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For more information on the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis, contact: Rob Valero at

CREUA 2013 Annual Report

Alumni Support

CREUA Advisory Board

The Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis Advisory Board is charged with leading the strategic planning process to shape a top-ranked center fro real estate and urban analysis at the GW School of Business. Members promote the mission of the School through their Advisory Board work and in their own professional lives. The primary function and purpose of the Advisory Board and its members are related to the following areas:

  • Advising and supporting the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis leaders with regards to curriculum and research
  • Serving as a resource of knowledge and experience for real estate faculty and students
  • Advocating for the advancement of GWSB students, faculty and alumni in real estate
  • Identifying potential new projects and members for the Advisory Board
  • Helping to secure additional resources for the GWSB and the Center

CREUA Advisory Board Members

Alan Davis, B.B.A. 1982
Senior Managing Director
Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P.

Richard Abramson, B.B.A. 1981
Chair, Real Estate Group
Cole Schotz

Charles K. Bendit, B.B.A. 1975
Taconic Investment Partners

Jeffrey S. Berkes, M.B.A. 1993
President, West Coast
Federal Realty Investment Trust

Jim Blumenthal, B.B.A. 1978
Executive Vice President and CFO
First Washington Realty, Inc.

Peter Borzak, B.A. 1984
Pine Tree Commercial Realty, LLC

John B. Brod, B.A. 1973
ABS Partners Real Estate

David Burris, B.B.A. 1979
Terra Holdings

Lee Deutsch, B.A. 1996
National Granite

Michael Edelman, B.B.A. 1989
Senior Vice President, Production Management
Beech Street Capital

Carol Engel, B.B.A. 1981, M.B.A. 1987
Executive Vice President
Commander Enterprises

Hossein Fateh, B.B.A 1995, M.S. 1997
Co-Founder, President & CEO
DuPont Fabros Technology

James Flaum
Managing Director
Morgan Stanley

H. Gary Gabriel, B.B.A. 1989
Executive Director
Cushman & Wakefield

Lawrence Gesnler, B.B.A. 1980
Venable LLP

Joshua Gleiber, B.B.A. 1989
GARI Realty Advisors, Inc.

Stephen Kliegerman, B.B.A. 1989
Terra Development Marketing

Josh N. Kuriloff, B.B.A. 1981
Executive Vice Chairman
Cushman & Wakefield

Jodie W. McLean
President and CIO

Sharon Oliver, M.B.A. 1982
Meany & Oliver

Evan Pariser, M.B.A. 1982
Senior Managing Director
Holliday Fenoglio Folwer LP

Brian Ray (CCAS) 1994
Managing Partner
ABR Partners, LLC

Stuart Romanoff
Vice Chairman
Cushman & Wakefield

Deborah Ratner Salzberg, B.A. 1975
Forest City Washington

Judy Shenefield, B.B.A. 1985, M.B.A 1987
Immediate Past President
FIABI - The International Real Estate Federation

Stan Sloter
Paradigm Development

Monty Thakur
Director and Owner
Viva Group (India)

Stephen J. Yalof, B.B.A. 1985
Senior Vice President, Real Estate
Polo Ralph Lauren

Recent Alumni Advisory Council

The Recent Alumni Advisory Council is composed of a select number of recent graduates of GWSB's MBA program in real estate. Advisory Council members provide guidance about the program's curriculum and assist in programming and networking activities for students and alumni. Membership in the Recent Alumni Advisory Council is by invitation only. If you are interested in joining the Council, contact Rob Valero, at

Recent Alumni Advisory Council Members

Dinos Christoforakis, MBA, 2011
Investment Associate
MCB Real Estate

Katie Chowdhry, MBA, 2009
Commercial Real Estate Underwriter
PNC Bank

John Dalton, MBA, 2007
Asset Manager
MRP Realty Partners

Andrew Fallon, MBA, 2009
Investment Sales Research Analyst
Calkain Companies

Steven Gorning, MBA, 2008
Senior Financial Analyst
AvalonBay Communities

Elizabeth Keelan Karl, MBA, 2008
Asset Manager
Bonaventure Realty Group, LLC

Melissa McCormack, MBA, 2007
Senior Credit Analyst-Community Lending & Investment Group
Wells Fargo

Laura McCullough, MBA, 2007
Director, Capital Markets
BPG Properties Ltd

Evan Weisman, MBA, 2007
Development Manager
DRI Development

Real Estate Alliance

The GW Real Estate Alliance (GWREA) is a network of alumni and friends working in real estate and related fields. We provide development and networking opportunities for our membership. Members or the Alliance lend important programmatic and financial support to the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis at the GW School of Business in a unique partnership with the Center’s Advisory Board. Representatives from all sectors of the industry are encouraged to participate. To learn more about the Real Estate Alliance, visit

Real Estate Alliance Board Members

Washington, D.C. Board

Phil Leibow, M.A. (GWSB) 1989
Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle

Michael Katcher, B.B.A. (GWSB) 1991
Senior Director, Cushman & Wakefield

Joshua Aronson, M.B.A. (GWSB) 2010
Executive Vice President, Community Realty Company, Inc.

