New Members: Fall 2017

Membership invitations were extended to 24 real estate advisory professionals after The Counselors of Real Estate Annual Convention in Montréal. While we are excited by the number of new members the organization has invited, we particularly celebrate the breadth of experience and new skill sets they bring to the Counselor organization.

New Members

David W. Baird
Managing Director, Strategic Advisory Services
Cushman & Wakefield
Baltimore, MD
Recommended by: Frank Liantonio, CRE
Practice Focus: Strategic advisory services focused on transforming and optimizing corporate, institutional, public, and private real estate assets.
Paul G. Bakken
The Valuation Group, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
Chapter: Minnesota
Recommended by: Al Benton, CRE
Practice Focus: Consulting and valuation of real estate for litigation.
Victor S. Brown, Jr.
Acquisitions Director/Managing Partner
5 Stone Green Capital
New York, NY
Chapter: New York Metropolitan
Recommended by: Jonathan Schein, CRE
Practice Focus: Impact-driven U.S. real estate investments delivering attractive financial returns alongside measurable positive social and environmental outcomes.
Charles-Henri Brunet
President , Co-Owner
ESpace Construction Inc.
Dorval, QC
Recommended by: Michel Couillard, CRE and Scott Muldavin, CRE
Practice Focus: Architect/builders of industrial, commercial and multi-unit residential with focus on sustainable and intelligent design through value engineering.
Royal E. Caswell III
SVP and Managing Director, Institutional Real Estate
McKinley Companies, LLC
Ann Arbor, MI
Chapter: Midwest
Recommended by: Harry Collison, CRE
Practice Focus: Distressed real estate/workout, property management, new construction/redevelopment, receiverships, lease/contract negotiation, real estate investment.
Mark Duclos
Sentry Commercial
Hartford, CT
Chapter: Connecticut
Recommended by: Nick Morizio, CRE
Practice Focus: Advisory services for office and industrial clients, including representation for acquisition and disposition of client facilities.
Geethaa Ganesan
Executive Director
J.P. Morgan Asset Management
New York, NY
Chapter: New York Metropolitan
Recommended by: Jerry Witte, CRE
Practice Focus: Real estate valuation and investment analysis.
Eric B. Garfield
Managing Director | Los Angeles Regional Manager
Cushman and Wakefield
El Segundo, CA
Chapter: Southern California
Recommended by: Beth Finestone, CRE
Practice Focus: Estate planning, estate tax, non-cash charitable donation, financial reporting, and litigation support.
Andrew Gowder, Jr.
Founder and Partner
Austen & Gowder, LLC
Charleston, SC
Chapter: The Carolinas
Recommended by: Tony DellaPelle, CRE
Practice Focus: Land use and entitlement, property acquisition and development, infill restoration, historic preservation/land conservation, real property litigation.
Sascha Kilb
Partner / Managing Dierctor
Drees & Sommer SE
Frankfurt Am Main
Chapter: European
Recommended by: Ralf Koschny, CRE
Practice Focus: Real estate consulting, investment consulting, due diligence, portfolio analysis, feasibility studies, sustainability consulting, project management.
 Miles Loo, Jr.
Executive Vice President
Newmark Knight Frank
Los Angeles, CA
Chapter: Southern California
Recommended by: Karen Davidson, CRE
Practice Focus: Data center, life science, office, retail (luxury boutiques and lifestyle entertainment complexes).
James A. Moore, Ph.D.
Tampa, FL
Recommended by: Scott Muldavin, CRE
Practice Focus: Community engagement; urban redevelopment; infill, mixed-use, and transit-oriented development; urban design, design guidelines, codes; sustainability, life-cycle costing; smart cities.
Kieyasien K. “Teya” Moore, Esq.
Managing Partner
Benjamin & Banks Real Estate LLC
Bowie, MD
Chapter: New York Metropolitan
Recommended by: Cynthia Shelton, CRE
Practice Focus: Economic and community redevelopment; retail, office, and shopping centers.
René Nelson
Principal Broker and President
Pacwest Commercial Real Estate, Inc.
Eugene, OR
Chapter: Oregon
Recommended by: Bob Nelson, CRE
Practice Focus: Counseling real estate investors; buying, selling, and exchanging apartment complexes and other income properties in the Pacific Northwest.
Nino D. Pedrelli, Ph.D.
State Street Realty Advisors, LLC
Saint Louis Park, MN
Chapter: Minnesota
Recommended by: Charlie Brigden, CRE
Practice Focus: Commercial and multi-family infill development for personal account or as third party owner representative.
Bob Percival
Chairman and Managing Director
SVN/Percival Partners
Charlotte, NC
Chapter: The Carolinas
Recommended by: Rob Nahagian, CRE
Practice Focus: Office and industrial lease and sales analysis, repositioning, and adaptive reuse, as well as retail development.
Stephen Perricone
Managing Director
Wells Fargo Commercial Mortgage
Wayne, PA
Chapter: Delaware Valley
Recommended by: Joe Nahas, CRE
Practice Focus: Loan transactions throughout the U.S., providing non-bank capital primarily through insurance companies for all cash flowing property types.
Joshua H. Rikon
Managing Member
Goldstein, Rikon, Rikon & Houghton, P.C.
New York, NY
Chapter: New York Metropolitan
Recommended by: Mike Rikon, CRE
Practice Focus: Eminent domain law.
Howard A. Roston, Esq.
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Minneapolis, MN
Chapter: Minnesota
Recommended by: Tony DellaPelle, CRE
Practice Focus: Attorney and real estate investor; real estate litigation and transactions.
Ron Throupe, Ph.D.
American Valuation Partners
Castle Rock, CO
Chapter: Colorado
Recommended by: Elaine Worzala, CRE
Practice Focus: Valuation in litigation, real estate damages, litigation support, eminent domain, construction defects, environmental.
Nick A. Tillema
Access Valuation, LLC
Indianapolis, IN
Chapter: Midwest
Recommended by: Sam Long, CRE
Practice Focus: Attorney/appraiser/instructor specializing in consulting and forensic appraising for litigation purposes.
Raymond P. Trevisan, Esq.
Executive Managing Director
Cushman & Wakefield
Morristown, NJ
Chapter: New Jersey
Recommended by: Tony DellaPelle, CRE
Practice Focus: Real estate advisory and brokerage services with a focus on tenant representation.
Hans J. Vrensen
Head of Research and Strategy
AEW Europe LLP
United Kingdom
Chapter: European
Recommended by: Taco Brink, CRE and Noelle Brisson, CRE
Practice Focus: Head of European Research and Strategy team supporting AEW acquisitions, asset management, debt fund, investor relations, and securities teams.
David P. Waite, Esq.
Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP
Los Angeles, CA
Chapter: Southern California
Recommended by: Bob Dietrich, CRE
Practice Focus: Land use and environmental law focusing on CEQA, climate change, discretionary permits and entitlements, infrastructure agreements, public-private partnerships, zoning, environmental regulatory compliance, CERCLA, RCRA, and Proposition 65.


Charles A. McClure III
McClure Partners
Dallas, TX
Chapter: Dallas-Fort Worth
Practice Focus: Full service real estate brokerage and development company; general partner with ten other partnerships or corporations.
John Winslow
Managing Broker
Terra Management Group
Larkspur, CO
Chapter: Colorado
Practice Focus: Broker, senior analyst, market and feasibility studies, highest and best use analysis on potential acquisitions, compilation of data.