As the real estate industry is faced with continually changing market conditions, an evolving economic landscape, and new regulatory horizons, the Graaskamp Center Board of Advisors is a hub of critical information-sharing and networking. Through the generous financial support of our members, the Graaskamp Center delivers the world-class experience that is expected from the global leader in real estate research and education.

Membership to the Board of Advisors is available at three levels:

  • Patron - $3,500 annual gift. One official representative to serve on the Board. Plus one additional corporate staff invited to attend select events.
  • Sustaining - $6,000 annual gift. Up to two official representatives at the corporate level to serve on the Board. Plus up to two additional corporate staff invited to attend select events.
  • Corporate - At the corporate ($10,000) level, your organization has the option to choose between two great benefits:
    • Student Scholarship: Designate your $10,000 gift to fund an MBA student scholarship.
    • Corporate Sponsorship: Receive recognition as a sponsor at one of the Graaskamp Center board conferences or events, including extensive online marketing and recognition that highlights your affiliation with the Graaskamp Center and the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
  • Lifetime/Honorary/Emeritus
    • Contributions, or some portion thereof, may be tax deductible – consult your tax advisor.

Board membership is by invitation only. Please contact Irgens Executive Director Michael Brennan at if you would like to recommend a prospective member.

Board Members

Lifetime/ Honorary/ Emeritus


Richard AaronsonRichard AaronsonBiographyCEOAtlantic Realty Partners, Inc.
Alissa AdlerAlissa AdlerBiographySenior Vice PresidentColliers International
Matthew AstrachanMatthew AstrachanBiographyVice ChairmanJones Lang LaSalle Brokerage, Inc.
Brian BanaszynskiBrian BanaszynskiBiographyRegional Partner - Logistics GroupTranswestern Development Company
Barlow HeadshotJacqueline BarlowBiographyManaging DirectorCIBC
Michael BarrMichael BarrBiographyManaging PartnerCross Lake Partners
Matt BertramMatthew BertramBiographyFounder & CEOCapital Slack
Arun BhatiaArun I. BhatiaBiographyPresidentArun Bhatia Development Organization
Robert BollhofferRobert BollhofferBiographyManaging Partner29th Street Company
Robert J. BondRobert J. BondBiographyCo-Founder and PresidentBond Companies
Pam BonehamPamela BonehamBiography Managing DirectorBarings Real Estate Advisers
Kent BornKent BornBiographySenior Managing DirectorPPM America
Jim BorrisJim BorrisBiographyPresident and Chief Executive OfficerZilber Ltd.
Tom BretzThomas BretzBiographyCEOElmdale Partners
Jonathan BrownJonathan BrownBiographyExecutive Director, Real Estate Banking-Central RegionJP Morgan Chase
Joel CarlinsJoel CarlinsBiographyCo-CEOMagellan Investment Partners, LLC
Cathlina HeadshotLaura CathlinaBiographyManaging DirectorBerkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC
Todd CegelskiTodd CegelskiBiographySVP-Commercial Real EstateJohnson Bank
Corey ChisnellCorey ChisnellBiographyPartnerArtis Advisors, LLC
Dave CocagneDave CocagneBiographyPresident and CEOVermilion Development
Vince CozziVincent CozziBiographyFormer President & CIONorthwest Healthcare Properties REIT
Kevin CrummyKevin A. CrummyBiographyChief Investment OfficerDouglas Emmett, Inc.
Jeffery DavisJeffery DavisBiographyPresident and Chief Executive OfficerCambridge Realty Capital Companies
Steve DisseSteven C. DisseBiographyPrincipalColliers International
Eisendrath, BrianBrian EisendrathBiographyVice Chairman & Managing DirectorCBRE, Inc.
Steve FifieldSteven FifieldBiographyChairman & CEOFifield Companies
Robert GoeckelRobert E. GoeckelBiographySenior Vice President, Commercial Real Estate BankingBBVA Compass
Gary GormanGary GormanBiographyChairmanGorman & Company
Randall GuentherRandall GuentherBiographyChief Executive Officer and Chief Financial OfficerVanta Commercial Properties
Brian HappBrian L. HappBiographyPresident and Chief Executive OfficerErdman Company
Kevin Harrigan PhotoKevin C. HarriganBiographySenior Vice PresidentNTrust Infotech
Ryan HeschRyan HeschBiographyPresident & CEOML Realty Partners
John HoffmanJohn HoffmanBiographyMiller Cooper & Co., Ltd.
Ron HubbardRon HubbardBiographyVice PresidentDuke Realty Corp.
