OCTOBER 12, 2021 – RCEDC staff and Leadership Council welcomes a panel of real estate developers to discuss current and future development projects in Racine County. The members of the panel featured in this video have decades of experience working on a variety of transactions in multiple markets. Most importantly, each of these developers has made considerable investments in and around Racine County and Southeast Wisconsin.
MEET THE PANELISTS
CEO & CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Stewart Wangard has developed a sterling reputation as a leading developer throughout the Midwest. With over four decades in the real estate industry, Stu has been involved in over $3 billion in real estate.
As chairman and CEO of Wangard Partners, Stewart Wangard’s company maintains his vision of total commitment to the highest industry standards with every project and investment. He believes in building valued partnerships by bringing together key stakeholders in the community to ensure success.
The firm is uniquely positioned as a leader in the industry as a result of its diversity in asset classes. Wangard Partners is a minority-owned business and a leader in the development of large and complex mixed-use projects and utilizes a tight-knit network of leading specialists for mixed-use projects within North America.
Stu is a member of the National NAIOP Board of Directors. He is a member of the national tax and finance committee, served as a previous director of the infrastructure and environment committee, a member of the prestigious Mixed Use Forum, and has participated as a guest lecturer at NAIOP national conferences.
Stu Wangard is also on the board of directors of ThrivEd of Jefferson County and participates on the Advisory Board of the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate. Drawn by invitation only and comprised of 130 real estate leaders, the Board of Advisors is a core support group for the Graaskamp Center, advising the Center, participating in exclusive board lifelong learning opportunities and conferences, and contributing as guest lecturers and mentors.
Mr. Linville is involved in all aspects of the firm’s activity with specific emphasis on land and project development investments. Prior to Scannell, Bill was a managing partner with SCP, an investment and development firm managing more than a billion dollar strategic capital fund. He spent most of his career as an executive officer with Duke Realty Investments.
Over a twenty year period, Bill was a major part of the company’s expansion from two markets with $400 million in assets, to one of the nation’s largest mixed-use developers operating as a public REIT from 15 offices with a $10 billion market cap. He was personally involved in creating an industrial portfolio of over 100 million square feet, and more than 40 business parks across the country. Over that career, Bill has been a consistent leader in office/industrial development, resulting in $3.5 billion of new development product, $2 billion in acquisitions, and $1.5 billion of third-party construction projects.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, MARKET LEADER FOR THE U.S. MIDWEST REGION
Don Schoenheider brings more than 30 years of real estate sales, development, and management experience to Hillwood. Based in Chicago, he manages all functions of the operation for Hillwood and pursues development and investment opportunities in markets such as Indianapolis, Columbus, Detroit, and Milwaukee.
An acknowledged expert in industrial development, Don previously served as Managing Partner of Jones Development Company, where he launched their Chicago operation focusing on single-tenant, industrial build-to-suits. He also served as Principal of Trammell Crow’s brokerage and corporate services groups, and later was named Managing Director for its entire Chicago-area operation.