Senior Vice President
Joel H. Schneider
Joel Schneider has been with Hilco Real Estate since 2011 and leads the disposition group, assisting clients with monetizing owned real estate with a focus on industrial, retail and special use assets.
almost thirty years of real estate experience, he
has developed a broad range of expertise, covering the areas of sale transactions, asset and portfolio management, valuation and investment analysis, development, financing, and strategic planning.
specializes in assisting clients who are generally not in the real estate business --- usually in the context of a bankruptcy, liquidation, or corporate restructuring --- with implementing strategies to create liquidity from their surplus real estate assets.
Some of his
recent clients include Wells Fargo Capital Finance, Executive Sounding Board Associates, American Capital Strategies, Phoenix Management, American Blue Ribbon Holdings
, and Huron Consulting,
Prior to joining Hilco, Joel was a Principal at Atlas Partners, a Chicago-based boutique real estate advisory firm where he focused on asset disposition for his clients which included attorneys, lenders, and turnaround firms.
Prior to Atlas, Joel was Senior Manager in the Midwest practice of Ernst & Young's Real Estate Advisory Services group.
led assignments for clients including Best Buy Co., Equity Office Properties, and CMD Realty
Much of the focus of his
consulting work was devising and implementing cost saving and improvement strategies related to his
clients' real estate holdings.
As Vice President for Portfolio Management at American Express' internal corporate real estate department, Joel was responsible for strategic programming and transactional support with regard to the company's 18 million square foot real estate portfolio it occupied around the world.
At the Balcor Company, an institutional owner of real estate, Joel was Managing Director of Portfolio Management, where he was involved with creating, underwriting, and supporting workout strategies for many of the company's real estate assets, including retail, office, industrial, multi-family, and vacant land.
Joel earned a B.S. degree from Indiana University and a Masters in City Planning from Harvard University.
He holds real estate sales and auction licenses in numerous states and is a member of several professional organizations, including the Turnaround Management Association, the Commercial Finance Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Chicago Real Estate Council where he previously served as its president.
In 1995 he
was elected into Lambda Alpha
, an honorary land economics society.