Habitat Company's Mark Segal, on succeeding two Chicago icons

The Habitat Company has changed the face of Chicago. Over the past 30 years, Habitat has developed more than 17,000 residential units and currently manages more than 23,000.

The company’s founder, Dan Levin, is a real estate legend, and Valerie Jarrett, a recent CEO, is a senior advisor to Barack Obama.

Last Friday Joe and I visited with Habitat President / CEO Mark Segal at his office in River North. In this first segment from our interview, we touched briefly on the company’s history and scale, and asked Mark to talk about the experience of succeeding two Chicago icons.

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