- Year started at First Hospitality:2008
Roger BakerChief Investment & Financial Officer
As the Chief Investment & Financial Officer, Roger is responsible for investment acquisitions and dispositions, property development, capital raising, and deployment. Furthermore, he works on finance, accounting, treasury, and administrative assignments for the company.
Roger is a proven executive and leader with over 35 years of experience in the real estate industry. Prior to joining First Hospitality, he served as Senior Vice President of Financial Operations for Trizec Properties Inc. and was a key member of their executive team. Roger has held positions in various real estate firms, including Prime Capital, a private commercial mortgage loan and balance sheet lender, Banyan Management Corp., a diversified group of real estate investment trusts, VMS Realty Partners, a diversified real estate investment and syndication firm, and the Equity Group where he contributed to their tax, investor relations, financial reporting, information services, acquisition, and disposition activities. Roger holds a B.A. in Finance and a B.S. in Accounting from Western Illinois University.
In his free time, Roger enjoys downhill skiing, hiking, biking, and being outdoors. Additionally, he’s a father of three boys and helps support and administer various youth hockey programs in Northern Illinois.
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