Mr. Winter served as Executive Vice President of Development for Equity Office Properties, the nation’s largest REIT and publicly held owner of office properties, from 2001 until June of 2008.
Blackstone acquired Equity Office in February 2007 and Mr. Winter stayed to finish major development projects, including 1095 Avenue of the Americas, a 1.3 million SF office renovation and lease-up in New York City.
Mr. Winter has worked in the real estate industry for over 35 years. In addition to working for Equity Office Properties, Mr. Winter was President of The Shaw Company, a nationally recognized development firm; President & COO of Stein and Company, a Chicago based real estate services company; and President & CEO of AMLI Commercial Properties Trust, a Chicago based REIT focused on the development, management, and ownership of office and industrial properties in the suburbs surrounding Chicago.
During his career, Mr. Winter has developed, renovated and owned over $3.5 billion of real estate investments. This total value is broken down into the following property types: office – 6.1 million SF; hotel – 3,400 rooms; industrial – 2.0 million SF; and housing – 1,900 units, multi and single family, for sale and rental. He has developed properties throughout the United States with concentrations in Chicago, New York and San Francisco.
Mr. Winter has been active in a number of real estate groups, especially the Urban Land Institute. He served on the advisory board of a real estate services company in New York and is currently a trustee/director for a number of charitable organizations in Chicago including Lurie Children’s Medical Center Board, Lurie Children’s Foundation Board, and a Life Director of the Presbyterian Homes Board. Mr. Winter is currently a lecturer of real estate development at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Mr. Winter earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan and his MBA from the University of Chicago.