Chicago, Illinois, United States
I founded Howard Ecker + Company in 1975 as the first company in Chicago devoted exclusively to representing tenants. I work with business leaders to align office location thinking with the long term fiscal and cultural needs of their business, connecting the worth of the company to its brand, culture and environment.
I started my career at Cushman & Wakefield working as the original leasing agent for the John Hancock Center during its initial construction. After Cushman & Wakefield, I joined Arthur Rubloff & Company where I became the head of the office leasing department and the youngest member of the Board of Directors. There, I worked on large-scale projects including the development and leasing of the Time Life Building, Commerce Plaza in Oak Brook and First National Bank of Dayton.
I am a member of the Board of Directors for Chicago’s Adler Planetarium.
I graduated from Tulane University in 1966 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian History and attended DePaul Law School.