Dirk Aulabaugh is part of the leadership team in Green Street’s Advisory Group. Green Street Advisory has worked alongside numerous Fortune 500 companies as they uncover real estate monetization opportunities. The Group focuses on offering strategic advice to REITs, corporations, and investors across all real estate sectors and geo-graphic markets. Dirk’s trusted perspective on real estate and its capital markets stems from his 25 years working in both the public and private real estate markets.
Prior to joining Green Street, he was Senior Director with a leading independent global professional services firm focused on corporate and transaction advisory. He also previously worked as a sell-side equity analyst covering REITs in the apartment, industrial, retail, office and self-storage sectors at an investment bank. Dirk speaks has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal among other prominent industry publications. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and the Appraisal Institute. In addition, he holds California broker’s and Series 65 licenses. Dirk earned an M.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate, and a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Florida. He is a member of the University of Florida Bergstrom Real Estate Center Advisory Board.
Anne-Marie is a First Vice President with CBRE, Inc. where she has been a leader in assisting Landlords and Tenants in the acquisition, re-positioning, re-structuring and disposition of real estate. She represents institutional client such as pension funds and REIT’s as well as corporate, quasi-governmental agencies, not for profits and private firms.
The substantial list of successful transactions completed by Anne-Marie demonstrates her ability to quickly identify, evaluate, strategize and finalize transactions with positive outcomes and ensuring each client’s unique goals and objectives are achieved.
After graduating from University of Florida, Anne-Marie began her commercial real estate career in the development sector where she honed invaluable experience in ground-up development, leasing and marketing, restructuring and disposition of suburban office and industrial projects. This experience has differentiated her from her peers over her career.
Anne-Marie has been recognized by her competitors, colleagues and clients as one of the Tampa Bay areas most knowledgeable and experienced office brokers.
John Crossman is CEO of Crossman & Company, one of the Southeast’s largest retail leasing, management and investment sales firms, with over 28 million square feet of properties in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Mississippi.
As CEO he promotes the firm’s core values, including a commitment to community service, industry education initiatives and dedication to diversity through creating scholarships and mentoring.
He serves on numerous community, higher education and industry boards and has been recognized with many awards including Father of the Year by the American Diabetes Association, the Personal Empowerment Award by The Central Florida Urban League and the 2018 Humanitarian of the Year Award by the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida. In his 25-plus-year career he has done over $1 billion in transactions.
Prior to joining Crossman & Company, he was a principal at Trammell Crow Company. He is an active speaker and writer, and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Shopping Centers Today, Shopping Center Business and CBS News Radio. His book Career Killers, Career Builders is based on his popular lecture series. In 2013 John was the youngest person ever inducted into the FSU College of Business Hall of Fame and in 2014 he was named an Honorary Alumnus by the University of Florida.
Dick Donnellan is a Vice Chairman of Newmark Knight Frank Multifamily. He is one of the original founding partners of ARA which merged into Newmark Knight Frank in 2014. Dick oversees the company’s operations throughout the state of Florida. He is the registered Broker for Newmark Knight Frank Multifamily in Florida. He served as President of ARA National during its formation and growth. Mr. Donnellan also served on the National Executive Committee for ARA. He has specialized in the sale of multi-housing properties with a significant track record representing major private and institutional investors. He has extensive experience in arranging structured finance, JV equity and pre-sale transactions. He is an active member of the National Multi-Housing Council.
Mr. Donnellan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Florida. He served on the Executive Committee of the UF Bergstrom Real Estate Center and is the past Chairman of the Center’s Advisory Board. He has appeared as a spokesperson at national meetings and forums including National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF), Nova University Master program, UBS Annual Investor Conference and the University of Florida Master of Real Estate program. He received the UF Alumni of the Year Award and is a member of the UF Foundation National Board.
Dr. Mark G. Dotzour is a real estate economist who served for 18 years as Chief Economist of the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University in College Station. His research findings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Money Magazine and Business Week.
His clients include banks, private equity firms, real estate investments trusts, construction firms, engineering companies, wealth managers, private foundations, and commercial and residential brokerage firms. He makes complex economic issues easily understandable. Mark’s goal is to provide his audience with a “tool kit” of useful information that will help them make good business decisions for their families, their clients and their company.
In 2015, Dotzour stepped down from his position at the Real Estate Center to focus all of his time and effort on analyzing current economic conditions and communicating his analysis to others. He combines academic training in economics, real estate, finance and history to make sense of current economic trends.
