Join us for networking and a talk from Robert Bond, Bond Companies. Dress is nice business casual to business formal. Dinner and beverages will be served. This event will be taking place in the Pyle Center at 7:00 p.m.
Robert J. Bond, co-founder and president of Bond Companies, is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison holding a Master of Science in Real Estate Investment Analysis and Appraisal Theory with a concentration in Finance. He also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Economics.
Mr. Bond oversees the company's development pipeline. As a thought leader, he has appeared in The Wall Street Journal and Investor Business Daily, as well as several industry periodicals discussing mixed-use development and the retail marketplace. His philosophy focuses on downside yield protection through the effective use of risk management. As a frequent speaker on the development process, Mr. Bond guest lectures at the University of Wisconsin and has presented to the London School of Economics. He has spoken at several industry conferences including the Urban Land Institute, the International Council of Shopping Centers, Bisnow, the Big Ten Real Estate Forum, and Young Real Estate Professionals, among others. He is an active participant in several professional and trade organizations, including the Urban Land Institute (UDMUC Red Council) and the International Council of Shopping Centers. He is also a member of the Young Presidents Organization (former chapter chair and founder, Chicagoland Chapter), a member of the Metropolitan Planning Council, a former member of the Board of Trustees for the Wisconsin Center for Real Estate and a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and the City Club of Chicago. Mr. Bond is the former chair for real estate acquisition and dispositions for the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago, and a National Council Member of The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)