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Advisory Board

Comprised of 130 real estate leaders, the Board of Advisors is a core support group for the Graaskamp Center, advising the Center, participating in exclusive board lifelong learning opportunities and conferences, and contributing as guest lecturers and mentors. Learn more about our events here.

Drawn by invitation only from senior executives in the real estate industry, representation on the board is sought from the array of functional areas related to real estate and urban development.

Support the Board

The board pledges to support the Graaskamp Center through annual contributions. Member support is a critical element in the overall structure of the Center. Support from our board members not only reflects commitment to strengthening the future of the professional through the highest quality education and research, it provides an important funding source for students and other educational and outreach initiatives

Among the benefits available to board members are:

High-level networking

Expand your professional network and connect with students and faculty at our twice-a-year board conferences and join us “On the Road” in Milwaukee, Chicago, New York, and beyond for exclusive, small-group topic discussions.

Lifelong learning

From timely and topical presenters to the economic outlook from our world-class faculty, you will have access to the vibrant and exciting resources that come with being affiliated with one of the top academic institutions in the world.

Opportunities to give back

Meet our students at our board conferences, share your experiences as a mentor, recruit top talent for your organization, and find other opportunities to contribute to the growth of the next generation of leaders.

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

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

Patron

Richard Aaronson

Richard Aaronson

CEO
Atlantic Realty Partners, Inc.
Alissa Adler

Alissa Adler

Senior Vice President
Colliers International
Matthew Astrachan

Matthew Astrachan

Vice Chairman
Jones Lang LaSalle Brokerage, Inc.
Brian Banaszynski

Brian Banaszynski

Regional Partner – Logistics Group
Transwestern Development Company
Jacqueline Barlow

Jacqueline Barlow

Managing Director
CIBC
Michael Barr

Michael Barr

Managing Partner
Cross Lake Partners
Mike Baucus

Mike Baucus

Managing Partner, Portfolio Operations
AIC Ventures
Ann Bhatia

Arun I. Bhatia

President
Arun Bhatia Development Organization
Robert Bollhoffer

Robert Bollhoffer

Managing Partner
29th Street Company
Robert Bond

Robert J. Bond

Co-Founder and President
Bond Companies
Pam Boneham

Pamela Boneham

Managing Director
Barings Real Estate Advisers
Kent Born

Kent Born

Senior Managing Director
PPM America
Jim Borris

Jim Borris

President and Chief Executive Officer
Zilber Ltd.
Zeb Bradford

Zeb Bradford

Chief Investment Officer
Metzler
Tom Bretz

Thomas Bretz

CEO
Elmdale Partners
Jonathan Brown

Jonathan Brown

Executive Director, Real Estate Banking
Central Region – JP Morgan Chase
Robert Buhler

Robert Buhler

President and Chief Executive Officer
Open Pantry Food Marts of Wisconsin, Inc.
Todd Cegelski

Todd Cegelski

SVP-Commercial Real Estate
Johnson Bank
Corey Chisnell

Corey Chisnell

Partner
Artis Advisors, LLC
David Cocagne

Dave Cocagne

President and CEO
Vermilion Development
Vincent Cozzi

Vincent Cozzi

Former President & CIO
Northwest Healthcare Properties REIT
Kevin Crummy

Kevin A. Crummy

Chief Investment Officer
Douglas Emmett, Inc.
Jeff Dinkin

Jeff Dinkin

Managing Director, Founder and Principal
Regent Properties
Steven Disse

Steven C. Disse

Principal
Colliers International
John Duggan

John Duggan

Chief Operating Officer
The Concord Group
Brian Eisendrath

Brian Eisendrath

Former Vice Chairman, Managing Director
CBRE
Steven Fifield

Steven Fifield

Chairman & CEO
Fifield Companies
John Gates

John Gates

Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer PortaeCo, LLC
Robert Goeckel

Robert E. Goeckel

Senior Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Banking
BBVA Compass
Glen Goldstein