After earning his PhD in finance and real estate from the University of Texas at Austin, Dotzour was a tenured professor of real estate and finance at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas. Prior to his academic career, he was President of Gleneagles Development, Inc., which was a residential land development firm in Wichita. During this time, he also served as President of Dotzour Inc., Realtors, which was a residential brokerage firm in Wichita.
Mark and his wife LuAnn have been married for over 40 years, and have two children and two grandchildren.
Andrea Drasites is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group. Ms. Drasites is responsible for Blackstone’s US retail and gaming investments and portfolio companies including ShopCore, Edens, other retail projects inside of Blackstone’s portfolio and the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Since joining Blackstone, Ms. Drasites has been involved with several notable transactions including Brixmor IPO (formerly Centro), Edens, Excel Trust, RioCan. Ms. Drasites serves as a board member of many of Blackstone’s portfolio companies including ShopCore, Edens and the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Prior to joining Blackstone, Ms. Drasites worked at Equity One, Inc., a publicly traded shopping center REIT, where she was responsible for asset management as well as acquisitions and dispositions across the US. Prior to Equity One, Inc., Ms. Drasites worked for Woolbright Development, a shopping center owner and developer based in Boca Raton, Florida.
Ms. Drasites received a BA in International Business from Rollins College and an MBA from the University of Florida. Ms. Drasites is a member of the University of Florida’s Real Estate Advisory Board. She is an active member of ULI, International Council of Shopping Centers and is a Founding Member of the annual Rally Against Lupus fundraiser in New York and is actively involved in the Alliance for Lupus Research.
Mike is a managing director and head of retail transactions for Nuveen Real Estate’s dedicated United States retail sector investment team. He is responsible for overseeing all retail equity acquisition and disposition activity in the eastern United States, as well as all regional mall transaction activity across the entire United States. Mike has been responsible for many real estate investments during his tenure with the business, including some of its largest acquisitions such as Fashion Show Mall and Grand Canal Shoppes in Las Vegas, Nevada; Ala Moana Center in Honolulu, Hawaii; and International Plaza in Tampa, Florida.
Since joining the company in 2004, Mike has held various positions in real estate acquisitions, commercial mortgage investing and real estate financing, and most recently, as head of strategic transactions, Americas, prior to his current role. He entered the real estate industry in 1992.
Mike graduated with a B.S. in Finance from the University of Arizona and an M.B.A. in Real Estate and Finance from the University of Florida. He is a CFA and is an active member of the CFA Institute, Urban Land Institute, International Council of Shopping Centers and the Pension Real Estate Association.
Carson Good is a Managing Director in the Jones Lang LaSalle Capital Markets Group. He is responsible for leading the firm’s Capital Markets team for retail properties and development sites in the State of Florida.
Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Mr. Good served as president of Good Capital Group, a shopping center and mixed-use land development and investment company. Before that he served as a senior executive at Trammell Crow Company, Intram Investments, and The Pizzuti Organization. Mr. Good’s 25- year real estate career has focused entirely on retail - developing or brokering over $3 billion in retail and mixed-use properties. He is active in the community and served on numerous boards, most recently as Chairman of the Orange County Planning and Zoning Commission.
Mr. Good received his undergraduate degrees in English Literature and Business Administration from Florida State University and an MBA from Rollins College.
ApexOne Investment Partners is a privately held real estate investment firm headquartered in Houston, TX. Erica oversees the performance of the firm’s investments in workforce and student housing and leads the Asset Management team. Erica also serves as a member of Investment Committee.
Prior to joining ApexOne, Erica served as a Portfolio Manager at Lionstone Investments, a Houston based real estate investment firm with over $6 billion of assets under management. As Portfolio Manager for Lionstone’s $200 million opportunistic land and development funds, she led all aspects of fund management including portfolio acquisitions and dispositions, asset management and investor relations. Previously, Erica facilitated and led the execution of real estate acquisitions and dispositions for financial institutions, developers and homebuilders. Most notably, she managed and sold a $180 million portfolio of bank-owned assets in the Carolinas and Georgia.
Erica plays an active role in a variety of industry associations. She sits on the Executive Committee of the Women’s Leadership Initiative of the Urban Land Institute; and is a member of the Urban Development and Mixed-Use Council. In addition, she serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Kayo Women’s Real Estate Investment Summit.
Erica earned an MBA degree from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, as well as undergraduate and graduate degrees from Cornell University.
