Allan has been active in the investment business for over 40 years, specializing in the financing for real estate and small cap companies. During his career Mr. Koretz has financed and sold in excess of $3 billion in real estate, including providing equity capital for real estate developers, home builders and high tech companies.
Mr. Koretz was formerly Chairman of a Chicago based licensor of biometric security software, Partner in Goodkin-Kahn Associates (San Diego), CEO of a Chicago based real estate, finance and syndication company, Senior Vice President of the Equity Group (owned by Sam Zell), Senior Vice President of First Chicago Realty (now part of JP Morgan Chase), and Senior Vice President of a mortgage banking company which was sold to JP Morgan Chase.
He has a BA from Amherst College, an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth Graduate School of Business, and taught Economics and Finance at the State University of New York and at the Industrial Management Institute in Lake Forest, IL. He is a recipient of both Ford Foundation and University of Chicago Fellowships.
Bob has been active as a real estate broker and mortgage banker for 25 years, specializing in sales, leasing, debt, mezzanine and equity financing. Additionally he has developed a specialty in the field of Energy Management focusing on the reduction of energy costs for real estate as well as production and utilization of solar energy by public utilities, municipalities, and commercial property owners.
Complimenting his responsibilities in Sales and Technology Management at Arko, Bob serves as the Director of Real Estate and Business Development for one of Arko's major clients, a nationwide Solar Energy Development firm.
Bob was formerly CFO of a Chicago based software company dealing with Fortune 500 companies, and was General Manger of a small chain of restaurants.
He has a BA from the University of Colorado with a major in Business Administration and Marketing. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Illinois.
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