June 12, 2018
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As President and CEO of Landmark Properties, Wes has overseen the design, financing, development, and operations of nearly $2 Billion worth of new construction student housing. Wes and Landmark have largely focused on developing student cottage communities under the “Retreat” brand, and, more recently, have expanded into luxury urban infill. Wes is responsible for establishing and implementing Landmark¹s overall corporate strategy. He is very involved in the development and finance side of the Company¹s business, but his hands on leadership style keeps him engaged in all aspects of the business. Landmark currently has approximately $800 Million in student housing currently under construction, making the Company one of the most active developers in the Space. Wes, an Athens, GA native, obtained his B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Georgia in 1999 and his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from UGA in 2004. While finishing up his MBA, Wes partnered with James Whitley to form Landmark Properties in May 2004. Wes lives in Athens with his wife, Kimberly, and sons, James, Harrison and William.
American Campus Communities
William has served as ACC’s Chief Investment Officer/EVP since November 2012 and currently oversees all of the company’s investment activity – including mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, and on and off campus development. During his time at the company, William has been involved in transactions totaling more than 200 communities and more than $6.5 billion of student housing product, including the public merger with GMH as well as several of the largest portfolio acquisitions in the sector. He joined ACC in August 2001 as Director of Acquisitions and has since served in increasing capacities – including Director of Asset Management, Vice President of Investments, Senior Vice President of Investments and Executive Vice President of Investments. Prior to joining ACC, William worked as an Acquisition Analyst for Lend Lease Real Estate Investments. He currently serves as Vice Chair of ULI’s University Development Council – Student Housing Flight and as a director of the Boys and Girls Club of Austin and Travis County, Inc. He also currently serves on the NMHC Finance Committee.
VP, Facilities and Real Estate
University of Pennsylvania
Anne Papageorge is the Vice President for Facilities and Real Estate Services at the University of Pennsylvania. Anne joined the University in October 2006 and has responsibility for Planning; Design and Construction; Facilities Operations, Maintenance, and Utilities; and Real Estate Operations and Development. She oversees a department of approximately 900 staff, $153M in operating expenses and a capital budget averaging approximately $250M per year, the Penn Connects campus development plan, and the Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee responsible for developing and implementing the Climate Action Plan for the university. Anne is a licensed landscape architect and was previously the Senior Vice President and Memorial Design Director for the Lower Manhattan Development Corp., managing the planning, design and construction of the nearly $1 billion project encompassing the World Trade Center Memorial, Memorial Museum, Visitor’s Center and related facilities. Prior to joining the LMDC in 2004, she worked in design and construction for the City of New York, where she served as first deputy commissioner of the Department of Design and Construction, managing a staff of 1,200 and overseeing 750 projects valued at $4.4 billion. Anne holds a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry School of Landscape Architecture and an M.B.A. from the City University of New York Baruch College. She serves on the executive boards for University City Green, the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, the University City Science Center, the Schuylkill River Development Corporation, and the Philadelphia AIA/Center for Architecture; she also serves on the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Executive Leadership Team.
Bob joined the Company in 2003 and was named the Chief Executive Officer in 2015. He is responsible for directing all aspects of the Peak Campus operating platform, including oversight of all support departments, corporate finance, and strategic planning, as well as chairing the Executive Committee. Prior to being named Chief Executive Officer, he served as President and Executive Vice President of Operations for the Company with oversight of portfolio performance and support. Bob joined the Company as Chief Financial Officer and later served as Chief Acquisitions Officer, where he helped to establish a highly active joint venture investment platform. He is one of the longest-tenured members of the Peak Campus team and, as such, played a critical leadership role in establishing Peak as an industry leader. Prior to joining the Company, he spent his entire career in the hospitality industry, where he served as CFO for Hardin Capital and Vice President of Finance for Homestead Village, where he participated in raising more than $1 billion and was a key member of the team that led the firm through its IPO. He began his career at the Marriott Corporation where he was instilled with the people-first culture that remains a center point of the Peak operating doctrine. Bob is a frequent speaker panelist at industry events. He is a member of the NMHC Student Housing Committee, a member of the RealShare Student Housing Conference Committee, and Co-Chair of the 2014 and 2015 NMHC Student Housing Conference. He was recognized in 2013 as a Pioneer of Student Housing by Real Estate Forum Magazine. He was also honored in 2014 by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution with its Top Leadership Award. Bob earned his BS in Accounting from Frostburg State University in Maryland.
