Alfred A. Ring Distinguished Speaker Series
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.
Spring 2021 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.
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
Bob Wordes, COO, The Shopping Center Group
Stephen Crosby, President, CSX Properties Group
Nathan S. Collier, Founder and Chairman, The Collier Companies
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