Donald A. Shapiro is a CPA who began his career in the tax department of the former Big 8 accounting firm of Arthur Young & Co. He is a 1985 graduate of Indiana University and holds a degree in accounting. He is a licensed real estate managing broker and is or has been a member of numerous organizations, including:

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  • Jewish United Fund/Federation of Metropolitan Chicago

  • Chicago Development Commission (CDC)

  • Chicago Building Congress

  • Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC)

  • Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA International)

  • Real Estate Lenders Association (RELA)

  • Real Estate Investors Association (REIA)

  • Turnaround Management Association (TMA)

  • American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)

  • Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors (AIRA)

  • Chicago Real Estate Council (CREC)

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)

Mr. Shapiro has been a guest lecturer at the University of Illinois, Michigan State University, Indiana University, University of Iowa, and the University of Chicago Law School and is a frequent speaker or moderator at industry events.