Peter JungbackerPeter JungbackerBiographyManaging MemberAlexander & Bishop
Robert KarnerRobert M. KarnerBiographyManaging DirectorAnnaly Commercial Real Estate Group, Inc.
Lisa KonieczkaLisa KonieczkaBiographyExecutive Vice PresidentCBRE, Inc.
Vince LaughlinVincent LaughlinBiographyReal Estate Group PresidentMB Financial Bank
Christopher LeffChristopher LeffBiographyManaging DirectorCIBC
David LenzDavid A. LenzBiographyFounder and ChairmanNorth Central Group
Justin LeonardJustin L. LeonardBiographyPrincipalWalton Street Capital, LLC
Anthony LeopardoAnthony LeopardoBiographyDirector, Strategic RelationsLeopardo Companies, Inc.
Dan LevittDaniel R. LevittBiographySenior Vice President, Capital MarketsRyan Companies US, Inc.
Nicholas LilligNicholas LilligBiographyManaging DirectorPacific Life Insurance
Brian ListonBrian ListonBiographyPrincipalValue Industrial Partners, LLC
Duane LundDuane H. LundBiographyPresidentExchange Realty, Inc.
Ryan MalleryRyan MalleryBiographyChief Executive Officer and Fund ManagerBig River Real Estate, LLC
Craig ManskeCraig ManskeBiographyManaging PrincipalDevelopment Solutions, Inc.
James MartellJames MartellBiographyCEOLogistics Property Co., LLC
John MaurerJohn MaurerSenior Vice President - Portfolio ManagementEverWest Real Estate Partners, LLC
John McLindenJohn McLindenBiographyPartnerCentrum Properties, LLC
Charles MurphyCharles MurphyBiographySenior Vice President of DevelopmentHammes Company
David NankinDavid NankinBiographyManaging MemberLegacy Varin Property Management, LLC
David NeithercutDavid J. NeithercutBiographyFormer President and CEOEquity Residential
Charles K. Nulsen IIICharles K. Nulsen IIIBiographyFounderWashington Property Company
John OharenkoJohn OharenkoBiographyPrincipalReal Estate CAPITAL Investors
James OrthJames OrthBiographyManaging PrincipalWHI Real Estate Partners
George A. PandaleonGeorge A. PandaleonBiographyPresidentInland Institutional Capital, LLC
Dean E. ParkerDean E. ParkerBiographyPartnerHinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Tim PodboyTim PodboyBiographySenior Vice PresidentHeitman, LLC
Anthony PriccoAnthony PriccoBiographyPresidentBridge Development Partners, LLC
Daniel RosenbloomDaniel RosenbloomBiographyManaging DirectorCadre
Andrew SachsAndrew SachsBiographyExecutive Managing DirectorNewmark Knight Frank
Mark SaturnoMark SaturnoBiographyCEOIDI Logistics
Brian SchmidtBrian SchmidtBiographyPartner, Head of MortgagesVärde Partners
Hermann SchneiderHermann SchneiderBiographyChief Executive Officerx10 Consulting
Rajen ShastriRajen ShastriBiographyFounder & CEOAkara Partners
Steve SosnowskiSteve SosnowskiBiographySenior Vice President-Commercial Real Estate DivisionAssociated Bank
Jeffrey Staffeldt HeadshotJeffrey StaffeldtBiographyDirector of Midwest/Southeast Region Commercial Mortgage InvestmentsPacific Life Insurance
Michael ToolisMichael A. ToolisBiographyVice PresidentStantec
Brian TownsendBrian TownsendBiographyChief Executive OfficerTalos Capital
Jeffery UsowJeffery A. UsowBiographyPartnerMayer Brown
Greg VorwallerGregory VorwallerBiographyPresidentTrez Capital
Bob VrchotaRobert VrchotaBiographyManaging DirectorFitch Ratings
Patrick WaitePatrick WaiteBiographyExecutive Vice President & Chief Operating OfficerEquity Lifestyle Properties
Keith WetzelKeith WetzelBiographyManaging PartnerInSite Property Group
Johannson YapJohannson YapBiographyChief Investment Officer and Co-FounderFirst Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.
Ray YoungRay YoungBiographySenior Vice PresidentCohen Asset Management
Thomas ZaleThomas ZaleBiographyVice PresidentNorthwestern Mutual


Bailey, StephenStephen P. BaileyBiographyManaging DirectorPGIM
Derek M. ChenDerek M. ChenBiographyChief Executive OfficerChenco Holdings Company, LLC
Michael DurstMichael DurstBiographyManaging Principal, Real Estate EquityAllstate Investments
Daniel MinahanDaniel J. MinahanBiographyPresident and Chief Operating OfficerContinental Properties Company, Inc.
Michael MoranMichael MoranBiographyManaging DirectorAllstate Investments
Will MurphyWill MurphyBiographyCEO & Managing PartnerCEDARst
Donald PaffordDon PaffordBiographyCentral Markets Manager - REIT Banking GroupU.S. Bank
Art PasquarellaArthur P. PasquarellaBiographyExecutive Vice President and Chief Operating OfficerEquus Capital Partners, Ltd.
David RaffDavid RaffBiographyManaging DirectorBMO Capital Markets Real Estate Group


