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Erwin K. Aulis, Chief Operating Officer, Northwood Investors

John ParsonsTuesday, November 5, 2014

As Chief Operating Officer of Northwood Investors, Erwin K. Aulis oversees the company’s day-to-day operations, including asset management, capital markets, finance and control, investor relations, and human resources. He also serves on Northwood's Investment Committee and participates in the acquisitions process.
Before joining Northwood in May 2007, Mr. Aulis spent 10 years at Chicago-based real estate private equity firm Transwestern Investment Company, where, as Chief Investment Officer, he oversaw the firm's acquisition, due diligence, asset management, and disposition functions. He aggregated more than $1.9 billion in committed equity capital while focusing on the firm's discretionary investment vehicles, Aslan Realty Partners I-III. He served on the funds' Investment Committees, the Management Committee of the Transwestern Multifamily Partners investment Fund, and the firm's Management Committee.

Mr. Aulis’ career in the real estate investment management business began in 1985 at The O'Connor Group in New York. He established the firm's Los Angeles office in 1989 and returned to New York in 1994, shortly after which he became President and Chief Operating Officer of O'Connor Capital Incorporated. In joint venture with J.P. Morgan & Co., OCI co-sponsored the Argo Partnerships I and II, which aggregated $650 million in discretionary investment capital. Mr. Aulis served on the funds' Executive and Investment Committees. He also served as an Executive Vice President of The O'Connor Group and was a member of the firm's Executive Committee.

Throughout his career, Mr. Aulis has been involved in approximately $20 billion of U.S. real estate transactions featuring a wide array of both public- and private-market properties.

Mr. Aulis received his Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University. He serves on the Kellogg School of Management's Real Estate Advisory Board and is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the International Council of Shopping Centers.
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