Glenn Goldstein

President
Related Retail
Brian Gordon

Brian Gordon

Executive Vice President
Magellan Development Company
Gary Gorman

Gary Gorman

Chairman
Gorman & Company
John Hansen

John Hansen

Founder
Brian Happ

Brian L. Happ

President and Chief Executive Officer
Erdman Company
Ryan Hesch

Ryan Hesch

President & CEO
ML Realty Partners
Peter Jungbacker

Peter Jungbacker

Managing Member
Alexander & Bishop
Robert Karner

Robert M. Karner

Managing Director
Annaly Commercial Real Estate Group, Inc.
Peter Kaye

Peter Kaye

Managing Partner
Rockwood
Vince Laughlin

Vincent Laughlin

Real Estate Group President
MB Financial Bank
Justin Leonard

Justin L. Leonard

Principal
Walton Street Capital, LLC
AJ Leopardo

Anthony Leopardo

Director, Strategic Relations
Leopardo Companies, Inc.
Daniel Levitt

Daniel R. Levitt

Senior Vice President, Capital Markets
Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Brian Liston

Brian Liston

Principal
Value Industrial Partners, LLC
Duane Lund

Duane H. Lund

President
Exchange Realty, Inc.
Jacob Maliel

Jake Maliel

Partner – Portolio Manager
TA Realty
Ryan Mallery

Ryan Mallery

Chief Executive Officer and Fund Manager
Big River Real Estate, LLC
Barry Mandel

Barry Mandel

Chairman and CEO
Mandel Group
James Martell

James Martell

CEO
Logistics Property Co., LLC
John Maurer

John Maurer

Senior Vice President – Portfolio Management
EverWest Real Estate Partners, LLC
John McLinden

John McLinden

Partner
Centrum Properties, LLC
Charles Murphy

Charles Murphy

EVP/Sr. Managing Director
LCS
David Nankin

David Nankin

Managing Member
Legacy Varin Property Management, LLC
Charles Nulsen

Charles K. Nulsen III

Founder
Washington Property Company
John Oharenko

John Oharenko

Principal
Real Estate CAPITAL Investors
James Orth

James Orth

Managing Principal
WHI Real Estate Partners
George Pandaleon

George A. Pandaleon

President
Inland Institutional Capital, LLC
Dean Parker

Dean E. Parker

Partner
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Sujan Patel

Sujan Patel

Founder
Nantam Capital
Tim Podboy

Tim Podboy

Senior Vice President
Heitman, LLC
Anthony Pricco

Anthony Pricco

President
Bridge Development Partners, LLC
Dan Rosenbloom

Daniel Rosenbloom

Managing Director
Cadre
Andrew Sachs

Andrew Sachs

Executive Managing Director
Newmark Knight Frank
Mark Saturno

Mark Saturno

CEO
IDI Logistics
Josh Solomon

Josh Solomon

President
DSF Group
Steve Sosnowski

Steve Sosnowski

Senior Vice President-Commercial Real Estate Division
Associated Bank
Jeffery Staffeldt

Jeffrey Staffeldt

Director of Midwest/Southeast Region Commercial Mortgage Investments
Pacific Life Insurance
Michael Toolis

Michael A. Toolis

Vice President
Stantec
Jeff Usow

Jeffery A. Usow

Partner
Mayer Brown
Robert Vrchota

Robert Vrchota

Managing Director
Fitch Ratings
Patrick Waite

Patrick Waite

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Equity Lifestyle Properties
Stewart Wangard

Stu Wangard

Chairman, CEO and founder
Wangard Partners, Inc. and Wangard Advisors, LLC
Raymond Warner

Raymond Warner

Principal
Franklin Partners, LLC
Glen Weiss

Glen Weiss

Executive Vice President – Office Leasing & Co-Head of Real Estate
Vornado Realty Trust
Johannson Yap

Johannson Yap

Chief Investment Officer and Co-Founder
First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.
Ray Young

Ray Young

Senior Vice President
Cohen Asset Management
Thomas Zale

Thomas Zale

Vice President
Northwestern Mutual

Sustaining

Stephen Bailey

Stephen P. Bailey

Managing Director
PGIM
Derek Chen

Derek M. Chen

Chief Executive Officer
Chenco Holdings Company, LLC
Michael Durst

Michael Durst

Managing Principal, Real Estate Equity
Allstate Investments
Dan Minahan

Daniel J. Minahan

President and Chief Operating Officer
Continental Properties Company, Inc.
Michael Moran

