Neil Gary Bluhm

Co-Founder at Walton Street Capital LLC

Neil Gary Bluhm

Neil Gary Bluhm

Co-Founder at Walton Street Capital LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

Walton Street Capital LLC
Rush Street Gaming LLC
JMB Realty Corporation

RelSci Relationships

3489

Primary Location

Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

Number of Boards

12

Birthday

1938

Age

82

Number of Awards

20

Estimated Net Worth

$3.2B

Interests

Sports, Artwork Collecting

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Co-Founder & Managing Principal at Walton Street Capital LLC

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Co-Founder at Walton Street Capital LLC

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Executive Officer at Walton Street Real Estate Partners VII-NGE LP

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Co-Founder at Walton Street Capital LLC

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Founder at Edgewater Services LLC

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Senior Principal at Walton Street Capital LLC

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Fund Advisor at Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co.

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Founder at DSC Advisors LP

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Vice Chairman at Whitney Museum of American Art

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Former Vice Chairman at Chicago Botanic Garden

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Co-Founder at Walton Street Capital LLC
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Child
Founder at DSC Advisors LP

DCS Advisors primarily uses a fundamental valuation analysis for all long and short positions. They may consider, among other things, analyses of income, balance sheets and cash flow statements, capital structure management, industry, competitors and competitive position, public and private market valuation, and contingent liabilities. The firm applies their fundamental value orientation opportunistically across a range of companies and industries. DSC seeks to diversify investment holdings in order to limit portfolio correlation. While they mainly rely on fundamental valuation analysis, DSC may take a macro view or other view when selecting investments.DSC's main investment strategy focuses on acquiring long positions in undervalued securities or selling short overvalued securities. On the long side, the firm targets companies where an investment has limited downside and compelling appreciation potential. Companies in which they invest tend to have the following characteristics: an attractive valuation in absolute terms and/or with regard to growth prospects; a sustainable business model with opportunities to maintain or grow their business and operating margins; solid management and strong earnings quality; the ability to generate cash flow even in recessionary or distressed environments; reasonably assessable contingent or off balance sheet liabilities; and low risk of obsolescence. On the short side, DSC targets companies with few or none of these characteristics. In addition, DSC seeks investments that appear to be overvalued due to additional specific or industry-wide short term or sustained business flaws.DSC may use of a variety of securities, including, but not necessarily limited to, equities, options, fixed-income securities, bank debt, warrants, and derivative contracts such as total return swaps on equities or bank debt, credit default swaps, and/or swaptions. The firm may employ leverage and/or invest in illiquid securities such as private placements. DSC seeks to hedge certain risks and exposures associated by investing in derivatives, including equity index option or equity options on individual securities contracts, or through long positions which mitigate or limit portfolio exposure. They may also hedge foreign currency exposure for investments denominated in non-US Dollars.

Child
Co-Founder at Chicago Cares, Inc.

SINCE 1991, THE ORGANIZATION HAS MOBILIZED OVER 600,000 VOLUNTEERS, COMPLETED 50,000 VOLUNTEER PROJECTS, AND HELPED 1,000 LOCAL NON-PROFITS AND SCHOOLS DELIVER ON THEIR MISSION.

Child
Member, Teach for America-Chicago-Northwest Indiana Advisory Board at Teach For America, Inc.

Teach For America (TFA) is a nonprofit organization whose stated mission is to "enlist, develop, and mobilize as many as possible of our nation's most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence." The organization aims to accomplish this by recruiting and selecting college graduates from top universities around the United States to serve as teachers. The selected members, known as "corps members," commit to teaching for at least two years in a public or public charter K–12 school in one of the 52 low-income communities that the organization serves.

Ex-Spouse
Member, Board of Trustees at Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago collects, preserves, and interprets works of art of the highest quality, representing the world’s diverse artistic traditions, for the inspiration and education of the public. It was founded as both a museum and school for the fine arts in 1879. The permanent college has grown from plaster casts to nearly 300,00 works of arts in fields ranging from Chinese bronzes to contemporary design and from textiles to installation art. Together, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the museum of the Art Institute of Chicago are now internationally recognized as two of the leading fine-arts institutions in the United States.

Education

UIC is a major research university offering the cultural, business and entertainment opportunities you can only find in a world-class city. As one of the top 200 research-funded institutions in the world, UIC faculty discover the things that others teach. Choose from 15 academic colleges including the UIC College of Medicine-the largest in the nation-which educates one in six Illinois physicians. With nearly 2,574 instructional faculty members, there is one faculty member to every 11 students, which allows for a more personal learning experience. What's more, 75 percent of tenured faculty members teach undergraduate courses and 83 percent of full-time instructional faculty have earned a PhD or equivalent. But it's not all work and no play at UIC... Our 16,911 undergrads and 10,669 graduate and professional students make up one of the most diverse student bodies in the United States. Whether living in residence halls, near campus or commuting, you'll find there's always something interesting going on, from social events, clubs, sororities and fraternities, to two state-of-the-art fitness centers, and more-not to mention everything Chicago has to offer just minutes away. And at UIC, we take our sports seriously. The UIC Flames compete in 18 NCAA Division 1 sports and have won a total of 38 conference championships. There's a wide range of intramural teams and sports clubs for students to join.

Attendee

Von Steuben Metropolitan High School (also known as Von Steuben Metropolitan Science High School) is a public 4–year magnet high school located on the border of the North Park and Albany Park neighborhoods on the north side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Opened in 1930, Von Steuben is operated by the Chicago Public Schools district and is named for military officer Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben.

