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October 2019

 

Hans Helland (MBA 2019) has joined Sage Hospitality in Denver, Colorado as an Investment Analyst.  He can be reached at hans.helland@sagehospitality.com.

Spencer Lund (Friend of the Program ) has joined NAI Legacy in Chicago, Illinois as the 1031 Exchange Director.  Reach Spencer at spencer@nailegacy.com.

Thomas Maguire (BBA 2019) accepted the position of Real Estate Investment Analyst with the Teacher Retirement System of Texas in Austin, Texas. Contact Thomas at  thomas.maguire@trs.texas.gov.

Mari Lehman (BBA 2016) has joined Sterling Bay in Chicago, Illinois as a Financial Analyst. She can be contacted at mlehman@sterlingbay.com.

Maria-Elena Svigos (BBA 2019) has joined Blue Vista Capital Management in Chicago, Illinois as an Analyst. Maria-Elena can be reached at msvigos@bluevistallc.com.

Alexis Block Doneson (BBA 2003) accepted the position of Executive Director with J.P. Morgan Asset Management in New York, New York. Reach Alexis at Alexis.e.block@jpmchase.com.

Benjamin Slack (BBA 2018) has joined Waterton Associates, LLC in Chicago, Illinois as an Acquisitions Analyst. Benjamin can be reached at ben.slack@waterton.com.

Joseph Schlidt (BBA 2019) accepted a position in Debt Brokerage & Originations with Greystone & Co. in New York, New York.  Reach Joseph at joe.schlidt@greyco.com.

Joel Schneider (MBA 2019) has joined GF Properties Group, LLC in Lakewood, Colorado as a Real Estate Investment Analyst. Contact Joel at jdschneider5@wisc.edu.

Artur Prusak (BBA 2015) joined Fairstead in Bethesda, Maryland as an Analyst. Artur can be reached at artur.prusak@fairstead.com.

Lee Christensen (MBA 2009) recently joined Frank Productions in Madison, Wisconsin as the Director of Development. Lee can be contacted at leejchristensen@gmail.com.

Tom O'Meara (BBA 2006) has been promoted to Vice President within Irgens in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Reach Tom at tomeara@irgens.com.

T.J. Pyzyk (BBA 2016) has joined Amstar in Denver, Colorado, as a Senior Analyst.  T.J. can be contacted at tj.pyzyk@amstar.com.  

Marshal Mikolajczak (BBA 2016) has joined Chicago Title in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as a National Commercial Title Executive. Marshal can be reached at marshmikol@gmail.com.

Brian Tilton (BBA 2000) has joined Nuveen Real Estate in New York, New York as a Managing Director. Reach Brian at Brian.Tilton@nuveen.com.

Seth Levin (BBA 2006) has accepted the position of Executive Vice President - Finance with Zephyr in Los Angeles, California. He can be contacted at SETH@ZEPHYRPARTNERS.COM.

Matthew Burge (BBA 2019) has joined Barings Real Estate in Chicago, Illinois as an Acquisitions Analyst. Matthew can be contacted at mburge@wisc.edu.

Kristina Lynn (BBA 2005) has joined Nuveen Real Estate in Chicago, Illinois as the Director, Housing Acquisitions and Dispositions. Kristina can be contacted at kristina.lynn@nuveen.com.

Scott Zigler (BBA 1999) has accepted the position of General Manager with Trademark Property at Zona Rosa in Kansas City, Missouri. Scott can be contacted at zigler.scott@gmail.com.  

David Godin (BBA 2012) has been promoted to Vice President with Prime Finance in Chicago, Illinois. He can be reached at djgodin@gmail.com.

Connor Murphy (BBA 2015) has joined Magellan Investment Partners in Chicago, Illinois as a Senior Financial Analyst. Get in touch with Connor at connor.j.murphy92@gmail.com.

Nicholas Leas (BBA 2019) has joined Northwestern Mutual Real Estate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as an Investment Analyst. Nicholas can be reached at nickleas@northwesternmutual.com.

Frank Demeter, Jr. (MS 1990) has joined Keig Commercial Real Estate in Phoenix, Arizona as a Designated Broker.  Frank will continue his current practices in investment sales and site selection, while expanding debt and equity placement specialties.  Contact Frank at fdemeter@keig.com.  

Alissa Adler (MS 1989) has accepted the position of Senior Vice President with Colliers International in Rosemont, Illinois. Get in touch with Alissa at alissa.adler@colliers.com.

 


July 2019

 
Congratulations to Colorado/Texas Regional Director Katie Bergen-Johnson (BBA 2009) and her husband Zach Johnson, on the birth of their son, Bodie Bear, on April 16, 2019! Katie is Vice President at CenterSquare Investment Management and Zach is a Director of Development with the Madison based Developer Gorman & Co.  Bodie is healthy and happy and enjoying the summer with his parents in Denver, Colorado. Katie can be reached at kbergen@centersquare.com.
 


Andrea Mullins (Lange) (BBA 2004) relocated from Chicago to Milwaukee in May to accept the position of Development Director with Irgens.  Get in touch with Andrea at alange05@gmail.com. 

 

Jared Shoemaker (BBA 2019) has joined Senior Lifestyle Corporation as a Senior Financial Analyst in Chicago, Illinois and can be reached at jared.shoemaker17@gmail.com.

 

Clayton Lesniak (BBA 2019) recently joined HFF as a Debt Analyst in Chicago, Illinois. Reach Clay at claytonlesniak@gmail.com.

 

Bryan Freres (BBA 2019) has joined Focus Healthcare Partners LLC as an Investment Analyst in Chicago, Illinois.  Contact Bryan at bfreres@focushp.com.

 

Jake Victor (BBA 2019) recently joined Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority in Madison, Wisconsin as a Commercial Credit Underwriter and can be reached at jake.victor@wheda.com.

 

Kirsten Lein (BBA 2017) has joined HFF L.P. in Chicago, Illinois.  Contact Kirsten at vkrlein3105@gmail.com.

