UH Manoa College of Business brings Sam Zell to Hawaii

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Tracy Taira, (808) 956-5357
Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship & E-Business
Posted: Jun 13, 2005

HONOLULU - On Thursday, June 23, 2005, the University of Hawaii College of Business will present the thirteenth Kipapa i ke Ala lecture, featuring renowned real estate investment tycoon Samuel Zell. Zell is Chairman of Equity Group Investments, LLC, an entrepreneurial real estate investment firm. A Chicago native, Zell is a self-made billionaire and has been called "the country‘s largest landlord."

Dr. Vance Roley, Dean of the College of Business said, "We‘re proud to be able to present the Kipapa i ke Ala Lecture Series. It was important for us from the inception of this series that we offer these lectures free of charge and open to anyone interested in business. I am extremely excited to have Sam Zell visit the university as our featured speaker for this thirteenth Kipapa i ke Ala lecture. It is an honor to have a businessman of his caliber connect with us."

The talk, entitled "Entrepreneurship and Ethics: A Conversation with Sam Zell," is free of charge and will take place from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the UH Manoa Campus Center Ballroom. To RSVP, call 956-5083 or visit www.cba.hawaii.edu/kipapa.

Biographical Sketch of Samuel Zell
A native Chicagoan, Samuel Zell is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan law school. Zell began his career in real estate while an undergraduate at the university by managing apartment buildings throughout Southeast Michigan. He continued his interests in real estate with the founding of Equity Group Investments, L.L.C. (formerly known as Equity Financial and Management Company), an entrepreneurial investment firm based in Chicago where he currently serves as chairman of the Board.

Zell maintains substantial interests in and serves as Chairman of the Board of various corporations which include Anixter International (AXE), Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. (ELS), Equity Residential (EQR), Equity Office Properties Trust (EOP), Capital Trust (CT), Danielson Holding Corporation (DHC), and Rewards Network Inc. (IRN). All of these are publicly traded companies.

Kipapa i ke Ala Lecture Series
This is the thirteenth Kipapa i ke Ala Lecture Series, which began in 2001. The Kipapa i ke Ala forum, which translates "paving the way," brings the best and brightest from the world of international business to share their knowledge with students, faculty, alumni and members of the greater Hawaii community. Participants include top venture capitalists, venture attorneys, CEOs, academics and high-tech visionaries.

For more information, visit: http://www.cba.hawaii.edu