Stephen Quazzo is Co-Founder and CEO of Pearlmark, and leads the firm’s Investment and Management Committees. Prior to co-founding Pearlmark in 1996, Mr. Quazzo served as President of Equity Institutional Investors, Inc., a subsidiary of investor Sam Zell's private holding company, Equity Group Investments, Inc. Prior to joining the Zell organization, Mr. Quazzo was a Vice President in the Real Estate Department of Goldman Sachs.
Mr. Quazzo earned an AB cum laude and an MBA from Harvard University. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Dean's Advisors for the business school. Mr. Quazzo is a Trustee and Foundation Chair for the Urban Land Institute, a member of the Pension Real Estate Association , and a licensed real estate broker in Illinois. He is a director of ILG, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILG) and Phillips Edison Grocery Center REIT I. In addition, Mr. Quazzo serves on a number of non-profit boards, including: Rush University Medical Center, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Endowment, the Chicago Parks Foundation, City Year Chicago, and Deerfield Academy.