 

Peter Poggioli (BBA 2019) recently joined CBRE - Debt & Structured Finance as a Production Analyst in Oak Brook, Illinois.  Contact Peter at peter.poggioli@cbre.com.

 

John Witte (BBA 2019) has joined CBRE as an Investment Sales Financial Analyst in Denver, Colorado and can be reached at jwitte2@wisc.edu.

 

Kendra Stensven (BBA 2000) has been promoted from Assistant Vice President, Development to Vice President, Development for The NHP Foundation in New York, New York.  Contact Kendra at kcstensven@uwalumni.com.

 

Alex Lunde (BBA 2019) recently joined Blue Vista Capital Management as an Analyst in
Chicago, Illinois.  Contact Alex at
alunde@bluevistallc.com.

 

Tyler Lynch (MBA 2019) has joined KAUST Investment Management Company as an Associate in Arlington, Virginia.  Reach Tyler at talynch191@gmail.com.

 

John Schoback (BBA 2013) has been promoted from Development Associate to Director for Hines Interests in New York, New York and can be contacted at jschoback@gmail.com.

 

Jenna Ladsten (BBA 2017) recently joined Quadrant Finance Partners as a Senior Analyst in Dallas, Texas.  Jenna can be contacted at at jladsten@uwalumni.com.

 

Meaghan Pauli has joined Novel Coworking as an Investor Relations Analyst in Chicago, Illinois.  Meaghan can be reached at mpauli0301@gmail.com.

 

Noah Sall (BBA 2016) recently joined CBRE | Advisory & Transaction Services as a Business Development Coordinator in Los Angeles, California and can be contacted at noah.sall@cbre.com.

 

Carlo Pauldine (BBA 2017) was recently promoted from Analyst to Relationship Manager for PNC Real Estate.  Carlo has also relocated from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Chicago, Illinois.  Connect with Carlo at carlo.pauldine@pnc.com.

 

Jennifer Giedt (BBA 2000) has joined InterPark as Vice President Finance in Chicago, Illinois.  Contact Jennifer at jenniest@gmail.com.

 

Nik Hazelbaker (MBA 2015) recently joined Metlife Real Estate Investors as an Associate in Chicago, Illinois and can be contacted at nikolas.hazelbaker@metlife.com.

 

Jessica Hanson (BBA 2017) has joined Sherman Associates as an Asset Analyst in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Reach Jessica at jhanson@sherman-associates.com.

 

Stefani Gutmann (BBA 2018) recently joined Brookfield Properties Retail in Chicago, Illinois and can be contacted at sgutmann25@gmail.com.

 

Charlotte Du (MBA 2019) has joined Hudson Capital Properties as an Asset Manager in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Contact Charlotte at charlotteduxt@gmail.com.

 

Ou Chung (BBA 2018) recently joined Clarion Partners, LLC as an Acquisitions in New York, New York.  Ou can be reached at ouyoungchung@gmail.com.

 

Nick Brown (MBA 2018) has joined Pacific Life Insurance Company as Senior Real Estate Analyst in Oak Park, Illinois and can be reached at nick.brown@pacificlife.com.

Shampa Bhattacharya (MS 2002) recently joined Fitch Ratings as Director, Financial Institutions in New York, New York.  Contact Shampa at
shampab@gmail.com.

 

Norman Glazer (BBA 2012) has joined Goldberg Companies as Vice President, Investments in Beachwood, Ohio and can be reached at norman.glazer@gmail.com.

 

 


May 2019


David Walsh (BBA 2018) has joined Greystar in Austin, Texas, as a Development Analyst and can be reached at david.walsh@greystar.com.

 

Travis Campbell (MBA 2011) recently joined the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as an FHA Underwriter.  You can reach Travis at traviscampbell@uwalumni.com.

 

Laura (Knepper) Hutchins (BBA 2006) married Mark Hutchins on June 24, 2018 at historic Ten Chimneys in Genesee Depot, Wisconsin.  Laura and Mark reside in Chicago, Illinois.  Please send your congratulations to Laura at laurakhutchins@gmail.com.

 

Austin Wolske (BBA 2018) recently accepted the position of Investment Analyst at Northwestern Mutual Real Estate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Contact Austin at austinwolske@northwesternmutual.com.

 

Megan McElgunn (BBA 2001) has joined Freddie Mac Multifamily in Chicago, Illinois, as the Senior Director - SBL Production & Sales.  You can reach Megan at megan_mcelgunn@freddiemac.com.

 

Kristin Bertram (BBA 2006) is now the Vice President and Head of the Denver office for iBorrow and can be reached at kristin@iborrow.com.

 

Bryan Li (BBA 2018) has joined MBRE in Chicago, Illinois as a Development Analyst.  You can contact Bryan at sli488@wisc.edu.

 

Ryan Little (BBA 2013) recently accepted the position of Senior Real Estate Analyst with DaVita Medical Group in Denver Colorado.  Reach Ryan at rnlittle20@gmail.com.

 

Megan Tursi (MS 2005) has joined JP Morgan in New York, New York as the Vice President – CIB Appraisal.  You can contact Megan at megan.g.tursi@jpmchase.com.

 

Anthony Huerta (MBA 2014) recently joined American Triple | Partners in San Antonio, Texas as a Director and can be reached at a.t.huerta@gmail.com.

 

Kyle Bryant (BBA 2008) has been promoted from Vice President to Director for Duff & Phelps in Chicago, Illinois.  Contact Kyle at kbryant00@gmail.com.

 

Luke Koczela was recently promoted from Project Manager to Associate for McCaffery, Inc. in Washington, DC.  You can reach Luke at koczela.luke@gmail.com.

 

Jared Larson (BBA 2012) has been promoted from Associate to Vice President for Sterling Bay in Chicago, Illinois.  Reach Jared at TheJaredLarson@gmail.com.

