- Company: Hunden Strategic Partners, Inc.
- Phone: (312) 643-2500
- Cell: (312) 933-3637
- Website: www.hundenpartners.com
Specialties & Experience
General Specialties: Real Estate and Travel & Tourism
Specialty Focus: market study, feasibility study, economic impact, fiscal impact, developer RFP, arena, stadium, convention center, hotel, site analysis, tourism, attraction, economic development, legislation, sports, TIF district, incentives, amphitheater, mixed-use district, entertainment, cultural facility, P3
Education: BS Finance, Indiana University
Years in Practice: 25
Mr. Hunden has experience in the economics of all manner of unique real estate projects, including sports complexes, restaurants, retail, hotels, meeting/conference/convention facilities, and entertainment districts. Over the past 25 years, Mr. Hunden has provided economic development, finance, and planning expertise and conducted more than 700 feasibility and economic impact studies, including for some of the most notable transformative development projects in the U.S. He has had a hand in the development of more than $5 billion in completed, transformative projects, including arenas, convention centers, major convention hotels, compelling boutique hotels, entertainment districts in several cities, theme parks and major tourist attractions. Mr. Hunden’s public-private project and economic development career began at the Indianapolis Bond Bank and the Indianapolis Mayor’s Office from 1996 through 1998, where he managed more than a dozen projects. He then worked in Capital Markets for Landauer & Associates, brokerage for Grubb & Ellis and as project manager-then-vice president at C.H. Johnson Consulting from December 2000- February 2006. Rob has written articles on downtown development and taught college-level Destination Development courses. He also sits on the advisory board for the Real Estate Club for Indiana’s Kelley School of Business, DePaul University’s School of Hospitality and for IAVM’s Allied Member committee. Mr. Hunden is a member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), ULI, IEDC, IDA and ICMA. He has conducted IEDC panel discussions and taught numerous professional development courses for IEDC over the past 15 years. He has also spoken at the Greek Conference on Tourism and the Bond Buyer’s “Tourism as Economic Development” conference, among many others. Mr. Hunden received a B.S. in Finance from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.