​Policy Advisory Board

Expert guidance from industry leaders.

We're fortunate to have a Policy Advisory Board made up of some of the best minds in real estate today. Comprised of senior business and real estate executives, our Board provides policy guidance and financial support for the real estate program in our School of Busines.

Staff Liaison  
Stath Karras Executive director, Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate
Ian M. Gill Principal, Highland Partnership
Charles (Charlie) Abdi '83 BBA Principal, Finest City Realty Advisors
William (Willy) Ayyad President, United Development Group
Steven (Steve) Black President, Cisterra Development
Marc Brutten Chairman, Westcore Properties
Malin Burnham Chairman, Burnham Foundation
Barbara R. Cambon Real estate advisor
Anthony (Tony) Carr President, Carlo Development
Brian Caster President and CEO, Caster Properties
Gina Champion-Cain '94 MBA President and CEO, American National Investments
Dennis S. Cruzan Principal, Cruzan
Lionel R. Deschamps Partner, KPMG
Stephen (Steve) Doyle President, Sandy Point Properties
Emma Epes Senior manager of Assurance Services, EY
Daniel (Dan) Epstein Founder and executive chairman, The ConAm Group
Bradley (Brad) A. Geier Co-managing partner, Merlone Geier Partners
Mark Gleiberman President and founder, MG Properties Group
Cory C. Grant Chairman and managing partner, Grant Hinkle & Jacobs
Sherman (Sherm) D. Harmer Jr. President, Urban Housing Partners
Ash Israni Chairman, Pacifica Companies
Vince Kasperick '84 BBA President, AimLoan.com
John C. Kratzer President and CEO, JMI Realty
Timothy (Tim) Meissner Principal, Meissner Jacquét Investment Management Services
Vicki Mullins Executive vice president and CFO, Newland Real Estate Group
Daniel (Dan) F. Mulvihill Chairman, Pacific Southwest Realty Services
Harkishan (Harki) Parekh Partner, HP Investors
Sumeet Parekh Managing partner, HP Investors
Mike Paris Senior vice president, U.S. Bank
Robert (Bob) E. Petersen President and CEO, La Jolla Management Company
James (Jim) P. Previti CEO, Guardian Companies
Matthew (Matt) J. Reno '80 BBA CEO and founder, Reno Contracting
Heather Riley Partner, Allen Matkins
Adam Robinson '01 BBA Principal, RAF Pacifica Group
Daniel (Dan) Ryan Executive vice president, Alexandria Real Estate Equities
Mike Smith Regional managing principal, Cushman & Wakefield
Kelly Souza '02 BBA Senior vice president, Wells Fargo Bank
Angelo G. Tsakopoulos, Esq. '94 BA Principal, Tsakopoulos Investments
Michael Whitton Partner, Troutman Sanders
Stephen (Steve) B. Williams Partner, SENTRE Partners
Alex F. Zikakis President, Capstone Advisors