As a student development specialist by education, Michael “Mickey” Howard’s expertise lies in making complex concepts or processes into smaller, understandable ideas. He oversees the communication strategy for the Dean of Students Office including new student orientation, student conduct, and the U Matter, We Care initiative, as well as provides support to Multicultural and Diversity Affairs and Housing & Residence Education. He supervises the creative team for Student Affairs including photography, videography, and social media. Outside of his day-to-day work he loves finding new ways to empower students to both make the most of their collegiate experience and to find new ways to connect out of the classroom experiences to future career goals.
Originally from Massachusetts, Mickey has worked for University of Florida since 2011. He holds a Bachelor Degree in History from Bridgewater State University (MA) and a Master Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of South Florida.
Tim Johnson joined Strategic Property Partners in December 2016 as the Chief Financial Officer where he has a strategic leadership role in the overall management of the company and oversees all financial and investment activities.
Prior to joining SPP, Mr. Johnson spent over 10 years at Kitson & Partners, a private real estate development company focused on sustainable master planned communities and retail centers across Florida. In his role as Chief Financial Officer at Kitson & Partners, Johnson was responsible for all aspects of corporate financial management including entity-level strategic planning and company growth initiatives, and management of existing investments and future investment activities.
Immediately prior to Kitson & Partners, Tim Johnson was the Vice President of New Business Development at Colonial Properties Trust after receiving his Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Florida.
Syd Kitson is Chairman and CEO of Kitson & Partners, a Florida-based real estate company specializing in the creation and development of master-planned communities and commercial properties.
Kitson is a graduate of Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. Kitson had a notable career in the National Football League, playing offensive guard for both the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys. Upon his retirement from professional football in 1985, he began his career in real estate and founded Kitson & Partners in 1999.
In 2006, Kitson completed the historic purchase of Babcock Ranch in Southwest Florida, encompassing more than 91,000 acres – an area five times the size of the island of Manhattan. Over 80% of the original land purchase, some 73,000 acres within Charlotte and Lee counties, has been preserved by the State of Florida and Lee County, in the largest single land preservation agreement in the state’s history.
Syd lectures at Princeton University, and has served on multiple civic, education and non-profit boards. In addition to serving as Vice Chair of the Board of Governors for the State University System of Florida, he is also Vice Chair of the Florida Council of 100 and was elected the 2016-2017 Chair of the Florida Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Mr. Klein directs all of Monday Properties capital raising initiatives, including debt and equity from external co-investment partners. With nearly two decades of experience in commercial real estate, Mr. Klein has significant principal investment experience and extensive expertise representing public and private companies and special committees on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic partnerships, portfolio acquisitions and sales, restructuring transactions, IPOs and strategic alternatives.
Throughout his career, Mr. Klein has been instrumental in completing more than $30 billion in various types of real estate transactions. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Klein was a Managing Director at Evercore Partners within the firm’s corporate advisory business focusing on real estate, gaming and hospitality, where he advised well known firms, including KBS REIT I and II, Duke Realty Corp., Dubai World Lender Committee, Westfield America, Iron Mountain, Fibra Uno, Community Healthcare Trust, Morgan Stanley Real Estate Special Situations Fund III, and creditors of Centro Properties Group. Earlier in his career, Mr. Klein held positions with Goldman Sachs and Reckson Associates, a publicly traded REIT.
Mr. Klein is an active member of Urban Land Institute (ULI), National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and the UF Bergstrom Center Advisory Board. He graduated from the University of Florida Honors Program, with a Bachelor of Science in Business and he received his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.
Brian Lott is responsible for the analysis, underwriting and oversight of Covenant’s apartment redevelopment investments.
Brian joined Covenant in 2010 as a Project Manager, where he contracted and oversaw over $42 million in renovations across 18 apartment communities across 6 states. From 2008 to 2009 Brian worked for Shanghai Corporate Consulting Co., Ltd in Shanghai, China where he was an associate in the accounting division, working with multinational corporations operating in China. He holds a Master’s of Science in Real Estate (2010) and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Major in Finance (2008) from the University of Florida. Brian also studied International Business and Mandarin Chinese at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.
Bill Markey is a Director and Head of Acquisitions & Capital Markets for MetLife Real Estate Investors. Since 2012 he has spearheaded the acquisition of $20 billion in real estate and completed $8 billion of financing. Prior to his current role he was most recently responsible for MetLife’s commercial mortgage originations, which generated a volume of nearly $1 billion per month. He also asset managed more than $8 billion in assets including Stuyvesant Town, Peter Cooper Village and the MetLife Building at 200 Park Avenue. Markey also launched MetLife’s commercial real estate repo desk, which financed mezzanine loans and other structured fixed income positions. Before joining MetLife in 1995, Mr. Markey was an acquisitions analyst for Roebling Investment Company where he completed 25 grocery/drug shopping center acquisitions throughout the eastern half of the U.S.
