George Gaukler
(Chairman Emeritus)
George Gaukler has been active in all aspects of real estate development, management and sales for over 50 years.  Mr. Gaukler organized Dakota REIT in 1997 as the sponsor and is currently President and CEO of the advisor to the Trust. Mr. Gaukler is a licensed real estate broker in North Dakota. 
Mr. Gaukler is a 1962 graduate of Valley City State University. In 1964 he formed Valley Realty, Inc., a real estate development company, which now includes rental management services, real estate sales, land development and construction, of which he is the majority stockholder, president and CEO. Since then Mr. Gaukler has been involved in the development and construction of multi-family apartments and commercial properties throughout North Dakota. The Property Management Division of Valley Realty, Inc. currently manages approximately 3,000 apartment units and commercial property in North Dakota. Mr. Gaukler has also been General Partner in numerous partnerships that own and manage investment real estate.