UF Real Estate Advisory Board

UF's Real Estate Advisory Board works to advance the quality and visibility of the university's real estate degree programs. In 2006, long-time supporter and Advisory Board member Kelley Bergstrom endowed the Center, to further this effort. That same year, Board member Nathan S. Collier endowed the Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) program. These are two examples of the commitment, investment and leadership Board members provide to the University's program in real estate - with impressive results!

Board Leadership

Advisory Board Members

Chairman’s Circle

The Chairman’s Circle of the Advisory Board was established in 2009 to provide a venue for senior executives in the real estate industry an opportunity to contribute at a higher level to our program and Center. We greatly appreciate the founding members for their tremendous support and guidance.

  • Kelley Bergstrom Bergstrom Investment Management, LLC
  • Nathan Collier The Collier Companies
  • Richard P. Donnellan, Jr. ARA
  • James Heistand Parkway Properties, Inc.
  • Andrew Hogshead The Collier Companies
  • Kenneth McGurn McGurn Investment Company
  • Rick Scarola Covenant Capital Group

UF Real Estate Advisory Board Members

Alexander Photo Alexander, Ben
Shareholder, Jones Foster Johnston & Stubbs, P.A.
West Palm Beach, FL
Altshuler Photo Altshuler, Barry
Senior Vice President, Equity Residential
Marina del Rey, CA
Arroyo Photo Arroyo, Angel R.
Principal/Sr. Asset Manager, Banyan Realty Advisors, LLC
West Palm Beach, FL
Asher Photo Asher, Dean
Don Asher & Associates, Inc.
Orlando, FL
Photo Unavailable Bahlke, William
Principal, Clearview Land
Tampa, FL
Photo Unavailable Ballestas, Victor
Principal, Integra Investments
Miami, FL
Banks Photo Banks, Nick
Managing Director, Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group
Gainesville, FL
Barry Photo Barry, Jody
Administrative Director - Facilities Development, Florida Hospital
Orlando, FL
Bartlett Photo Bartlett, Bryan
Vice President, Grubb & Ellis Phoenix Realty Group
Jacksonville, FL
Batterson Photo Batterson, Scott
IBI Group
Maitland, FL
Beery Photo Beery, Beau
Owner/Broker, Coldwell Banker Commercial M.M. Parrish Realtors
Gainesville, FL
Benoit Photo Benoit, Eddy
President, The Benoit Group
Atlanta, GA
Bergstrom Photo Bergstrom, Kelley A
President, Bergstrom Investment Management, LLC
Kenilworth, IL
Bezold Photo Bezold, Richard M
Chair, National Real Estate, Akerman Senterfitt
Miami, FL
Bonifay Photo Bonifay, Cecelia
Shareholder - Chair, Green and Sustainable Development Practice, Akerman Senterfitt - CNL Center II at City Commons
Orlando, FL
Brown Photo Brown, Angela L.
Vice President, Meridian Appraisal Group, Inc.
Winter Springs,, FL
Burns Photo Burns, Laurie B.
President of Bahama Breeze, Darden Restaurants, Inc.
Orlando, FL
Butler Photo Butler, Deborah J
CEO, Butler Enterprises
Gainesville, FL
Byrd Photo Byrd, Walter O.
Managing Director, Transwestern South Florida
Miami, FL
Carter Photo Carter, Daryl M.
President, Maury L. Carter & Associates, Inc.
Orlando, FL
Castan Photo Castan, Rod L.
President, Courtelis Company
Miami, FL
Church Photo Church, Larry A.
Managing Director, Valbridge Property Advisors | Beaumont Matthes & Church
Orlando, FL
Clark Photo Clark, Timothy
President, Cypress Real Estate Advisors
Austin, TX
Cohen Photo Cohen, Steve A.
Executive Vice President/CRE Banking Manager, Sabadell United Bank
Miami, FL
Cohn Photo Cohn, Mike
Regional President, Lennar Commercial Investors
Atlanta, GA
Cohn Photo Cohn, Steve H.
SVP/Florida Region Executive, Bank of America - Commercial Real Estate Banking
Tampa, FL
Coleman Photo Coleman, John F.
Senior Vice President, EastGroup Properties
Orlando, FL
Collier Photo Collier, Nathan S.
CEO, The Collier Companies