Jim CopeJim CopeBiographyExecutive Vice President & Managing DirectorWalker & Dunlop
Patrick DempseyPatrick DempseyBiographyManaging DirectorWalker & Dunlop
John GatesJohn GatesBiographyChairman & CEOPortaeco, LLC
Scott McKibbenScott McKibbenBiographyChief Investment OfficerBrennan Investment Group, LLC
Brad O'HalloranBrad O'HalloranBiographyExecutive Director of Investor RelationsBrennan Investment Group, LLC
Jay ShidlerJay H. ShidlerBiographyFounder and Managing PartnerThe Shidler Group
Robert VaneckoRobert G. VaneckoBiographyManaging PrincipalBrennan Investment Group, LLC

Lifetime/ Honorary/ Emeritus

Michael ArnesonMichael D. ArnesonBiographyManaging Principal, RetiredTOLD Development Company
No ImageZeb BradfordBiographyChief Investment OfficerMetzler Real Estate
Chuck CarpenterCharles R. CarpenterBiographyManaging DirectorState of Wisconsin Investment Board
Fred CooperFrederick CooperBiographySenior Vice President Finance, International Development, and Investor RelationsToll Brothers, Inc.
Dicks, ChristineChristine DicksBiographyDirectorWisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association, Inc.
Norman D. FlynnNorman D. FlynnBiographyPresidentNorman D. Flynn Associates, Inc.
David GeversDavid S. GeversBiographyVice President and Director of DevelopmentE.J. Plesko & Associates, Inc.
Jim HaftJim G. HaftBiographyPrincipalHaft Holdings, Inc.
Jon HammesJon D. HammesBiographyFounder and Managing PartnerHammes Company
Charles HeathCharles V. HeathBiographyFounder and Principal EmeritusHorizon Development Group, Inc.
James ImhoffJames R. ImhoffBiographyChairman and Chief Executive OfficerFirst Weber, Inc.
Mark IrgensMark IrgensBiographyChief Executive Officer and ManagerIrgens Partners, LLC
Michael KomppaMichael KomppaBiographyPresident and FounderCorum Real Estate Group
Dan LeeDan LeeBiographyVice President and OwnerFirst Weber, Inc.
No ImageFrank MacdougalBiographyChairman and Chief Executive Officer, RetiredPrudential Realty Group
Brad OlsenBrad OlsenBiographyPresidentAtlantic Partners Corporation
Fred PetriFred Petri (Emeritus)BiographyPresidentHousing Capital Co.
Andrew PleskoAndrew E. PleskoBiographyPresident and General CounselE.J. Plesko & Associates, Inc.
Fred W. PrassasFred W. PrassasBiographyPrincipal and FounderPMC Management Group
Mike TheoMichael TheoBiographyPresident and Chief Executive OfficerWisconsin Realtors Association
Bryant WangardBryant J. WangardPartnerWangard Properties
Marc WarrenMarc WarrenBiographyPrincipalAckman-Ziff
Adam WeirAndrew WeirBiographySenior Managing DirectorHFF
Goldie B. Wolfe MillerGoldie B. Wolfe MillerBiographyFounder & PresidentThe Goldie Initiative


Joseph BetlejJoseph R. BetlejBiographyVice President & Portfolio ManagerSecurian Asset Management
Steven BullerSteven BullerBiographyPortfolio ManagerFidelity Management & Research Company
Mike CaseyMichael H. CaseyBiographySenior Managing DirectorThe Blackstone Group L.P.
Lee ChristensenLee ChristensenBiographyDevelopment ManagerGebhardt Development
Adam CibikAdam CibikBiographyManaging DirectorNordic Realty Partners
Eggert, RandyRandall J. EggertBiographySenior Investment OfficerState of Wisconsin Investment Board
Brandon GoetzmanBrandon GoetzmanBiographySenior Vice PresidentBlue Vista Capital Management, LLC
Michael GrupeMichael GrupeBiographyEVP, Research & Investment AffairsNAREIT
Stephanie Krewson-KellyStephanie M. Krewson-KellyBiographyVice President of Investor RelationsCorporate Office Properties Trust
Chad NeumannChad NeumannBiographySenior Portfolio Manager State of Wisconsin Investment Board
Seth SingermanSeth SingermanBiographyPresident and Managing PrincipalSingerman Real Estate, LLC
Ken StatzKenneth D. StatzBiographyManaging Director and Senior Market StrategistSecurity Capital Research & Management, Inc.
David TotiDavid TotiBiography