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Advisory Board 2019

Jay Massirman - Board Chair
Managing Principal
Rivergate Companies

Nitin Motwani - Immediate Past Chair 
Managing Principal
Miami Worldcenter

Matthew Adler
Founder and Managing Principal
Adler Real Estate Partners

Suzanne Amaducci-Adams
Partner, Head of Real Estate Practice Group
Bilzin Sumberg

David Arditi
Principal
Aria Development Group

Felipe Azenha 
Director
Beacon Hill Property Group 

Ryan Bailine
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig

Troy Ballard
Executive Managing Director
Cushman & Wakefield

Hampton Beebe 
Vice Chairman  
Newmark Knight Frank

Michael Berkowitz
President
Berkowitz Development Group, Inc.

Trish Blasi
President and Founder
Borghese Investments

Gary Block
Partner and CIO 
The Meridian Group

Kieran Bowers
President
Swire Properties, Inc.

Alice Bravo
Senior VP-Florida District 
WSP 

Kim Briesemeister
Principal
Redevelopment Management Associates

Lawrence Brown 
Chief Financial Officer
Fat Tuesday's

Lissette Calderon
CEO
Neology Group

Ricardo Caporal 
Founder and President
Mattoni Group

Alicia Cervera Lamadrid
Managing Partner
Cervera Real Estate

Kolleen Cobb
EVP and General Counsel
Florida East Coast Industries

Tobin Cobb - Past Chair
Co-CEO
Grass River Property

Steve Cohen
Senior Director-Commercial Real Estate
Synovus

Taylor Collins
Managing Partner
Two Roads Development

Meg Daly 
President and CEO
Friends of the Underline 

Scott L. N. Davidson
CEO and President
SSD, LLC

Robert Davis
Founder
Seaside, Florida

Leslie Deutch 
Managing Principal
John Burns Real Estate Consulting

Neil Fairman 
Chairman 
Plaza Equity Partners

Ronny Finvarb
Principal
Finvarb Group

Robert Fishman 
Partner 
ThinkLAB Ventures, LLC 

Gary Fitzgerald
Executive Vice President
City National Bank

Charles J. Foschini
Senior Managing Director
Berkadia

Joe Furst
Managing Principal
Place Projects

Sydne Garchick 
CEO and Principal 
MRK Partners 

Jessica Goldman Srebnick
CEO and Principal
Goldman Properties

Elena Gonzalez - Alumni Representative  
Associate
Starwood Property Trust 

Kona Gray
Principal 
Edsa 

Anthony Graziano
Chairman and CEO
Integra Realty Resources

Vanessa Grout
CEO
OKO Real Estate

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

Liz Holland 
CEO, General Counsel 
Abbell Associates   

Eduardo Imery
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Fortune International Group 

Avra Jain
Founder
The Vagabond Group

 Arnaud Karsenti
Managing Principal
13th Floor Investments

Arden Karson
Managing Principal
Karson & Co.

Michael Landa 
Vice Chairman and Managing Director
Marsh USA Inc.

Matthew W. Lazenby
President and CEO
Whitman Family Development

David Martin
President and CEO
Terra Group

Brad Meltzer

Kathy Moorman
Corporate VP of Real Estate
Baptist Health Enterprises

Tom C. Murphy
Co-President
Coastal Construction

Justin Oates 
Vice President
Cain International 

Alan Ojeda
Owner & CEO
Rilea Group

Stephen Owens
Retired, Swire Properties Inc. 

Steve Patterson
President
Related Development

Jonathan Raiffe 
Executive Vice President
Adler Group 

Brent Reynolds
CEO and Managing Partner
NR International

Matthew Rieger
President and CEO
Housing Trust Group

Craig Robins
CEO and President
Dacra

Carlos Rodriguez
President and CEO
Driftwood Acquisitions & Development

Fred Rothman
COO
Lennar Corporation

Sandor Scher 
Owner
Claro Development 

Ryan Shear 
Managing Partner
PMG

Scott Sherman  
Principal 
Tricera Capital

John C. Sumberg - Past Chair
Chairman
Bilzin Sumberg

Florencia Tabeni
Vice President of Operations and Development 
MDM Hotel Group

Bill Thompson
Director of Development 
Fort Capital Management  

Michael Tillman
Managing Principal and CEO
PTM Partners

Justin R. Toal
Managing Principal and Chief Investment Officer
Fifteen Group

Rudy Prio Touzet
Founder and CEO
Banyan Street Capital

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

Tigre Wenrich 
CEO
LAB Miami Ventures

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

 

Founding Members

Tony Goldman, Goldman Properties, Miami, Florida

 

Alumni Representatives

2021-2023

Elena Gonzalez, MRED+U '17, Senior 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