Rob Hunden

Hunden Strategic Partners
Chicago, IL

Mr. Hunden and his Chicago-based firm offer extensive experience in the economics and strategy of developing transformative real estate projects. He has provided economic development, finance, feasibility, impact, developer selection and planning expertise for more than 500 projects and studies over the past 20+ years, totaling more than $3.5 billion in developed real estate. The firm completes approximately 50 assignments per year with its 12-person professional staff.

His expertise has helped communities and developers understand, develop and successfully open catalytic economic development projects, including entertainment districts, sports facilities, arenas, performing arts centers, conference and convention centers, and compelling hotels across the country. He has worked on a number of compelling development projects, such as the expansion of Navy Pier and the Chicago Riverwalk, the Kansas City Power & Light District in Kansas City, the Ark Encounter in Kentucky, the District in San Juan, an NFL Stadium & Convention Center in San Diego, and transformative projects like Hance Park and Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix. 

Hunden’s background in economic development, tourism development and destination development combine to make him a unique resource for communities and developers looking to advance their destinations and projects in a feasible and viable way, learning from the successes, failures and trends impacting entertainment, retail, restaurant and related destination developments.