2009 BOMA/Chicago Vice President
Since Bob Six joined Zeller Realty Group (“ZRG”) in 2001, his role has grown along with the company’s success.
As Chief Operating Officer, he oversees management and administration for all ZRG entities and properties. He touches every aspect of the business, from acquisitions and dispositions to development, marketing, leasing and property management.
Earlier, as Executive Vice President of marketing, leasing and operations, he secured major additions to the ZRG portfolio. On his watch, ZRG acquired 401 North Michigan Avenue and 500 North Michigan Avenue on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, and Old Orchard Towers in suburban Skokie. Outside the Chicago market, Six was instrumental in the firm’s expansion into Wisconsin with the purchase of over 400,000 square feet of institutional quality suburban Milwaukee office properties.
Six came to ZRG as a Vice President after five (5) years at Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc. (“JLL”), where he was a Senior Vice President in the leasing and management group. Earlier in his career, he oversaw the Midwest portfolio of COMPASS Management and Leasing, later acquired by JLL and managed the downtown leasing portfolio for U.S. Equities Realty, LLC.
Whatever his official role, Six derives his greatest professional satisfaction from cultivating talent within the organization and mentoring up-and-coming professionals in the commercial real estate community. For over a decade he chaired the Education Committee for the Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago (“BOMA/Chicago”) and most recently was the Chairman of its Information Committee. He now sits on the BOMA/Chicago Board of Directors and is an Officer of the organization. Six also has lectured on commercial real estate for the Illinois CPA Society as well as the MBA programs of both Roosevelt and Northwestern Universities.
Widely recognized for his industry leadership, Six chaired the Commercial Real Estate Awards Dinner benefit committee in raising more than $800,000 for the Greater Chicago Food Depository amid the recession of 2009. He serves on the Commercial Real Estate Organization’s Advisory Board as well as the Board of Directors of the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association where he also serves as the Vice Chair of its Cornerstone Council. Six is past president of COLBA (2004), CREO (1990 and 1991) and the Real Estate Consortium (1991). Ask him about his family and his face will noticeably brighten as he talks about his wife, Bridget, his twin daughters, Kate and Meg, and his son, Mac.