New co-chair brings over 44 years of real estate experience to Choose DuPage leadership
Choose DuPage is pleased to announce Ron Lunt, partner at Hamilton Partners, has been named private sector co-chair of the Choose DuPage Economic Development Alliance, joining chairman of DuPage County Board and public-sector co-chair, Dan Cronin. Lunt will serve as elected private sector co-chair for a two-year term.
Lunt moves into his new role as co-chair after having served on the board of directors for Choose DuPage for the last three and half years. In his position at Hamilton Partners, he is responsible for the development and acquisition activities of the firm. A founding partner, Lunt has been with the firm since 1987 and has seen the firm grow to become one of the largest privately held real estate development firms in the central U.S. with a total portfolio of over 25 million square feet. The firm manages office, industrial, rental properties and retail projects in Chicago, Salt Lake City, Denver, Milwaukee and Raleigh Durham. Headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, Hamilton Partners has ownership in over 10 million square feet of office and warehouse space in DuPage County and is a major stakeholder in the region. “Choose DuPage plays an integral role in the success and prosperity of DuPage County, bringing public and private leaders together to make a positive impact for our community.” said Lunt. “This is an exciting time for DuPage County and there is tremendous opportunity in the region.” “We are thrilled to have Ron take this leadership role for Choose DuPage,” said John Carpenter, president and CEO of Choose DuPage. “He is widely respected in the business community and has the vision and foresight to further expand DuPage County’s prosperous economy and thriving business community.” Lunt is committed to enhancing the economic development of DuPage County. He has been directly involved in the development of more than 10 million square feet of office buildings, 8 million square feet of office acquisitions, and acquired over 1,000 acres of office space within the region. Ron Lunt also serves as the DuPage Development Council Treasurer, is an Industrial and Office Park Development Council Member of the Urban Land Institute, and holds a seat on the Elgin O’Hare Western Access (EOWA) Advisory Board. Lunt is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.