Alfred A. Ring Distinguished Speaker Series

Ring Speaker Dan Woodward speaking in front of students

The Alfred A. Ring Distinguished Speaker Series brings prominent real estate professionals to campus to speak to and interact with UF real estate students and faculty. These distinguished individuals bring to life the material covered in courses. In addition, speakers share their informed perspectives on real estate career strategies and opportunities.

Fall 2018 Schedule

Each presentation will be held from 4 – 5:30pm in Hough Hall 150 (unless otherwise noted). All presentations are free and open to the public. No RSVP is needed. Students are expected to dress in professional business attire.

About the Ring Speaker Series

Alfred A. Ring, a founder of the real estate program at the University of Florida, made a profound impact on many, as described in this Gainesville Sun article. A number of our Real Estate Advisory Board members were fortunate to be students of Dr. Ring at UF, and their lives attest to the wisdom he so generously shared. In fact, the Ring speaker series is supported by a trust fund established by the (then) North Florida Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, at the recommendation of former students and friends of Dr. Ring.

We are privileged to continue honoring Dr. Ring’s far-reaching contributions with the Alfred A. Ring Distinguished Speaker Series, which brings prominent industry professionals to campus to speak and interact with UF real estate students and faculty. Ring speakers bring real estate course material to life, and share their informed perspectives on real estate career strategies and opportunities.

Past Speakers

Tom Arnold, Head of Americas-Real Estate for ADIA

Ron Terwilliger, Chairman Emeritus, Trammell Crow Residential

Robert Klein, Managing Director, Evercore Partners

Mike Cohn, Regional President, Lennar Commercial Investors

Jeff Conn, Principal, NAI Hallmark Partners

Craig Ustler, President, Ustler Development, Inc.

Margaret Jennesse, President East Florida, GreenPointe Homes, LLC

Haywood Newkirk, Clontz Newkirk Real Estate Group

Steven McCraney, President, McCraney Property Co.

Bob Carmichael, Carmichael Presentation Video

Duane Stiller, Founder and President, Woolbright Development

Casey Cummings, President, RAM Development Company

Paul Ellis, President, CNL Commercial Real Estate

Brian Bailey, Senior Financial Policy Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Stephen Hagenbuckle, Managing Principal, TerraCap Management Corp.

Stuart Davis, President & CEO, Titan Investments

Hank Fishkind

Bob Wordes, COO, The Shopping Center Group

Stephen Crosby, President, CSX Properties Group

Nathan S. Collier, Founder and Chairman, The Collier Companies

Peter Rummell

Ed Crapo, Alachua County Property Appraiser

James W. Stine

Ray Sandelli, Senior Managing Director (Ret.), CB Richard Ellis

Mr. J. Andrew (Andy) Hogshead, Chief Executive Officer, The Collier Companies

Mr. Steven A. Pepper, Partner, Arnall Golden Gregory (Atlanta)

Mr. Charles P. (Charlie) Toppino, President, Oak Pass Capital Management, LLC

Mr. Thomas D. (Tom) Zale, Managing Director, Real Estate Equities, Northwestern Mutual Real Estate Investments

Mr. Paul Phillips, Executive Vice President, IDI (Industrial Developments International)

Mr. Martin “Hap” Stein, Chairman & CEO, Regency Centers

Ms. Debra Koehler, President, Sage Partners, LLC

Mr. Richard Donnellan, Principal, Apartment Realty Advisors

Mr. John Coleman, Senior Vice President, EastGroup Properties, Inc.

Daniel C. Knuth, Director, Real Estate Equities for Northwestern Investment Management Company

Jacques Gordon, Global Strategist, LaSalle Investment Management

Barry Altshuler, Senior Vice President, Equity Residential

Todd Powell, Director of Real Estate, Plum Creek

Howard Gutman, President, The Lutgert Companies

Frederic Scarola, Managing Partner, Covenant Capital Group

Aaron Wessner, Park Bridge Financial

Sandra Hostetter, President, CNL Bank

Robert Carmichael, Senior Vice President, Asset Recovery Group, KeyBank

Duane Stiller, Founder and President, Woolbright Development

Darryl LeClair, President, CEO and Chairman, Echelon Development, LLC

Angie Brown, MAI, Principal and Vice President, Meridian Appraisal Group, Inc.

Chuck Taylor, Director, Reynolds Capital Group

Dan DuPree

Steve Mauldin, President & CEO, Crosland, LLC

Perry Reader, President of Community Development, Crosland, LLC

Steve Williams, Global Advisor, Real Capital Analytics

Bill Schroeder, Principal, Rock Creek Capital

Casey Cummings, President, Ram Development Company

Jeremy Collett, EVP for Capital Markets, Taylor, Bean & Whitaker

Nathan S. Collier, Principal & Chairman, The Collier Companies

Kenneth R. McGurn, President, McGurn Investment Co.

