Saturday, October 6, 2012
IRETO's Bryan Shaffer sits down with Sam Zell
Known as the Grave Dancer to many, Real Estate Mastermind Sam Zell has been one of the leading voices in commercial real estate. Zell is co-founder and Chairman of Equity International, a private investment firm that focuses on real estate-related companies outside of the U.S. In addition, Zell founded and maintains substantial interests in, and is the Chairman of, a number of public companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange, including: Equity Residential (EQR), the largest US apartment REIT; Equity LifeStyle Properties (ELS). In an event chaired by IRETO's Bryan Shaffer, Zell gave insight into the 2008 financial crisis and shared his views on global real estate. Shaffer said, "He may not be the nicest real estate billionaire that I have ever sat down with, but I think he the smartest."