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Gwendolyn Hatten Butler is a partner in the firm and oversees Global Investor Relations for Capri, and is a member of the Investment Committee. She is a member of the Global Management Board. Over a 35-year career, Ms. Butler has been involved in a broad range of debt and structured finance activities. Since joining Capri, Ms. Butler has worked on real estate equity, structured finance and mezzanine transactions as amember of the firm’s Investment Committee, and has raised capital to support the firm’s investment activities.

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Graham C. Grady is a partner at Taft Law where he advises real estate developers, investors and property owners.  He assists clients in building consensus with local elected officials, government entities, community organizations and other stakeholders. 

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Leon I. Walker, Esq. has spearheaded cutting-edge community development projects over the past 15 years that have generated thousands of new jobs, and brought grocery stores and health care services into the food and health care deserts on Chicago’s south side.

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