VP of Campus Services
Rita LaRue earned a Master of Science degree from Drexel University and joined Drexel’s Division of Student Life and Administrative Services in 1997. From 2007 through 2015, LaRue served as Senior Associate Vice President for Drexel Business Services, providing leadership and creative solutions for University Housing, Campus Dining, Retail Management, University Bookstores, DragonCard Services, Dragon Dollars, Event & Conference Services, Parking Services, Printing & Mailing Services, Vending and the Drexel Student Centers. This portfolio includes 2.5 million square feet at Drexel’s three Philadelphia campuses and an annual budget of more than $100.0 million, as well as 48 professional staff members, 300 industry-related employees and 250 student employees. In January 2016, LaRue was appointed Vice President of Campus Services. In this expanded role, LaRue continues to provide leadership of Drexel Business Services while leading a number of new initiatives, including comprehensively reimagining residence hall space utilization to achieve maximum alignment between the student’s living, academic and co-op experiences; developing “third places” on campus – physical anchors of community life that facilitate an excellent learning environment and campus engagement; and stimulating and supporting operational sustainability programs in alignment with academic goals and student success. LaRue is an industry leader in transforming the campus experience through student-responsive initiatives. Her achievements include the College Foodservice Excellence Award from On-Campus Hospitality magazine for the creative and successful expansion of the campus dining program, which increased sales from $11.8 million to $27.0 million in five years; leadership of a market-competitive and student-centric University Housing occupancy management strategy that includes the 2-Year Residency Program, designed to offer students a diverse mix of housing that is close to the campus core; and the "Models of Efficiency" award from University Business magazine for maximizing efficiency in administrative functions, reducing costs for students and improving service. LaRue serves her industry and community through a variety of volunteer positions as current Past President of NACAS East (the National Association of College Auxiliary Services), the past National Chair of the NACAS Inclusive Excellence Committee, and 10 years as a member of the board of directors for UC Green in Philadelphia, including three years as the chair of the board. LaRue holds a third degree black belt in karate and coached the International Shotokan Karate Federation’s first national collegiate women’s kumite champion team. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, LaRue now resides just west of Philadelphia, where she is involved in the arts and K-12 public education.
Gary Holloway Jr.
GMH Capital Partners
As President of GMH Capital Partners, Gary Holloway Jr., draws on 18 years of acquisition, property management, asset management, and commercial real estate experience to lead the second generation of the family business. Since its inception in 1985, the GMH family of companies has completed more than $7.4 billion of transactions throughout 41 states consisting of all major property types including multifamily, student housing, retail, office and industrial. GMH has owned and operated over 60,000 student, military, and conventional multifamily units as well as 5.5 million square feet of office and retail space. Through Mr. Holloway’s vision and leadership, GMH Capital Partners manages its current portfolio of real estate properties and assets while researching and investing in new niche-related multifamily housing opportunities both nationwide and abroad. Mr. Holloway pursues many philanthropic interests. Currently, he serves as a Trustee for the Westtown School and has served as chair of Westtown’s annual golf outing for 5 years and also serves on the advancement committee and the building and grounds committee. Mr. Holloway is currently a board member of the Pennsylvania Apartment Association (PAA) and is also a lifetime member of the J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholars program which benefits deserving caddies in their pursuit of higher education. Mr. Holloway received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Finance from Villanova University.
Senior Vice President of Investments
Joined Campus Apartments in 2005 As Senior Vice President of Investments, Mark Schundler is responsible for sourcing, analyzing and evaluating on- and off-campus investment opportunities. During his tenure at Campus Apartments, Schundler has been involved in the acquisition and development of over 17,000 student beds and over $1 billion in total investment. He began his student housing career as a Hall Director at the University of Delaware and later worked at the University of Pennsylvania as Manager of Housing Operations, where he was responsible for a 3,600-bed area.
