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  • Name: Shallene Gross

    Degree Program: Economics

    Bio: Shallene Gross serves as Managing Director at Equity Group Investments ('EGI'), a private investment firm based in Chicago. She evaluates new investment opportunities and manages existing assets. Prior to rejoining EGI in 2020, she served as Senior VP Investments at Equity Commonwealth, a commercial office REIT (NYSE: EQC), where she helped form the new management team that took responsibility for CommonWealth REIT (now EQC) in 2014. Earlier on, she was a member of the investment teams at EGI, Dune Real Estate Partners, and Walton Street Capital, where she focused on opportunistic investing across a variety of real estate sectors. Her experience includes acquisitions, restructurings, asset management and fundraising. In addition, she has worked on more than $1 billion in acquisitions and over $2.5 billion in refinancings and dispositions. Shallene holds an MBA from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in Economics with Distinction from Stanford University.