Cynthia and Douglas Crocker
Cynthia Crocker is a 1980 alumna of the NIU College of Business where she majored in marketing. As a community college transfer student, Ms. Crocker financed her own education by working part-time while taking classes. Ms. Crocker served as Senior Vice-President, Investor Relations for Equity Group Investments where she led several initial public offerings in one of the nation’s leading real estate companies. Ms. Crocker credits her success to a strong work ethic, a solid education, and strong leadership skills. Ms. Crocker serves on the board of directors for the NIU Foundation.Douglas Crocker II is a graduate of Harvard University. He has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate business. In 2003, he retired as CEO of Equity Residential, then the largest apartment real estate investment trust (REIT) in thecountry. Today, he serves as chairman and chief investment officer of Transwestern Multifamily Partners. Mr. Crocker serves in an advisory capacity at DePaul University. He recently completed his service on DePaul’s Board of Trustees.