JD

The Northwestern University School of Law is an elite, private American law school in Chicago, Illinois. Located in the North Side's Streeterville, it is one of the twelve constituent schools of Northwestern University. The law school was founded in 1859 as the Union College of Law of the Old University of Chicago. The first law school established in Chicago, it became jointly controlled by Northwestern University in 1873 and fully incorporated into Northwestern in 1891. Northwestern Law is a member of the "T-14" law schools, a prestigious group of 14 schools that have national recognition.

BBA

The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is a public research-intensive university in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is the flagship campus of the University of Illinois system. The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is the second oldest public university in the state (after Illinois State University), and is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference. It is considered a Public Ivy and is a member of the Association of American Universities.

Career History
Co-Founder
1994 - Current

Walton Street Capital (WSC) seeks to acquire real estate assets that have significant cash flow and the potential for residual value enhancement through targeted capital improvements, tenant lease-up opportunities and improvements in operating efficiencies. The firm employs a value approach that targets the acquisition of real estate assets at a discount to their replacement cost or, in some cases, below their current market value. WSC also makes larger investments of $100 million and up in assets with significant scheduled tenant rollover and/or capital improvement requirements.WSC participates in transactions involving complex ownership situations. They acquire real estate assets which are undervalued due to the complexity or illiquidity of the existing ownership or capital structure. In such situations, the firm seeks to gain control of the asset and prepare the asset for sale, without the prospective risks of bankruptcy, fragmented ownership or property-level issues.The firm also seeks to invest in illiquid structures. The firm looks for passive opportunities to acquire the interests of an entity at a significant discount to the underlying net asset value when the underlying assets are nearing their disposition.Although WSC primarily invests in US assets, they do seek access to opportunities within global markets. The firm accesses these global opportunities through experienced, local partners and operators who have established, long-term relationships within their markets and have access to proprietary transaction flow.In addition, WSC participates in selected land acquisition and development opportunities. The firm seeks to capitalize on an imbalance between the supply and demand of space for a particular property type in specific markets which possess proven barriers to entry.The firm looks for opportunities to capitalize on pricing arbitrage opportunities within and between the public and private markets. They invest in entities that require additional capital to restructure their ownership, recapitalize their portfolios, fund additional acquisitions and to capitalize on the spread between the private net asset value of a public entity's underlying real estate and the public entity's share price.WSC considers private equity platform investments in experienced real estate operators or operating companies that need capital to expand or to develop a significant asset base. The firm seeks to build enterprises that they cannot build efficiently on their own. They invest in assets that have public and/or private exit opportunities and significant upside through the consolidation of a fragmented asset ownership base and the potential for attractive returns on cost due to an enterprise's leading expertise or specific industry profile.

Co-Founder & Chairman
Current

Rush Street Gaming LLC develops and operates casinos. The company was founded by Neil Gary Bluhm and Gregory A. Carlin and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Professional
Current
Boards & Committees
Member, National Finance Committee
Prior

Barack Obama, then junior United States Senator from Illinois, announced his candidacy for the presidency of the United States in Springfield, Illinois, on February 10, 2007. On August 27, 2008, he was declared nominee of the Democratic Party for the 2008 presidential election. He was the first African American in history to be nominated on a major party ticket. On August 23, 2008, Barack Obama's campaign announced that Senator Joe Biden of Delaware would be the Vice Presidential nominee On November 4, 2008, Obama won the election, making him the President-elect and the first African American elected President of the United States

Director
Prior

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$5,000 - $10K
2017
$100K +
2016

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago offers exhibitions of art. The MCA documents contemporary visual culture through painting, sculpture, photography, video and film, and performance. Its programs include Dance, Live Art, Music, Screenings, Theater and Workshops. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

$1,000 - $4,999
2016

The MBL is an international center for research, education, and training in biology, biomedicine, and environmental science. The oldest private marine laboratory in the country, the MBL has a year-round staff of more than 270 scientists and support personnel working in such fields as cell, developmental, and regenerative biology, ecology, microbiology, genetics and metagenomics, neurobiology, sensory biology, and biodiversity informatics. Each summer, an additional 1,700 scientists and advanced students from around the world come to the MBL to study and conduct research. The MBL’s educational program, which offers seven major summer courses and approximately twenty special topics courses throughout the year, plays a significant role in training the world's biologists and environmental scientists

Political Donations
$2,700
2015

Minority Leader at Office of the Senate Minority Leader, Charles Schumer

$17.5K
2014

Minority Whip at Office of the Senate Minority Whip, Richard J. Durbin

$2,600
2014

President & Chief Executive Officer at CARE USA

Transactions
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Walton Street Real Estate Fund VII-NUS LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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Walton Street Real Estate Partners VII-NGE LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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Walton Street Real Estate Fund VII-Q LP raised money in a private placement transaction

Awards & Honors
Rank #603
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #204
2016
Forbes Magazine - 400 Richest People in America
Rank #477
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Events
Speaker
Los Angeles, CA, United States
2013 Milken Institute Global Conference

Through a unique international agenda and some of the smartest speakers on the planet, the Milken Institute Global Conference tackles the world’s most difficult challenges in an array of fields - from finance and philanthropy, to the environment and education, to government and health.

Speaker
Los Angeles, CA, United States
2012 Milken Institute Global Conference

Through a unique international agenda and some of the smartest speakers on the planet, the Milken Institute Global Conference tackles the world’s most difficult challenges in an array of fields - from finance and philanthropy, to the environment and education, to government and health.

Speaker
Los Angeles, CA, United States
2010 Milken Institute Global Conference

The 2010 Milken Institute Global Conference was full of insight, inspiration and entertainment, with a diverse slate of speakers from Wesley Clark, T. Boone Pickens, Maria Shriver, Nouriel Roubini and Eli Broad, to Tim Pawlenty, Meredith Whitney, Biz Stone, Richard Beckman and Les Moonves. This year's discussions have started the process of moving policy toward realistic solutions.

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