Isaac J Sitt co-founded Vesper Holdings to focus on private equity real estate investments in both commercial and residential properties. Throughout his professional career, Mr. Sitt has invested in, developed and managed retail and residential real estate. He utilizes his keen understanding of the industry to lead Vesper in the acquisition of varied asset classes. In 2010 Vesper Holdings launched its student housing acquisitions fund. Mr. Sitt identified a confluence of market factors that make this niche likely to experience accelerated growth over the next few years. Mr. Sitt has led the fund's rapid acquisition of multiple large student housing assets located in close proximity to major universities throughout the country. In 1999 Mr. Sitt began to build a powerful portfolio of key urban retail and residential real estate throughout the country in partnership with Thor Equities, a family owned business. He recognized retail real estate in dense urban city locations as an underserved market. Major active investments included the Military Circle Mall in Norfolk Virginia and the Gallery at Fulton Street Mall which was sold in 2008 to Acadia Realty Trust. In 1992, Mr. Sitt began his career at Baby Togs Inc., a manufacturer and importer of children's apparel. His initial responsibilities were to source and manage production for the firm in Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Bangladesh. Mr. Sitt rose to become the company's President where he led a massive re- branding and customer centric marketing effort. Under his leadership, the company successfully completed a turn around and was restored to a position of industry leadership. Mr. Sitt's keen understanding of retail market trends were a quintessential element of the company's success. Isaac J Sitt is a graduate of the NYU Stern School of Business and sits on the boards of several charitable institutions.
SVP, University Partnerships
Jason joined EdR in 2017. He has participated in the planning and procurement of nearly $1.5 billion of successfully executed public private partnership (P3) student housing projects, and advised more than 140 colleges and universities on the planning, feasibility and financing of student housing over his 14-year P3 consulting career. A well-known figure within the student housing industry, Taylor regularly serves as a panelist and moderator at industry events, as well as an author of a multitude of white papers and articles.
VP of Investments
As Vice President of Investments, Josh leads the acquisition strategy and provides guidance on other various key areas of the overall Campus Advantage investment strategy, including dispositions and development. He also provides support in capital markets initiatives and investment management. Josh joined Campus Advantage in 2010 and has been involved in the acquisition of over $1.5 billion in assets, leading Campus Advantage to being one of the largest owners in the industry. Josh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Trinity University, and is a CFA® charterholder and member of the CFA Society of Austin.
The Collier Companies
Nathan S. Collier is principal and chairman of The Collier Companies, a developer, manager, and owner of multifamily housing with headquarters in Gainesville, Florida, home of the state's flagship university, University of Florida. Under The Collier Companies umbrella, Collier owns more than 45 properties and 10,500 apartments in Gainesville, Ocala, Orlando, Tampa, Tallahassee, and other Florida locations, as well as in Norman, Oklahoma, Champaign, Illinois, and Athens, Georgia. The Collier Companies was recently ranked by Student Housing Business magazine as the third largest—and largest privately held—student housing owner in the country. The Collier Companies also is ranked seventh on Student Housing Business’s list of the top 25 management companies of student housing properties, based on October 2012 data. He endowed the Nathan S. Collier Master of Science in Real Estate program at University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business Administration, where he teaches a real estate case studies course. He is lead author of “Construction Funding: The Process of Real Estate Development, Appraisal, and Finance,” published by John Wiley & Sons, now in its 4th edition and recently published in Chinese and Korean. Collier is a life member of the University of Florida Foundation and on the executive committees of Gator Boosters, Inc. and National MultiHousing Council, where he served as founding chair of the Student Housing Committee. He is on the Multifamily Board of Trustees for National Association of Home Builders and the board of UF’s Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies, is a member of Urban Land Institute, and is active in World Presidents' Organization. Collier also serves as a member of Columbia University's Columbia Journalism Review Board of Overseers. A member of the Florida Bar and licensed in Florida as a real estate broker, a CPA, and a building contractor, Collier earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from University of Florida in 1974 and an MBA in 1978. He passed the CPA exam on the first sitting, scoring among the top 10 in that sitting in Florida. In 1982 he received a JD from University of Florida. Collier is a member of Harvard Business School's OPM 25 class. A generous supporter of the arts, Collier supports Gainesville’s Hippodrome State Theatre and Dance Alive National Ballet as well as the University of Florida’s Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Harn Museum, and Museum of Natural History. He also is a financial patron of New York City’s Central Park Zoo, Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum, Museum of Modern Art, American Museum of Natural History, Guggenheim Museum, and Metropolitan Museum of Art.
