Mr. Ankin graduated from the Real Estate Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Granger School of Business with Academic Distinction. Mr. Ankin is a member of the ICSC Foundation Board of Directors and the National ICSC Next Generation Leadership Board (immediate past chair). He also sits on the Board of Advisors of the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and is an Executive Board member of The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation. A native of the Chicagoland area, he currently resides in Chicago with his wife Erin and their two children.
Sam Ankin co-founded Northpond Partners, LLC. His primary responsibilities involve sourcing and structuring new investment opportunities, and he also serves as a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Ankin was also a founding partner of Shiner Capital Partners, LLC, an entity that sponsored SCP Realty Fund I, LP and SCP Realty Fund II, LP. Since 2007, Mr. Ankin has led or supported the identification and analysis of more than 1,500 investment opportunities and through his leadership, he has closed on 33 investments with a gross asset value in excess of $340,000,000. Prior to Shiner Capital, Mr. Ankin served as Development and Acquisition Manager for Shiner Group, where he was responsible for land and asset acquisitions, as well as coordinating the development of retail, office and mixed-use projects in the Chicagoland area and the Carolinas. At Shiner Group, Mr. Ankin led or supported the development of more than 12 projects consisting of approximately 1,000,000 square feet of commercial space. Before joining Shiner Group, Mr. Ankin worked at LaSalle Bank, most recently in the commercial real estate group.