John Pappas is a founding member, manager and investor in the Chicago Equity Advisors, LLC. After serving four years in the U.S. Marines, John held several supervisory positions with Northern Trust Bank in retail banking and loan operations from 1968 to 1973.
Beginning in 1973, and continuing for over a decade, he founded and managed several successful businesses as well as developing and investing in restaurant properties in Chicago neighborhoods. Since 1985, John has held several leadership positions in the residential and commercial real estate industry. He owned and operated a real estate, investment management and brokerage firm. John continues active investments and participation in the real estate industry.
In addition to his career in real estate investments, for over 20 years, John has managed and invested his personal portfolio, as well as funds in several family trusts, evaluating investments in private equities, publicly-traded stocks and bonds.