November 2-3, 2021
Chicago, IL

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Eric Nordness

Managing Principal, Marquee Development

Eric Nordness is the Managing Principal of Marquee Development. Marquee Development is a real estate development and investment business owned by the Ricketts family, owners of the Chicago Cubs baseball club. They specialize in urban mixed-use entertainment and professional sports districts. Mr. Nordness leads real estate development for the Ricketts family. In 2017, Hickory Street Capital, a subsidiary of Marquee Development, completed the development of a sports and entertainment district directly west of Wrigley Field, centered around a 30,000 square foot open-air event plaza known as Gallagher Way. The mixed-used development encapsulates the plaza and two six-story buildings that house a 173-room boutique hotel, 100,000 square feet of retail space and 75,000 square feet of office space. Designed to fit seamlessly into the urban neighborhood environment, this new destination now serves as a year-round entertainment destination and the town center of Chicago’s iconic Wrigleyville neighborhood. Prior to joining Marquee Development, Mr. Nordness was the Managing Member for Salita Development, a boutique hospitality development firm focusing on hotels and restaurants. Eric started his career at Robertson, Stephens & Co, a San Francisco headquartered full-service investment banking firm. Mr. Nordness has experience in real estate development, structured finance and asset management. He received his B.B.A. in finance from the University of Iowa and M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, with concentrations in finance and economics. Eric is a member of the United States Soccer Federation’s Development Council, Advocate Illinois Masonic President’s Council and member of the Urban Land Institute.

Wednesday, November 03

More than a Sponsorship: Inside the Chicago Cubs and DraftKings Exclusive Deal

Moderator: Abe Madkour, Publisher & Executive Editor, Sports Business Journal

Michael Kibort, Sr. Director, Retail Sportsbook, DraftKings
Eric Nordness, Managing Principal, Marquee Development
Jason Sondag, Vice President, Strategy and Development, Chicago Cubs