North Central College - Naperville, IL

Robert Wislow

Class Year: 
1967

Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1992

Robert Wislow, renowned among friends and associates as a fanatical skier, is chairman and founder of U.S. Equities Group, a company that ranks among Chicago’s top real estate developers. By his mid-forties, he had renovated 20 N. Michigan, 300 N. Michigan and 840 N. Michigan and co-developed One Financial Place. He also developed the award-winning 40-story, one-million square foot tower at 440 S. LaSalle St., which anchors the south Loop and incorporates new exchange floors and headquarters for the Midwest Stock Exchange and Chicago Board Options Exchange on the site of the old LaSalle Street Station. He was involved with the redevelopment of the Chicago Union Station Headquarters Building; the Harold Washington Library; and the consultation and negotiation for the 18.5 acre, $750 million Denver Union Station redevelopment project in downtown Denver, Colo. A native of Chicago, Wislow has been active in numerous community development organizations. He is a member of the Chicago Real Estate Board and the executive committee of the Chicago Tourism Council. Wislow has been a trustee of North Central College since 1989 and a member of many other civic groups in Chicago and Denver.