Robert H. Baum
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Vice Chairman,
The Inland Real Estate Group, Inc.
Robert H. Baum has been with The Inland Real Estate Group, Inc. and its affiliates since 1968 and is one of the four original principals. He is a Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President and General Counsel of The Inland Real Estate Group, Inc. In his capacity as General Counsel, Mr. Baum is responsible for the supervision of the legal activities of The Inland Real Estate Group, Inc. and its affiliates. This responsibility includes the supervision of the Inland Law Department and serving as liaison with outside counsel.
Following his graduation from Northwestern University School of Law in 1967, Mr. Baum took a teaching position in the Chicago Public School System where he met the three other teaching associates who together with him became the founding principals of Inland. In 1968, he began his practice of law with a private law firm in Chicago where he practiced labor and real estate law and served as Inland's outside counsel. In January, 1973, Mr. Baum joined Inland on a full-time basis as its General Counsel, a position he has held since that time.
Mr. Baum has served as a member of the North American Securities Administrators Association Real Estate Advisory Committee and as a member of the Securities Advisory Committee to the Secretary of State of Illinois. He is a member of the American Corporation Counsel Association, The Private Company General Counsel Group and has also been a guest lecturer for the Illinois State Bar Association and Northwestern University School of Law. Mr. Baum has been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, as well as the bars of several federal courts of appeals and federal district courts and the State of Illinois. He is also an Illinois licensed real estate broker. He has served as a director of American National Bank of DuPage and Inland Bank & Trust and currently serves as a director of Inland Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company.
Mr. Baum is a member of the Board of Trustees of Window to the World Communications, Inc., Chicago’s premier public media organization that creates and presents unique content for television (WTTW, Channel 11), radio (WFMT, 98.7 FM) and digital media. Mr. Baum is currently a Lifetime Trustee and has been a member of the Board of Directors of Wellness House, a charitable organization that helps cancer patients improve
the quality of their lives by providing programs emphasizing emotional support and information as a vital complement to medical treatment, all for no charge. He is also a Governing Member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and underwrites a scholarship for the keyboardist position of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. In addition, Mr. Baum was named a Paul Harris Fellow by The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. He is also a past member of the Men's Council of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.