New Members – Fall 2020

Membership invitations were extended to 24 real estate advisory professionals at the meeting of the Invitation Committee which met virtually in the Fall of 2020. While we are excited by the number of new 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.

Rebecca Bloom, CRE
Managing Director, Capital Markets
Columbia Pacific Advisors, LLC
Seattle, WA
Chapter: Pacific Northwest Chapter
Recommended by: Lori Mason Curran, CRE
John Brownlee, CRE
Senior Managing Director
Dallas, TX
Chapter: Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter
Recommended by: John M. Walsh III, CRE
Practice Focus: Originating debt and equity placement transactions with a focus is on multi-housing, office, retail and industrial properties throughout the US.
Spencer Cashdan, CRE
Dickinson Wright, PLLC
Phoenix, AZ
Chapter: Southwest Chapter
Recommended by: Harlan Wayne Robins, Esq., CRE
Practice Focus: Acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, development issues and financing.
Morris A. Ellison, CRE
Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
Charleston, SC
Chapter: Carolinas Chapter
Recommended by: Alvin O. Benton, CRE
Practice Focus: Commercial real estate transactions, economic development, commercial litigation & counseling entrepreneurs, startup/mature knowledge based companies.
Mary B. Hashem, CRE
Principal and Co-Founder of RES; Founder and President of Adaapta, LLC
RE | Solutions, LLC (RES)
Denver, CO
Chapter: Colorado Chapter
Recommended by: Marilee A. Utter, CRE
Practice Focus: Brownfield development and consulting in acquisition, planning, entitlements, cleanup, regulatory coordination, risk management, and public finance.
William Neal Herman, CRE
Vice President
JM Zell Partners, Ltd.
Washington, DC
Practice Focus: Manage, direct and execute the full range of development activities and advisory services on behalf of our clients.
Edward James, CRE
Managing Partner
Street Wise Retail Advisors
Houston, TX
Chapter: Houston/Gulf Coast Chapter
Recommended by: William H. Brownfield, CRE & Reid C. Wilson, CRE
Practice Focus: Commercial real estate brokerage, specializing in retail tenant and landlord representation, development consulting and investments.
Thomas J. Jensen, CRE
Principal/Executive Director
Boston Appraisal & Consulting, LLC
Boston, MA
Chapter: New England Chapter
Recommended by: Thomas V. Pedulla, CRE
Practice Focus: Life science research and GMP facilities, cold storage and food processing facilities, and major urban and suburban mixed-use development sites.
Tassos Kazinos, CRE
Chief Executive Officer
Trastor REIC
Athens, Greece
Chapter: European Chapter
Recommended by: Nicholas Chatzitsolis, CRE
Practice Focus: Investment Management
Rich Matheson, CRE
Portfolio Manager
Utah Retirement Systems
Salt Lake City, UT
Chapter: Utah Chapter
Recommended by: Devon W. Olson, CRE
Practice Focus: Focused on acquisitions, dispositions, asset and portfolio management for pension fund agriculture and office portfolios within Real Assets.
Michael McGowan, CRE
Senior Associate
Bard Consulting
Oakland, CA
Chapter: Northern California Chapter
Recommended by: Eileen E. Marrinan, CRE
Practice Focus: Independent, strategic real estate counsel to institutional real estate investors active in US and international markets.
Scott McLain, JD, CRE
Managing Broker (Owner)
Coldwell Banker Commercial McLain Real Estate
Huntsville, AL
Recommended by: Julie L. Melander, CRE
Practice Focus: Downtown redevelopment, retail development and innovation, mixed – use development, land development, public – private partnerships, brokerage.
Michael Miggins, CRE
Director, Valuation & Advisory Services
Houston, TX
Chapter: Houston/Gulf Coast Chapter
Practice Focus: Appraisal and consulting centered around litigation support and eminent domain proceedings.
Hagood Morrison, CRE
Executive Vice President
Bridge Commercial
Charleston, SC
Chapter: Carolinas Chapter
Recommended by: K.C. Conway, CRE
Practice Focus: Industrial, manufacturing, specialized logistics, brokerage. Feasibility analysis for industrial. Specialized industrial waterfront facilities.
William Pattison, CRE
Head of Real Estate Research
MetLife Investment Management
Whippany, NJ
Chapter: New Jersey Chapter
Recommended by: James Woodwell, CRE
Practice Focus: Commercial real estate market, property type, and asset selection recommendations based on real estate fundamental and capital market conditions.
Courtney Derrick Pogue, CRE
Director of Economic and Community Development
City of Nashville
Nashville, TN
Chapter: Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter
Recommended by: Graham Grady, CRE
Practice Focus: Economic and Community Development with a focus on public/private partnerships.
James O. Ponder Jr., CRE
Alexandria, VA
Practice Focus: National Real Estate Consultant for Commercial/Multifamily/Retail Investments services for Acquisitions Dispositions and Asset/Property Management.
Edwin K. S. Ryu, CRE
Founder, President & Chief Investment Officer
Legacy Wealth Advisors, LLC
San Jose, CA
Chapter: Northern California Chapter
Practice Focus: Real estate consulting services to multi-family and high net worth clients; assisting not-for-profit institutions with facilities and master planning.
Kevin Turpin, CRE
Regional Director of Research, Central & Eastern Europe
Colliers International
Prague, Czech Republic
Chapter: European Chapter
Recommended by: Eduard Forejt, CRE
Practice Focus: European real estate research and consulting specialist with over 15 years of experience focused in the Central & Eastern European (CEE) region.
Christine Lehmann Tutaj, CRE
Senior Manager
Ernst & Young, LLP
Chicago, IL
Chapter: Midwest Chapter
Recommended by: Heidi W. Barath, CRE
Practice Focus: Real estate valuation for financial reporting (GAAP & IFRS) and tax purposes, financial and asset due diligence, and corporate real estate strategy.
Monet Vakili, CRE
Manager, Valuation Modelling & Economics – Real Estate
Phoenix, AZ
Chapter: Southwest Chapter
Recommended by: Heidi W. Barath, CRE
Practice Focus: Real estate financial analysis and valuation for various property types in markets across the United States, as well as abroad.
Lance Wilhelm, CRE
The Wilhelm Group
Honolulu, HI
Chapter: Hawaii Chapter
Recommended by: Christine H.H. Camp, CRE
Practice Focus: Our primary areas of focus are development and real estate consulting, project and program management and construction management.
Raymond Wong, CRE
Vice President, Data Operations, Data Solutions
Altus Group
Toronto, ON, Canada
Chapter: Canadian Chapter
Recommended by: James M. Costello III, CRE
Practice Focus: Research professional who uses knowledge of information and processes to develop key market trends that are actionable by clients.
Franklin Yanofsky, CRE
Director, REVS
Parsippany, NJ
Chapter: New Jersey Chapter
Recommended by: Ruchi Pathela, CRE
Practice Focus: Focused on valuation management, consulting, and technology solutions for the institutional commercial real estate industry. Accounting background.