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Elle Ramel

Director of Development | Farpoint Development

"I would like each neighborhood in Chicago to be anchored by a corridor of restaurants, play spaces for children, and cultural amenities."


Undergraduate Degree: Yale University, '11

Fun fact: I have been to 50 countries including Vietnam and the Vatican.

Elle Ramel is the Director of Development at Farpoint Development. She helps to project manage the redevelopment of the Michael Reese Hospital site in Chicago. Prior to this position, she led strategic partnerships at City Tech Collaborative, the smart city lab of Chicago, and an Economic Policy Associate in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office at the City of Chicago. She has worked on financial issues and economic development, including infrastructure, corporate recruitment, job growth, sustainability, food business, innovation spaces and land use.

She completed her Bachelor’s at Yale University in Urban Studies and a Master’s Degree at Cambridge University in Land Economics/Town Planning. She also co-founded City Open Workshop — a bi-montly forum designed to bring architects and planners to assist communities with design capabilities.