Michael Chihoski

Executive Director, President & CEO Global Development

Michael Chihoski

Michael Chihoski is Executive Director and President & CEO of Global Development for GDI. In this role, Mr. Chihoski oversees day-to-day operations of all development projects for GDI. Additionally, Mr. Chihoski leads GDI’s business development organization and strategic partnerships. 

Mr. Chihoski’s experience in global real estate development is extensive. Prior to joining GDI, Chihoski served as Chief Operating Officer of Emaar the Economic City (EEC), a publicly listed Saudi company leading the development of King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC). In this capacity, he was responsible for day-to-day operations and headed the Corporate Construction, Supply Chain, Infrastructure, Utilities and Master Planning divisions of EEC. In his tenure as COO, Mr. Chihoski led EEC through the most successful multi-year period in their history

Mr. Chihoski also served as Senior Vice President of Design, Construction, and Engineering for OSF Healthcare System. In that capacity, Chihoski led OSF through the largest expansion in its more than 130-year history, overseeing multiple projects including the construction of a new Children’s Hospital, a data center, and a state-of-the-art innovation and research facility.

Mr. Chihoski has more than 25 years of progressive experience in the fields of real estate development, operations, construction, and facility management. Mr. Chihoski has also served on more than a dozen boards and commissions in both the public and private sectors, including Aristo Properties Group, which he founded in 2015.

Mr. Chihoski earned both a B.S. Industrial Technology and M.S. Industrial Management from Northern Illinois University. Mr. Chihoski is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Development Program (AMDP) in Real Estate at Harvard University, Graduate School of Design.