 

Adam Cibik (MBA 2007) is the Managing Director for Nordic Realty Partners in Austin, Texas.  Adam is currently doing value-add deals in Austin with multi-tenant industrial properties.  You can contact Adam at acibik@gmail.com.

 

Samantha Miller (BBA 2016) was recently promoted from Production Analyst to Senior Production Associate for Freddie Mac in Chicago, Illinois and can be reached at samantha_miller@freddiemac.com.

 

George Ryan (BBA 2011) has been promoted from Real Estate Manager to Director of Real Estate for Five Below, Inc.  George will be relocating from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Newport Beach, California to oversee Five Below’s West Coast expansion.  George can be reached at gryanNJ@gmail.com.

 

John Hoffman (MBA 2003) has founded and is serving as President of Bracket Partners in Arlington Heights, Illinois.  You can contact John at jhoffman@bracketpartners.com.

 

Christina Weber Coyne (BBA 2004) has relocated from Chicago, Illinois to Scottsdale, Arizona where she started her own consulting firm, Coyne Ventures.  Her consulting firm focuses on the underwriting, due diligence, and closing processes for commercial real estate transactions.  Contact Christina at christina@coyneventures.com.

 

Patrick Kearney (BBA 2001) recently accepted the position of Principal with GlenStar Properties in Chicago, Illinois.  You can reach Patrick at pkearney@glenstar.com.

 

Artur Prusak (BBA 2015) has been promoted from Senior Associate to Underwriter for Freddie Mac Multifamily in McLean, Virginia. Reach Artur at artur_prusak@freddiemac.com.

 

Michael Munson (BBA 2017) has joined Ackerberg in St. Paul, Minnesota, as a Development Associate. You can contact Michael at mikemunson@ackerberg.com.

 


February 2019

 

Samuel Frankenthal (BBA 2016) has joined The Weitzman Group as Retail Brokerage Training Associate in Austin, Texas and can be reached at samuel.frankenthal@gmail.com.

 

Andrew Twito (BBA 2008) has been promoted from Associate Director | Capital Markets to Director of Capital Markets for Ryan Companies US, Inc. in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  You can reach Andrew at andrew.twito@ryancompanies.com.

 

Clemens Schaefer has been appointed as Head of Real Estate, Europe for DWS. The appointment is part of a succession the firm’s senior management structure for real estate, Europe. He will officially take the reins as of July 1, 2019.

 

Rory Linder (BBA 2010) was recently employed by Landmark Credit Union as a Business Lending, AVP in New Berlin, Wisconsin.  Contact Rory at rorylinder@landmarkcu.com.

 

Timothy Bruss (MBA 2009) was recently promoted from Director to Senior Director for Hamilton Zanze & Co. in San Francisco, California and can be reached at tbruss@gmail.com.

 

David Downey (MS 1980) has relocated from Lake Forest, Illinois to Six Mile, South Carolina to work for Heritage Real Estate Partners, LLC as a Managing Member.  You can contact David at ddowney.hrp@gmail.com.

 

Brittany Reitman (BBA 2017) is currently working for MLA Properties as an Acquisitions Analyst in New York, New York.  You can reach Brittany at bnreitman@wisc.edu.

 

Jonah Aelyon (BBA 2016) has relocated from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco, California.  He will continue in his role as an Analyst for HFF.  You can contact Jonah at jpaelyon@gmail.com.

 

Casper Adriani (BBA 2018) has joined Ernst and Young LLP in Hinsdale, Illinois as part of the Transaction Advisory Services Real Estate Staff.  Contact Casper at casperadriani@gmail.com.

 

Felix Castro, MAI (BBA 2011) is currently working for ValCore Appraisal® as a Managing Member in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and can be reached at castroflx11@gmail.com.

 

Charles Bermingham (BBA 2018) has joined BMO Harris Bank as a Commercial Real Estate Analyst in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  You can reach Charles at charles.bermingham@bmo.com.

 

Lindsey Nowicki (BBA 2017) is currently working at PGIM Real Estate Finance as an Investment Analyst in Chicago, Illinois.  Reach Lindsey at lindsey.nowicki@pgim.com.

 

Britta Lund (BBA 2018) recently joined NorthMarq Capital in Bloomington, Minnesota as an Investment Analyst and can be reached at blund@northmarq.com.

 

Jim Mazzarelli (BBA 1986, MS 1989) has joined Capital Slack as the Managing Director in Atlanta, Georgia, joining fellow Wisconsin Real Estate Alum and Capital Slack Founder and CEO, Matt Bertram (BBA 2002).  Capital Slack is a technology enabled, cloud based commercial real estate lending platform intent on disrupting the traditional mortgage brokerage industry. 

 

As part of the official launch of Capital Slack in early 2019, Jim and Matt are offering special incentives to alums who use the platform to obtain financing for their project.  Additionally, the pair have committed to donate up to 50% or $100,000 in proceeds from such deals to the Wisconsin Connection Fund.  For more information contact Jim at jim@capitalslack.com or Matt at  matt@capitalslack.com

 


December 2018

 

Brandon Winter (BBA 2010) was recently employed by Google as Real Estate Asset Manager in Mountain View, California.  You can contact Brandon at brandonmwinter@gmail.com.

 

David Luebke (BBA 2005) has joined Real AI as Chief Operating Officer in Austin, Texas.  You can reach David at dcluebke@hotmail.com.

 

Michael Zoellner (MBA 2014) recently accepted a position as an Operating Partner with ZF Capital in Denver, Colorado and can be reached at michael@zfcdenver.com.

 

Corey Chamberlain (BBA 2014) has joined Walton Street Capital, LLC as an Associate in Chicago, Illinois.  Corey can be reached at cchamberlain@waltonst.com.

 

Shivam Shah (BBA 2017) was recently employed by Hillcrest Finance as an Investment Analyst in New York, New York.  Contact Shivam at shivamjshah95@gmail.com.

 

Mark Bartmann (BBA 2007) has joined Alignium, LLC as Managing Principal in Chicago, Illinois.  You can contact Mark at bartmann.mark@gmail.com.

