Robert C. Ewald, Jr. has spent three decades in the business world as an independent contractor primarily in the motion picture industry and the residential remodeling industry. Noteworthy endeavors have been as an assistant director on motion pictures, TV commercials, and music videos. In the late 1990’s, he developed a $35 million motion picture studio facility, Polestar Studios, Inc., for the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota production market. He astutely assembled a professional team to launch the venture including an investment bank to underwrite over $21 million of debt financing. More recently, as a student senator at Normandale Community College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he developed a construction proposal for a desperately needed on-campus parking ramp. The project was subsequently approved by the president and board of regents in May 2010. Construction of the ramp was completed in August 2012 as proposed. He has recently graduated from the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona, double majoring in finance and entrepreneurship by completing the highly nationally ranked McGuire Entrepreneurship Program.
Marty Kanter; Schechter, Dokken & Kantor, Minneapolis, MN. SDK was formed in 1990. They are based in Minneapolis, MN, however their reach is international, and our resources augmented due to their membership with the PKF North American Network. Memberships include the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) in the Private Companies Section (PCPS); the Center for Public Company Audit Firms; the Governmental Audit Quality Center; and the Employee Benefit Audit Quality Center.
Jerry Svee, CBA, Ltd., Minneapolis, MN. CBA, LTD is a professional construction consulting and construction project management firm headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They have over three decades of experience as an exclusive owner’s representative and advisor managing hospitality, commercial office building, retail, educational and industrial projects worth several billion dollars of in-place construction. The firm has worked in 54 U.S. cities and 13 states. International locations include Moscow and three Caribbean cities.
John Robinett; AECOM Economics, L.A. CA. Feasibility services for regional and place-based economic development, urban revitalization, real estate, tourism and culture, and sharpen the boundaries of a preliminary plan or concept. Collaborating with other disciplines, they develop strategies so that plans can respond to the market, attract financing, and execute.
William White; Land Advisors, Tucson, AZ. The Land Advisors Organization is the nation’s largest brokerage company focused exclusively on land. Founded in 1987, the company has experienced land brokers, acquiring the most comprehensive data, and utilizing cutting-edge technology to display and interpret this ever-changing collection of information.