Markey earned a BA in economics and an MBA from Rutgers University. He is a member of the ULI and a frequent attendee of the MBA and the ICSC conventions.
P. James Mehalso (Jim) joined Prudential in 1982. Mr. Mehalso is currently a Managing Director with Prudential Real Estate Investors responsible for acquisitions in the southeast United States. This responsibility includes sourcing transactions, structuring terms, negotiating contracts and joint venture agreements, due diligence coordination, and closing. He has also completed several mezzanine transactions for PREI nationwide. Since he assumed responsibility for southeast transactions in 1991, Mr. Mehalso has closed nearly $9.0 billion in acquisitions, entity level investments, joint ventures, and mezzanine loans. Mr. Mehalso’s previous assignments with Prudential have included internal and real estate audit, management responsibility for real estate accounting, property sales, and real estate underwriting nationwide. He has spent time in the Chicago, New Jersey, and Atlanta offices with Prudential. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute, National Multi-Housing Council, and the International Council of Shopping Centers. Mr. Mehalso received an undergraduate degree from Purdue University, West Lafayette Indiana, and a Masters in Business (Finance) from Loyola.
Ryan Moore has over 15 years of real estate investment strategy, portfolio management, and capital markets experience.
As a member of the senior leadership team at Phillips Edison & Company ("PECO", a $7 billion fully integrated real estate platform focused solely on the retail sector), Ryan built and currently leads the Institutional Investment Management business as well as the Capital Markets team, and is a member of the PECO Investment Committee.
Ryan is responsible for all aspects of the Investment Management business including strategic direction and growth, investment strategy, portfolio management, performance, investor relations, and capital raising. Additionally, Ryan leads the capital markets group which is tasked with creating, executing, and maintaining a fluid capital markets strategy for PECO and all its investment vehicles. In his time at PECO, Ryan has led or played a lead role in over $8 billion transactions including but not limited to a monetization of the Management Company ($950M), the acquisition of REIT II ($1.9B), and the creation of new strategic equity partnerships ($470M+ in total equity).
Ryan is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a BS in Finance. He is an active member of the Commercial & Retail Development Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) where he currently serves as Membership Chair, and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Founded in 1971, Marcus & Millichap has grown to more than 1,800 investment sales and financing professionals with offices throughout the United States and Canada. In 2017, the firm completed nearly 9,000 transactions with a sales volume of over $42 billion.
Mr. Nadji joined Marcus & Millichap in 1996 as vice president of research and advisory services and positioned the firm as a leading provider of market trends, analyses and expertise. His role expanded to include marketing and strategy, enabling him to play a key role in establishing and growing Marcus & Millichap’s national brand. In 2010, Mr. Nadji assumed the leadership role for all the firm’s national specialty brokerage divisions, which grew rapidly under his supervision. Marcus & Millichap’s specialty divisions function as client service teams of specialists with in-depth expertise in 12 real estate segments.
Mr. Nadji also played a leading role in the preparation and execution of the firm’s IPO in 2013 as Marcus & Millichap’s chief strategy officer. He was named president and CEO in April 2016. Mr. Nadji is frequently sourced on behalf of the firm by national business media outlets. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in information management and computer science from City University in Seattle. Mr. Nadji is a member of the National Multi Housing Council executive committee, the Urban Land Institute, the International Council of Shopping Centers and NAIOP.
Mischelle Padgett joined ZRS Management in 2015 and is currently responsible for the over-sight and financial performance of 2,500+ multi-family homes in the Central Florida, Clearwater Beach, Ocala and Lakeland markets. Mischelle assists with evaluating investment opportunities, forecasting rent-growth and the development and execution of strategic marketing platforms. With over 30 years’ experience in the multi-family housing industry, Mischelle is an expert in on-site management, acquisitions, forecasting, construction and renovation oversight and sales strategy development.
Mischelle has held corporate positions ranging from: Regional Manager, Marketing Director and Sales and Corporate Trainer working in the Florida, California, Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia markets overseeing assets ranging from multimillion-dollar renovation projects, to brand new ground-breaking lease-ups.
Mischelle enjoys finding and recruiting new talent to the industry through outreach and presentations and encouraging and mentoring employees to develop professional plans to attain their career goals.
Since 2003, Tim has been responsible for managing all of the equity and debt relationships as well as overseeing the accounting, reporting, tax, MIS and personnel functions. Tim also oversees the strategic planning and budgeting processes for the company.