Laurie A. McMahon, Managing Director, Principal, Cassidy & Pinkard Colliers

Wm. Britton Greene, President and Chief Executive Officer, The St. Joe Company

P. James Mehalso, Managing Director, Prudential Real Estate Investors

Ralph Conti, Executive Vice President, Southeast Region, Kimco Developers, Inc.

Eric Deckinger, Senior Vice President-Commercial Development, Kitson & Partners

Lou Plasencia, Chairman & CEO, The Plasencia Group

Greg Newman, Executive Vice President, Southeast Region, iStar Financial, Inc.

Marc Kopelman, Director – Equity Investment, Stiles Capital Partners

James A. Grissett, III, The Parthenon Group, Principal

William Sulzbacher, Atlantic Coast Developers, LLC, President and Chief Executive Officer

James Heistand, Eola Capital, LLC, Founder and Partner

Dan Woodward, Highwoods Properties, Inc., Vice President

Craig Ustler, Ustler Development, Inc., President

Daryl Carter, Maury L. Carter & Associates, Inc., President

Eddy Benoit, Senior VP, Ambling Companies, Inc. with Ambling associates:, Lisa Nordel, Director of Finance, Wes Taubel, Assistant Vice President – Development, Ralph Wilson, Director of Development

Todd Zeldin, President, ACG Professionals, Inc.

Beau Beery, CCIM, MARE, Director of Commercial Brokerage & Property Management, AMJ Inc. of Gainesville

Dale Dignum, Executive Vice President, FNB of Pennsylvania

J. Timothy Morris, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc. and CIO, Morgan Stanley Real Estate Special Situations Fund

Carlos Alfonso, CEO & General Manager, Alliant Partners

Dave Materna, Partner, Stornoway Co. LLC

John Ropes. President, Ropes Associates, Inc.

Jim Motta, President, Starwood Land Company

James L. Fried, Managing Director, Aztec Group, Inc.

Dan Dupree, Vice Chairman, Cousins Properties Incorporated

Gregory J. Walz, Regional Director, Northwestern Investment Management Company

Seth Wise, President, Levitt Corporation

Timothy Becker, Director of Commercial Development, The Bonita Bay Group

John Blackmon, Credit Director, The Citigroup Private Bank

David D. Fitch, President and CEO, Gables Residential

Duane Stiller, President, Woolbright Development Corporation

Chuck Davis, Director, MetLife Real Estate Investments

Dennis Gilkey, President and CEO, Bonita Bay Group

Mitchell Rice, CEO, RMC Property Group

James Izzo, President, The 1220 Group

Angel Arroyo, Sr. Acquisitions/Dispositions Manager, Banyan Realty Advisors

Stephen Wayner, VP, Bayview Financial Exchange Services, LLC

Trevor Phillips, Navigant Consulting, Inc.

Rick Scarola, Managing Partner, Covenant Capital Group

Stumpy Harris, Executive VP, Harris, Harris, Bauerle & Sharma

Otis Wragg, Principal, Wragg & Casas Public Relations

Thomas Bogle, Executive Managing Director, Strategic Accounts CBRE

John M. Crossman, CCIM, Principal, Trammell Crow Company

Donald A. Haber, Chief Credit Officer and Head of the Commercial Mortgage Conduit for the US, Barclays Capital

Gary M. Ralston, President and Founder, Florida Retail Development, LLC

Angela L. Brown, MAI, President, Realvest Appraisal Services, Inc.

Bill Hunter, AFCD, Inc.

Michael Warren, AMJ, Inc.

Richard Ahrens, Ahrens Companies

Jeffrey Conn, Hallmark Partners

Paul Ellis, Trammel Crow

Paul Douglas, Douglas Development Group

Richard Eckhard, Partner, Holland & Knight

David Schaffel, CIO, Co-Star Group

Bud Meadows, VP – Customer Relations, Pulte Homes

Steven Ekovich, First VP and Regional Mgr., Marcus and Millichap

Adolfo Marzol, Executive VP, Fannie Mae

Larry Furlong, Senior VP, Fidelity National Title

Douglas Bennett, Senior Investment Officer for Real Estate, Florida Retirement System

Kelley Bergstrom, Bergstrom Investments

Howard Taft, Senior Managing Director, Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P.

Lewis Goodkin, President of Goodkin Consulting Corporation – A Strategic Alliance with PricewaterhouseCoopers

Steve Patterson, President and CEO, ZOM Holding, Inc.

Chris D. Wheeler, Chairman and CEO, Gables Residential Trust

Julian Stokes, Managing Director, Integra Realty Resources – Southwest Florida

Arthur Menor, Partner, Shutts & Bowen, LLC

Lewis Goodkin, President, Goodkin Consulting Corporation – A Strategic Alliance with PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Alfred Hoffman, Jr., CEO, WCI Communities, Inc.

