Ronald R . Pollina



Ronald R. Pollina, Ph.D.

President, Geoeconomist

Dr. Ronald R. Pollina is President and founder of Chicago-based Pollina Corporate Real Estate, Inc. Since 1981, Pollina Corporate has represented clients nationally and internationally with strategic planning and location analysis. Dr. Pollina is recognized as an expert in corporate location analysis, economic development and geoeconomic trends.

Prior to forming the company, Dr. Pollina was real estate economist for one of the nation’s largest real estate firms. During the mid-1970s, he served as geoeconomist in the economic development division of Continental Illinois National Bank.

Dr. Pollina has represented numerous Fortune 500 companies as location consultant, including Xerox, E.I. du Pont, 3Com, Time Inc., Bosch, Caterpillar, State Farm Insurance and Prudential Insurance. He has represented his clients in virtually every state in the United States as well as foreign locations. Many of these projects have included the location selection of corporate headquarters, research and development, manufacturing and distribution facilities.

Dr. Pollina has authored over 70 published articles on the subjects of geoeconomics, corporate relocation and economic development. His opinions on geoeconomics and corporate location have been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Chicago Tribune, and The New York Times. Dr. Pollina is the author of the nationally recognized Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States study that is published annually and has received coverage by CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, FOX and NPR.

In addition to being interviewed numerous times on television and radio, Dr. Pollina has made scores of presentations before groups such as the National Council for Urban Economic Development, International Economic Development Council, International Development Research Council, National Association of Realtors, International Association of Attorneys and Executives in Corporate Real Estate, Business Roundtable and several state legislatures.

Dr. Pollina is a member of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, American Real Estate Society and Lambda Alpha (Land Economics Fraternity). He served on the International Development Research Council’s Board of Directors and was granted its highest level of achievement, Master Professional. Dr. Pollina served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the International Tenant Representative Alliance, an international association of corporate real estate brokerage firms, and also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Attorneys and Executives in Corporate Real Estate.

He has served on the faculties of the University of Illinois and DePaul University. Dr. Pollina received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois.


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