:

  1. Asset Analysis and Performance Advisory
  2. Leasing and Brokerage
  3. Strategic Marketing Services
  4. Development and Transaction Advisory Services
  5. Facilities and Asset Management

“We know that the expertise required to achieve the results we are seeking is specialized and advanced,” said IMD Executive Director Dr. Suzet McKinney. “The time is now for the IMD to put a stake in the ground as a leading health innovation district, so we’re seeking the best and brightest to help us do just that.”

The IMD will host a pre-proposal meeting on October 7, 2016. During the meeting, firms will have the opportunity to ask questions of the IMD regarding the RFP.

Other key dates include:                                                                  

  1. Question Submission Cut-Off                                                      October 14, 2016
  2. RFP Response DueDate                                                                October 28,2016
  3. ShortlistSelection                                                                            November 10, 2016
  4. Final Selection                                                                               December 2,2016

Firms may submit questions at any point up to and including the question submission cut-off date. Questions must be submitted in writing to IMD Chief of Staff Kate Schellinger. In accordance with the IMD procurement policy, questions and answers will be posted to the IMD website, and will be updated as needed.

To download the RFP, click here. To download the accompanying RFP exhibits, click here.


The Illinois Medical District Commission (IMDC) fosters economic growth of the Illinois Medical District (IMD) by supporting healthcare, research, program, technology commercialization and real estate development initiatives. The IMDC facilitates collaboration among clinicians, academic researchers, private industry and patients, acting as an independent third party convener that brings institutions and individuals together around common needs, goals and themes. Our mission is to be a leader in patient care and medical research utilizing our diversity and unique assets while driving economic growth.

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