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Samuel Zell

Founder & Chairman of Equity International; Businessman and Investor; Known as a "Founding Father" of the Modern Real Estate Industry

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 Samuel Zell Biography

Sam Zell founded Equity International in 1999. He had led the monetization of the real estate investment trust (REIT) era in the U.S. six years earlier and believed that liquid real estate would have an even greater impact in emerging markets where access to capital was limited. Mr. Zell applied his skills and experience to help EI lead the monetization of real estate companies in Brazil, Mexico and China, in-country and on the New York Stock Exchange. These companies were recognized and rewarded for Mr. Zell’s trademark focus on corporate governance and transparency.

Mr. Zell’s investments span industries and continents, and include interests in finance, energy, transportation, communications, and real estate. These investments are managed by Equity Group Investments (EGI), the private investment firm Mr. Zell founded more than 45 years ago. Mr. Zell is recognized as a founding father of today’s public real estate industry after creating three of the largest REITs in history.

Mr. Zell maintains substantial interests in, and is the chairman of, five other public companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange: Equity Residential Properties Trust, the largest apartment REIT in the United States; Equity LifeStyle Properties, a manufactured home community REIT; Equity Commonwealth, an office building REIT; Covanta Holding Corporation, an international owner/operator of energy-from-waste and power generation facilities; and Anixter International Inc., a leading global provider of communications, security, and wire and cable products. Previously, Mr. Zell served as chairman for Equity Office Properties Trust, which was sold in February 2007 to The Blackstone Group for $39 billion in one of the largest private equity transactions in history.

Mr. Zell serves on the President’s Advisory Board at the University of Michigan, and with the combined efforts of the University of Michigan Business School, established the Zell/Lurie Entrepreneurial Center. Mr. Zell’s continual assistance to Michigan’s MBA program has also enhanced the Business School’s Polish Studies Program. He is also a long-standing supporter of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton Real Estate Center, where he endowed the Samuel Zell/Robert Lurie Real Estate Center. Mr. Zell also funded the Zell Scholars Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He created the Zell Entrepreneurship Center at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC), which is the first private higher-learning institution in Israel. And, he is a Governor of the Urban Land Institute Foundation. Mr. Zell holds a JD degree and a BA from the University of Michigan.

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Samuel Zell

Founder & Chairman of Equity International; Businessman and Investor; Known as a "Founding Father" of the Modern Real Estate Industry

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Samuel Zell Biography

Sam Zell founded Equity International in 1999. He had led the monetization of the real estate investment trust (REIT) era in the U.S. six years earlier and believed that liquid real estate would have an even greater impact in emerging markets where access to capital was limited. Mr. Zell applied his skills and experience to help EI lead the monetization of real estate companies in Brazil, Mexico and China, in-country and on the New York Stock Exchange. These companies were recognized and rewarded for Mr. Zell’s trademark focus on corporate governance and transparency.

Mr. Zell’s investments span industries and continents, and include interests in finance, energy, transportation, communications, and real estate. These investments are managed by Equity Group Investments (EGI), the private investment firm Mr. Zell founded more than 45 years ago. Mr. Zell is recognized as a founding father of today’s public real estate industry after creating three of the largest REITs in history.

Mr. Zell maintains substantial interests in, and is the chairman of, five other public companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange: Equity Residential Properties Trust, the largest apartment REIT in the United States; Equity LifeStyle Properties, a manufactured home community REIT; Equity Commonwealth, an office building REIT; Covanta Holding Corporation, an international owner/operator of energy-from-waste and power generation facilities; and Anixter International Inc., a leading global provider of communications, security, and wire and cable products. Previously, Mr. Zell served as chairman for Equity Office Properties Trust, which was sold in February 2007 to The Blackstone Group for $39 billion in one of the largest private equity transactions in history.

Mr. Zell serves on the President’s Advisory Board at the University of Michigan, and with the combined efforts of the University of Michigan Business School, established the Zell/Lurie Entrepreneurial Center. Mr. Zell’s continual assistance to Michigan’s MBA program has also enhanced the Business School’s Polish Studies Program. He is also a long-standing supporter of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton Real Estate Center, where he endowed the Samuel Zell/Robert Lurie Real Estate Center. Mr. Zell also funded the Zell Scholars Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He created the Zell Entrepreneurship Center at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC), which is the first private higher-learning institution in Israel. And, he is a Governor of the Urban Land Institute Foundation. Mr. Zell holds a JD degree and a BA from the University of Michigan.

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  • How to book Samuel Zell?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Samuel Zell for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Samuel Zell, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Samuel Zell or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Samuel Zell?

    Booking fees for Samuel Zell, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Samuel Zell, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Samuel Zell?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Samuel Zell for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Samuel Zell for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Samuel Zell or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Samuel Zell or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Samuel Zell is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Samuel Zell for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Samuel Zell generally travels from Chicago, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Adena Friedman, Barry Diller, Stephen Schwarzman, Carl Icahn and Robert E. Rubin. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Samuel Zell for an upcoming event.

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