Bill Rogalla joined Zeller Realty Group in 2015. As Principal, he handles oversight of the acquisition and disposition activities of the firm. He leads a team of investment professionals in the identification of targeted markets for investment, and all aspects of the transaction process. He is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee.
With a career spanning twenty-five years, Bill brings a wealth of experience having been involved in approximately $7 billion in acquisitions, dispositions and development projects across the United States. Prior to joining Zeller Realty Group, he was a Partner with GlenStar Properties, a real estate investment firm in Chicago. During his tenure, Bill led the expansion of the firm’s investment platform outside of the Chicago area with the acquisition of portfolio investments in Texas and Ohio. Prior to GlenStar Properties, he was Senior Vice President - Head of Acquisitions/Dispositions, Central Region for KBS Realty Advisors. While with KBS, he directed the acquisition of nearly $3 billion and disposition of $900 million of assets in the Central United States. Notable acquisitions included 300 N La Salle (Chicago), Providence Towers (Dallas), Carlson Center (Minneapolis) and the Plaza in Clayton, MO. Prior to opening the Central Region office for KBS, Bill was the Director of U. S. Development and Investment for Slough Estates USA, a subsidiary of SEGRO plc, where he led the development of $1.1 billion and acquisition of $600 million in projects concentrated in the Central and West Coast regions. He led the firm’s expansion into the biotech/pharmaceutical industry with multiple development projects in San Diego and the Bay Area including the 1.1 million square feet Torrey Pines Science Center, in La Jolla, subsequently sold to Pfizer.
Bill received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from De Paul University. He is active as a member and speaker for several real estate organizations including Urban Land Institute (ULI), National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) and the De Paul Real Estate Alumni Association, as well as several charitable and civic organizations. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker and CPA (inactive).