Patrick R. Hunt is the Founder and a Managing Principal of Newport Advisors LLC. He has more than 30 years of management experience in commercial real estate in the areas of development, acquisitions, asset management, restructurings, dispositions, and financings.
Pat has over 10 years of REIT experience including serving for 7 years as President and Chief Operating Officer of Great Lakes REIT, a publicly traded (NYSE) company that was sold in 2004 to a private equity firm. He subsequently was Executive Director of Joint Venture Management for First Industrial Realty Trust.
Prior to joining Great Lakes REIT, Pat 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.
Pat earned his Master of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and his Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University.