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Established in 2002 to bring real estate education to Chicago, the Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate has supported The Chicago School of Real Estate faculty, students and leaders of the real estate industry as it prepares the next generations of real estate industry professionals. The programs overseen by the Institute have graduated more than 325 students as of 2018. 

Marshall Bennett, Founder

Marshall Bennett, president, Marshall Bennett Enterprises, is a visionary in real estate development and one of the inventors of the modern industrial park. He founded the Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate, along with Gerald Fogelson and Tony Pasquinelli at Roosevelt University in 2002. The Institute is dedicated to fostering education and innovation in real estate through business, social responsibility and community development.

Born in 1921 on the south side of Chicago, Bennett has had a life-long commitment to philanthropy in the arts, medicine, culture, and diplomacy and has supported both civic and global endeavors including the Clinton Foundation; the East-West Institute; the Weizmann Institute and the Albert Einstein Peace Prize Foundation.

Bennett is considered a pioneer in real estate, having been one of the most productive corporate and industrial real estate developers of the postwar period as co-founder and partner of Bennett & Kahnweiler. He is also considered to be one of the most influential people in building relationships that promote large real estate transactions in the U.S. as demonstrated by the Marshall Bennett Classic, an exclusive annual round-table type gathering of top real estate industry professionals who share ideas, trends and insights.

Bennett received his BA degree from University of Chicago. He then attended the Wharton School of Business and Finance in Philadelphia for a year in the M.B.A. Program. And later, he attended graduate studies at the University of Chicago.

A longtime supporter of the arts, he is  a Life Trustee of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra where he established the Principal Second Chair, Violin Chicago Symphony Orchestra; and the Ravinia Festival Association, where he co-established the Bennett Gordon Concert Hall for student performances.

Gerald W. Fogelson, Founder

Gerald W. Fogelson is CEO of the Fogelson Companies.  He has been actively involved in the real estate industry since 1955. 

Jerry was inducted to the Chicago Real Estate Hall of Fame in 2003.  He is the Co-Founder of the Chicago School of Real Estate at Roosevelt University with the first Endowed Chair for Real Estate in the State in his name.  He is the recipient of three resolutions by the City of Chicago and is nationally recognized as a leader in his industry.  He is the author of Central Station: Realizing a Vision; a member of the Board of Trustees of Roosevelt University; The Chicago School of Real Estate and numerous other philanthropic organizations including The Fogelson Foundation.  He received the Legacy Award in 2014 from the Palm Springs Art Museum.

Anthony R. Pasquinelli, Founder

Former Executive Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer of Pasquinelli / Portrait Homes Companies, et al.

A native Chicagoan, Tony attended the University of Illinois and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 1956.  After college he continued his education at  John Marshall Law School. 

Tony’s active involvement in the homebuilding industry has spanned a generation.  He is the former President and a life director of the Residential Construction Employers Council (RCEC) and Vice Chairman of the Mid America Bargaining Association.  He was also a director for the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago (HBAGC).

Tony is a Lifetime Trustee on the Board of Trustees and is one of the founding members of the Roosevelt University School of Real Estate MBA program.  As one of the school’s major contributors, he has helped shape its strategic planning, emphasizing the value of its mentorships, training programs and other pragmatic programs. He was also, through the Pasquinelli Family Foundation, a major contributor to and ten year advisory board member for the Center for the Performing Arts at Governors State University and for the past several years has become a major contributor for the Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University.

Advisory Board


Marshall Bennett
Marshall Bennett Enterprises

Gerald Fogelson
Fogelson Properties, Inc.
 Anthony Pasquinelli
Executive Vice President
BnA Homes

Members Company


Patrick FitzGerald
FitzGerald Associates Architects
Joseph Pasquinelli 
Archideas, Inc.

