Unconventional Planning Ideas to Help You Survive

Let’s face it: organizing events might be one of the hardest jobs out there. You bring in great speakers, amazing food, decorate the place to the hilt – and you still see some attendees more engrossed in their cellphones than the event. What does it take to grab attendees by the collar and make them …

Hussein Farah builds his New Vision at COCO

Hussein Farah, Founder and Executive Director of a nonprofit that trains African immigrant youth in Minnesota on the fundamentals of coding and IT, was selected to be a 2017 COCO Fellow, sponsored by brightpeak financial. We sat down with Hussein to learn more about the path that brought him from Somalia to Minneapolis, his nonprofit, …

Structured Real Estate Deconstructs Expectations, Bridging Buildings and Clouds

Structured Real Estate, an ambitious and nimble team based in COCO Chicago, is a creative commercial real estate developer specializing in adaptive reuse and ground-up development. One of their latest projects, Meetinghouse 3080, incorporated cutting-edge 3D laser technology in the conversion of a former church into a commercial office, retail and restaurant space in Scottsdale, …