Bill Rogalla

CHICAGO—GlenStar Properties, LLC has just brought Bill Rogalla on board as a principal in its Chicago office.

Company officials say the 30-year veteran will play a key role in expanding its footprint, especially in the Southeast and Southwest regions of the US, and its expansion into the metro Chicago industrial market. Rogalla is primarily known as a national acquisition, disposition and development expert.

“Bill brings a wealth of experience to our firm especially in markets where GlenStar seeks to expand,” says GlenStar principal Michael Klein. “His diverse experience and national exposure complements our overall growth strategy and we are delighted he has joined our team.”

Most recently, Rogalla was with Origin Capital Partners, a Chicago-based, private real estate firm, where he served as president.

Before that he served as senior vice president of acquisitions/dispositions for the Central US at KBS. In 2005, he established the Chicago office for the Newport Beach-based firm. Acquisitions topped $2.9 billion and disposition of institutional grade assets totaled $900 million. Buyers and sellers included JP Morgan, Hines, TIAA, Prudential, INVESCO – among others.

Rogalla has completed more than $6 billion in transactions across various market segments including office, industrial, life sciences, multi-family and retail sectors throughout the US. He currently serves as a committee member with the March of Dimes; a board member for DePaul University’s Real Estate Alumni; and as a mentor at DePaul University’s Graduate School.