 

Michael Savides (BBA 2008) was recently employed by Timberland Partners as an Acquisitions Associate in Minneapolis, Minnesota and can be reached at mjsavides@gmail.com.

 

Ryan Hansen (BBA 2016) has joined Gateway Industrial Properties as an Asset Management Analyst in Chicago, Illinois.  Ryan can be reached at rmhansen56@gmail.com.

 

Ben Millis (BBA 2005) was recently employed by Avison Young as Principal in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Contact Ben at ben.millis@avisonyoung.com.

 

Anastacia Anderson (BBA 2018) has relocated from Mill Valley, California to Chicago, Illinois for JLL as an Associate Broker.  Anastacia can be reached at anastacia.anderson@am.jll.com.

 

Amber Scott (MBA 2014) was recently promoted from Associate to Senior Associate for Northwestern Mutual Real Estate Investments in Newport Beach, California.  Amber is responsible for underwriting, structuring and sourcing new debt and equity investments throughout the Southern California and Las Vegas markets.  She can be reached at amberscott@northwesternmutual.com.

 

Jacob Emery (BBA 2018) has joined Lincoln Property Company as a Portfolio Analyst in Chicago, Illinois and can be reached at jemery@lpc.com.

 

Jonathan Weerts (BBA 2000) recently founded FBTW Asset Advisors in Madison, Wisconsin.  Jonathan’s company conducts commercial real estate consulting in acquisitions, asset management, and development.   Contact Jonathan at jjweerts@gmail.com.

 

Raymond Young (MBA 2000) was recently employed by Cohen Asset Management as a Senior Vice President in Los Angeles, California.  You can contact ray@cohenasset.com.

 

Alexandra Schultz (BBA 2014) has been promoted from Relationship Manager to Assistant Vice President for Wells Fargo in the Commercial Real Estate Group in San Francisco, California. She can be reached at alexandra.schultz@wellsfargo.com.

 

Robert Larson (MBA 2013) was recently employed by William Charles Real Estate in Rockford, Illinois.  Contact Robert at robert.larson@williamcharles.com.

 

Dina Wetchler (BBA 2016) has been promoted from Real Estate Valuation Analyst to Senior Associate for EY in New York, New York.  You can contact Dina at dbwetchler@gmail.com.

 

Eric Cooper has joined Hammond, Hanlon, Camp (H2C) in New York, New York as an Associate and can be reached at ecooper@h2c.com.

 

Jason Mergen (BBA 2010) has been promoted from Vice President to Director at LoanCore Capital in Chicago, Illinois.  You can contact Jason at jmergen@uwalumni.com.

 

Cory Welper (BBA 2018) was recently employed by Ernst & Young as a Transaction Real Estate Associate in Chicago, Illinois.  You can reach Cory at welper@wisc.edu.

 

Brian Mullins (BBA 2003) has joined Aegon USA Realty Advisors as an Assistant General Counsel in Chicago, Illinois and can be reached at brmullins@uwalumni.com.

 

Justin Grabell (BBA 2014) was recently employed by onefinestay in New York, New York, as the Supply Acquisition Manager of the East Coast.  Contact Justin at justinbardgrabell@gmail.com.

 

Tim Carlson (BBA 2001) has been promoted from Senior Advisor to Principal at Cresa Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  You can contact Tim at tcarlson@cresa.com.

 

Joseph Graveline (BBA 2016) has joined Castlelake L.P. in Minneapolis, Minnesota as an Analyst in North American Assets.  You can reach Joseph at graveline.jp@gmail.com.

 

Oh Chung (BBA 2018) was recently employed by PGIM Real Estate in Hoboken, New Jersey and can be reached at ouyoungchung@gmail.com.

 

Kimberly Hofstede has been promoted from Vice President to Senior Vice President at Founders Properties in Minnetonka, Minnesota.  Kimberly can be reached at Kimberly.Hofstede@foundersproperties.com.

 

Hyo Bin Im (BBA 2016) has joined PCCP, LLC as an Analyst in Alpharetta, Georgia.  Contact Hyo at hyobin.joe.im@gmail.com.

 

August Ewald (BBA 2018) was recently employed by PGIM Real Estate as an Investment Analyst in Madison, New Jersey and can be reached at augie.ewald@gmail.com.

 

Mitesh Patel (MBA 2014) has relocated from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Washington, D.C. and is now a Director for Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company, LLC.  You can contact Mitesh at mj_patel@hotmail.com.

 

Thomas Sitz has joined Cushman & Wakefield as Executive Director in Chicago, Illinois.  Tom joins the national Capital Markets practice, which is focused on institutional clients and gateway markets.  Tom can be reached at tom.sitz@cushwake.com.

 


October 2018

 

WREAA member Timothy P. Runde, MAI, LEED AP (MS 1988), of San Francisco, received the Outstanding Service Award during the Appraisal Institute Annual Conference in August in Nashville, Tennessee. The Outstanding Service Award is presented to an Appraisal Institute professional who contributed ideas, service hours and dedication to ensure a program or effort is implemented at either the chapter, region, national or international level; is instrumental in the success of the program or effort, which must be far enough along to measure and provide proof of success; and the program or effort must be beneficial to chapters, regions or national or international professionals. Congratulations to Timothy!
   

 

 

Dr. Elaine Worzala (Ph.D. 1992), a founder and past president of the International Real Estate Society (IRES), was honored by the organization with the traveling IRES Founders recognition globe during the European Real Estate Society meeting in Reading, England in July. In 2019 Elaine will travel to both the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society meeting and the American Real Estate Society for continued recognition. Congrats Elaine!
   

 

Phillip Cathlina (BBA 1992) has joined Greystone & Company as Director in Chicago, Illinois.  Phillip can be reached at Phillip.Cathlina@Greyco.com.

 

Jeremiah Blitz (BBA 2018) was recently employed by Raymond James Financial | Tax Credit Funds as an Acquisitions Analyst in St. Petersburg, Florida.  Contact Jeremiah at jeremiahblitz@gmail.com.

