Billionaire to give business tips at university
MUNCIE, Indiana. - Self-made billionaire Sam Zell will give tips on how to become rich as well as provide his thoughts on real estate investment funds March 23 at Ball State University.
Listed as one of the world's 247th richest person and the nation's top landlord with 128 million square feet of office space and 225,000 apartments in Forbes 2004 magazine, Zell will give two presentations sponsored by the Miller College of Business.
Zell will address the creation of the modern real estate investment trust world and its growing presence and acceptance by the investment community. He will also discuss the future of interest rates, inflation and their impact on real estate.
He will give another lecture titled "50 Ways to Make a Billion", focusing on characteristics of the modern entrepreneur and the challenges they face.
Zell is chairman of several publicly held manufacturing, finance and service companies, including America's two largest owners of office and apartment space. A native Chicagoan, he is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Law School. Zell began his career in real estate while an undergraduate by managing apartment buildings throughout southeast Michigan.
He continued his interests in real estate with the founding of Equity Group Investments, L.L.C., which was formerly known as Equity Financial and Management Company, an entrepreneurial real estate firm based in Chicago where he currently serves as chairman of the board.
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