Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate Appoints Michael J. Whitton to Policy Advisory Board

Monday, May 15, 2017

On May 10, 2017, the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate (BMC) in the University of San Diego (USD) School of Business announced the appointment of Michael J. Whitton, San Diego managing partner at Troutman Sanders, to its Policy Advisory Board (PAB). The PAB provides policy guidance and financial support to the BMC and real estate students at USD.

“Whitton's 25 years of legal experience advising clients on real estate related matters will add a valuable perspective to our PAB,” says Stath Karras, executive director of the BMC and staff liaison of the board. “We look forward to benefitting from his judgment and counsel to help further the BMC’s mission of recruiting, educating and mentoring real estate students.”

Whitton advises and counsels public and private companies, real estate investment trusts and lending and financial institutions on a variety of sophisticated and complex real estate and business transactions throughout the country. His transactional practice focuses on large-scale joint ventures, portfolio acquisitions, real estate development and debt and equity financing and restructuring. A considerable portion of Whitton's practice involves the purchase, sale, joint venture formation and debt/equity financing for businesses with significant real estate assets. Whitton is also active in the community, serving as chairman of the 2016 Farmers Insurance Open, San Diego’s PGA Tournament. He is and has been on the numerous boards of secondary and higher education, including as a current trustee of California Western School of Law, current board member of Saint Augustine High School and formerly on the Notre Dame Law School Advisory Council. He recently ended his term on the City of Solana Beach Budget and Finance Committee, which he joined in 2005. Whitton has also served as an active member of the United Way of San Diego’s capital campaign cabinet and LEAD San Diego’s Leadership Trust. He is currently a member of the San Diego Bowl Game Association, helping organize the 2018 Notre Dame/Navy game in San Diego.

View the complete list of the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate’s 2017 Policy Advisory Board.

About the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate
As a Center of Excellence within the School of Business, the mission of the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate is to help recruit, educate and mentor real estate students with the goal of facilitating their career pursuits in a socially responsible manner and with a global perspective. We accomplish this mission through support of outstanding faculty and professional staff, dedicated career services, active industry involvement and outreach and relevant and applied research.