 

John Bezouska (MBA 2018) has joined EverWest Real Estate Investors as an Associate in Denver, Colorado.  You can contact John at John.Bezouska@Everwest.com.

 

Michael Raday (BBA 2009) was recently promoted from Associate to Vice President for Blue Vista Capital Management, LLC in Chicago, Illinois.  Michael can be reached at michaelraday@gmail.com.

 

Matthew Lamers (BBA 2013) has joined American Realty Advisors in Chicago, Illinois as an Associate- Asset Management.  Contact Matthew at mtlamers7@gmail.com.

 

Zach Pagel (BBA 2016) was recently employed as the National Real Estate Representative for McDonald’s USA, LLC in Chicago, Illinois.  You can contact Zach at pagel.zach@gmail.com.

 

Patrick Lawton (MBA 1986) has joined Johnson Bank as Senior Vice President – Wisconsin Manager in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and can be reached at plawton@johnsonbank.com.

 

John Lerdahl (BBA 2015) has moved from Saint Louis Park, Minnesota to Oregon, Wisconsin and has joined Gorman and Company as their Development Coordinator.  Contact John at jlerdahl@gormanusa.com.

 


August 2018

 

John Fick (BBA 2018) has joined Realogic Analytics, Inc. as an Analyst in Chicago, Illinois.  John can be reach at johnfick@me.com.

 

Jordan Kovalsky (BBA 2014) was recently promoted from Portfolio Analyst to Assistant Vice President for Lincoln Property Company in Chicago, Illinois.  Contact Jordan at jkovalsky@lpc.com.

 

Karen Guthrie (MBA 2015) has been promoted from Transactions Associate to Assistant Vice President, Transactions for Bentall Kennedy in Chicago, Illinois.  You can contact Karen at kguthrie@bentallkennedy.com.

 

Ellie Kahn (BBA 2014) was recently promoted from Portfolio Analyst to Assistant Vice President for Lincoln Property Company in Chicago, Illinois and can be reached at emkahn07@gmail.com.

 

Elizabeth Curley (BBA 2017) has joined US Bank – Commercial Real Estate as a Credit Analyst in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  You can get in touch with Elizabeth at curleye19@gmail.com.

 

Joshua Feldman (BBA 2017) is now employed by Fairstead as an Acquisitions Analyst in New York, New York.  Joshua can be reached at joshua.feldman@fairstead.com.

 

Noah Sall (BBA 2016) has joined Groundsource as a Real Estate Associate in Los Angeles, California and can be reached at nsall@groundsource.net.

 

Artur Prusak (BBA 2015) has been promoted from Associate to Senior Associate for Freddie Mac Multifamily in McLean, Virginia.  Artur can be reached at artur_prusak@freddiemac.com.

 

Grady Capobianco (MBA 2018) has joined Conor Commercial Real Estate as a Development Analyst in Chicago, Illinois.  Contact Grady at Gcapobianco@conorcommercial.com.

 

Ania Najder (BBA 2010) has been promoted from Senior Investment Analyst to Director of Acquisitions and Finance for Golub and Company in Chicago, Illinois.  You can contact Ania at anajder@goco.com.

 

Jaron Kleiman (BBA 2015) has joined Shapack Partners as an Associate in Chicago, Illinois.  You can get in touch with him at jkleiman@shapack.com.

 

Joe Minor (MBA 2017) is a CRE Underwriter for Umpqua Bank and has relocated from Seattle, Washington to Irvine, California and can be reached at joeminor@umpquabank.com.

 

Andrew Twito (BBA 2008) has been promoted from Associate | Capital Markets to Associate Director | Capital Markets for Ryan Companies US, Inc. in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Andrew can be reached at ajtwito@gmail.com.

 

Melissa (Wychocki) Caldwell (MBA 2007) is currently employed as Principal for WestShore Senior Living, LLC and has relocated from Lithia, Florida to Erie, Colorado.  Contact Melissa at wychocki@yahoo.com.

 

Mark Burkemper (BBA 2003) was recently promoted from Senior Vice President to Managing Director for Harrison Street Real Estate Capital in Chicago, Illinois.  You can contact Mark at mburkemper@harrisonst.com.

 

Austin Jansen (BBA 2018) has joined Hammes Partners as an Analyst in Brookfield, Wisconsin.  You can get in touch with Austin at ajansen@hammespartners.com.

 

Anastacia Anderson (BBA 2018) was recently employed by JLL as an Associate Broker in Mill Valley, California.  Contact Anastacia at anastacia.anderson@am.jll.com.

 

Nick Brown (MBA 2018) has joined Blue Vista Capital Management, LLC as a Senior Analyst in Chicago, Illinois and can be reached at nbrown@bluevistallc.com.

 

Owen Hull (BBA 2013) was recently employed by Lendlease as a Development Analyst in Chicago, Illinois.  You can get in touch with Owen at owen.j.hull@gmail.com.

 

Scott Modelski (BBA 2007) has joined Alpha Capital CRE as Senior Vice President in Chicago, Illinois.  Scott can be reached at smodelski@alphacapitalcre.com.

 

Felipe Izquierdo (MBA 2008) was recently employed by Wells Fargo as Vice President, Regional Director in Deerfield Beach, Florida.  Contact Felipe at felipemi77@gmail.com.

 

Michel Ebsen (BBA 2017) has joined Colliers International (CIVAS) as an Analyst in Chicago, Illinois.  You can contact Michael at msebsen@gmail.com.

 

Joe Ferguson (BBA 2017) was recently employed by The Bascom Group as an Acquisitions Analyst in Irvine, California.  You can get in touch with Joe at joeferg0401@gmail.com.

 

Bradley Carlson (BBA 2002) has been promoted from Vice President, Portfolio Manager, US CRE to Vice President, Relationship Manager, US CRE for BMO Harris Bank N.A. in Minneapolis, Minnesota and can be reached at brad.carlson@bmo.com.


