Chicago & Midwest CRE News In Your Inbox.

Sign up for Connect emails to stay informed with CRE stories that are 150 words or less.

Sub Markets

Property Sectors


Chicago & Midwest  + New York & Tri-State  + South Side  + Industrial  | 
Aviation Institute of Maintenance McKinley Park Chicago

Aviation Maintenance School Ready to Cut Ribbon on McKinley Park Facility

A ribbon-cutting is slated for Sept. 15 at Aviation Institute of Maintenance’s (AIM) new campus in the South Side’s McKinley Park neighborhood. Located six miles from Chicago Midway International Airport, the new facility will be AIM’s 14th and its largest aviation maintenance campus to date.  

JLL’s Michael Conway and Gavin Stainthorpe  led site selection for AIM’s newest campus. The school will have the capacity to accommodate 1,000 students. Graduates focusing on the field of aviation maintenance in the Chicago metropolitan area will have the potential to earn an annual mean wage of $72,000 per year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

“We’re thrilled to welcome AIM to Chicago,” Conway said in July. “From its urban location in the McKinley Park neighborhood, the institute has an excellent demographic pool for both prospective students and staff, large traffic counts and immediate access to Chicago’s airports.” 

Photo courtesy of Aviation Institute of Maintenance.


Inside The Story

JLL's Conway

About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

  • ◦Development