Previously, he was the Executive Vice President and CEO of a real estate investment trust that developed, acquired, managed and leased industrial and office properties in the Eastern United States. Prior to that, he was the Executive Vice President of Post Properties, Inc., where he had overall responsibility in the financial area. Tim was integral to Post's Initial Public Offering in July 1993, with responsibility for the day-to-day coordination of the accountants, attorneys, and investment bankers involved in completing the transaction.
Tim serves on the board of directors and chairs the audit committee for Preferred Apartment Communities. He is a past member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts where he served as a Co-Chairman of its Accounting Committee, and a member of the Best Financial Practices Task Force. He is a member of UF Bergstrom Real Estate Advisory Board, having previously served as Treasurer; and a past Director and Treasurer of The Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia.
Tim, a St. Petersburg native, received his undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Florida in 1985 and his MBA in Finance from the University of Florida in 1987. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Hap has served as CEO since the company’s initial public offering in 1993 and as Chairman since 1999. He served as President of Regency’s predecessor real estate division beginning in 1981, and as a Vice President from 1976 to 1981. Under Hap’s leadership Regency Centers has become the preeminent national shopping center REIT. The company is distinguished by its high quality portfolio of grocery-anchored retail centers, industry leading development capabilities, strong balance sheet, and talented team guided by a special culture.
A recognized authority in the commercial real estate industry, Hap served as 2008 chairman of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT). He holds or has held leadership positions with NAREIT, the Urban Land Institute and the Real Estate Roundtable, as well as board positions with FRP Holdings and his alma mater, Washington and Lee University.
Hap volunteers and financially supports numerous charitable organizations, including Teach for America. He serves on the Jacksonville Civic Council and has chaired United Way fundraising.
Hap holds a bachelor’s degree from Washington and Lee University and a Master of Business Administration from Dartmouth College.
Hap and his wife of 44 years, Brooke, enjoy spending time with their three daughters, three sons-in-law, and six grandchildren; collecting contemporary art; and hiking, snow-shoeing and skiing in the Colorado mountains.
Ron Wheeler is Chief Executive Officer of The Sembler Company. Wheeler also serves on the Company’s board of directors. Wheeler oversees acquisitions, development and property management across the Southeastern United States and Puerto Rico. Prior to joining Sembler, Wheeler spent a decade in commercial real estate finance with NCNB and then in the role of vice president of commercial real estate lending with First Union National Bank.
Wheeler graduated with from the University of Florida, majoring in Business Administration and specializing in Finance. Wheeler is on the Advisory Board and a past member of the Executive Committee of the University of Florida’s Bergstrom Real Estate Center, serves as a guest lecturer on the topic of business ethics, serves as a Board Member of the Real Estate Investment Council Tampa Bay and is also an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Risk and Insurance Management Society.
Wheeler is the Board Chairman of the Alzheimer’s Association - Florida Gulf Coast Chapter. He is also a Committee Member of St. Pete’s Promise. Formerly, Wheeler served as a member of the Central Business Council of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, and on the Basic Needs Allocation Committee of the United Way Tampa Bay.
Sembler provides a full array of retail real estate services, including development and redevelopment, property and asset management, leasing and other related services throughout the Southeastern United States and Puerto Rico. Sembler has developed over 325 projects totaling 27 million square feet and currently leases and manages over 12.5 million square feet.
A 30-year commercial real estate veteran, Dan is directly responsible for the Company’s day-to-day operations in Highwoods Properties’ Tampa Division, overseeing all acquisition, leasing, management, and development activities. The Tampa portfolio is comprised of 3.6 million square feet and represents approximately 12 percent of Highwoods’ total annualized revenue. With Highwoods since July 2006, Dan was formerly with Trammell Crow Company as senior vice president responsible for the oversight of Trammell Crow Company’s development activities in Central Florida. Dan has also held similar positions with The Pizzuti Companies in Orlando and The Vantage Companies in Tampa. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science degree and MBA from the University of Florida and a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A licensed Florida Real Estate Broker, Dan is active in a variety of professional and civic organizations including past president of the Central Florida Chapter of NAIOP. He currently serves in various executive committee and board positions with the Westshore Alliance, Tampa Hillsborough EDC, and Advisory Board for the Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Florida. Company value proposition: Highwoods owns, develops, acquires, leases and manages properties primarily in BBDs (an acronym for Best Business Districts) of Atlanta, Greensboro, Kansas City, Memphis, Nashville, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Richmond and Tampa. As of September 30, 2015 Highwoods owned or had an interest in properties encompassing 30.5 million square feet.