June 2018

 

A. Brad Feine (BBA 2001) has joined EquiTrust Life Insurance Company as Director, Real Estate Investments in Chicago, Illinois. Contact Brad at brad.feine@equitrust.com.

 

Elaine Worzala (PhD. 1992) was recently awarded the 2018 Real Estate Education award from The American Real Estate Society.  Congratulations Elaine!  Elaine can be reached at eworzala@cofc.edu.

 

Paul Melkus (MS 1995) has joined One North Equities, LLC as the CFO / Executive Vice President in Hinsdale, Illinois and can be reached at melkus1@gmail.com.

 

Jack Klister (BBA 2016) has joined FORE Development + Investment as an Associate in Appleton, Wisconsin.  Get in touch Jack at jklister@foreinvestmentgroup.com.

 

Jack Rabenn (BBA 2016) will become the Senior Consultant on July 1st for CBRE in Chicago, Illinois.  Reach Jack at jack.rabenn@cbre.com.

 

Philip Natkins (MBA 2013) recently joined Magellan Investment Partners, LLC as Vice President in Chicago, Illinois and can be reached at pnatkins@magellaninvestments.com.

 

Kristina Lynn (BBA 2005) was recently promoted from Assistant Vice President, Acquisitions to Vice President, Acquisitions for Redwood Capital Group, LLC in Chicago, Illinois.  Kristina can be reached at lynn@redwoodcapgroup.com.

 

Jon de Fiebre (MS 2003) has joined PACE Equity LLC in Oregon, Wisconsin.  Get in touch with Jon at defiebre3@yahoo.com.

 

Kyle Van Someren (MBA 2014) recently joined The Accend Companies in Chicago, Illinois as Managing Director.  Contact Kyle at kyle.vansomeren@accend.us.

 

Robert Goeckel (BBA 1999) has joined BBVA Compass Bank as Senior Vice President in Chicago, Illinois.  Robert will be starting up the bank’s Midwest real estate group in Chicago.  Robert can be reached at rgoeckel@yahoo.com.

 

Kim O’Connor (BBA 2013) recently joined Oakbrook Corporation in Madison, Wisconsin as a Development Associate.  You can reach Kim at Koconnor@uwalumni.com.

 

Kim Van Dyn Hoven (BBA 2015) recently started working at Nolan Properties Group, LLC as Development Analyst in Wayzata, Minnesota and can be reached at kim.a.vandynhoven@gmail.com.

 

John Hoffman (MBA 2003) has joined Miller Cooper as Managing Director in Deerfield, Illinois.  Get in touch with John at jhoffman@millercooper.com.

 

Carole Mette (BBA 2009) recently joined Sherman Associates in Minneapolis, Minnesota as a Developer. Carole can be reached at cmette@sherman-associates.com.

 


April 2018

 

Jason Mergen (BBA 2010) was recently promoted from Vice President to Director for LoanCore Capital in Chicago, Illinois.  Jason can be reached at jmergen@loancore.com.

 

Dalton Jacobs (BBA 2017) has joined Hirshmark Capital in New York, New York as an Acquisitions Associate.  Contact Dalton at DJacobs@hirshmark.com.

 

Erik Abrahamson was recently promoted from Senior Associate to Vice President for CBRE | Advisory & Transaction Services in Boulder, Colorado.  Connect with Erik at erik.abrahamson@cbre.com.

 

Ashley (Jenkins) Babelon (BBA 2008) was married in April 2017 to Octave Babelon. The couple resides in Chicago, Illinois. Ashley works for Ernst & Young, LLP in Chicago, Illinois. Contact Ashley at ashley.babelon@ey.com.

 

Jonathan Feld (BBA 2009) has been promoted to Vice President for Speedwagon Properties in Chicago, Illinois.  Jonathan can be reached at jon@speedwagonproperties.com.

 

Scott Montgomery (BBA 2009) was promoted from Associate to Vice President for Blue Vista Capital Management, LLC in Chicago, Illinois.  Scott is now living in San Francisco but travels to Chicago often, due to that being his home base for his company.  You can contact Scott at smontgomery@bluevistallc.com.

 

Duffey Phelps (MBA 2015) is Vice President – Development for Holladay Properties and has relocated from Portage, Indiana to LaGrange, Illinois.  Duffey and a colleague recently opened a Chicago Office for Holladay Properties.  You can get in touch with Duffey at ddphelps@gmail.com.

 

Daniel Flattery (BBA 2008) is now Director of Debt and Equity Investment Production covering the Northwest region for Northwestern Mutual Real Estate Investments in San Francisco, California.  He was also recently given a promotion that included a geographic switch from Northern California to Northwest (Seattle and Portland).  Dan can be reached at danflattery@northwesternmutual.com.

 

Aaron Spiegle (BBA 2015) was recently promoted from Acquisitions Analyst to Acquisitions Specialist for Timberland Partners in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Reach Aaron at aaron.spiegle@gmail.com.

 

Katie Brady (BBA 2003) is now employed by Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates in Jackson, Wyoming as an Associate Broker.  Get in touch with Katie at katiecolbertbrady@gmail.com.

Daniel Fisher (BBA 2016) has joined LaSalle Investment Management as a Financial Analyst in Chicago, Illinois and can be reached at fisher.danielm@gmail.com.

Kyle Brasser (BBA 2008) is now working for Reuter Walton Development as a Developer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Contact Kyle at kyle.brasser@gmail.com.

Jonathan Brown (MBA 2014) has recently been hired by JP Morgan in Chicago, Illinois as an Executive Director – Real Estate Banking.  You can get in touch with Jonathan at brownjm2@gmail.com.

Chase Nulsen (BBA 2017) has joined NorthMarq Capital as an Investment Analyst in Chicago, Illinois. Chase can be reached at cnulsen@northmarq.com.

Catherine Kurtz (BBA 2017) is now employed by PwC in San Pedro, California as an Associate, Financial Markets - Real Estate.  You can contact Catherine at catherine.kurtz3@gmail.com.


