Industry Advisory Board

About the Industry Advisory Board

In addition to supporting the Program in Real Estate financially, members of the Industry Advisory Board:

  • Advise the director on the curriculum and fundraising
  • Mentor students
  • Participate in student networking and recruitment events
  • Attend job and internship fairs
  • Share job and internship postings
  • Share their experience and network with students through social media
  • Serve as guest lecturers in the classroom and at Real Estate Society gatherings
  • Provide real world case studies for use in class
  • Serve as independent study advisors
  • Advise student competition teams

Chairs 

Willis P. Blackwood* 
Blackwood Development Co.
North Chesterfield, VA
President 
LinkedIn
 

Members

Linda Aronson
JLL
New York, NY
Managing Director
LinkedIn
Malcom Wellington Bates
Harrison & Bates
Richmond, VA
Director
LinkedIn
M. Bernardine Cde Baca 
Hertz Investment
Richmond, VA
Senior Managing Director
 
Ben Comm
Cushman & Wakefield
Washington, DC
Managing Director
LinkedIn
Collins Ege*
Eastdil Secured
Washington, DC
Managing Director
 
Marcus C. Galt
Sensei Development, LLC
Richmond, VA
Managing Director
 
Kathy Guy
JBG Smith 
Chevy Chase, MD
VP, Management Services
LinkedIn
Amy Hudson
REMAX 8
Blacksburg, VA
Managing Broker
LinkedIn
Stephen Lawson
Baker Tilly
Tysons, VA
Partner, CPA
LinkedIn
Richard Park
Pinnacle Construction & Development Corp.
Charlottesville, VA
Vice President
 
Henry Scholz
MKB, REALTORS
Roanoke, VA
Director, Commercial Real Estate Services
LinkedIn
Nicholas G. Walker
Roslyn Farm Corporation
Colonial Heights, VA
Vice President
LinkedIn
Chris Auth
PS Business Parks
Tysons, VA
Divisional Vice President
LinkedIn
David Blake, II
Berkadia Commercial Mortgage
Richmond, VA
Senior Managing Director
LinkedIn, Twitter
Bill Chapman
Bill Chapman Inc.
Richmond, VA
Owner
LinkedIn
John Dalton
Brookfield Properties
Washington, DC
VP Asset Management
LinkedIn
Wade Eller*
Eller Group 
Faifax, VA
President
LinkedIn
Lara George
MCM Capital 
Bethesda, MD
Co-Founder
LinkedIn
Kim Kacani
HHHunt Residential
Glen Allen, VA
President
LinkedIn
LeFurgy
Jennifer LeFurgy
NAIOP
Herndon, VA
Vice President of Knowledge and Research
LinkedIn
Michael G. Miller* 
Colliers International
Richmond, VA
Executive Managing Director
LinkedIn
William Park*
Pinnacle Construction & Development Corp.
Charlottesville, VA
President
 
Eric Robison
Cushman & Wakefiled | Thalhimer
Glen Allen, VA
Senior Vice President
LinkedIn, Twitter
Anna Shaffer*
JLL
Washington, DC
Senior Vice President | Tenant Representation
LinkedIn
Gerald Trainor
Transwestern
Washington, DC
Executive Managing Director
LinkedIn
 
Karen Whitt*
Colliers International
Washington, DC
US President and COO
LinkedIn, Twitter
Greg Azar
Proglogis
Denver, CO 
VP, PARS
LinkedIn
Tabitha Brittain
Washington REIT
Stafford, VA
Vice President, PM
LinkedIn
Thomas P. Claud
Bankers Appraisal Co. 
Norfolk, VA
Owner, Retired
LinkedIn
Jeanette Flory-Sagan
Cereus Asset Services LLC
Bellevue, WA
Asset Management
LinkedIn
Eric Gerner
RGP
McLean, VA
Managing Director
LinkedIn
Erik Hoffman
Klein Hornig
Attorney
Managing Director
LinkedIn
John Kerr
CBRE
Washington, DC
Senior Vice President
LinkedIn
Carman J. Liuzzo
Highwoods Properties, Inc
Raleigh, NC
Vice President of Investments
 
Brad McGetrick
Co-Star Group
Richmond, VA
Vice President of Research
LinkedIn
Jay Rollins
JCR Capital
Denver, CO
President-Principal
LinkedIn
Brad Simpkins
Nuveen Real Estate
Charlotte, NC
Portfolio Manager

 
Deborah Hall Wake
Divaris Real Estate
Richmond, VA
Senior Vice President
LinkedIn
 
Stephen Wilson
SCG Development
Washington, D.C.
President-Principal
LinkedIn

*Executive Committee