Steven Messing, Regional Vice President – Real Estate, Eckerd Corporation

Albert Rex, President, CareyKramer Company

Martin D. Nass, Senior Partner and Real Estate Practice Leader, TMP Worldwide

Steven A. Cohen, Senior Vice President of Real Estate Finance, SunTrust Bank

Craig H. Sher, President & CEO, The Sembler Company

Robert Simmons III, CEO, R.R. Simmons Construction Company

Richard P. Donnellan Jr., Managing Director, Atlantic Realty Partners

Stephen H. Bittel, Chairman & Founder, Terranova Corporation

Larry D. Richey, Senior Managing Director & Operating Manager, Cushman & Wakefield of Florida Incorporated

Woodward S. (Woody) Hanson, Real Estate Analyst and Consultant, Integra Realty Resources – Hanson Consulting, Inc.

John Beeland, Senior Acquisitions Manager, LNR Property Corporation

Mike Warren, President, AMJ Construction, Inc.

Paul Phillips, President, Prudential Real Estate Investors-International

William S. Orosz Jr., President and CEO, Cambridge Homes

Jeanette Rice, Principal-Research, LendLease Real Estate Investments, Inc.

Jan Luytjes, Vice-President of Fixed Income Research, Freddie Mac

Michael LaCour-Little, Vice President, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Rob Gidel, Managing Partner, Liberty Partners LP

Laurie Burns, Vice President of Development, Darden Restaurants, Inc.

Miles Keeping, Senior Lecturer, Oxford University

Alden Toevs, Executive Vice President, First Manhattan Consulting Group

Casey Cummings, President, Ram Development Company

Dr. Cristina Barettini, Professor, University of Turin, Italy

Lydia Brown, Vice President, Prager, McCarthy and Sealy

Robert Carmichael, Senior VP-Community Development Bank, Bank of America

Joseph Williams, Principal, Professors Capital

Martin (“Hap”) Stein, Jr., Chairman and CEO, Regency Centers Corporation

David Marks, Marketplace Advisors, Inc.

Keith Schantz, Real Estate Manage-Florida, Starbucks Coffee Company

Walter Byrd, Senior Director, Cushman & Wakefield

Jacques Gordon, Managing Director/Investment Research, LaSalle Advisors Capital Management, Inc.

Jack Conroy, CCIM, Chairman of the Board, Investment Properties Corporation and Grubb and Ellis/IPC

David Ginn, President and CEO, Mortgage Institute, Inc.

David Evemy, Vice President, CoStar Group

Scott (Skipper) Peek, Vice President and Regional Manager, Highwood Properties, Inc.

Paul Ellis, Principal, Director of Property Management, and Director of Industrial Services, Trammell Crow Company

Paul Allen, Chief Financial Officer, North American Mortgage

John McCarthy, Managing Director, Bank of America-Montgomery Securities

Dr. Alfred A. Ring, Professor Emeritus, University of Florida

Robert Banting, President, Anderson & Carr, Inc.

Steve Melnyk, President, Riverside Golf Management Company

Edgar Jones, Vice-president, Grubb & EllisJames Fried, Director of Acquisitions, The TriStone Company

Dan Page, Managing Broker, Arvida Realty Services Comm. Div.

Tom Arnold, Director, Praedium Funds, Credit Suisse First Boston

Courtney Hubbard, Director of Due Diligence, CNL

Richard Langhorne, President, The Langhorne Company

Michael Stein Ramshaw, Partner, Arthur Andersen

Robert Carmichael, Vice President, NationsBank

David Thomas, Vice President, Beers Construction Company

William Walton, Managing Partner, Westbrook Partners LLC

Craig Werley, Senior Managing Partner, The Meyers Group

Ken McGurn, President, McGurn Investment Co.

Manuel D. Medina, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Terremark Group, Inc.

Andrea Tedone Lorry, G.M., Recruiting Captain-Atlanta, Jones Lang Lasalle

Perry Reader, Vice President and General Manager, The Celebration Company

Peter Pruitt, Partner, Deloitte & Touche

Frank Zohn, President, Michael Swerdlow Company

Douglas Bailey, President, Regent Properties

Michael Stein, Arthur Andersen, Miami, FL

Ezio Bruna, OmniTel Pronto Italia, Ivrea, and the Politechnic University of Turin, Italy

Mari Roby, Vice President, NationsBank

Robert Carmichael, Vice President, NationsBank

Laurie Burns, VP, Homestead Village, Inc., Atlanta

Grant Austin, Managing Director, Pardue, Heid, Church, Smith & Waller of South Florida

Dan Dupree, President and CEO, Cousins Properties Incorporated

Robert Rowe, Partner, Green and Rowe Investments

Lew Friedland, President, JIREH, Inc.

Steve Melnyk, President, Riverside Golf Group, Inc.

Kelley Bergstrom, private investor (former President, JMB Realty Corporation)

Bill Nicholson, Director of Commercial Real Estate, Barnett Banks

Jill Fisher-Powers, Chief Legal Counsel, Prudential Florida Realty

Fred Bunch, National Director, Arthur Andersen

Marty Nass, Partner, Lamalie Amrop International