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:

Michael Crumpacker ’12 BBA recently joined Marathon Asset Management in Manhattan as an associate. Crumpacker began his career at the Wells Fargo Commercial Real Estate Group in New York. At Wells Fargo, he was involved in the underwriting, origination and management of more than $1 billion of structured real estate debt for the bank’s institutional clientele.

Chris Lisle ’11 BBA recently started Avanti Development Partners, a real estate advisory and development company based in San Diego. Avanti’s principal focus is to provide project management services to investors and developers in the San Diego region. Lisle’s experience ranges from  financial analysis and market research to development management. Most recently, Lisle served as a project management consultant during the development of the Irvine Company’s Northern California retail portfolio.

Kelly Ness ’12 BBA was recently named director of development and brokerage services at Nemax, a privately held development and property management company. Ness will perform a variety of tasks in her new position, including listing industrial and retail centers, overseeing new multi-tenant industrial development from planning to completion and assisting in acquisitions in Southern California. Ness recently became a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), which is awarded to commercial real estate professionals upon successful completion of an advanced analytical curriculum and presentation of a portfolio of qualifying industry experience. She previously worked at Lee and Associates Commercial Real Estate, where she was responsible for listing retail buildings for lease, tenant representation and investment sales in Carlsbad, California.

Daniel Reeves ’12 MSRE/MBA joined the Downtown San Diego Partnership (DSDP) in April 2014 as the vice president of economic development and public policy. In this position, Reeves develops strategic partnerships with companies and organizations and works with DSDP’s strong membership base to foster economic progress downtown. He serves on the Downtown Community Planning Council, the Downtown Parking Management Group, the Regional Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee and the Smart Border Coalition. Reeves is an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and sits on ULI’s Management Committee, Program Committee, Revitalization and Reuse Council and he co-chairs the Binational Committee. Prior to joining DSDP, Reeves worked as a project manager at Civic San Diego specializing in alternative financing mechanisms and the development of tools that create opportunities for economic revitalization.

If you are an SBA alum working in the real estate industry, we would like to hear from you. Please email Diane Ice, communications manager, 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.