Mentorship

Students meet with the late Tony Goldman at Wynwood Walls in the heart of Miami's Wynwood Art District that Goldman Properties is transforming from a sleepy warehouse district to a dynamic neighborhood blending a large number of art studios and galleries with restaurants, shops, lofts and an urban lifestyle.


The MRED+U Mentorship Program is considered an extremely valuable and important part of the student experience. The Program provides students with direct access to knowledgeable industry professionals and allows mentors an opportunity to play an instrumental role in the development of an emerging real estate professional. The Mentorship Program is not an internship program; rather, it is an advisory relationship and dialog between an established and an emerging professional.

Participating Mentors from Prior Years
Prospective Mentors include all participating Advisory Board members and other real estate industry professionals identified by board members, faculty and students.

  • Muayad A. Abbas, Founder & Managing Partner of URBANIS Dev.
  • Donna Abood, Principal, Avison Young
  • Gabriel Amiel, Managing Partner, ESJ Capital Partners
  • David Arditi, Principal, Aria Development Group
  • Francisco Arocha, CEO & Managing Partner, HES Group
  • Beth Azor, Founder & Principal of Azor Advisory Services
  • Troy Ballard, Sr. Managing Director, ARA, A Newmark Company
  • Mehmet Bayraktar, Founder & CEO, Flagstone Property Group
  • Stephanie Berman-Eisenberg, President & CEO, Carrfour
  • Alicia Cervera Lamadrid, Managing Partner, Cervera Real Estate
  • Tony Cho, President & CEO, Metro1 Properties 
  • Toby Cobb, Co-CEO, Grass River Property
  • Loretta Cockrum, Chairman & CEO, Foram Group 
  • Scott Davidson, President, RAIT Financial Trust
  • Robert Davis, Founder, Seaside
  • Victor Dover, Principal, Dover, Kohl & Partners
  • Doug Eagon, President, Stiles Corporation 
  • Joseph Furst, Managing Director, Goldman Properties 
  • Peter Gardner, Founder & CEO, Pointe Group Advisors
  • Robert Given, Executive Vice President, CB Richard Ellis 
  • Tony Goldman, Chairman, Goldman Properties 
  • Jessica Goldman-Srebnick, CEO & Partner, Goldman Properties 
  • Alexander Havenick, Vice President & General Counsel, Magic City Casino
  • Richard Heisenbottle, President, R. J. Heisenbottle Architects
  • Eduardo Imery, Executive Vice President & CEO, Fortune Development Corp.
  • Avra Jain, Founder, The Vagabond Group
  • Edgar Jones, Jr., Edgar Jones & Company
  • Neisen Kasdin, Office Managing Partner, Akerman LLP
  • Michael Katz, Chairman, MK Real Estate Group, Inc.
  • Matthew W. Lazenby, President & CEO, Whitman Family Development
  • David Lombardi, Principal, Lombardi Properties 
  • Jack Lowell, Vice President, Flagler Real Estate Services 
  • Diego Lowenstein, Board of Directors - CEO, Lionstone Development
  • David Martin, President & CO-Founder, Terra Group
  • Nitin Motwani, Managing Principal, Miami Worldcenter
  • Randy Olen, Executive Vice President, CNL Commercial Real Estate
  • Steve Owens, President, Swire Properties Limited, Vice President, Swire Pacific Holdings, Inc. 
  • Steve Patterson, President & CEO, Related Development
  • Jon Paul Perez, Vice President, Related Group
  • Oscar Rodriguez, Principal, ROC Development 
  • Vincent Signorello, President & CEO, Florida East Coast Industries
  • George Spillis, Grass River Property
  • John C. Sumberg, Managing Partner, Bilzin Sumberg
  • Justin R. Toal, Managing Principal & Chief Investment Officer, Fifteen Group
  • Steven G. Ullman, Professor & Program Director, University of Miami School of Business