Anthony Balestrieri, B.B.A. (GWSB) 2003
Principal, Balestrieri Real Estate Group

Joe Bous, B.S., M.S. (SEAS), 2002, 2004
Principal, Valor Development

Suzanne Brown, B.B.A. (GWSB) 1988
Vice President of Finance & Controller, National Trust Community Investment Corp.

Stephen Carlson, B.B.A. (GWSB) 2004
Project Manager, Kramer Consulting

Shannon Cerminaro, B.A. (CCAS) 1996
Senior Vice President, Equititle, LLC

Katie Chowdhry, M.B.A. (GWSB) 2009
Commercial Real Estate Underwriter, PNC Bank

Geoff Cleveland, B.B.A. (GWSB) 2005
Associate Vice President, RBC Wealth Management

Michael DiRenzo, B.B.A. (GWSB) 1995
Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle

Don Dworkin, B.S., M.A. (GSEHD) 1965, 1967
Senior Broker, First Capital Realty

Sebastian Fainbraun, B.B.A.(GWSB) 1994
President, The Sur Companies

Andrew Fallon, M.B.A. (GWSB) 2009
Assistant Vice President, The Calkain Companies, Inc.

Peter Freeman, J.D. (LAW) 1999
Partner-Real Estate, Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw & Pittman, LLP

Justin Glasgow, MBA (GWSB) 2005
Vice President, Investment Banking, Robert W. Baird & Co.

Jon Goldstein, M.B.A. (GWSB) 2002
Executive Vice President-Investment Banking, Jones Lang LaSalle

Susan Goldstein, B.B.A. (GWSB) 2008
Business Development Manager, Donahoe Construction

Matt Gray, M.B.A. (GWSB) 2010
Financial Advisor, RBC Wealth Management

Daniel Harvill, B.A. (CCAS) 1997
Attorney & Counselor at Law, Daniel A. Harvill, PLLC

Reginald Herndon, B.S. (SEAS) 1997
Principal, Capital Construction Group LLC

Scott Hoffman, B.B.A. (GWSB) 1997
Senior Director, Cushman & Wakefield

Eric Jenkins, J.D., M.B.A.(LAW, GWSB) 2000
Partner, Graves, Horton, Askew & Johns, LLC

Scott Johnston, M.B.A.(GWSB) 1988
Principal, Newmark Knight Frank

Jared Kahn, B.B.A. (GWSB) 2006
Senior Associate, Guardian Realty Investors, LLC

Dharm Khalsa, M.B.A. (GWSB) 2009
CFO, C41 Development Group

Scott Lutz, B.B.A. (GWSB) 1996
President, Greenbrier Ventures

Olivia Millar, B.A., M.F.A. (CCAS) 2001, 2005
Principal, Millar + Associates

Dennis Miller, M.B.A. (GWSB) 1992
Principal, East Baltimore Development, Inc.

Milos Milosevic, M.B.A. (GWSB) 2011
Assistant Vice President, Capital One Bank USA

John Mullin, M.B.A. (GWSB) 2005
Assistant Project Manager, Hines

Michael Murillo, B.B.A. (GWSB) 2003
Manager, Aquisitions & Development, First Potomac Realty Trust

Andrew Pulliam, M.B.A. (GWSB) 1998
Senior Director, Easterly Partners

Marc Rampulla, M.B.A. (GWSB) 2002
Vice President, CB Richard Ellis

Henry Resnikoff, B.A., M.A., MPHIL (CCAS) 1972, 1974, 1979
President, RFP, Inc.

Amy Rice, M.B.A. (GWSB) 2008
Assistant Project Manager, Hines

Marvin Turner, M.B.A. (GWSB) 1998
Director, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development

Michael Zytnick, B.B.A. (GWSB) 2009
Vice President, Global Sanctions, HSBC

New York Board

Josh Kuriloff, B.B.A. (GWSB) 1981
Vice Chairman, Cushman & Wakefield

Committee Members

Lee Deutsch, B.B.A. (CCAS) 1996
Vice President, National Granite

Douglas DuMond, PARENT
Managing Director, ING Clarion Partners

Jeff Gardere, PhD (CCAS) 1984
Senior Associate Broker, Corcoran Group Real Estate

Ben Haghani, B.B.A. (GWSB) 2003
Director, Fortuna Realty Group

Jeremy Issacs, B.B.A. (GWSB) 1986
Ripco Real Estate

Greg Kraut, B.A. (ESIA) 1998
First Vice President, CB Richard Ellis

George Matthews, B.B.A. (GWSB) 1982
Director, Eurohypo AG

Todd Menowitz (GWSB) 1986
Acquisitions, Sales & Management, Menowitz Realty

James Rizzi , B.B.A (GWSB) 2003
Managing Director & Principal, Joseph Merrill

Andrew Rosenberge, B.B.A. (CCAS) 1988
Cassin & Cassin LLP

Stuart Romanoff, PARENT
Executive Vice President, Cushman & Wakefield

Dan Serota, B.B.A (GWSB) 1986
Owner, Serota Properties

Melissa Siegel, B.A. (CCAS) 2000
Marketing Manger, Robert K. Futterman & Associates

Michael Sonnabend (GWSB) 1986
Managing Partner, RMZ Realty Capital LLP

Andrew Stark (CCAS) 1985
Executive Managing Director, Cantor Real Estate

Cathy Taub, J.D. (LAW) 1983
Senior Vice President, Stribling & Associates