Advisory Board

Members of the Institute for Real Estate Studies 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 Institute for Real Estate Studies. Further, their financial commitment helps bolster research, student experiences, and expands learning opportunities.

The memberships levels below indicate years of service and philanthropic commitment to our program. If you are interested in joining our advisory board, please contact Aaron Tressler, in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at

IRES Executive Committee Level

Board Member Contact Information
 Portrait of Diane Wade.

Diane Wade
Chair, Smeal Real Estate Advisory Board
Head of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)
CBRE Clarion Securities

Portrait of Jason A. Borrelli.

Jason A. Borrelli
Vice Chair, Smeal Real Estate Advisory Board
Exeter Property Group

Portrait of Angelo Annese.

Angelo Annese
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
Seminole Financial Services, LLC

Portrait of Carl Berquist.

Carl Berquist
Former CFO & Executive Vice President
Marriott International, 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 Development
 Portrait of Evan Cohen.

Evan Cohen


Portrait of Lawrence Colorito.

Lawrence Colorito
Senior Managing Director

Valbridge Property Advisors | Axial

Portrait of Charles Conwell.

Charles Conwell
Managing Director
ABS Partners Real Estate, LLC

Portrait of Michael Croce. Michael Croce
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.

Ron Gatehouse
President & CEO
Park7 Group


No photo available.

J. Andrew Hansz
Gould/Mayfield Professorship in Real Estate

University of Texas at Arlington

Portrait of Kurt Heister. 

Kurt Heister
Chief Financial Officer
Roch Capital

No Photo Available Jeffery L. King
General Partner

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

Jonathan W. Knipe
Cozen O’Connor

Portrait of Ira M. Lubert

Ira M. Lubert

Lubert-Adler Partners, L.P.

Portrait of Mark Pasierb.

Mark Pasierb
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
 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
President & COO
Simon Property Group
Portrait of Claudia A. Steeb.

Claudia A. Steeb
Managing Director

Jones Lang LaSalle

 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
Senlac Ridge Partners

Portrait of Simon Ziff. Simon Ziff

The Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group, LLC