Posts Tagged ‘group investments’

Zell to Speak at National Communities Council Forum

August 15th, 2013 Comments off

The National Community Council’s Fall Leadership Forum will be held Oct. 16-18, 2013 at the W. Chicago City Center Hotel. Titled “Building a Vision for the Future,” Sam Zell, Chairman of Equity Group Investments and Equity International, which own Equity LifeStyle Properties, will be the featured speaker at the conference. Topics surrounding all aspects of manufactured housing communities (MHCs) will include The Future of Financing for Homes, Finding Ways to Improve the Customer Experience, and Learning from Innovative Smaller Operators. Other industry leaders are set to discuss combining traditional marketing with social media and mobile apps. As MHProNews knows, Zell’s Equity LifeStyle Properties is the largest owner of MHCs in North America. For more information contact Jenny Hodge at

(Image credit: National Communities Council of the Manufactured Housing Institute)

2013 NCC Fall Leadership Forum Announced

April 10th, 2013 Comments off

Image Credit: NCC LogoMHI’s National Communities Council (NCC) has announced that it is expanding its current slate of networking and business building opportunities by creating a new flagship leadership and networking event to be held each fall.  The first annual NCC Fall Leadership Forum will be held On October 16-18, 2013 at the W Hotel in downtown Chicago, and this year’s theme will be “Building a Vision for the Future.”  NCC staff and leadership are developing an outstanding group of industry veterans and leaders as speakers and panelists as well as speakers from outside the industry.  Highlighting the inaugural event will be Sam Zell, Chairman of Equity Group Investments, as a featured speaker.

MHProNews spoke to NCC Chairman David Lentz, President and CEO of American Land Lease, Inc., who commented about the event, “We are thrilled that the NCC is finally able to take this big leap forward by hosting its new flagship event this fall. This is clear indication that the MHI/NCC staff leadership team of Dick Jennison and Jenny Hodge is now well beyond the recent transition and already having significant impact, and we look forward to more exciting announcements about the future direction of the NCC in the coming months.” ##

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Zell Spells Out Dire Financial Forecast

November 20th, 2012 Comments off

GuruFocus reports Sam Zell of Equity Group Investments, presenting at Chicago’s Invest for Kids conference, says the Eurozone is heading for a recession because the currency is imploding. One of the world’s most successful real estate investors, he says the will to embrace austerity measures in the U.S. in order to deal with the debt problem does not exist, and the growth in India and China may be slowing. He thinks stock and real estate prices are high because the world is “flooded with dollars” and that is propping up assets. Zell is subsequently investing in “black swan scenarios,” generally thought to be catastrophic events like the collapse of the bond market, or disasters like 9/11. MHProNews knows Zell’s Equity LifeStyle Properties is the largest owner/operator of manufactured home and recreational vehicle communities in North America.

(Photo credit: Wall Street Journal—Sam Zell)