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A Conversation with Sam Zell

August 4, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Manoa Campus, Campus Center Ballroom

The Will Weinstein Conversation Lecture Series will feature a discussion titled "A Conversation with Sam Zell: The Ethical Boundaries of Entrepreneurial Behavior," with Sam Zell, Chairman and Co-Founder of Equity International, a private investment firm.

Sam Zell is chairman of Equity Group Investments LLC (EGI), the private, entrepreneurial investment firm he founded more than 40 years ago. Zell’s investments span industries and continents, and include interests in real estate, energy, logistics, transportation, media, and health care. He is recognized as a founding father of today’s public real estate industry after creating three of the largest real estate investment trusts (REITs) in history.

Zell is also co-founder and chairman of Equity International, a private investment firm focused on real estate-related companies outside the U.S., including publicly held portfolio companies, listed on the New York Stock Exchange such as: Gafisa (GFA), Xinyuan (XIN), Homex (HXM), and BR Malls (listed on Bovespa).

Zell is the chairman of five other public companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange: Equity Residential, the largest apartment REIT; Equity LifeStyle Properties (ELS); Covanta Holding Corp. (CVA); and Anixter (AXE). Zell is also the chairman of Tribune Company, a private media conglomerate. Previously, Zell served as chairman for Equity Office Properties Trust (EOP), which was sold in 2007 to The Blackstone Group for $39 billion in the largest private equity transaction.

A Chicago native, Zell holds a bachelor’s degree and a JD from the University of Michigan.

Parking is $5 after 4 p.m. on the UH Manoa campus.

RSVP acceptances only. Friends of Business:; Friends of Law: or 808-956-8478.

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Shidler College of Business and Williams S. Richardson School of Law, Manoa Campus

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Thursday, August 4
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Manoa Campus, Physical Science Building 211
6:00pm A Conversation with Sam Zell
Manoa Campus, Campus Center Ballroom
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