OUR TEAM

Curt R. Bailey

President

As president of Related Midwest, Curt R. Bailey leads a team of more than 100 talented architectural, planning and design, development, construction and professional services experts who, together, are transforming the landscape of Chicago real estate. With more than 25 years of senior real estate experience, Bailey is responsible for a multibillion-dollar portfolio of residential, mixed-use, and adaptive re-use properties, including pioneering projects like 500 Lake Shore Drive and 111 W. Wacker that have redefined luxury living in downtown Chicago. 

In addition to managing Related Midwest’s portfolio of properties, Bailey oversees the company’s robust development pipeline, which includes the 70-story One Bennett Park, an ultra-luxury residential tower designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects that will be the tallest all-residential building in Chicago when completed in 2019. Other projects currently in development under Bailey’s leadership include a 30-story, 300-unit luxury rental tower at 1035 W. Van Buren and 725 W. Randolph in Chicago’s West Loop; 400 N. Lake Shore Drive, located on the site of the former Chicago Spire project in South Streeterville; and a 62-acre mixed-use, master-planned community at the southwest corner of Clark Street and Roosevelt Road that will be one of the largest private real estate developments in Chicago history.

With Bailey at the helm, Related Midwest has cemented its reputation as Chicago’s preeminent developer of luxury residential and best-in-class affordable housing. Bailey’s vision for Related Midwest includes building upon the company’s roots in affordable housing through the development and preservation of communities like Parkway Gardens, Marshall Field Garden Apartment Homes and the historic Julia C. Lathrop Homes – just one example of how Related Midwest is creating entirely new residential and mixed-use districts within established neighborhoods, across all categories.

Bailey is an active member of several professional and charitable organizations, both locally and nationally. He is vice chair and chair-elect for the Ounce of Prevention Fund.  He also serves on the University of Colorado’s CU Real Estate Center National Advisory Board and on the board of directors of the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association (GNMAA). Mr. Bailey is also a director at The French International School of Chicago. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Developer of the Year
  • Urban Residential
  • New Construction Chicago Over $55 Million, 2015 Chicago Building Congress Merit Awards
  • CCRE Development of the Year
  • Developer of the Year
  • Developer of the Year
  • NAIOP Developer of the Year
  • CCRE Developer of the Year
  • CNDA Outstanding Neighborhood Development
  • CAA Excellence Award
  • Agent’s Choice Awards, Developer of the Year
  • Developer of the Year, Related Midwest and Biggest Draw, 500 Lake Shore Drive
  • Pride in Construction Award - Residential Project of the Year

IN THE NEWS

In South Loop, Plans for City Within the City Begin Taking Shape
Chicago Tribune
5/12/2017
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Check Out This Planned Streeterville Park, Called A "Vacation In The City"
DNAinfo
4/24/2017
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Lendlease, Related Midwest Celebrate Topping Out of Landmark West Loop
Multi-Housing News
3/29/2017
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A closer look at the West Loop's upcoming "Landmark" apartments
Curbed Chicago
3/15/2017
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Marshall Field Project Transformation Almost Complete
NBC Chicago - Making a Difference
2/10/2017
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Time Lapse Shows Early Progress on Steeterville's One Bennett Park Tower
Curbed Chicago
2/6/2017
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The Latest Look at the West Loop Construction Boom
Curbed Chicago
1/31/2017
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Related Midwest Lands $240 Million Construction Loan for Streeterville Tower
Crain's Chicago Business
12/1/2016
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Number of Cranes at Work in Chicago Hits 8-Year High
Chicago Tribune
11/7/2016
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This Condo Developer Is Seeking Buyers, But Not Too Many
Crains - Chicago Real Estate Daily
9/15/2016
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Condo's at Streeterville's Newest Luxury Highrise Now On Sale for $2M to $6M
DNAinfo
9/15/2016
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Penthouse in Chicago's Tallest Residential Tower to Ask $15 Million
Mansion Global
9/8/2016
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West Loop Apartment Project Lands $97 Million in Financing
Crain's Chicago Business
6/2/2016
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Lathrop Homes Clears Another Hurdle
GlobeSt.com
4/26/2016
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Developer debuts 'classically modern' look for Streeterville tower
Crain's Chicago Business
3/3/2016
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Downtown condo prices rise above peak 2008 levels, report says
Chicago Tribune
2/12/2016
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Lathrop Homes plan seeks to preserve history, riverfront and public housing
Chicago Tribune
2/3/2016
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Who's Who in Chicago Business - Curt Bailey
Crain's Chicago Business
9/7/2015
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Chicago Incentivizes Private Development of Affordable Housing
Architect's Newspaper
8/18/2015
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From Troubled to Trophy: The Turnaround of Chicago's OneEleven
Urbandland: The Magazine of the Urban Land Institute
8/14/2015
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Kanela Opens Streeterville Location
Chicago Tribune
7/14/2015
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Resort-style Swimming Pools at Chicago Area Rentals
Chicago Tribune
7/12/2015
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8 Chicago Apartment Towers That Feature Awesome Amenities
Curbed Chicago
6/5/2015
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Three years after South Loop deal, 504 condos almost gone
Crain's Chicago
5/12/2015
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The Ones to Watch in Chicago Business, 2015
Chicago Tribune
1/2/2015
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High-Rise Holiday Hosts Turn Shared Event Spaces into Family Meeting Places
DNAinfo
11/26/2014
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Related Midwest's Bailey on Chicago Real Estate
Bloomberg
4/8/2012
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