Gainesville, FL
Conn Photo Conn, Jeffrey Allen
Principal, Hallmark Partners, Inc.
Jacksonville, FL
Conti Photo Conti, Ralph Joseph
Principal and Managing Member, Ra Co Real Estate Advisors LLC
Atlanta, GA
Crossman Photo Crossman, John
President, Crossman and Company
Orlando, FL
Davis Photo Davis, Stuart
President & CEO, Titan Investments
Denver, CO
Davis, Jr. Photo Davis, Jr., Charles C.
Director, Met Life Real Estate Investments, Inc.
Tampa, FL
Dedenbach Photo Dedenbach, Gerry
Director of Planning & GIS Services, Causseaux, Hewett, & Walpole, Inc.
Gainesville, FL
Photo Unavailable DeRose, Steven
Starwood Mortgage Capital
Miami Beach, FL
Deutsch Photo Deutsch, Steven W
Partner, Frank, Weinberg & Black
Plantation, FL
Donnellan, Jr. Photo Donnellan, Jr., Richard P
Principal, Apartment Realty Advisors
Boca Raton, FL
Dunleavy Photo Dunleavy, Mary Pat
Senior Vice President, Fidelity National Title Insurance Group
Maitland, FL
Ebenger Photo Ebenger, John G.
Director, Real Estate Tax Services, Berkowitz Dick Pollack & Brant
Boca Raton, FL
Eckhard Photo Eckhard, Richard D.
Partner, Holland & Knight, LLP
Tampa, FL
Ellis Photo Ellis, Paul
President, CNL Commercial Real Estate
Orlando, FL
Fabian Photo Fabian, Howard
President, Fabian Realty, Inc.
North Miami Beach, FL
Finkle Photo Finkle, Daniel
Managing Director, HFF
Miami, FL
Finvarb Photo Finvarb, Robert
President and CEO, Robert Finvarb Companies
Bay Harbor Islands, FL
Fried Photo Fried, James L.
President, Aztec Group Inc.
Miami, FL
Friedman Photo Friedman, Mitchell
Partner, Pinnacle Housing Group
Miami, FL
Gale Photo Gale, Brian
Managing Director, Taylor & Mathis
Miami, FL
Gardner, Esq. Photo Gardner, Esq., J. Stephen
Partner, Gardner Brewer Martinez-Monfort, PA
Tampa, FL
Gelder Photo Gelder, Keith
Director of Land Development, Stock Development, LLC
Naples, FL
Gisclair II Photo Gisclair II, Jerry P
Executive Managing Director, Colliers International Valuation & Advisory Services
Tampa, FL
Given Photo Given, Robert
Executive Vice President, CB Richard Ellis - Investment Properties/Multi-Housing Group
Miami, FL
Photo Unavailable Good, Carson
Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle - Capital Markets
Orlando, FL
Photo Unavailable Gragg, Larry
President, Codina Partners
Coral Gables, FL
Photo Unavailable Grainger, Farley J.
Senior Managing Director, Valbridge Property Advisors -Broom, Moody, Johnson & Grainger
Jacksonville, FL
Photo Unavailable Granai, Brandon
Vice President, Wells Fargo
Tampa, FL
Gray, MAI Photo Gray, MAI, David
Executive Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield Regional, Inc.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Greene Photo Greene, Michael S.
Katz Barron Squitero Faust
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Gruber Photo Gruber, Zac
Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, LYND
, FL
Gutman Photo Gutman, Howard B.
President, The Lutgert Companies
Naples, FL
Hagenbuckle Photo Hagenbuckle, Stephen
Managing Principal, TerraCap Management Corporation
Bonita Springs, FL
Photo Unavailable Hames, Fred
Executive Vice President, Skanska
Tampa, FL
Photo Unavailable Hamilton, Whitfield
SIOR Regional Partner, Panattoni Development Company
Nashville, TN
Hanson III Photo Hanson III, Karl B.
President, Phoenix Asset Management
Jacksonville, FL
Harris Photo Harris, Stumpy
Founding Partner, Harris, Harris, Bauerle & Sharma
Orlando, FL
Heistand Photo Heistand, James R.
Chairman of the Board, Parkway Properties Inc.
Orlando, FL
Herbert, Jr. Photo Herbert, Jr., John S
Managing Director, 6/10 Capital Advisors, LLC
Winter Haven, FL
Hogshead Photo Hogshead, Andy
Chief Operating Officer, The Collier Companies
Gainesville, FL
Hostetter Photo Hostetter, Sandra
President, CNL Bank of Central Florida, CNL Bank
Orlando, FL
