New Members

Membership invitations were extended to 29 real estate advisory professionals at the meeting of the Invitation Committee who met virtually in June of 2020. While we are excited by the number of new and reinstated members the organization has invited, we particularly celebrate the breadth of experience, new skill sets, and diversity in its many forms represented within our newest class of invitees.

Amanda Aaron, CRE
Aaron Valuation
Brooklyn, NY
Chapter: New York Metropolitan
Recommended by: Theresa M. Nygard, CRE
Practice Focus: Real estate appraisal, valuation and consulting services for commercial property in Metropolitan New York City.
Joseph C. Achenbach, CRE
President & CEO
Trident Commercial Real Estate
Bryn Mawr, PA
Chapter: Delaware Valley
Recommended by: Joanne Phillips, Esq., CRE
Practice Focus: Federal, state and local government real estate and development services contracts to include acquisition, leasing, brokerage & general construction.
Bradford Bohler, CRE
Bohler Engineering
Warren, NJ
Chapter: New Jersey
Practice Focus: Commercial, industrial, and residential developments.
Jay F. Booth, CRE
Senior Managing Director, Regional Leader
Cushman & Wakefield
Portland, OR
Chapter: Oregon
Recommended by: P. Barton DeLacy, CRE
Practice Focus: Real estate valuation, advisory and consulting
Claire Caffrey, CRE
Executive Director
J.P. Morgan Asset Management Global Alternatives Real Estate Americas
New York, NY
Chapter: New York Metropolitan
Recommended by: Ruchi Pathela, CRE
Practice Focus: Institutional US real estate, risk/governance, valuation analysis/review; urban and near-in suburb locations; mixed-use, office, industrial, and MF.
Korin Crawford, CRE
Executive Vice President
Irvine, CA
Chapter: Southern California
Recommended by: Orion Fulton, CRE
Practice Focus: Public-Private Partnership (P3) expert/developer of social infrastructure/public facilities, renewable energy, and public-benefit real estate
Kelly D. Johnson, CRE
New York, NY
Chapter: New York Metropolitan
Recommended by: Ruchi Pathela, CRE
Practice Focus: Valuation management and advisory services, independent fiduciary services, performance measurement and institutional real estate consulting.
Justin Christopher Landry, CRE
Vice President of Finance and Capital Markets
Stirling Properties, LLC
Covington, LA
Practice Focus: Commercial real estate finance & capital markets, development, asset management, investment valuation. All property types with exception of hospitality.
Mark McDonald, CRE
Oldacre McDonald
Nashville, TN
Chapter: Georgia
Recommended by: James S. Olin, CRE
Practice Focus: Oldacre McDonald LLC founded in 1991; completed over 420 commercial projects in 28 states totaling over 12 million square feet.
Jason L. Messner, CRE
Patchin Messner Valuation Consultants
Burnsville, MN
Chapter: Minnesota
Recommended by: Timothy L. Vergin, CRE
Practice Focus: Offices, warehouses, manufacturing plants, medical facilities, shopping centers, restaurants, apartments, special purpose properties and land.
Kai Pan, CRE
SVP, National Multi-Housing Practice Co-Lead
Houston, TX
Chapter: Houston/Gulf Coast
Recommended by: Jon Cruse, CRE
Practice Focus: Multi-housing appraisals.
Nicholas Prohaska, CRE
Senior Manager – Valuation, Modeling and Economics
Ernst & Young LLP
Phoenix, AZ
Chapter: Southwest
Recommended by: Heidi W. Barath, CRE
Practice Focus: Valuation-based due diligence, loan review, appraisal, impairment, fair value and purchase price allocation across all asset types.
Shane Rayman, CRE
Founding & Managing Partner
Rayman Beitchman LLP
Toronto, ON, Canada
Recommended by: Casey Pipes, Esq., CRE
Practice Focus: Property rights litigation, including expropriation claims, commercial litigation, professional negligence and regulatory matters.
Kier Riemersma, CRE
Managing Partner
Riemersma Management Limited
Denver, CO
Chapter: Colorado
Recommended by: Thomas H. Wootten, CRE
Practice Focus: International property development, project finance and project management.
Mikaela V. Rivera, CRE
Waas Campbell Rivera Johnson & Velasquez LLP
