They have developed nearly 100,000,000 square feet (9,300,000 m2) of commercial real estate. The group won the Beyond the Box: Exceptional Industrial Projects award for its development of the Thomson Learning Distribution Center.
Alter is founder and president of City Year Chicago, whose signature program is the City Year Youth Service Corps. The goal in the program is to bring together approximately 1,000 people ranging in age from 17-24 from diverse backgrounds and put them through a full-time commitment of a year of community service, leadership development, and civic engagement where they mentor children.
Alter has a Bachelor of Arts degree in government from Harvard University and a law degree from the University of Chicago. He and his wife Ellen are parents of three children. They live in Winnetka, Illinois.
- The New Republic