The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law and Shidler College of Business present: Sam Zell — “The Ethical Boundaries of Entrepreneurial Behavior”
Thursday, August 4, 2011 • 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
University of Hawai‘i Campus Center Ballroom
Free Admission • $5 parking after 4 p.m. on the UH M¯anoa campus
Friends of Business, register at www.shidler.hawaii.edu/weinstein
Sam Zell is chairman of Equity Group Investments LLC (EGI), the private, entrepreneurial investment firm he founded more than 40 years ago. Zell’s investments span industries and continents, and include interests in real estate, energy, logistics, transportation, media, and health care. He is recognized as a founding father of today’s public real estate industry after creating three of the largest real estate investment trusts (REITs) in history.
Zell is also co-founder and chairman of Equity International, a private investment firm focused on real estate-related companies outside the U.S., including publicly held portfolio companies, listed on the New York Stock Exchange such as: Gafisa (GFA), Xinyuan (XIN), Homex (HXM), and BR Malls (listed on Bovespa). Zell is the chairman of five other public companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange: Equity Residential, the largest apartment REIT; Equity LifeStyle Properties (ELS); Covanta Holding Corp. (CVA); and Anixter (AXE). Zell is also the chairman of Tribune Company, a private media conglomerate.
Previously, Zell served as chairman for Equity Office Properties Trust (EOP), which was sold in 2007 to The Blackstone Group for $39 billion in the largest private equity transaction. A Chicago native, Zell holds a bachelor’s degree and a JD from the University of Michigan.
Will K. Weinstein, money manager and former partner in two very successful investment banking firms, currently teaches at San Francisco State University and leads a post graduate summer course, “Ethics and Integrity in the Real World,” at the Law School and the Shidler College of Business. This is Weinstein’s eighth summer teaching the course, introducing special guest speakers to the University and helping to make this conversation series available to the public.