Robert T.E. Lansing
Prior to founding the forerunner firm to Westminster Capital in 1988, Mr. Lansing spent nine years with LaSalle Partners, becoming Senior Vice President and Founder of the Strategy Group. Clients included private family clients and companies such as Tribune Company, Hewlett-Packard, Ford Motor, 3M, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Clorox. This work involved evaluation of real estate portfolios, formulation of corporate real estate strategy, formation of joint ventures, and overseeing acquisition/disposition activity. Several of these client assignments dealt with multi-billion dollar real estate portfolios. Before joining LaSalle Partners, he worked for The Fox Companies, a regional real estate development company in Philadelphia, and FMC Corporation in Chicago. He is the Mayor of Lake Forest, Illinois, having served on the Zoning Board of Appeals, Chaired a City Planning Committee, and served as an Alderman on the Lake Forest City Council. Mr. Lansing is a Director Emeritus of Lake Forest Bank & Trust Company (having served on the Bank’s Credit and Risk Management Committees). He has a BA from Wesleyan University and an MBA from The Wharton School.
Patrick R. Hunt
President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Hunt joined Westminster Capital as Chief Financial Officer in January, 2012 and was promoted to his current position in January, 2013. Prior to joining the Firm, he was Managing Principal of Newport Advisors, a real estate advisory services firm that he founded. Mr. Hunt has over 10 years of REIT experience including serving for seven years as President, Chief Operating Officer and a Trustee of Great Lakes REIT, a publicly traded (NYSE) company that was sold in 2004 to a private equity firm. He subsequently was Executive Director-Joint Venture Management at First Industrial Realty Trust. Prior to Great Lakes REIT, Mr. Hunt had a 14 year career at LaSalle Investment Management, one of the world’s leading managers of private and public property equity investments, where he served as a Managing Director in a variety of development, asset management, and portfolio management positions. He began his business career as a loan officer at BMO Harris Bank in the commercial lending department. Mr. Hunt is a Director of Life Care Companies LLC. He has a BS from Northwestern University and a MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Charles E. King
Mr. King is a partner and has worked at the firm since 2004, leading the firm’s Asset Management Group. He worked 12 years for Northwestern Mutual Life as the Director of Real Estate Asset Management throughout the Midwest with responsibility for managing a $400 million portfolio of property assets. In Lake Forest, Illinois he is a past Chairman of the Building Review Board. He has a BBA-Finance and a Masters of Real Estate and Urban Economics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Mark T. Mazur
Mr. Mazur is a partner and has worked at the firm for over 14 years. Before joining Westminster Capital in 2000, Mr. Mazur was Chief Investment Officer for a real estate investment fund. His responsibilities included all aspects of the acquisition process from identification of opportunities to negotiation, financial analysis, due diligence, financing, and asset management. Prior to that, Mr. Mazur worked for 10 years at Jones Lang LaSalle in various capacities including investment sales, asset management, development, property management, and leasing. In his last assignment, he oversaw the Healthcare Investment Services Group. Before joining LaSalle, he was a district sales manager for Chrysler Corporation. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
Kristi L. Sherin
Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Ms. Sherin oversees Investor Reporting, Human Resources, and Administration at Westminster Capital. Prior to joining the Firm in 1995, she was an Administrative Assistant for the Retirement Planning Group at PaineWebber. She has a BA degree in Economics/Business with Honors from Lake Forest College.
Darren R. Strotman
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Before joining the Firm in 2002, Mr. Strotman spent five years at Arthur Andersen in the Commercial Audit Division, the last three as a Senior Auditor. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the AICPA and the Illinois Society of CPAs. He holds a BBA in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame.
Richard J. Strotman
Prior to joining the Firm in 2002, Mr. Strotman spent 32 years with Arthur Andersen LLP, the last 19 as a Partner of Arthur Andersen. He was responsible for the Central Region Real Estate Practice, including the real estate advisory and valuation practices. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the AICPA and the Illinois Society of CPAs. He has a BBA from University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Northwestern University.
Mark S. Perry
Vice President – Land
Mr. Perry joined the Firm in 2007. From 1992 to 2007, Mr. Perry was a Corporate Real Estate Manager for Hewlett-Packard. His responsibilities included oversight of HP’s real estate in the Western U.S., and several locations in Europe and the Caribbean. Prior to HP, he worked at LaSalle Partners Limited for 8 years in various capacities including property acquisitions and the Land Group. Previously, Mr. Perry spent 6 years at Oxford Properties, Inc. as a Project Manager in Oxford’s Development Group. He holds a BA in Business from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Matthew R. Van Wie
Vice President – Asset Management
Mr. Van Wie joined the Firm in 2007 as a Financial Analyst supporting the Firm’s asset management, acquisition, and disposition activities. Previously he worked for PSK Properties, Inc. as Director of Finance and Administration. He earned a BS degree in Business Administration from Marian College, and an MBA from Marquette University.
Stuart D. Lansing
Vice President – Client Capital
Mr. Lansing joined the Firm in 2010 to support the asset management and investor relations activities of the Firm. Since 2014, he has led the Firm’s client capital activities. Previously, in the institutional equities and executive search businesses, he worked with many well-known hedge fund and private equity Firms. Mr. Lansing serves on the Men’s Golf Committee of the Lurie Children’s Hospital Annual Pro-Am and on the Board of The A.K. Taylor Fund supporting conservation efforts in the Masai Mara of Kenya, East Africa. He has an undergraduate business degree from the University of Denver.
Michael M. Mazur
Vice President – Acquisitions
Mr. Mazur joined the Firm during 2012 in support of the company’s acquisitions and asset management efforts. His previous real estate experience includes working for Miller Capital Advisory in its Acquisitions, Analysis, and Strategic Planning group. Prior to that, Mr. Mazur worked in the securities trading industry and focused on macroeconomic analysis and event trading. He holds a BBA in both Finance and Real Estate from University of Wisconsin at Madison and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Denise M. Gaulin
Ms. Gaulin manages the Corporate Records for Westminster Capital and Litchfield Advisors, provides support to the firm’s management team, and administers other activities of the firm. Prior to joining Westminster Capital, she was Office Manager for JVC Investment Partners where she managed the entire office as well as overseeing Graduate Student Interns during the academic school year. She has a BA degree in Business & Management from Northeastern Illinois University.