Buzz and Geoff Ruttenberg

Buzz and Geoff Ruttenberg

Buzz and Geoffrey continue the proud real estate tradition of the Ruttenberg Family. Their grand development history spans over eight decades and a plethora of Chicago neighborhoods and communities. From residential developments to commercial projects, small multi-unit renovations to new construction rental options, the Ruttenberg Family helped establish Chicago's burgeoning real estate tradition. Since the 1940's when David C. Ruttenberg jumped into the world of bricks and mortar, the Ruttenberg Family has been adding to Chicago's rich architectural and neighborhood diversity in a variety of locations throughout the Chicagoland area. A few notable developments include: The Esquire Theater, 600 N. Lake Shore Drive, Webster Place Theater, Belden Centre and Belgravia Terrace.

David W. “Buzz” Ruttenberg | President Lakewest, Inc.

Buzz is the President of Lakewest, Inc, Founder of Belgravia Group Ltd., and Principal in the law firm of Ruttenberg, Gilmartin Reis LLC. He obtained an undergraduate degree at Cornell University, a J.D., cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law, and pursued post-graduate studies at London School of Economics.

For more than 55 years, Buzz has been actively involved in the development of residential, retail and commercial properties, principally located in the core communities of Chicago. Buzz is a Lifetime Trustee of the Francis W. Parker School and actively serves on the boards for Friends of the Parks, UCAN, the Conservation Center, The Founder’s Counsel of the Field Museum, the Art Institute’s Photography Department Committee, the Chicago Jewish Federation’s Partnership Together Committee and was a member for the Dean’s Advisory Council of Northwestern University School of Law.

His honors include the 2010 Hall of Fame Award from Northwestern University School of Law Small Business Opportunity Center and the 2007 Key Legend Award of the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago. Additionally, Mr. Ruttenberg was the emcee for the 2012 Chicago Association of Realtors Good Neighbor Awards and was inducted to the Chicago Association of Realtors Hall of Fame as a Developer.e

Geoffrey Ruttenberg, Real Estate Developer | Soccer Head Coach Lincoln Park HS.

Geoffrey is a three-year graduate from Tufts University and has since accumulated over 33 years of real estate experience, which includes owning and operating several development companies such as The Brixton Group, Ltd. and his present company, Third Generation Partners LLC.

These companies have been involved in numerous developments, primarily throughout the Chicago’s Northside. Geoffrey's vision and artistic style has resulted in an array of dramatic and dynamic product throughout the City, as well as numerous recognition for said efforts. Two examples include his Streeterville collaboration with Helmut Jahn and the introduction of the CA23 Series into the West Loop.

On the soccer side of his career, Geoffrey is the Director of Soccer Operations and the Head Coach for the Varsity Boys and Varsity Girls Soccer Programs at Lincoln Park High School. There he has brought several conference titles to the School in his 7 years with the Program.  Geoffrey has more than 15 years of coaching experience, which among other things, includes over 350 games coached.

“Peter Wilt and CJ Brown have tremendous track records and have been extremely successful in their respective soccer endeavors.  I believe in Peter, I believe in CJ and I believe in the House! As a developer,  I recognize a strong foundation is key in sustaining longevity and Laurence Girard has certainly solidified the foundation of this {Chicago}  House. Further, we’re excited to have this opportunity to participate, getting in on the ground floor. As we near the 2026 World Cup and with the popularity of soccer in our Country increasing daily, we are optimistic that Chicago House and NISA are positioned for long term growth, sustainability and success!” – Geoffrey Ruttenberg