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Rodrick L. Schmidt

Rodrick L. Schmidt is one of the founding partners of Royal Properties. In addition to serving as president, he is a member of the board of directors and a managing general partner in each of its partnerships. Rick’s skills are mainly deployed in the area of finance, property, acquisition and partnership development.
Prior to his involvement with real estate, Rick worked in the life insurance business. But after 23 years in the field, he refocused his energy, dedicating 100 percent of his time to the development of Royal Properties.
Rick earned a bachelor’s in agriculture business from the University of Illinois in 1975, following that achievement with a CLU designation in 1979 and an NASDE Series 6 license in 1982. While at the University of Illinois, Rick established a name for himself as a key player on Fighting Illini men’s basketball team, receiving honors as a two-time First Team Academic All-American and two-time Most Valuable Player. He later parlayed his experience in college sports into a seven-year stint as a radio commentator for Fighting Illini basketball.
Rick is a member of the University of Illinois President’s Council and a member of the Illini Loyalty Circle.