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Avra Jain

 Board Chair
 Founder
The Vagabond Group
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Jay Massirman

 Immediate Past Board Chair
Managing Principal
Rivergate Companies

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Matthew Adler

Founder and Managing Principal
Adler Real Estate Partners


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Suzanne Amaducci-Adams

Partner, Head of Real Estate Practice Group
Bilzin Sumberg


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David Arditi

Principal
Aria Development Group
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Felipe Azenha 

Senior Associate
Gridline Properties 
MRED+U'12


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Ryan Bailine

Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig

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Troy Ballard

Vice Chairman
CBRE | Capital Markets | Multifamily


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Hampton Beebe 

Vice Chairman  
Newmark Knight Frank


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Michael Berkowitz

President
Berkowitz Development Group, Inc.


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Trish Blasi

President and Founder
Borghese Investments

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Gary Block

Partner and CIO 
The Meridian Group



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Amanda Bonvecchio

Director of New Development and Design
Vagabond Group
MRED+U'15

 

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Henry Bott

President
Swire Properties, Inc.


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Alice Bravo

Founder 
Alice Bravo & Associates


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Kim Briesemeister

Principal
Redevelopment Management Associates


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Lawrence Brown 

Senior Vice President, Head of Franchising & Development
Tide Cleaners
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Lissette Calderon

CEO
Neology Group



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Ricardo Caporal 

Founder and President
Mattoni Group

Natalia Cebollero

Director of Design and Construction
Vagabond Group
MRED+U'16

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Alicia Cervera Lamadrid

Managing Partner
Cervera Real Estate


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Kolleen Cobb

EVP and General Counsel
Florida East Coast Industries


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Toby Cobb 

Co-CEO
Grass River Property

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Steve Cohen

Senior Director-Commercial Real Estate
Synovus



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Taylor Collins

Managing Partner
Two Roads Development

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Meg Daly 

President and CEO
Friends of the Underline 


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Chris Damian  

Executive Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer
City National Bank  


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Scott L. N. Davidson

CEO and President
SSD, LLC


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Robert Davis

Founder
Seaside, Florida

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Lesley Deutch 

Managing Principal
John Burns Real Estate Consulting



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Neil Fairman 

Chairman 
Plaza Equity Partners

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Ronny Finvarb

Principal
Finvarb Group


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Robert Fishman 

Partner 
ThinkLAB Ventures, LLC 


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Brett Forman 

Managing Partner
Forman Capital


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Charles J. Foschini

Senior Managing Director
Berkadia

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Joe Furst

Managing Principal
Place Projects



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Sydne Garchick 

Founder and President 
MRK Partners 

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Jessica Goldman Srebnick

Co-Chair
Goldman Properties


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Kona Gray

Principal 
Edsa 


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Anthony Graziano

Chairman and CEO
Integra Realty Resources


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Vanessa Grout

CEO
OKO Real Estate

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Richard Heisenbottle

President
R. J. Heisenbottle Architects, P.A.



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Eduardo Imery

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Fortune International Group 

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Arnaud Karsenti

Managing Principal
13th Floor Investments


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Arden Karson

Managing Principal
Karson & Co.


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Sana Khan 

Vice President, Strategy & Innovation
LENx


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Michael Landa 

Vice Chairman and Managing Director
Marsh USA Inc.

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Matthew W. Lazenby

President and CEO
Whitman Family Development
MRED+U'12


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James LeFrak 

Vice Chairman and Managing Director
LeFrak

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Pam Liebman

President and CEO
The Corcoran Group

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Jay Mantz

President 
Rialto Capital Group


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David Martin

CEO
Terra Group


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Kathy Moorman

Corporate VP of Real Estate
Baptist Health Enterprises

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Nitin Motwani Past Chair 

Managing Partner
Merrimac Ventures



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Tom C. Murphy

Co-President
Coastal Construction

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Justin Oates 

Vice President
Cain International 


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Alan Ojeda

Owner & CEO
Rilea Group


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Steve Patterson

President
Related Development


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Jonathan Raiffe 

President and CEO
Adler Properties 

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Brent Reynolds

CEO and Managing Partner
NR International



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Matthew Rieger

President and CEO
Housing Trust Group

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Craig Robins

CEO and President
Dacra


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Carlos Rodriguez

Founder, Chairman and CEO
Driftwood Capital


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Todd Rosenberg 

Managing Principal
Pebb Capital 


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Stephen Ross 

Executive Vice President
AMLI Residential 

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Sandor Scher 

Owner
Claro Development 



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Scott Sherman  

Principal 
Torose Equities

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Lindy Smiley 

Chief Human Resources Officer, Managing Director
Starwood Capital Group & Starwood Property Trust


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Florencia Tabeni

Vice President of Operations and Development 
MDM Hotel Group


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Bill Thompson

Director of Development 
Fort Partners  


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Michael Tillman

Managing Principal and CEO
PTM Partners

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Justin R. Toal





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Job Warshaw

President
Managing Director and Head of the Special Servicing Division
LNR Partners

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Tigre Wenrich 

CEO
LAB Miami Ventures


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Michael Wohl

Founder
Coral Rock Development Group

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Simon Ziff  

President and Co-Founder 
The Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group 

Emeritus Members

  • Neisen O. Kasdin (Past Chair), Office Managing Partner, Akerman LLP, Miami, Florida 
  • Edgar Jones, Jr. (Past Chair), Edgar Jones and Company, Miami, Florida
  • John C. Sumberg (Past Chair), Chairman, Bilzin Sumberg, Miami, Florida

 

Founding Members

  • Tony Goldman, Goldman Properties, Miami, Florida

 

Alumni Representatives

  • 2023-2025

Amanda Bonvecchio, MRED+U ‘15, Director of New Development and Design, Vagabond Group

Natalia Cebollero, MRED+U ‘16, Director of Design and Construction, Vagabond Group


  • 2021-2023

Elena Gonzalez, MRED+U ’17, Associate, Starwood Property Trust

 

  • 2019-2021

Charlo Jenkins, MRED+U '10, Project Executive, DSS, Miami, Florida

 

  • 2017-2019

Catie Sacks, MRED+U '11, Development Manager, Sanford Waterfront Partners, Miami, Florida

 

  • 2015-2017

Emran Ally, MRED+U '15, Vice President, CBRE, Miami, Florida

 

  • 2013-2015

Felipe Azenha, MRED+U '12, Co-Founder & Director of Business Development, Gridics, Miami, Florida

 

  • 2011-2013

Alex Vargas Vila, MRED+U '11, Sr. Corporate Development Manager, Florida East Coast Industries, Miami, Florida

 

Outstanding Board Members in Real Estate Development + Urbanism

  • 2023: Ryan Bailine
  • 2022: Jay Massirman
  • 2020: Arden Karson, Matt Reiger, Florencia Tabeni
  • 2019: Vanessa Grout
  • 2018: Troy Ballard
  • 2017: Troy Ballard