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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 four levels:
- Sponsor - Annual gifts to the Graaskamp Center of $10,000 or more. Up to two official representatives at the corporate level to serve on the Board. Plus up to four 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.
- Patron - $3,500 annual gift. One official representative to serve on the Board. Plus one additional corporate staff invited to attend select events.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to recommend a prospective member.
Honorary and Emeritus
Richard AaronsonBiographyCEOAtlantic Realty Partners, Inc. Matthew AstrachanBiographyVice ChairmanJones Lang LaSalle Matthew BertramBiographyFounder & CEOCapital Slack Arun I. BhatiaBiographyPresidentArun Bhatia Development Organization Robert J. BondBiographyCo-Founder and PresidentBond Companies Pamela BonehamBiography Managing DirectorBarings Real Estate Advisers Kent BornBiographySenior Managing DirectorPPM America Jim BorrisBiographyPresident and Chief Executive OfficerZilber Ltd. Vincent M. CozziBiographyFormer President & Chief Investment Officer, Northwest Healthcare Properties REIT Kevin A. CrummyBiographyChief Investment OfficerDouglas Emmett, Inc. Jeffery A. DavisBiographyPresident and Chief Executive OfficerCambridge Realty Capital Companies Steven C. DisseBiographyPrincipalColliers International Brian EisendrathBiographyVice Chairman, Capital Markets, Debt and Structured FinanceCBRE, Inc. William J. FergusonBiographyChairman and Chief Executive OfficerFerguson Partners Ltd. Steven FifieldBiographyChairman & CEOFifield Companies Robert E. GoeckelBiographySenior Vice President, Commercial Real Estate BankingBBVA Compass Randall GuentherBiographyChief Executive Officer and Chief Financial OfficerVanta Commercial Properties Doug HamjeBiographyManaging DirectorInternational Airport Centers, Inc. Brian L. HappBiographyPresident and Chief Executive OfficerErdman Company Ryan HeschBiographyPresident & CEOML Realty Partners Perry HigaBiographySenior Vice PresidentNAI Hiffman John HoffmanBiographyMiller Cooper & Co., Ltd. Ronald M. HubbardBiographyVice President, Investor RelationsDuke Realty Corp. Peter JungbackerBiographyManaging MemberAlexander & Bishop Robert M. KarnerBiographyManaging DirectorAnnaly Commercial Real Estate Group, Inc. Robert KukulkaBiographyRegional Chief Financial Officer for the AmericasAbu Dhabi Investment Authority David A. LenzBiographyFounder and ChairmanNorth Central Group Justin L. LeonardBiographyPrincipal and Senior AnalystWalton Street Capital, LLC Daniel R. LevittBiographySenior Vice President, Capital MarketsRyan Companies US, Inc. Brian ListonBiographyPrincipalValue Industrial Partners, LLC Duane H. LundBiographyPresidentExchange Realty, Inc. Ryan MalleryBiographyChief Executive Officer and Fund ManagerBig River Real Estate, LLC Craig S. ManskeBiographyManaging PrincipalDevelopment Solutions, Inc. Rick MattiodaBiographyPresidentLeopardo Companies, Inc. Austin MautzBiographyChief Financial Officer and Vice PresidentFiduciary Real Estate Development, inc. John McLindenBiographyPartnerCentrum Properties, LLC Charles J. MurphyBiographyManaging DirectorSterling Hall Advisory, LLC David J. NeithercutBiographyPresident and Chief Executive OfficerEquity Residential Charles K. Nulsen IIIBiographyFounderWashington Property Company John OharenkoBiographyManaging DirectorBerkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC James OrthBiographyManaging PrincipalWHI Real Estate Partners George A. PandaleonBiographyPresidentInland Institutional Capital, LLC Dean E. ParkerBiographyPartnerHinshaw & Culbertson LLP Sujan PatelBiographyManaging Director and Co-Head of US Investment ManagementColony NorthStar, Inc. Daniel RosenbloomBiographyCo-Head of InvestmentsCadre Brian SchmidtBiographySenior Managing DirectorVärde Partners Hermann SchneiderBiographyChief Executive OfficerDuctilcrete Slab Systems, LLC Rajen ShastriBiographyFounder & CEOAkara Partners Steve SosnowskiBiographySenior Vice President-Commercial Real Estate DivisionAssociated Bank Steve StrattonBiographyInternational Director and Chairman, Headquarters Practice GroupJones Lang LaSalle Kathy ThurstonBiographyManaging Director & Head of Institutional Real Estate Liquidity SolutionsCIBC Michael A. ToolisBiographyVice PresidentStantec Architecture, Inc. Gregory S. VorwallerBiographyPresidentTrez Capital Robert VrchotaBiographyManaging DirectorFitch Ratings Keith WetzelBiographyManaging Director & Head of West Coast Real EstateGoldman Sachs Johannson YapBiographyChief Investment Officer and Co-FounderFirst Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. Thomas ZaleBiographyVice PresidentNorthwestern Mutual
