Bachelor in Economics, Kenyon College, 1973. Master of Business Administration in Finance, University Chicago, 1975.
Various positions JMB realty corporation, Chicago, 1978—1992. President, co-Chief Executive Officer JMB Institutional realty corporation (subsidiary JMB realty corporation), 1992—1994. Trustee Starwood Hotels & Resorts, 1995.
Chairman, president & Chief Executive Officer Cadillac Fairview Corporation, Toronto, Canada, 1995—2000. President, Chief Executive Officer Equity Residential, 2002—2005. Chairman Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., White Plains, New York, since 2005, interim Chief Executive Officer, 2007.
President, Chief Executive Officer First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc., since 2009. Senior advisor Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts & Company, since 2008. Board trustees Amresco Capital Trust.
Board trustee The Rubenstein Company, The Rouse Company, Cousins Properties Inc. Board directors Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., 1999. Board trustees Equity Residential, since 2002.
Board governors National Association of Real Estate Trusts (NAREIT), Canada Institute for Public Real Estate Companies (CIPREC), National Multi-Housing Council (NMHC). Trustee International Council of Shopping Centers (International Centre for Scientific Culture), RUSH University Medical Center.