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BISNOW PRESENTS THE 2017

RICHEST IN REAL ESTATE

No other industry carries as much influence on our lives: where we work, how we eat and shop, the way we experience sports and entertainment — and how that all relates to wherever we call home. Commercial real estate is at the core of our daily lives. That’s why it would be an injustice to only gauge this industry in concrete, steel, dollars and square feet. This is an industry full of innovators solving complex problems for the masses — a collective that goes far beyond the honorees below. Lists are inherently imperfect, which is why I am billing ours as the (almost) definitive list of power, money and innovation in the industry. But it is categorical in one respect: these men and women have profoundly transformed our neighborhoods and reshaped our cities, businesses and lifestyles. We live in their world.
Mark F. Bonner, Editor-in-Chief
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Penny Pritzker
$2.6B
Penny Pritzker
Chicago, Illinois | PSP Capital Partners/Artemis Real Estate Founder +
Tom Benson
$2.6B
Tom Benson
New Orleans, Louisiana | Saints/Pelicans Owner +
Mahmood Khimji
$2B
Mahmood Khimji
Dallas, Texas and New York, New York | Highgate Holdings Founder and President +
Chris Kennedy
$175M
Chris Kennedy
Chicago, Illinois | Joseph P. Kennedy Enterprises Chairman +
Roger Staubach
$600M
Roger Staubach
Dallas, Texas | JLL Executive Chairman of the Americas +
John Bucksbaum
$1.9B
John Bucksbaum
Chicago, Illinois | Bucksbaum Retail Properties Founder +
Timothy Headington
$1.7B
Timothy Headington
Dallas, Texas | Headington Oil Founder +
Ross Perot Jr.
$1.6B
Ross Perot Jr.
Dallas, Texas | Hillwood and Perot Group Chairman +
Red McCombs
$1.5B
Red McCombs
San Antonio, Texas | Clear Channel Communications/Constellis Group Founder +
David Simon
$1B
David Simon
Indianapolis, Indiana | Simon Property Group Chairman +
Pat Bowlen
$1B
Pat Bowlen
Denver, Colorado | Denver Broncos Owner +
Charlie Chanaratsopon
$450M
Charlie Chanaratsopon
Houston, Texas | Charming Charlie's Founder +
Gerald Hines
$1.3B
Gerald Hines
Houston, Texas | Hines Founder and Chairman +
Quintin Primo III
$300M
Quintin Primo III
Chicago, Illinois | Capri Capital Founder +
Emmitt Smith
$18M
Emmitt Smith
Dallas, Texas | EJ Smith Enterprises President and CEO +