Congratulations to Terry Hilgenberg (MS 1973) on his re-election as Chairman of the State of Wisconsin Natural Resources Board (DNR).  Get in touch with Terry at tnhilgenberg@hilgenbergrealty.com.


Adam Mucha (BBA 2017) is currently working for Prime Finance Partners in Chicago, Illinois.  Reach Adam at amucha04@gmail.com.


Pete Karabas (BBA 2013) has joined Partners Group (USA) as an Associate – Private Real Estate in Denver, Colorado.  Contact Pete at apkarabas@gmail.com.


Daniel Winterrose (BBA 2017) is now employed by Sara Investment Real Estate in Madison, Wisconsin as a Portfolio Analyst and can be reached at dwinterrose@outlook.com.


Alex Rosenberg (BBA 2014) is currently working for Acre Valley Real estate Capital as an Associate in Chicago, Illinois.  You can contact Alex at arosenberg@acrevalleyre.com.


Dan Lessor (MBA 2010) was recently promoted from Development Executive to Director of Real Estate for Mortenson Development, Inc. in Kirkland, Washington. Reach Dan at danlessor@gmail.com.


Simon Bowler (MBA 2017) was promoted to Chief Communication Officer for 2nd Market Capital Advisory Corporation in Madison, Wisconsin.  Simon can be reached at sbowler@2ndmarketcapital.com.


Abby Cain (BBA 2012) has been promoted from Senior in Transaction Real Estate to Manager in Transaction Real Estate for Ernst & Young, LLP in Chicago, Illinois. Contact Abby at abby.cain14@gmail.com.


Zach Zanolli
(MBA 2015) has joined Equity Group Investments as Director in Chicago, Illinois. Get in touch with Zach at zzanolli@gmail.com.


Roger Simsiman (MS 1992) is currently working for Mataas Partners, Inc. in Carlsbad, California.  Roger can be reached at rsimsiman@mataaspartners.com.

 


February 2018

 

Bennett Wallander (BBA 2017) has joined Greystar as an Analyst, Portfolio Management in Charleston, South Carolina.  Bennett’s email address is btwjr10@gmail.com.

 

Peter Gloodt (MS 1982) is working for Integra Realty Resources (IRR) – Chicago as the Director.  Peter’s former employer, Appraisal Research Counselors, joined the Integra network and changed its name to Integra Realty Resources (IRR) – Chicago.  Peter can be reached at pgloodt@gloodtvalue.com.

 

Raythan Pillai (BBA 2017) has joined JLL as Market Research Analyst in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Get in touch with Raythan at raythanp@gmail.com.

 

Mark Eisenmann (BBA 2000) has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Finance for Landmark Healthcare Facilities, LLC in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Mark’s previous title was Chief Financial Officer.  Reach out to Mark at mark.eisenmann@gmail.com.

 

Brian Mullins (BBA 2003) was promoted from Assistant Counsel to Senior Counsel for InvenTrust Properties Corp. in Downers Grove, Illinois.  Brian’s email address is brmullins@uwalumni.com.

 

Andrew Brainard (MBA 2011) was recently promoted from Senior Associate to Assistant Vice President for Welltower, Inc.  Andrew recently relocated from London, UK to Beverly Hills, California. You may get in touch with Andrew at akbrainard1@gmail.com.

 

Allen Hill (BS 1979) is working for Frauenshuh Commercial Real Estate in Minneapolis, Minnesota as Senior Vice President.  Allen’s previous employer, BTO Development, LLC merged with Frauenshuh Commercial Real Estate.  Allen can be reached at allen.hill@frauenshuh.com.

 

Ken Strom (BBA 2005) has been promoted from Vice President to Vice President – Milwaukee Team Lead for TCF Commercial Real Estate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Contact Ken at kstrom@tcfbank.com.

 

Chris Hooker (MBA 2011) has joined Brennan Investment Group as Founding Partner in Arlington Heights, Illinois.  Brennan Investment Group just purchased the Busse Farm and several adjacent properties and will move forward with its planned Elk Grove Technology Park on the site of the former farm.  Chris tells us “The park will feature a cultivated modern aesthetic in a sophisticated business park atmosphere, complete with cultured landscaping, sculptures, water features, bike paths and pedestrian walkways.”  Get in touch with Chris at hooker.chris@gmail.com.

 

Jackson Reilly (BBA 2017) has joined Magnolia Capital in Chicago, Illinois as an Investment Analyst and can be reached at jacksoncreilly@gmail.com.

 

Adam Greenberg (Friend of the Program) has been promoted from Associate Director of Leasing to Vice President of Leasing for DLC Management Corp. in Bethesda, Maryland.  Reach Adam at Agreenberg@dlcmgmt.com.

 

Jesse Lucas (BBA 2017) has joined LivCor (a Blackstone portfolio company) as a Financial Analyst in Chicago, Illinois.  Jesse can be reached at lucas@livcor.com.

 

Brendan Sheahan (BBA 2012) was recently promoted from Associate to Vice President for Darwin Realty & Development Corporation in Elmhurst, Illinois.  You may get in touch with Brendan at bsheahan@darwinrealty.com.

 

Nicholas Martin (BBA 2017) has joined Singeman Real Estate as an Analyst in Chicago, Illinois.  Contact Nicholas at nick.martin857@gmail.com.

 

Noel Cain (BBA 2000) has joined The BSC Group in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as a Senior Vice President.  Noel can be reached at npcain1@gmail.com.

 

Jacob Maliel (MBA 2008) has been promoted from Asset Manager to Vice President for TA Realty in Boston, Massachusetts.  Jacob’s email address is maliel@tarealty.com.

 

Jennifer Wagner (BBA 2004) has joined Ketone Partners, LLC as Vice President in Arlington Heights, Illinois.  Reach out to Jennifer at jwagner@uwalumni.com.



