Chief Development Officer
Most memorable Elauwit experience:
Many companies have a goal of being easy to work with… At Elauwit, we won’t stop until our clients enjoy working with us. Whomever the client, I hope that they look forward to engaging with us from exploration, to negotiation, to launch through renewal. Some of my most memorable experiences have been engaging with our clients to form deep and trusting relationships with our entire team. From fantastic dinners, special events, engaging conversations about everything from technology to politics. The most memorable and personally rewarding experiences have been doing what the Elauwit team does best – having fun while professionally delivering results.
Favorite movie or TV show:
Favorite all-time movie is To Catch A Thief with Cary Grant and Grace Kelly from 1955. Great story, lots of cool style, classic acting, and highly engaging. Honorable mention The Untouchables with Sean Connery, Kevin Costner, and De Niro. As for television, still the best television show is Arrested Development.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Runner up, Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.
Most interesting place visited:
Tie - Casapueblo, the home/living sculpture of artist Carlos Paez Vilaro outside of Punta Del Este, Uruguay and Taliesin West, the winter home/studio of Frank Lloyd Write Scottsdale, AZ. What can I say, I find eccentric artists’ homes “interesting”.
Most people don't know:
My childhood hero was Donald Trump
Robert has been a leader in the institutional real estate and telecommunications industries for over 20 years. He is committed to helping real estate owners create value from investments in technology by enhancing the resident or guest experience, facilitating connectivity solutions, and by harvesting actionable data to better manage real estate assets. At Elauwit, Robert leads business development by helping define and execute growth strategies.
Robert started his career at Equity Residential in Chicago, IL as a Financial Analyst and was later promoted to Assistant VP of Strategic Business Development where he was responsible for negotiating telecommunications agreements between a fast growing multifamily real estate investment trust and telecommunication providers. After Equity Residential he’s held positions working for telecommunications companies to grow profitable portfolios of rooftop antennas for mobile communications operators and structuring cable television and Internet managed services agreements with prominent real estate investment companies. Most recently he led the commercial division of DISH Network.
He graduated cum laude with his BBA in Finance and BA in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI. He currently resides in the Dallas, TX.
Outside of work, Robert actually enjoys working around the house, spending time in the gym (not working out, just spending time there), and takes his role as an uncertified, untrained sommelier and super-amateur chef very seriously.