Actively involved in the real estate industry since 1955, Gerald W. Fogelson is the founder and CEO of the Fogelson Group of Companies. He has owned and directed companies in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, New Jersey, Florida, California, Minnesota, and Kentucky, developing more than $5 Billion of real estate. Fogelson is the co-founder of the Chicago School of Real Estate at Roosevelt University, with the first endowed Chair for Real Estate in the state of Illinois in his name. In addition to being the author of Central Station: Realizing a Vision, he has served on the boards of numerous philanthropic and community organizations including Roosevelt University, the Auditorium Theater Board, the Near South Planning Board, and the Chicago Board of Real Estate. Fogelson was inducted into the Chicago Real Estate Hall of Fame in 2003.