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Donald Weiss

President

Don has over 30 years of experience in the real estate development business. His father founded WiseWay supermarkets and,  in 1982, Don took the reins and helped propel it into one of the largest independent supermarkets in Northwest Indiana. He also created the Wiseguys liquor stores.

Today, Don is generating similar success with a diversified focus on retail space and multifamily. Currently, Weiss Entities (WE) has built and is managing multiple shopping centers, and a growing number of apartment developments, including one in downtown Chicago. With a vision to meet the needs of communities, Don has a strategic plan for expanding the Weiss portfolio far into the future.

Don is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with a M.B.A. in Real Estate Finance from Columbia University.

He serves on boards and/or provides leadership support for many profit and non-profit organizations in Indiana and Chicago including WBEZ Public Radio and KIPP Charter Schools.

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Bob Sotak

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

A perfect fit for the Weiss Entities (WE) growth strategy, Bob has over 25 years of experience in the acquisition, development, project management, disposition and financing of retail and multifamily assets.

Bob’s employment history and experience is 100% real estate. He is the former Senior Vice President at The John Buck Company, a Chicago based developer, and prior to that worked within Ernst & Young’s financial services and real estate practice groups.

Bob is a high honors graduate of DePaul University and a certified public accountant (CPA).

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Angela Fielder, CAM

Vice President of Real Estate Operations

Angela’s distinct leadership qualities in multifamily development and management have led to great success during her career.  Over the years, Angela has excelled in a variety of management positions, and was Vice President of Operations with another leading development firm, before Weiss Entities recruited her talents in 2012.

At Weiss Entities (WE), Angela’s duties include: management training guidelines, brand/marketing development, company policies and procedures, budget forecasts and due diligence of new acquisitions and other responsibilities. She also plays an integral role daily operations and disposition/acquisition of assets.

Angela studied Law at Lamson College in Mesa, Arizona, is a member of the National Apartment Association, Indiana, and has earned her Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) designation.

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Brett Gargano

Vice President of Finance

Brett joined Weiss Entities in October of 2014. He is responsible for Accounting and Financial Reporting, Payroll and Payroll Taxes, Risk Management and Benefits administration.  He is a Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years of experience in Finance and Accounting.

Previous experience includes 10 years as Senior Director for Officemax, Inc., a publicly traded retailer.  Prior to Officemax, Mr. Gargano was the Controller for TCA, a regional Real Estate Developer and Management Company of multi-use, commercial and residential properties.  Brett started his career in Public Accounting and is a graduate of the University of Arizona.

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Bob Billick

Vice President of Design and Construction

Mr. Billick brings a wealth of experience to the Weiss Team with his experience of managing construction of over 3 million square feet of development projects of all types . His major projects include a 36-story mixed use development in Chicago (505 North State), a 35-story apartment in Philadelphia (2116 Chestnut St.) and the world’s first Virgin Hotel in downtown Chicago. Most recently, Mr. Billick completed the construction management for (407) apartment for Weiss Entities in Valparaiso IN.

At Weiss, Mr. Billick focuses on designing our projects from inception to construction, coordinating communications between construction contractors, owners, public offices, architects, engineers and other trade specific consultants. His responsibilities also include drafting and sequencing project schedules and budgets with investors.

Bob attended Purdue University Calumet and Indiana University Northwest and is actively involved in various philanthropic efforts around the Midwest including a CCA Academy Renovation, Beard School Park Renovation, Off The Street Club Renovation and others. When not at work, Bob enjoys playing soccer or spending time with his grandson.

Contact
104 S. Michigan Ave., Ste 1300
Chicago, IL 60603

P: (312) 754-3300
F: (312) 754-3317
info@weissentities.com