Anne Joyner Sheehan, CRE

Chief Executive Officer, Real Property Tax Advisors Experience Real Property Tax Advisors 2002 – Present Principal and Chief Executive Officer of outsourced Property Tax Management service provider, specializing in the delivery of cash management and risk reduction to corporate occupiers and particularly manufacturers with both real and business personal property assets. Delivered $24M in tax… Read more

Ralph J. Schulz, Jr.

President and CEO, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Ralph Schulz was named president and CEO of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce by the Chamber’s board of directors in November 2006, following a 30-year career in nonprofit management, marketing and fundraising. In taking the position, he accepted a leadership role at one of Middle Tennessee’s… Read more

Mark McDonald

Senior Partner and Founding Member, Oldacre McDonald Mark McDonald, a Senior Partner and founding member of Oldacre McDonald, has 30 years of experience in commercial development. He graduated from Vanderbilt University and began his real estate career with Marteq Corporation, a residential and commercial development company based in Nashville, Tennessee. During his affiliation with Marteq,… Read more

Terrence Llewellyn

Principal, Llewellyn Development Educated at Vanderbilt and having served in the US Marines thereafter, Terrence Llewellyn has now been working in multifamily development and consulting for over 29 years. During that time he has been involved in the development of over 5,000 units all over the southeast, and has survived three recessions. He has been… Read more

Tom Turner

President and CEO, Nashville Downtown Partnership The Partnership is a non-profit downtown leadership group with the core purpose of making “downtown Nashville the compelling urban center in the Southeast in which to LIVE, WORK, PLAY and INVEST.” As a strong advocate for downtown Nashville, Turner focuses on business recruitment and retention initiatives, increasing residential development,… Read more

Michael McElveen, CRE

President, Urban Economics, Inc. Michael, as president and founder of Urban Economics, guided the company into urban analytics which is the use of large data sets and structured analytical techniques coupled with spatial analytics to answer questions about real estate and behavioral economics of real estate users. He is currently applying spatial data analytics, machine learning, and… Read more

Mark Ezell

Commissioner of the Department of Tourist Development Mark Ezell, a seventh generation Tennessean, will serve as the Commissioner of the Department of Tourist Development. Ezell has worked with Dean Foods since 1998 as a senior executive focused on brand development for Purity Dairies and other southeast dairies. Ezell spearheaded philanthropic efforts to create the Purity… Read more

Dirk P. Melton

Development Director, MarketStreet Enterprises Dirk Melton joined MarketStreet in 2008 and is responsible for the firm’s real estate investment and development activities, including the management of commercial, residential, retail and mixed-use projects for the firm’s portfolio. Melton is actively involved in the commercial real estate community, currently serving on the NAIOP National Board of Directors… Read more

Eric Klotz

Principal, ESa Since joining ESa’s design team in 1996, Eric Klotz has worked on a wide variety of building types—comercial/office, education, hospitality and community facilities. As Principal, Eric specializes in complex office and hospitality projects at ESa, with a focus on both new construction and renovations. Eric has always been interested in the role of… Read more

Bert Mathews

Executive Vice President & Partner, Colliers Bert Mathews is president of The Mathews Company, a leading commercial real estate development company in Nashville, TN, and is a partner with the brokerage firm Colliers International/Nashville. Bert has been a leading force in the Nashville area’s vibrant commercial real estate industry and active in the city’s civic… Read more

The Counselors of Real Estate®, established in 1953, is an international group of high profile professionals including members of prominent real estate, financial, legal and accounting firms as well as leaders of government and academia who provide expert, objective advice on complex real property situations and land-related matters. Membership is selective, extended by invitation only. The organization’s CRE® (Counselor of Real Estate) credential is granted to all members in recognition of superior problem solving ability in various areas of real estate counseling. For more information, contact The Counselors of Real Estate