Senior Vice President
With Hilco since 2011, Joel leads the disposition group, assisting clients with monetizing owned real estate with a focus on industrial, retail, and special use assets. In his almost thirty years of real estate experience, Joel has developed a broad range of expertise, covering the areas of sale transactions, asset and portfolio management, valuation and investment analysis, and development and financing. Joel specializes in assisting clients who are generally not in the real estate business with implementing strategies to create liquidity. Some of his recent clients include Wells Fargo Capital Finance, Executive Sounding Board Associates, American Capital Strategies, and Hostess Brands, Inc. Prior to joining Hilco, Joel was a Principal at Atlas Partners; Senior Manager of Ernst & Young’s Real Estate group; Vice President for portfolio management at American Express; and Managing Director of portfolio management at Balcor Company. Joel earned a B.S. degree from Indiana University and a Masters in City Planning from Harvard University.
Joel holds real estate sales and auction licenses in numerous states and is a member of several professional organizations, including the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers, the Turnaround Management Association, the Commercial Finance Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Chicago Real Estate Council where he previously served as its president. In 1995 he was elected into Lambda Alpha, an honorary land economics society.