EVP of Investments
Jared Hutter founded BLVD Equities, the predecessor to Aptitude Development in 2014 after working in all aspects real estate development for the previous 8 years. Long having an interest in student housing since his time at Syracuse University when he recognized the pent up opportunity given the zero supply of purpose built student housing, Jared founded BLVD Equities with the intention of building ground up student housing around the country. After successfully completing his first development at his alma mater of Syracuse and ultimately selling the completed project to ACC, BLVD Equities became Aptitude Development. With a proven model amongst its investors and a fresh infusion of cash, Aptitude currently has about 2,000 beds in various stages of the development cycle with a primary focus on urban core pedestrian sites, many of which are boutique in nature and mixed-use projects. Jared holds a BS from Syracuse University in Finance and Entrepreneurship and a Masters in Real Estate Development from Columbia University.
VP of Real Estate and Construction
Since joining EdR, Jeffrey has overseen the development and construction of several offcampus developments, including 929 (graduate student housing at Johns Hopkins Medical Institute), four phases of the mixed-use development The Oaks on the Square and Storrs Center at the University of Connecticut, and 605 West — graduate student housing at Duke University. In addition, he directed EdR’s on-campus housing development at West Chester University and is currently overseeing on campus projects at Cornell University, East Stroudsburg University and Shepherd University, each with mixed-use components of university functions. He brings extensive experience in high-rise, multi-family, urban and mixed-use development to the EdR team. Prior to joining EdR, Jeffrey was responsible for managing all design and construction aspects of office, multi-family and hospitality projects for the Peterson Companies, including a major role in the development and construction of National Harbor. He formerly was a senior associate at Gruzen Samton Architects in New York City, where he managed major educational and multi-family projects. He received his master’s in architecture from North Carolina State University and his B.S. in architecture from the University of Maryland.
The Preiss Company
Donna Preiss is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Preiss Company. For nearly 30 years, The Preiss Company has specialized in the development, acquisition, and management of off-campus student housing and is currently the 3rd largest privately owned student-housing provider in the country. The company employs over 500 team members and is one of the largest and fastest growing student housing providers in the United States—currently owning and/or operating properties in 16 states. The Preiss Company is the leader in the development of new technologies, tools, and strategies for the student housing industry. Donna received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MA Degree from the University of Maryland at College Park. She currently serves on the Executive Committee of the NMHC, the Board of Trustees for Ravenscroft School & the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. Donna also serves on the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board and is a member of the NAA National Student Housing Committee, the NMHC National Student Housing Committee, and the Women President’s Organization.
Mr. Gilbane founded the development arm of Gilbane, Inc. As Chairman, CEO of Gilbane Development Company, he is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the company. In addition, he oversees all service groups including Development, Asset/Property Management, Project Management, Strategic Planning, and Finance and Advisory to ensure client satisfaction and unparalleled service. Bob has led the company in the development of a wide range of projects throughout the United States, including oversight of student housing projects, single and multi-family housing, mixed-use facilities, operation and data centers, distribution and manufacturing facilities, medical/hospital facilities, corporate headquarters, and many other types of facilities delivered through public/private partnerships. His long-term perspective as owner-developer of millions of square feet nationally provides the insight and experience necessary to create maximum investment value for our clients. Bob is a member of the Urban Land Institute, Rhode Island Commodores, and Rhode Island Builders Association, and serves on the Board of Directors at Gilbane, Inc., Gilbane Building Company, and Gilbane Development Company. He is a former chairman and a member of the executive committee of the Providence Foundation, former chairman of the Rhode Island chapter of The Nature Conservancy, and former board member of the Providence Preservation Society and of Sovereign Bank and Old Colony Bank. Bob holds a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University.
As CIO of Core Spaces, Andrew Wiedner is responsible for identifying and evaluating new development and acquisition opportunities for the company. His role includes site selection, due diligence, analyzing the company’s investment strategy, and managing debt and equity relationships. Prior to joining Core Spaces, Andrew spent 13 years sourcing debt and equity for a broad-reaching client base, ranging from small family shops to billion-dollar pension funds. In his mortgage banking role, Andrew arranged more than $3 billion of financing for all property types, including office buildings, shopping centers, student housing developments, single-tenant buildings, hotels, industrial warehouses and land development. Andrew graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and minor in Italian. He is currently the President of the Illini Real Estate Forum and Chairman of the Memory Rock Committee benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association.
