The Chicago Real Estate Private Equity Network (“CREPE”) is the premier networking organization exclusively for the next generation of real estate private equity professionals in Chicago. CREPE was established in 2009 to bring together leaders in the real estate private equity community in order to enhance their respective functions through networking and education, as well as provide a forum to address topics relevant to the real estate private equity industry. In addition, CREPE provides a medium for professionals to get involved in their local community through volunteering and raising money for local charities.
CREPE caters to experienced middle and senior-level professionals primarily on the buy side of institutional real estate. CREPE's current membership consists of over 800 middle and senior-level professionals from over 300 firms, and continues to grow.