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A Career in Commercial Real Estate

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, the Salisbury Center for Career Services welcomes guest speaker David Contis, president of real estate for Equity Group Investments, L.L.C. (EGI), who will give a talk titled “A Career in Commercial Real Estate” at 8 p.m. in the Geneva Room.

Please contact Career Services at ext. 3514 or cso@hws.edu to reserve a seat and/or sign up for a meeting time.

In his role at EGI, Contis provides asset management and strategic counsel to EGI Founder and Chairman Sam Zell regarding his real estate investments. He also sources new real estate investment opportunities, oversees development activity and supports EGI’s investment activities on real estate and retail related activities.

From 1997 to 2006, Contis served as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of The Macerich Company, which he established as one of the nation’s largest and most successful shopping center real estate investment trusts.

Prior to his work with The Macerich Company, Contis was employed by Equity Group Investments where he served as Vice Chairman, COO and CFO of the company’s Shopping Center Company from 1990 to 1997. His tenure with the company also included the roles of Senior Vice President of Development, Senior Vice President – Asset Management, Corporate Attorney and Internal Auditor.