Michael D. ArnesonBiographyManaging Principal, RetiredTOLD Development Company James J. Curtis IIIBiographyManaging Partner and Co-FounderBristol Group, Inc. Jim G. HaftBiographyPrincipalHaft Holdings, Inc. Charles V. HeathBiographyFounder and Principal EmeritusHorizon Development Group, Inc. Fred Petri (Emeritus)BiographyPresidentHousing Capital Co. Andrew E. PleskoBiographyPresident and General CounselE.J. Plesko & Associates, Inc. Bryant J. WangardPartnerWangard Properties
Martin BarberBiographyChairmanMoirai Capital Investments Ltd. Jim CopeBiographyExecutive Vice President & Managing DirectorWalker & Dunlop Patrick DempseyBiographyManaging DirectorWalker & Dunlop John GatesBiographyChairman & CEOPortaeco, LLC Scott McKibbenBiographyChief Investment OfficerBrennan Investment Group, LLC Brad O'HalloranBiographyExecutive Director of Investor RelationsBrennan Investment Group, LLC Jay H. ShidlerBiographyFounder and Managing PartnerThe Shidler Group Robert G. VaneckoBiographyManaging PrincipalBrennan Investment Group, LLC
Stephen P. BaileyBiographyManaging DirectorPGIM Michael BarrBiographyPortfolio ManagerPaulson & Co. John BesseBiographyExecutive Vice President and Head of Midwest RegionU.S. Bancorp Derek M. ChenBiographyChief Executive OfficerChenco Holdings Company, LLC Michael DurstBiographyManaging Principal, Real Estate EquityAllstate Investments A. Brad FeineBiographySenior Vice President, Commerical Real EstateBank of America Merill Lynch Joseph GessnerBiographyManaging DirectorBMO Harris Bank Patrick G. HalterBiographyChief Executive OfficerPrincipal Real Estate Investors, LLC Vincent LaughlinBiographyReal Estate Group PresidentMB Financial Bank James G. MartellBiographyCEOLogistics Property Co., LLC Thomas M. McCahillBiographyManaging PrincipalEverWest Real Estate Partners, LLC Daniel J. MinahanBiographyPresident and Chief Operating OfficerContinental Properties Company, Inc. Michael MoranBiographyManaging DirectorAllstate Investments Don PaffordBiographySenior Vice President and Chicago Market Manager, Commercial Real EstateU.S. Bank Arthur P. PasquarellaBiographyExecutive Vice President and Chief Operating OfficerEquus Capital Partners, Ltd. David RaffBiographyManaging DirectorBMO Capital Markets Real Estate Group David RubinBiographySenior Managing DirectorMB Financial Bank Daniel M. SchulteBiographyPresidentPrincipal Enterprise Capital, LLC
Joseph R. BetlejBiographyReal Estate Investment OfficerAdvantus Capital Management, Inc. Steven BullerBiographyPortfolio ManagerFidelity Management & Research Company Michael H. CaseyBiographySenior Managing DirectorThe Blackstone Group L.P. Lee ChristensenBiographyDevelopment ManagerGebhardt Development Adam CibikBiographyPortfolio Manager, Real Estate InvestmentsEmployees Retirement System of Texas Randall J. EggertBiographySenior Investment OfficerState of Wisconsin Investment Board Brandon GoetzmanBiographySenior Vice PresidentBlue Vista Capital Management, LLC Stephanie M. Krewson-KellyBiographyVice President of Investor RelationsCorporate Office Properties Trust Chad NeumannBiographySenior Portfolio Manager State of Wisconsin Inv Board Reginald L. PfeiferBiographySenior REIT Portfolio ManagerThrivent Investment Management Seth SingermanBiographyPresident and Managing PrincipalSingerman Real Estate, LLC Kenneth D. StatzBiographyManaging Director and Senior Market StrategistSecurity Capital Research & Management, Inc. Bob ThomasBiographyManaging DirectorRREEF Management LLC
Honorary and Emeritus
Zeb BradfordBiographyChief Investment OfficerMetzler Real Estate Charles R. CarpenterBiographyManaging DirectorState of Wisconsin Investment Board Frederick CooperBiographySenior Vice President Finance, International Development, and Investor RelationsToll Brothers, Inc. Christine DicksBiographyDirectorWisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association, Inc. Norman D. FlynnBiographyPresidentNorman D. Flynn Associates, Inc. David S. GeversBiographyVice President and Director of DevelopmentE.J. Plesko & Associates, Inc. Jon D. HammesBiographyFounder and Managing PartnerHammes Company James R. ImhoffBiographyChairman and Chief Executive OfficerFirst Weber, Inc. Mark IrgensBiographyChief Executive Officer and ManagerIrgens Partners, LLC Michael KomppaBiographyPresident and FounderCorum Real Estate Group Dan LeeBiographyVice President and OwnerFirst Weber, Inc. Frank MacdougalBiographyChairman and Chief Executive Officer, RetiredPrudential Realty Group Brad OlsenBiographyPresidentAtlantic Partners Corporation Fred W. PrassasBiographyPrincipal and FounderPMC Management Group Michael TheoBiographyPresident and Chief Executive OfficerWisconsin Realtors Association Andrew WeirBiographySenior Managing DirectorHFF Goldie B. Wolfe MillerBiographyFounder & PresidentThe Goldie Initiative