Mr. Schmitz, a co-founder of Park Hill Real Estate Group, is a member of Park Hill’s real estate distribution team and is based in Chicago. Mr. Schmitz has over twenty-five years of experience in the real estate industry. Prior to Park Hill Real Estate, Mr. Schmitz was a Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Equity at Principal Real Estate Investors. Before joining Principal in 1992, Mr. Schmitz was with FCLS Investors Group of Chicago, a predecessor organization to CenterPoint Properties. Mr. Schmitz began his career at Northern Trust Bank of Chicago where he was a commercial real estate lending officer. Mr. Schmitz received a BA in Economics and Political Science from Northwestern University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.