We’re only as strong as our community, and MB Real Estate proudly supports organizations whose work make Chicago, and our world, a better place. We firmly believe in the importance of giving back for personal development and encourage our employees to take part in numerous volunteer opportunities sponsored by MB Real Estate every year. By making a difference, we grow as individuals and together. 

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buildOn is an international nonprofit that empowers U.S. urban youth to transform their neighborhoods and the world through community service. MB Real Estate’s Chairman and CEO Peter Ricker serves on the organization’s Global Leadership Council and was heavily involved in bringing buildOn to the Chicago area. MB Real Estate is a regular sponsor for buildOn’s Annual Gala and participant in the non-profit’s Partnership Program.

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Serving as Chicago’s food bank, the Greater Chicago Food Depository provides food for hungry Chicagoans while striving to end hunger in our community. MB Real Estate has worked closely with the Food Depository for many years, developing fundraising campaigns and participating in the non-profit’s annual citywide food drive. To date, our managed buildings have donated thousands of tons of food and raised tens of thousands of dollars on behalf of the Food Depository.

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Chicago Youth Programs’ mission is to improve the life and health of at-risk youth in the city’s most underserved communities using a comprehensive approach aimed at developing their capabilities. MB Real Estate’s Andy Davidson is a Board member for Chicago Youth Programs and a key organizer of the non-profit’s Spring Fling fundraiser. MB Real Estate is also an annual sponsor for the organization’s Hope Gala.


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Empowering Chicago’s youth and uniting communities through the inherent power of sports, Urban Initiatives provides opportunities for students to succeed in academics, health, and leadership development.  MB Real Estate is a regular sponsor of Urban Initiatives’ Annual Work to Play Cup and participant in the organization’s corporate volunteering programs. A number of MB Real Estate’s employees are also members of Urban Initiatives’ Associate Board.



  • A Better Chance
  • City of Hope
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 
  • ALS Foundation
  • Cove School
  • March of Dimes
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Damon Runyon Cancer Run
  • Naples Children & Education Foundation/Winter Wine Festival
  • American Cancer Society
  • Goodman Theater
  • Robert Morris College
  • American Heart Association
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Shuvu/Return
  • Association House of Chicago
  • Illinois Holocaust Memorial
  • The Safe Haven Foundation
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters
  • Irish American Dinner
  • United Negro College Fund
  • Breast Cancer Awareness
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research
  • YWCA Race Against Hate
  • Chicago House
  • Jewish National Fund
  • Children's Memorial Hospital
  • Jewish United Fund