Taft Chicago partner Graham Grady has been selected to the University of Illinois Research Park Board of Managers by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. The University of Illinois Research Park is an innovation hub that serves as a space for technology commercialization and supports the university in advancing and operating research parks to further its economic development mission.
Grady advises real estate developers, investors, and property owners on land use entitlements. He helps secure necessary approvals for land developments in the Chicago metropolitan area. Grady is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, the Economic Club of Chicago, and is the founder of Chicago African-Americans in Commercial Real Estate (Chi-AACRE). He received his B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and served as a student trustee member of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees as an undergraduate.