Innovations Archives - Magellan Development Group

Magellan Development Profile

Founded in 1996, Magellan Development Group has grown from a Chicago-focused, family-owned developer to a national real estate development, investment, and management platform. The company specializes in mixed-use hotel, residential, and office developments in first- and second-tier cities across the United States, having completed 35 large-scale projects worth over $8 billion. Recently completed projects include… Continue Reading Magellan Development Profile

Lakeshore East

EARLY IN THE 19TH CENTURY the site was actually part of Lake Michigan, serving Chicago’s growing economy as a busy port from which the Illinois Central Railroad would ship goods from the Great Lakes to the port of New Orleans. Later, growing into a major freight yard and terminus, city officials designated the harbor as… Continue Reading Lakeshore East

Magellan Gives

Beyond the creation of structures and neighborhoods, we are committed to the belief that a community is nurtured by developing minds as well as buildings. Of its numerous charitable activities, we focus our efforts principally on supporting children, education and public improvements. Constructing Bright Futures  Magellan Development Group in honored to participate in the Constructing… Continue Reading Magellan Gives

Community Relations

We pride ourselves in establishing positive, long-term relationships with the residents residing in our communities through the on-going efforts of our Community Relations Department. Magellan’s community relations team is headed by Vanessa Casciano who coordinates building and community events throughout the year intended to foster resident interaction.   Events include “Movies in The Park” and “Music… Continue Reading Community Relations

Magellan Dines

It takes more than bricks and mortar to create a vibrant community; it takes great local eateries where residents can gather to enjoy great food, drinks and lively conversation.  We promote this philosophy by partnering with food and beverage providers in our Lakeshore East development and beyond. Eggy’s Diner 333 E. Benton Place, #301, Chicago,… Continue Reading Magellan Dines

Chicago Cares

Reaching out to the residents has been a great way to build community as friendships have been formed while helping groups in need. Also, by engaging our resident base it only helps spread the mission of Chicago Cares to more local Chicagoans as we hope they may then, in return, engage their companies or sign… Continue Reading Chicago Cares

GEMS World Academy

GEMS World Academy is a private K–12 school in Magellan’s Lakeshore East Community. The Lower School located on the Park at Lakeshore East houses 660 students within 10 stories. The Middle-Upper School, currently under construction, will house 1,440 students and overlook the Chicago River and Lake Michigan.  In early 2018, the foundation was laid for… Continue Reading GEMS World Academy

Constructing Bright Futures

Magellan Development Group in honored to participate in the Constructing Bright Futures program. An avid supporter of Chicago youth programs for many years, including awarding scholarships to inner-city children to attend GEMS World Academy, Magellan recognized a unique opportunity to give back to the community. In partnership with James McHugh Construction Company, the firm launched… Continue Reading Constructing Bright Futures

Artist in Residence Program

The Artist in Residence program is Magellan Development’s first-of-its-kind building amenity, designed to enhance residents’ lives with in-house performances, lessons and exhibits while also promoting an area’s rich arts culture. Magellan continues to encourage the artistic spirit of its residential community by welcoming musicians, chefs, graffitist and more. In exchange for one year of rent-free living… Continue Reading Artist in Residence Program

Magellan’s Fitness Challenge

Heralded for an employee-friendly, flexible and relaxed work atmosphere, Magellan takes employee perks to the next level by offering an incentive-based fitness challenge. Started by David Carlins, Magellan’s President, the Magellan Employee Fitness Challenge is intended to promote employee well-being while also creating a sense of comradery and teamwork amongst members of the organization. Each… Continue Reading Magellan’s Fitness Challenge