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Robert A. Wislow, January 1963

Robert Wislow (Jan 63)Robert credits a number of Taft teachers for encouraging him to make something of his life, especially his homeroom teacher, Miss MacGregor, who told him, “"I just can't stand people who don't live up to their potential!” Coach Dobrath helped him win a scholarship to the University of Illinois.

Robert began a career in real estate in 1971 in Texas. With partner Camille Julmy, he founded U.S. Equities Realty LLC, The company has headquarters in Chicago, Philadelphia, Santiago, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina. As Chairman and CEO, he oversees expansion, strategic planning and consultation.

As a civic leader, Robert has served on the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Chicago Development Council, the Mayors’ Fellows Program, and on the board of Metra, the metropolitan commuter rail authority. A supporter of the arts, he founded Sculpture Chicago and served on the board of the Museum of Contemporary Art.