Denver, CO
Chapter: Colorado
Recommended by: Larry Stark, CRE
Practice Focus: Eminent domain, real estate and land use litigation.
Scott Lawrence Robinson, CRE
Co-Head Real Estate, Managing Director
Oberon Securities, LLC
New York, NY
Chapter: New York Metropolitan
Recommended by: Constantine Korologos, CRE and Hugh Kelly, Ph.D., CRE
Practice Focus: Capital raising, complex transaction structuring, REIT securities, recapitalization, restructuring.
Timothy H. Savage, CRE
Professor and Director of the CREFC Center for Real Estate Finance
New York University | Schack Institute of Real Estate
New York, NY
Chapter: New York Metropolitan
Recommended by: Constantine Korologos, CRE
Practice Focus: Macroeconomics and finance; Monetary policy; Statistical analysis (classical and Bayesian); Technological disruption and its implications for CRE.
Inga Schwarz, CRE
Co-Head of Research
BNP Paribas Real Estate Consult GmbH
Hamburg, Germany
Chapter: European
Recommended by: Ralf-Peter Koschny, CRE
Practice Focus: Monitoring and analysing the German commercial real estate markets – quarterly reporting. Thorough market and location analysis for single assets.
William Sitar Esq. III, CRE
Vice President
Sitar Law Offices
Iselin, NJ
Chapter: New Jersey
Recommended by: Peter E. Sockler, CRE
Practice Focus: Licensed commercial RE broker and attorney with extensive experience in handling industrial / retail properties and tax appeals.
Steve K. Sombrero, CRE
President/CEO and Principal Owner
Cushman & Wakefield ChaneyBrooks
Honolulu, HI
Chapter: Hawaii
Recommended by: Christine H.H. Camp, CRE
Practice Focus: Real Estate Brokerage Sales, Property Management & Leasing, Asset Management Services, Cross-Border Transaction Management. Mentoring & Training.
Christina Holmes Thoreson, CRE
Real Counsel, LLC
Lookout Mountain, TN
Recommended by: James S. Olin, CRE and Elaine Worzala, CRE
Practice Focus: Since 1990, my appraisal practice focus has been eminent domain valuation, appraisal review, education, and litigation support.
William Conrad Ukropina, CRE
Managing Director
Coldwell Banker Commercial
Pasadena, CA
Chapter: Southern California
Recommended by: Steven R. Norris, CRE
Practice Focus: To counsel commercial property owners and users to create the most value for their assets.
Donald B. Wilkerson, CRE
Gaston and Wilkerson Management Group
Reno, NV
Chapter: Northern California
Recommended by: Ann E. Reisch, CRE
Practice Focus: Expertise in Asset and Property management. Specializes in Management, Development, Receiverships, Due Diligence and Expert Witness services.
Paul Wilson, CRE
Managing Director
MetLife Investment Management
London, England
Chapter: European
Recommended by: Hans J. Vrensen, CRE
Practice Focus: Leading a team that provides senior commercial mortgage debt, typically 30m to 150m loan size, on stabilized assets in many European markets.
Leslie E. Woo, CRE
Chief Executive Officer
Toronto, ON, Canada
Recommended by: Marilee Utter, CRE
Practice Focus: Multi-sector (public/private/not for profit) urban development through the equity and inclusion lens. Public infrastructure development business cases.
Ryan M. Zabrowski, CRE
Investors Realty, Inc.
Omaha, NE
Recommended by: Raymond J. Neary, CRE
Practice Focus: Focus: infill redevelopment projects, land assemblage and Corporate and Non-Profit Services.


Charles J. DiRocco, Jr., CRE
Managing Director
Washington, DC
Practice Focus: Real estate research, economics, publications and presentations.
John R. Greene, CRE
Texas Real Estate Broker and Consultant
John R. Greene Realty
Houston, TX
Chapter: Houston/Gulf Coast
Practice Focus: Commercial and Industrial Brokerage and Advisory Services. Strategic Planning and Due diligence for major projects, portfolio reviews, adaptive re-use
Mark Lee Levine, CRE
Professor, Past Director, Chair Holder
University of Denver
Denver, CO
Chapter: Colorado
Practice Focus: Consulting, arbitration, and related work relative to real estate, especially real estate taxation.

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