Michael Moran

Managing Director
Allstate Investments
Peter Mortenson

Peter Mortenson

Senior Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Divison
U.S. Bank
Will Murphy

Will Murphy

CEO & Managing Partner
CEDARst
Arthur Pasquarella

Arthur P. Pasquarella

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Equus Capital Partners, Ltd.
Alan Rudikoff

Alan Rudikoff

Co-founder and Partner
GDS Development Management LLC

Corporate

Kevin Brennan

Kevin Brennan

Co-Founder and Managing Principal
Brennan Investment Group
Jim Cope

Jim Cope

Executive Vice President & Managing Director
Walker & Dunlop
Patrick Dempsey

Patrick Dempsey

Managing Director
Walker & Dunlop
Dave Lenz

Dave Lenz

Founder
North Central Group
Scott McKibben

Scott McKibben

Chief Investment Officer
Brennan Investment Group, LLC
Brad OHalloran

Brad O'Halloran

Executive Director of Investor Relations
Brennan Investment Group, LLC
Jay Shidler

Jay H. Shidler

Founder and Managing Partner
The Shidler Group
Robert Vanecko

Robert G. Vanecko

Managing Principal
Brennan Investment Group, LLC

AREIT

Joseph Betlej

Joseph R. Betlej

Vice President & Portfolio Manager
Securian Asset Management
Steve Buller

Steven Buller

Portfolio Manager
Fidelity Management & Research Company
Michael Casey

Michael H. Casey

Senior Managing Director
The Blackstone Group L.P.
Lee Christensen

Lee Christensen

Development Manager
Gebhardt Development
Randy Eggert

Randall J. Eggert

Senior Investment Officer
State of Wisconsin Investment Board
Brandon Goetzman

Brandon Goetzman

Senior Vice President
Blue Vista Capital Management, LLC
Michael Grupe

Michael Grupe

EVP, Research & Investment Affairs
NAREIT
Stephanie Krewson-Kelly

Stephanie M. Krewson-Kelly

Vice President of Investor Relations
Corporate Office Properties Trust
Chad Nuemann

Chad Neumann

Senior Portfolio Manager
State of Wisconsin Investment Board
Seth Singerman

Seth Singerman

President and Managing Principal
Singerman Real Estate, LLC
Kenneth Statz

Kenneth D. Statz

Managing Director and Senior Market Strategist
Security Capital Research & Management, Inc.
David Toti

David Toti

Lifetime, Emeritus, Honorary

Michael Arneson

Michael D. Arneson

Managing Principal, Retired
TOLD Development Company
Fred Cooper

Frederick Cooper

Senior Vice President Finance, International Development, and Investor Relations
Toll Brothers, Inc.
Christine Dicks

Christine Dicks

Director
Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association, Inc.
Normal Flynn

Norman D. Flynn

President
Norman D. Flynn Associates, Inc.
James Haft

Jim G. Haft

Principal
Haft Holdings, Inc.
Jon Hammes

Jon D. Hammes

Hammes Company
Charles Heath

Charles V. Heath

Founder and Principal Emeritus
Horizon Development Group, Inc.
James Imhoff

James R. Imhoff

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
First Weber, Inc.
Mark Irgens

Mark Irgens

Chief Executive Officer and Manager
Irgens Partners, LLC
Michael Komppa

Michael Komppa

President and Founder
Corum Real Estate Group
Daniel Lee

Dan Lee

Vice President and Owner
First Weber, Inc.
Bradley Olsen

Brad Olsen

President
Atlantic Partners Corporation
Andrew Plesko

Andrew E. Plesko

President and General Counsel
E.J. Plesko & Associates, Inc.
Fred Prassas

Fred W. Prassas

Principal and Founder
PMC Management Group
Jim Roemer

Jim Roemer

Managing Director
Group Manager
Michael Theo

Michael Theo

President and Chief Executive Officer
Wisconsin Realtors Association
Bryant Wangard

Bryant J. Wangard

Partner
Wangard Properties
Marc Warren

Marc Warren

Principal
Ackman-Ziff
Goldie Miller Wolfe

Goldie B. Wolfe Miller

Founder & President
The Goldie Initiative