CHICAGO, Oct. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Capri EGM Co-Chairman & CEO Shelby E. L. Pruett has been recognized by Real Estate Forum as one of the "most influential executives in the business that have helped to shape the industry over the past few decades, and will do so for years to come." Along with Mr. Pruett other honorees included: Debra A. Cafaro, Chairman & CEO of Ventas Inc.; G. Joseph Cosenza, Vice Chairman Inland Real Estate Group; Andrew L. Farkas, Chairman & CEO Island Capital Group; Jonathan D. Gray, Global Head of Real Estate Blackstone; Larry Heard, President and CEO of Transwestern; and Brett White Chairman and CEO of Cushman and Wakefield. An entrepreneur and investor, Mr. Pruett has founded and managed several successful private equity and real estate businesses since the late 1990's. Mr. Pruett is currently Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capri EGM, an investment manager specializing in the net lease, sale-leaseback, and build-to-suit commercial markets, providing investment programs for institutional investors and capital solutions for corporations. Mr. Pruett serves on Capri EGM's Management and Investment Committees and oversees all of the business activities of the firm. Mr. Pruett is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Equity Global Management, LLC, a real estate investment firm based in Chicago. Prior to co-founding Capri EGM, Mr. Pruett was Co-Founder and Managing Principal of Equity Capital Management, LLC, a real estate investment firm, from 2000 to 2014; and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ECM Realty Trust, a real estate investment trust, from 2010 to 2011. Previously Mr. Pruett was a Co-Founder and Managing Principal of Gryffindor Capital Partners, a venture capital firm, from 1999 to 2014.