More than 1,600 of Chicago’s top commercial real estate professionals gathered at the Hilton Chicago tonight (Thursday, March 9) to celebrate the 35th Annual Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards and to support the Greater Chicago Food Depository. More than $1.3 million was raised to support the Food Depository’s mission to end hunger in Chicago and Cook County. The awards dinner, presented by Associated Bank, is considered the top awards event of the year for Chicago’s commercial real estate industry. It is also the Food Depository’s largest annual fundraiser. The partnership began in 1989 and has remained steadfast throughout some of the country’s most challenging crises.