Real Estate Advisory Board

Members of the Real Estate Advisory Board.

The members of our advisory board play an important role in the development of our programs, and curricular and co-curricular activities within our Borrelli Institute for Real Estate Studies. Further, their financial commitment helps bolster research, student experiences, and expands learning opportunities.

There are two membership levels for real estate advisory board members, Executive Committee and Advisory Board.

  • Executive Committee
  • Advisory Board
    • Advisory Board, graduates of the last 10 years (This level is free for one year for Master’s in Real Estate Analysis and Development recent graduates.)

There are benefits that our members can enjoy, such as networking with other professionals at twice-annual BIRES advisory board meetings; exclusive opportunities for engagement with the program and students; access to research and information related to the field of real estate; opportunity to support our real estate education and research at Smeal; inclusion on board exclusive emails regarding engagement events (ex: REIT Stock Pitch Competition).

If you are interested in learning more about our advisory board or would like to send us candidates for membership, please contact Aaron Tressler, Director of Major Gifts, in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at amt910@psu.edu. Please note that board membership is by invitation only.

Executive Committee 

Board Member Contact Information
Portrait of Diane Wade.

Diane Wade
Chair, Real Estate Advisory Board
Head of ESG, Listed Securities
CBRE Investment Management

Portrait of Jason A. Borrelli.

Jason A. Borrelli
Vice Chair, Real Estate Advisory Board
Principal
EQT|Exeter

Portrait of Angelo Annese.

Angelo Annese
Partner
Ernst & Young, LLP

Portrait of Jeff Baltzer.

Jeff Baltzer
Vice President of Development and Owner Relations

Bridge Hotel Group, Magna Hospitality Group

Portrait of Robert J. Banks.

Robert J. Banks
CEO
Seminole Financial Services, LLC

Portrait of Carl Berquist.

Carl Berquist
Former CFO & Executive Vice President
Marriott International, Inc

Portrait of Jim Calder.

Jim Calder
Chief Financial Officer
Alpine X Inc.

Portrait of Jordan S. Claffey.

Jordan S. Claffey
President & Founder
JSC Real Estate LLC

Portrait of Peter J. Cocoziello. Peter J. Cocoziello
President & CEO
Advance Realty Investors
Portrait of Evan Cohen.

Evan Cohen
Partner
PwC

 

Portrait of Lawrence Colorito.

Lawrence Colorito
Senior Managing Director

Valbridge Property Advisors | Virginia

Portrait of Charles Conwell.

Charles Conwell
CEO
Novele

Portrait of Michael Croce. Michael Croce
President
Pat Croce & Company
Jeffrey R. Dunne Jeffrey R. Dunne
Vice Chairman
CBRE, Inc.
Portrait of Robert Fenza.

Robert Fenza
Retired CEO
Liberty Property Trust

No photo available.

J. Andrew Hansz
Gould/Mayfield Professorship in Real Estate

University of Texas at Arlington

Portrait of Kurt Heister.

Kurt Heister
President
Foxtail Investments, LLC

No Photo Available Jeffery L. King
General Partner

King's Grant Holdings, L.P.
Portrait of Jon Knipe.

Jonathan W. Knipe
Member
Cozen O’Connor

Portrait of Ira M. Lubert

Ira M. Lubert
Chairman

Lubert-Adler Partners, L.P.

Portrait of Mark Pasierb.

Mark Pasierb
President
Pitcairn Properties Inc.

Portrait of Arthur P. Pasquarella.

Arthur P. Pasquarella
Executive Vice President & COO
Equus Capital Partners, LTD

No photo available. Jeffrey Perrone*
Tax Partner, Real Estate Service
Deloitte Tax LLP
Portrait of Robert E. Poole. Robert E. Poole
President & CEO
S & A Homes, Inc.
Portrait of Walter C. Rakowich Walter C. Rakowich
Former CEO
ProLogis
Portrait of Frank Recine.

Frank Recine
Executive Managing Director
Jones Lang LaSalle Brokerage, Inc.

Portrait of Stuart A. Rothstein Stuart A. Rothstein
Partner & COO
Apollo Global Real Estate
No Photo Available. Stephen R. Smith
Retired CPA & Attorney

Stephen R. Smith, P.C.
Portrait of Richard S. Sokolov Richard S. Sokolov
Vice Chairman
Simon Property Group
Portrait of Claudia A. Steeb.

Claudia A. Steeb
Managing Director

JLL Capital Markets

Portrait of Steve Stein.

Steve Stein
Principal, Investment & Leasing Manager
EQT|Exeter

Portrait of Matthew Wallace. 

Matthew Wallace
Market Leader
Matthews Real Estate Investment Services

Portrait of David T. Welsh

David T. Welsh
Founder
Senlac Ridge Partners

No Photo Available.

Ben Willner
WRDC

 

Portrait of Simon Ziff. Simon Ziff
President

The Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group, LLC

*Deceased

 

Advisory Board 

No Photo Available. Samir Gandhi
Portrait of Joe Stunja.

Joe Stunja
Principal
Stunja & Company
  



Portrait of Andrew Richie.

Andrew Richie
Asset Manager
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

Portrait of Ashley Wilson.

Ashley Wilson
Co-Founder
Bar Down Investments, LLC & HouseItLook, LLC