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What You Don't Know About Matt Rogatz

Chicago Industrial

Photo: Last year at the third annual Laughing Hearts Comedy Night fundraiser for the American Heart Association in Chicago.
Title: President of Chicago Industrial Real Estate.
What that means: For over 26 years, helping industrial companies find property for their business to lease or buy.
Memorable project: Converting a 100k SF, functionally obsolete manufacturing building into a performing multi-tenant building.
Hometown: Northbrook.
Schools: Glenbrook North High School, Drake University, Northern Illinois University, and Indiana University.
First job: NCR Corp selling mainframe computer systems.
First CRE job: William Kritt and Co.
Job in another life: Owned a landscape and snow removal business starting in 5th grade.
Person (living or dead) to meet: Arthur Rubloff.
Greatest fear: Over-spoiling his daughter. (Editor's note: That's impossible, Matt.)
Daily habit: Drinking a good cup of java every morning.
Favorite music artist and song: James Taylor, "You've Got a Friend."
Favorite movie: Caddyshack.
Favorite vacation: Australia and New Zealand.
Favorite restaurant: Any restaurant with good sushi.
Bucket list: Expose his family to the world.
Family facts: Recently got married and has a happy 11-month-old girl.
Hobbies: Traveling the world, boating, tennis, and Lions Club.