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 2020 Schedule

Each presentation will be held from 4 – 5:30pm via Zoom.

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