Hunt, Jr. Photo Hunt, Jr., Hamilton
President, Hunt Real Estate Services, Inc.
Tampa, FL
Irmscher Photo Irmscher, Doug
Market Director, Florida, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas
Orlando, FL
Izzo Photo Izzo, James
Managing Principal, The 1220 Group
Coconut Grove, FL
Photo Unavailable Jones, Stan
Finfrock Design Manufacture-Construction
Apopka, FL
Jones Photo Jones, Todd D.
Managing Director/Property Tax, Cushman & Wakefield of Florida, Inc.
Tampa, FL
Jones, Jr. Photo Jones, Jr., Edgar C
Edgar Jones & Company, LLC
Coral Gables, FL
Photo Unavailable Kern, David J.
SVP, Commercial Real Estate
Tampa, FL
Klann Photo Klann, Avery R.
Principal, Apartment Realty Advisors
Boca Raton, FL
Koehler Photo Koehler, Debra F.
Sage Partners, LLC
Tampa, FL
Kolar Photo Kolar, Alan E
Senior Managing Director, Mill Creek Residential Trust, LLC
Orlando, FL
LaCour Photo LaCour, Raymond
Senior Vice President, Office Services, Raymond James Financial
St. Petersburg, FL
Lapides Photo Lapides, Barry
Attorney, Berger Singerman
Miami, FL
LeClair Photo LeClair, Darryl A
President, CEO & Chairman, Echelon LLC
St Petersburg, FL
Photo Unavailable Levy, Jonathan A
Managing Partner, RedStone Investments
Tampa, FL
Livingston Photo Livingston, George D.
Chairman, Founder, NAI Realvest
Maitland, FL
Photo Unavailable Londono, Alexandra
Vice President, Sabadell United Bank
Miami, FL
Love Photo Love, Robert B.
President, American Realty Consultants, Inc.
Davie, FL
MacLaren Photo MacLaren, Scott
Senior Vice President, Stiles Corporation
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mamula Photo Mamula, Kenneth G.
President, Florida Southeast Development Corporation
Tampa, FL
McCraney Photo McCraney, Steve
President & CEO, McCraney Property Company
West Palm Beach, FL
McGowan Photo McGowan, P. Ted
Executive Director, Clay County Port, Inc., Universal Sales Corporation, and Reynolds Real Estate V
Green Cove Springs, FL
McGurn Photo McGurn, Kenneth R
President, McGurn Investment Co.
Gainesville, FL
Mcilroy Photo Mcilroy, Mindy
Executive Vice President, Terranova Corporation
Miami, FL
Mehalso Photo Mehalso, Jim
Managing Director, Prudential Real Estate Investors
Atlanta, GA
Mench Photo Mench, Steven J.
Mench Real Estate Capital
Gainesville, FL
Menor Photo Menor, Arthur James
Partner, Shutts & Bowen LLP
West Palm Beach, FL
Messing Photo Messing, Steven A.
President, Retail Division, Kitson & Partners Commercial
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Metalonis Photo Metalonis, David C.
Senior Vice President-Partner, Investment Sales Group, Colliers International
Coral Gables, FL
Minegar, Esq. Photo Minegar, Esq., Craig A.`
Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman, P.A.
Winter Park,, FL
Miskew Photo Miskew, Steven C.
Managing Director, RJS Realty Group, Inc.
North Palm Beach, FL
Mitchell Photo Mitchell, Ed
Sr. Vice President, Duke Realty Corporation
Weston, FL
Motta Photo Motta, Jim
President, Triton Atlantic Partners
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Norton Photo Norton, James
Senior Vice President, BB&T
Tampa, FL
Norton Photo Norton, Sam
Shareholder, Norton, Hammersley, Lopez & Skokos, P.A.
Sarasota, FL
Photo Unavailable Nudelman, Jeff
Landmark Custom Homes
Weston, FL
Photo Unavailable Peek, Daniel C.
Senior Managing Director/Head of the Hospitality Practice Group, HFF
Tampa, FL
Peek, Jr. Photo Peek, Jr., Scott I
Vice President of Commercial Sales, Lake Nona
Orlando, FL
Peterson Photo Peterson, Timothy A
Chief Financial Officer and Partner, The Altman Companies
Boca Raton, FL
Phillips Photo Phillips, Paul
Principal, Sharptop Property Investors
Jasper, GA
Photo Unavailable Pierce, Michelle
Providence One Partners, LLC
Lake Mary, FL
Pomar, III Photo Pomar, III, Gilbert J.
Market President, Northeast Florida Region, CenterState Bank