Executive Committee

Dominic J. Adducci
Principal and Co-Head Development and Construction
The John Buck Company, LLC
Garry Benson 
Managing Director
ARO Off-Site Solutions LLC
James B. Connor
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Duke Realty
Louis D'Angelo 
Metropolitan Properties of Chicago LLC 
J. Michael Drew
Structured Development LLC
Ross Glickman
President / CEO
Capri Retail Advisors, LLC
Christopher Groesbeck
VOA now Stantec
Harry Huzenis
Executive Vice President 
JRG Capital Partners
John R. Joyce
Roetzel & Andress
Larry Mayer
Larry Mayer & Company
Michelle C. Panovich
Principal / SVP
Mid-America Asset Management, Inc.
Hipolito (Paul) Roldan
Hispanic Housing Development Corporation
Gregory T. Warsek 
Senior Vice President / Chicago Market Manager
Associated Bank
Felicia Yonter
Director, Commercial Services
Chicago Association of REALTORS

Advisory Board Members

Bruce J. Adreani
Norwood Builders
Ben Bischmann
Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle
Carmen Pilar Caldero
CPC y Asociados
John G. Caruso
Kirkland & Ellis LLP 
Angela Castellani, PhD
Senior Managing Director
Ferguson Partners
Pierre C. Cowart
Executive Vice President
Leopardo Companies, Inc.
Yolanda M. Daniel  
Stephanie Draughon
Managing Partner, Business Development
Review, LLC
Property Tax Valuations & Appeals
Rob Ferrino
Madison Construction
Michael George
Cushman & Wakefield of Illinois, Inc.
Arathi Gowda, AIA, AICP, LEED AP BD+C 
Associate Director
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP 
James P. Grusecki
Chairman / CEO
Northern Builders, Inc.
Celeste Hammond
Professor / Director, Center for Real Estate Law
John Marshall Law School
Dennis Harder
Consultant / Teacher
D. A. Harder & Company /
Roosevelt University 
Nasutsa M. Mabwa
ServiceMaster By Simons
Frank A. Martinez
La Unica Realty Advisors, LLC
John H. Mays
Managing Partner
Gould & Ratner LLP
Clayton McCaffery
Managing Director of Development and Leasing
McCaffery Interests, Inc
Thomas J. Meier
Vice-President / Director of Sales
Chicago Title Insurance Company
John A. Murphy, CMI
Popp Hutcheson, PLLC
Mary Nack, CRS, GRI, PMN
Broker Associate
Sotheby's International Realty
Joseph Neverauskas
Senior Vice-President
EQUUS Capital Partners, Ltd. 
John R. Newman Retired LaSalle Bank
Thomas B. O'Brien
Vice President 
Henry Bros. Co. 
David J. Pezza
Pircher, Nichols & Meeks
David. M. Rubin
Senior Managing Director, Capital Markets
MB Financial Bank, NA
Leo Solarte
Managing Partner
Greenstone Partners
Jonathan J. Stein
Inland Real Estate Commercial Brokerage, Inc.
Randel S. Waites
Principal / Property Management
Avison Young
Leon I. Walker 
Managing Partner
DL3 Realty, L.P.
Matthew A. Ward
Senior Managing Director
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Joseph Wisniewski
Deloitte Tax LLP
Goldie B. Wolfe Miller
Millbrook Corporate Real Estate Services


Asghar Sabbaghi
Dean, Heller College of Business
Professor of Finance and Information Systems

Heller College of Business
Roosevelt University
Collete English Dixon
Executive Director, Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate
Heller College of Business
Roosevelt University
Latosha L. McKinney
Institute Coordinator 
Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate.
Heller College of Business
Roosevelt University 

Real Estate Faculty 

Dr. Thomas W. Hamilton, MAI, CRE, FRICS, CDEI
Associate Professor of Real Estate 
Gerald W. Fogelson Distinguished Chair  
Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate
Heller College of Business
Roosevelt University
Dr. David L. Funk, CRE
Associate Professor of Real Estate
Pasquinelli Family Distinguished Chair

Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate
Heller College of Business
Roosevelt University
Dr. Henry Silverman
Associate Professor of Finance
Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate
Heller College of Business
Roosevelt University