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Executive Bios - Stephen R. Quazzo
Stephen R. Quazzo

Stephen R. Quazzo is Co-Founder and CEO of Pearlmark Real Estate Partners, L.L.C.

From 1991 to 1996, Mr. Quazzo served as President of Equity Institutional Investors, Inc., a subsidiary of investor Sam Zell’s private holding company, Equity Group Investments, Inc. Mr. Quazzo was responsible for raising equity capital and performing various portfolio management services in connection with the firm’s real estate investments, including institutional opportunity funds and public REITs. Prior to joining the Zell organization, Mr. Quazzo was in the Real Estate Department of Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he was a Vice President responsible for the firm’s real estate investment banking activities in the Midwest.

Mr. Quazzo holds undergraduate and MBA degrees from Harvard University, where he serves on the Board of Dean's Advisers for the business school. He is a member and former Trustee of the Urban Land Institute, a member of the Pension Real Estate Association, and is a licensed real estate broker in Illinois. In addition, Mr. Quazzo serves as a Director of Starwood Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: HOT) and is an Investment Committee member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra endowment and pension plans. Mr. Quazzo has served as a Trustee of The Latin School of Chicago since 2001 and since 1994 has been a Chicago Advisory Board member of City Year, a national service organization.


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