Robert J. Winter
Robert Winter

Adjunct Lecturer of Real Estate

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Bob Winter has been working in the real estate industry for over 35 years. He was President of The Shaw Company, a nationally recognized development firm; President & COO of Stein and Company, a Chicago based real estate services company; CEO of AMLI Commercial Properties Trust, a Chicago based private REIT and EVP of Development for Equity Office Property Trust a publically traded REIT. Bob has developed and renovated the following property types: office, hotel, industrial and housing, both multi and single family. He has developed properties throughout the United States with concentrations in Chicago, New York and San Francisco.

Bob has been active in a number of real estate groups especially the Urban Land Institute. He is on the advisory board of a real estate services company in New York and a trustee/director for a number of charitable organizations in Chicago.

Bob earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan and his MBA from the University of Chicago.

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Full-Time / Part-Time MBA
Real Estate Development (REAL-444-0)

This course counts toward the following majors: Real Estate.

Taught by experienced real estate practitioners, this course introduces students to the dynamics of real estate development in the United States using examples and methodologies from past and current real estate projects. The creation of value and risks common to the development of real estate as well as leadership, decision making, financing, budgeting and marketing will be central themes running through the course. Students gain a thorough understanding of real estate development, from the inception of an idea to the design and construction of income-producing real estate. The student will also learn the importance and need for sustainable, environmentally sound development. The course will cover a number of actual real estate developments that the instructors have managed and will use case studies to illustrate each week's topic. Course materials include a real estate development textbook.