quintin E. primo, jr.
The Primo Center for Women and Children is named in honor of the late Right Reverend Quintin E. Primo, Jr.
Bishop Primo was first to serve in many areas: the first president of the National Union of Black Episcopalians; the first black bishop of Chicago; the first bishop to ordain women priests in that diocese; and the first black Episcopal bishop in the Diocese of Delaware.
As he rose through the Episcopal ranks, Bishop Primo was determined his would be a ministry of inclusion. He welcomed women to the priesthood and defended a fellow bishop who ordained a non-celibate gay man.
Bishop Primo held leadership roles in the New York’s State NAACP and Commission for Human Rights. He championed the cause of peace, social justice, race relations and reconciliation, always striving to end racism in all parts of life.
Quintin E. Primo, Jr. was a priest, bishop, patriarch, activist, leader, friend, husband, father and grandfather... an incredible human being.
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Mr. Primo serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capri Capital Partners, a real estate investment management firm headquartered in Chicago that he co-founded in 1992. The firm has approximately $4.5 billion in total real estate assets under management and is an active investor in all major property sectors and markets throughout the United States.
Mr. Primo has nearly 30 years of experience in real estate investment and capital markets. Prior to the formation of Capri Capital Partners, he was Managing Director of Q. Primo & Company, Inc., a real estate investment banking firm established in 1988 specializing in foreign and domestic private placements. Prior to forming Q. Primo & Company, he was employed with Citicorp Real Estate, Inc., where he was Vice President in the commercial lending and real estate investment banking divisions.
Mr. Primo received a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, with honors and high distinction, from Indiana University. Within the real estate industry, he is a member of the Urban Land Institute and Pension Real Estate Association, a board member of the Real Estate Roundtable, Chairman of the Real Estate Executive Council, and a former trustee of AMLI Residential Properties Trust.
Mr. Primo is active in civic and charitable organizations. He is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago and a former member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Seventh District Advisory Council. He serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Chicago Community Trust, as a trustee of the (Episcopal) Church Pension Group, and is a former trustee of the University of Chicago Hospitals and Ravinia Festival. He is currently Chairman of the Primo Center for Women and Children.
Mr. Primo has been featured in national publications, such as The Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, The New York Times and Black Enterprise Magazine, and has made frequent guest appearances on network television and cable news and radio programs, including CNN, MSNBC and National Public Radio. He has received numerous awards and has been highly recognized for his professional, civic and philanthropic contributions.
Mr. Primo and his family reside in the Chicago area.
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