Director & Head of Education Real Estate
Harrison Street Real Estate
Mr. Gronlie joined Harrison Street in 2010. As a Vice President in the Transactions group, he oversees the firm’s student housing investment strategy. In this role, Mr. Gronlie has closed on over $3.2 billion in gross real estate and invested over $1 billion in equity. Mr. Gronlie is also tasked with expanding the firm’s Public Private Partnerships (P3s). To that end, he has fostered relationships with large, public universities, academically selective private colleges, and various other institutions while investing equity on their campuses to help further their academic missions. Prior to joining Harrison Street, Mr. Gronlie was an Assistant Vice President within the Commercial Real Estate Group at Citizens bank. In this role, he was responsible for underwriting and portfolio management in the Mid-Atlantic region. He also served as the bank's student housing expert, whereby he analyzed each project the bank evaluated within the asset class. Before working at Citizens, Mr. Gronlie was a Senior Acquisitions Analyst at GMH Communities Trust, a student housing REIT. Mr. Gronlie holds a BBA in Finance from James Madison University.
Senior Vice President, Advisory Services
The Scion Group
Jay Pearlman has 20 years of experience developing and implementing advisory services within the college and university environment. At Scion, he provides overall leadership for the firm’s entire advisory practice, including client work and relations, research, marketing, and product and business development. Prior to joining Scion, Mr. Pearlman was the initial employee and shareholder at Sightlines, an advisory firm focused on facilities asset management and planning for the higher education market. Over a 17-year span at Sightlines, Mr. Pearlman’s roles included operations, sales, product development and marketing. These efforts helped to grow Sightlines from a small start-up to an leading provider of facilities data and analysis to over 450 colleges and universities annually. Mr. Pearlman is a recognized thought leader in college and university planning and is routinely featured in national journals and trade publications. Most recently, he was cited as an expert in The Hidden Costs of College: Rising Student Fees, Washington Post, August 24, 2017, and has authored numerous articles, including Making a Successful Case for Maintenance, Maintenance World, January 10, 2017 and The High Cost of Deferred Maintenance, School Construction News, February 7, 2017. In addition to his writing, Mr. Pearlman participates in programming for several professional organizations. He was a keynote speaker at the 2017 Central Association of Physical Plant Officers Technology and Leadership Conference and was also a featured speaker at the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Higher Ed Facilities Forum. Mr. Pearlman has also presented at conferences hosted by the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), the National Business Officers Association (NBOA) and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Before Sightlines, Mr. Pearlman was at the Facilities Resource Management Company (an ARAMARK Company), where he served as a facilities manager at Franklin & Marshall College and as a systems and management analyst for its Control and Budgets division serving such institutions as the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Mr. Pearlman earned his B.A. with honors from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Managing Director, Construction Services
Hillmann Consulting, LLC
Ms. Cesario has more than 17 years of experience in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (A/E/C) industry in both the Tri-state area and Midwest, holding a Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development from New York University and a BA in Architecture from Lehigh University. Stephanie began her career in Chicago designing renovations for elementary schools in the downtown area, while also working on a high-rise condominium complex at Northwestern University. After moving back to the East Coast, Stephanie played a leading management role in the execution of new building construction and renovations for some of the most prestigious private preparatory schools and academic institutions in New York City. She has led the top Construction Management teams in the industry, overseeing the renovation of historic landmark structures, corporate interior build-outs for Fortune 500 clients, and construction of resplendent high-rise residential towers. Stephanie’s experience and interests lend particular insight into the construction management process and procedures for operational excellence. As a trained professional architect, she offers a unique perspective when taking a project from the drawing board to the construction site. During her career as a Construction Manager, she has received her certification as a LEED-accredited professional in Building Design and Construction, certification as an OSHA 30 trained safety professional, and was the 2014 recipient of the Executive Achievement Award given by Professional Women in Construction. Stephanie is known throughout the industry as a passionate builder, who prioritizes client relationships and the educational and professional development of those who work with her. As the Managing Director of Construction Services at Hillmann Consulting, LLC, Ms. Cesario is responsible for directing Hillmann Consulting’s construction services operations. With an impressive background and expertise on a wide variety of construction projects, she brings a unique set of skills to benefit our clients in an owner’s representative role. By extending this service to Hillmann Consulting’s trusted client base, our team will guide the preconstruction and construction phases of a project, acting in the owner’s interest and proving to be a higher valued asset to the process and our clients. EDUCATION: Real Estate Development Graduate Certificate | New York University | New York, NY B.A. Architecture & Economics, Lehigh University | Bethlehem, PA.
