Founder and Managing Principal

Howard Wedren has been working in the Chicagoland real estate community for the last 21 years. He has been involved with the development and leasing of a variety of real estate including office, industrial,  parking and retail properties.

Howard began his commercial real estate career in 1994 after joining Fifield Realty Corporation as an associate. Within two years was promoted to Vice President and Principal of the organization. During that time he was actively involved the development and leasing of over 2,000,000 square feet of class A office buildings in the Chicago Metropolitan Area, including: the build to suit of the Quaker Oats headquarters building, 550 West Washington, Windy Point of Schaumburg and The Civic Opera Building.

Prior to founding Dayton Street Partners, Howard was principal with Chicago based Montero Partners,  Ltd., a commercial real estate investment firm. Howard’s primary focus at Montero included identifying and underwriting value-add acquisitions as well as fostering broker  relationships.

In November of 2006 Howard founded Dayton Street Partners LLC, a commercial real estate investment and development firm based in  Chicago, Illinois.  The firm is focused on the acquisition  and development of key infill industrial and office projects throughout the City of Chicago. 

Since its inception, Dayton Street has developed projects such as Chicago’s first speculative 100,000 square foot  industrial building at 815 West Pershing Road and the redevelopment of the 50,000 square foot, 920 West Pershing Road.

Howard is also an active board member of the Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, Commissioner of the City of Chicago Special Service Area (Stockyards Industrial Park). He lives in the City of Chicago with his wife and two children.

Howard holds a bachelor degree in Regional Development from the University of  Arizona.