Sam Zell

Equity Office Properties Trust
(NYSE: EOP) was acquired for 39 billion US dollars by affiliates of The Blackstone Group on February 9, 2007, and is no longer a publicly traded company. Zell's Equity Office Properties Trust was the largest (not the best performing) office landlord in the US. Zell was a master of the real estate investment trust, or REIT.

In March 2007, Sam Zell bought Tribune Corporation,
publisher of the Los Angeles Times , The Chicago Tribune and The Baltimore Sun. It also owns 23 television stations and is the owner of the Chicago Cubs. Zell will reportedly take the company private, sell off the Chicago Cubs after the 2007 season.

- "I've always been intrigued by inefficient markets."
- "I probably am not as pessimistic about the future of the newspaper business as others might be."