Timothy S. Bradley is a principal of TSB Realty, a full-service, national investment sales firm specializing in the valuation and disposition of student housing communities and conventional multifamily communities. Since starting TSB Realty in 2014, the company has closed over $2 billion in student housing sales for a diverse client base, encompassing more than 22,000 beds in everything from tier 1 markets to tertiary markets. In addition, Mr. Bradley is founder of TSB Capital Advisors and one of the leading experts in the student housing market. Student Housing Business magazine annually ranks Mr. Bradley among its “Industry Titans” and he’s been featured in National Real Estate Investor magazine, at the Interface Student Housing Conference, and at the National Multifamily Housing Council Student Housing Conference and Expo. Mr. Bradley is also an active member of the ULI Student Housing Council.
Managing Principal, Director of Higher Education
Mr. Keane’s thoughtful and intuitive design approach is reflected in his portfolio of university and residential projects. He has developed an astute understanding and national expertise in master planning, program analysis, design analysis, budget analysis, and building systems research. In addition to his design experience Robert has spoken professionally on the subjects of urban planning, campus planning, student housing, the profession of architecture, and continually acts as a visiting critic at local universities. His ability to conceptualize and coordinate complex design problems among team members and client/user groups has proven invaluable to clients and the firm. His experience includes campus master planning, campus housing, university research facilities, and large mixed-use developments.
Founder and Partner
Jack Boarman founded BKV Group in 1978, and over the last 39 years has expanded it to include over 150 professionals designing projects for their clients’ success throughout the United States. Jack continues to lead the firm’s award-winning multi-housing practice group with a holistic approach in pursuit of innovative urban design. He is an active member of the Urban Land Institute and the National Multifamily Housing Council Board of Directors, Lambda Alpha Society, and Past President of the Minneapolis Chapter of AIA. Given the breadth and depth of Jack’s experience, he is an engaging and educational speaker on numerous topics. He frequently speaks as an expert on student and multi-family housing, including NMHC and InterFace Student Housing Conferences.
UMass Building Authority
Executive Managing Director
ARA Newmark Student Housing
Director Of Strategic Initiatives
Maureen Hickey is the Director of Strategic Initiatives in the Campus Planning and Development Department of Northeastern University. Maureen has been with the Campus Planning and Development Department since its inception 5 years ago. At Northeastern, Maureen develops and implements creative approaches to meet the University’s growing space needs. Her work includes creating a strategic plan for real estate, including opportunities for public private partnerships; maintaining the Institutional Master Plan; and overseeing campus-wide planning initiatives related to sustainability, transportation, and ADA accessibility. Maureen previously worked in development for Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) and for Harvard University's Allston Development Group. She received a Master of City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard College.
Douglas G. Giles, who has served in the title industry for more than a decade, focuses on business development and client relations at AmTrust Title. Formerly, he served as Assistant Vice President with First American Title for twelve years, eight of which were in sales. Among his many professional affiliations, Mr. Giles is a board member and Executive Vice President for the Council of Urban Real Estate, fka The African American Real Estate Professionals of New York; a board trustee for the Northside Charter School in Williamsburg, Brooklyn; a board member of the Brownsville Development Group; and a member of New York State Association for Affordable Housing. Mr. Giles earned a Bachelor of Arts in pre-law, with a minor in business management and administration from the City College of New York.
MORE SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED
Breakfast & Registration
Mid-Year Roundtable: Outlook and Market Trends
Building For The Next Generation: Evolving Student and University Demands
Major Development Trends: Opportunities and Challenges
Lunch & Networking
University Outlook: Partnering For The Future
Capital Markets: What's On The Horizon
Investment Deep Dive: Acquisitions & Dispositions
Post-Event Cocktail & Networking
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The Westin Philadelphia
99 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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