Alumni Matters

We value our alumni, and each of you matter to the success of our program. We have dedicated this section of the website to highlight your accomplishments. Here are a few alums we have highlighted this month:

Alexandra Bryant ’04 (BBA) spoke before a delegation of over 400 Chinese investors at the SelectUSA Pearl River Roadshow, held in Guangzhou, China. Her presentation focused on the U.S. real estate market. Bryant is a director with the Jones Lang LaSalle Capital Markets business in China, and focuses on investments in Northern China, retail investments across China as well as Chinese outbound investments. After graduating from USD with an emphasis in real estate and finance, Bryant accepted a position within Jones Lang LaSalle’s European Capital Markets business based in London. She worked across a number of markets in Europe before transitioning to Asia and has been involved in transactions in excess of $2 billion over the past nine years.

Trevor C. Hubbard, MAI, SRA ’05 (MSRE) has been actively engaged in commercial real estate valuation and consulting services for nearly a decade. Prior to joining Jones, Roach & Caringella, Inc., Hubbard completed the Master of Science in Real Estate program at USD. He has performed appraisals involved in eminent domain actions, title defect cases, easement acquisitions/dispositions, diminution in value matters, hazardous contamination litigation and ground leases. Hubbard has successfully passed both the Litigation and Valuation of the Components of a Business Enterprise Professional Development Program examinations from the Appraisal Institute (AI). He holds both the MAI and SRA designations from AI and is a certified general real estate appraiser in the state of California. Hubbard is actively involved with AI on a local, regional and national basis. Currently, he serves as an officer at the San Diego Chapter, a member of the California State Government Relations Subcommittee and a member of the national Diversity Committee. Additionally, Hubbard is actively involved in AI’s Leadership Development and Advisory Council and serves as an advisor to multiple candidates for designation. His most recent accomplishment was shepherding the successful passage of AB-1888, which enhanced the integrity of California’s Public Records Act by eliminating the non-disclosure option in the recordation of document transfer taxes.

David C. Michan ’05 (MSRE) is co-owner and president of Strata Equity Group, Inc., a privately held company that specializes in acquiring underutilized land and preparing it for development. The company also invests in and manages existing multi-family residential and commercial properties. Since 2010, Michan has led the acquisition of a diverse portfolio of over 2,000 multi-family units, 1,300 acres of un-entitled land, 500 finished lots and over 140,000 square feet of commercial space. Strata is in the final stages of closing a $100 million dollar private equity raise, primarily for strategic land and multi-family acquisitions with medium to long-term holds. Michan is optimistic about home builders’ confidence and new home construction in Southern California. He recently closed  a finished lot sale and has three more lot deals under contract with home builders. Although new home sales volume and land pricing is still off from peak pricing, Michan sees public and private builders targeting strategic land positions to fill their pipeline as new home absorption and pricing recover beyond the core sub-markets. Michan is an active member of the Burnham-Moores Center’s Policy Advisory Board Commercial Real Estate Committee.

If you are a USD alum working in the real estate industry, we would like to hear from you. Please email Diane Ice with recent and significant career-related achievements and initiatives. All submissions will be considered for inclusion in the "Alumni Matters" sections of The Pipeline and our website.