Jacksonville, FL
Photo Unavailable Pontigas, Susan
Of Counsel, Bilzin Sumberg
Miami, FL
Powell Photo Powell, Todd
Director, Real Estate, Plum Creek
Newberry, FL
Rattner Photo Rattner, David T.
Principal, Blue Sky Holdings
Fort Myers, FL
Reid Photo Reid, Randall
Senior Director, The Beck Group
Tampa, FL
Rex Photo Rex, Albert G.
Senior Vice President, Walker & Dunlop
Weston, FL
Rice Photo Rice, Mitchell
CEO, RMC Property Group
Tampa, FL
Richey Photo Richey, Larry D
Senior Managing Director for Central and North Florida, Cushman and Wakefield of Florida, Inc.
Tampa, FL
Photo Unavailable Roberson, Will
Health Care REIT
Jupiter, FL
Sandelli Photo Sandelli, Raymond F
Managing Partner, CRE Consultants
Fort Myers,, FL
Saunders Photo Saunders, Dean
Saunders Real Estate
Lakeland, FL
Scarola Photo Scarola, Frederic
Managing Partner, Covenant Capital Group
Nashville, TN
Schaffer Photo Schaffer, John
Executive Vice President, CFO, ContraVest
Altamonte Springs, FL
Schopp Photo Schopp, David
Vice President, LEED AP, Sharpe Project Developments, Inc.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Photo Unavailable Skinner, Robert
Senior Vice President of Development, Ram Development Company
West Palm Beach, FL
Sproul Photo Sproul, Katie
Co-President, Barron Collier Companies
Naples, FL
Starkey Photo Starkey, Ted
Wells Fargo Real Estate Banking Group
Tampa, FL
Stine Photo Stine, James W.
Chief Investment Officer, RAM Realty Services
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Stokes Photo Stokes, Julian L. H.
Managing Director, Integra Realty Resources
Naples, FL
Sunnarborg Photo Sunnarborg, Thomas
Vice President, Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC
Lithia, FL
Swearingen Photo Swearingen, Hunter
Principal, Ciminelli Real Estate Services of Florida, LLC
Tampa, FL
Sweger Photo Sweger, Clay
Vice President, Eng, Denman & Associates, Inc.
Gainesville, FL
Taft Photo Taft, Howard
Senior Managing Director, Aztec Group, Inc.
Coconut Grove, FL
Taylor Photo Taylor, Cliff
Senior Vice President, CBRE/Capital Markets
Jacksonville, FL
Photo Unavailable Thompson, Jim
Regency Centers
Jacksonville, FL
Throne Photo Throne, Elliott
Director, HFF
Miami, FL
Toppino Photo Toppino, Charles P.
President, Oak Pass Capital Management, LLC
Los Angeles, CA
Wacksman Photo Wacksman, Ben
President, WP Commercial, Inc.
Tampa, FL
Photo Unavailable Waikem, Tim F.
Senior Vice President, JP Morgan Chase
Houston, TX
Warren Photo Warren, Michael E.
President & Founder, MEW Commercial LLC
Gainesville, FL
Photo Unavailable Webb, John (Chip)
Tramell Webb Partners, Inc.
Orlando, FL
Wein Photo Wein, Rachel Elias
Principal, Wein + Associates
St. Petersburg, FL
Werner Photo Werner, Seth
Chairman/CEO, Harbour Real Estate Corporation
Miami, FL
Wheeler Photo Wheeler, Andrew
Vice President, RS&H & President, RS&H Commercial Realty, Reynolds, Smith & Hills, Inc.
Jacksonville, FL
Wheeler Photo Wheeler, Ron
CEO, The Sembler Company
St. Petersburg, FL
Whitaker Photo Whitaker, Cole
Partner, Hendricks & Partners
Orlando, FL
White Photo White, Michael P.
Vice President of Real Estate, Harbert Management Corporation
Birmingham, AL
Williams Photo Williams, David B.
Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen
Tampa,, FL
Willison, Jr. Photo Willison, Jr., Daniel L.
President, Wakefield Capital, LLC
Chevy Chase, MD
Wise Photo Wise, Seth
BBX Capital Corporation
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Wolf Photo Wolf, Jonathan L.
President & Founder, Wendover Housing Partners, LLC
Altamonte Springs, FL
Woodward Photo Woodward, Daniel E.
Vice President - Tampa, Highwoods Properties, Inc.
Tampa, FL
Wordes Photo Wordes, Bob
Chief Operating Officer, The Shopping Center Group
Atlanta, GA


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