CSL recently assisted the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority with the development and implementation of a privatization strategy for Chicago’s McCormick Place Complex.


CSL project leaders assisted in the cataloging of all business and contracted functions, and in developing a strategy for distributing functions and responsibilities among the contracted private management firm, the Authority and other third-party contractors. We assisted in developing recommendations as to the Authority’s business functions that should be included in the privatization. In addition to assisting in the development of the private management RFP, CSL participated closely in the evaluation of proposing teams, including proposal interviews and contract negotiations and ongoing advisory assistance throughout the process.


CSL assisted the Authority in implementing the public competitive proposal process in order to select and contract with a qualified private management operator.