Frank Schmitz is a Partner and co-founder of Park Hill Real Estate Group and a member of the Park Hill real estate distribution team at PJT Partners, based in Chicago. Mr. Schmitz has over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry. Prior to Park Hill Real Estate, Mr. Schmitz was a Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Equity at Principal Real Estate Investors. Before joining Principal in 1992, he was with FCLS Investors Group of Chicago, a predecessor organization to CenterPoint Properties. Mr. Schmitz began his career at Northern Trust Bank of Chicago where he was a commercial real estate lending officer. He received a BA in Economics and Political Science from Northwestern University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.