December 2017

 

Timothy Pyzyk (BBA 2016) has joined Green Courte Partners, LLC as Acquisitions Associate in Chicago, Illinois. Reach Timothy at tj@pyzyk.com.

 

R.J. Richter, an Affiliate WREAA Member, has joined PGIM Real Estate as Executive Director – Originations in New York, New York.  He can be reached at rj.richter@pgim.com.

 

Annamarie Bjorklund (BBA 2015) has joined Origin Investments as an Associate in Chicago, Illinois.  Get in touch with Annamarie at annamarie.bjorklund@gmail.com.

 

Paul Laughlin (MBA 2017) has joined Guardian Capital as Director of Research in Chicago, Illinois.  Paul can be reached at paul.laughlin.jr@gmail.com.

 

Elizabeth Krueger (BBA 2016) has joined Ernst & Young as Transaction Real Estate Analyst in Chicago, Illinois.  Contact Elizabeth at elizabethkrueger8@gmail.com.

 

Margaret DeWoskin (BBA 1992) has joined JDI Realty, LLC as Senior Vice President in Chicago, Illinois. Reach Margaret at mdewoskin@jdirealty.com.

 

Chad Greene (BBA 1994) has joined Red Capital as Director in Reston, Virginia.  Chad’s email address is chad_greene@outlook.com.

 

James Leiva (BBA 2015) has joined The John Buck Company as an Analyst in Chicago, Illinois.  Get in touch with James at jameskleiva@gmail.com.

 

Jeffrey Urbanski (MBA 2013) has joined Seagate Colorado Partners, LLC as an Asset Manager in Denver, Colorado.  Contact Jeffrey at jeffrey.urbanski@gmail.com.

 

Katelyn Murray (BBA 2010) has joined North Shore Development Partners in Wayzata, Minnesota.  Katelyn can be reached at kmurray@NorthShoreDP.com.

 

Shivam Shah (BBA 2017) has joined Hanover Street Capital in Syosset, New York.  Reach out to Shivam at sjshah3@wisc.edu.

 

Vito Vitale (BBA 2013) has joined San Diego Convention Center as Procurement and Contracts Administrator in San Diego, California.  Reach Vito at vitojamesvitale@gmail.com.

 

Tom Klister (BBA 2015) has joined FORE Development + Investment in Chicago, Illinois.  Reach out to Tom at tklister@foreinvestmentgroup.com.

 

Dean Butters (BBA 1997) has joined Hedrick Kirco Properties as Vice President of Development in West Palm Beach, Florida.  Hedrick Kirco Properties is a Florida-based vertically integrated commercial real estate organization focused on the development, construction and property management of corporate-driven real estate.  Get in touch with Dean at DEANTBUTTERS@GMAIL.COM.

 

Nick Miller (BBA 2013) has relocated from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California. Nick works for Freddie Mac as a Senior Producer. Contact Nick at nicholas.j.miller3@gmail.com.

  

Tina Weber (BBA 2004) is currently working for Equity Office in Chicago, Illinois.  Tina has been promoted from Manager of Corporate Finance to Director of Corporate Finance.  Tina can be reached at tina_weber@equityoffice.com.

 

Gavin Niemi (BBA 2011) has joined Greystone & Co. as an Underwriting Associate in New York, New York.  Reach out to Gavin at gavin.niemi@gmail.com.

 

Charles LeClaire (BBA 1974) has been promoted from Senior Vice President – Investments to Executive Managing Director – Investments.  Charles works for Marcus & Millichap and can be reached at CLeclaire@marcusmillichap.com.

 

Austin Mautz (BBA 2000) has joined Fiduciary Real Estate Development, Inc. as CFO and Vice President in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Please contact Austin at amautz@fred-inc.com.

 

Gwen Lampert (MS 1991) has been promoted from Assistant Vice President to Vice President, Investments.  She currently works at LM Commercial Real Estate in Clarendon Hills, Illinois.  Gwen maintains a key role in the acquisitions and asset management areas, in addition to overseeing the accounting and financial reporting for the companys’ assets and investment funds.  Get in touch with Gwen at GWEN@LMTEAM.COM.

 

Scott Jackman, an Affiliate WREAA Member, is now a Partner at Eaton John Overbey Jackman, LLP in Wausau, Wisconsin.  Contact Scott at saj@jackmanlawfirm.com.

 

Charles Tilleman (BBA 2011) has joined Hines Interests as an Associate in Oakland, California.  Please reach out to Scott at cdtilleman@gmail.com.

 

Ruth Davis (MS 1981) has joined NorthMarq Capital as Vice President in Dallas, Texas.  Ruth’s email address is ruthsdavis@yahoo.com.

 

Ross Housner (BBA 2006) has joined Heitman Capital Management, LLC as Vice President – Acquisitions in Chicago, Illinois.  Ross can be reached at ross.housner@gmail.com.

 

Catherine Quinn (MS 1980) was recently promoted from Director to Commercial Regional Operations Director for TD Bank in Asheville, North Carolina.  Catherine can be reached at catherine.quinn@td.com.

 

Nathan Podratz (BBA 2000) has been promoted from Director of Capital Markets to Vice President, Head of Capital Markets for Mortenson Development, Inc. in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Contact Nathan at nate.podratz@mortenson.com.

 

Michael Schack (MS 1986) has joined Dayton Street Partners, LLC as Principal in Chicago, Illinois.  Get in touch with Michael at Michael.Schack@comcast.net.

 

Kimberly Cozza (BBA 2001) was recently promoted from Vice President to Managing Director for Berkadia Commercial Mortgage in Chicago, Illinois.  Contact Kimberly at kimberly.cozza@berkadia.com.

 


October 2017

 

Michael LaCour-Little (Ph.D. 1995) has joined Fannie Mae as Director of Economics in Washington, District of Columbia. Reach Michael at mlacour-little@fullerton.edu.

 

Jeff Possin (BBA 1997) has joined Foresite Realty Partners, L.L.C. in Rosemont, Illinois, as a Regional Property Manager and can be reached at jpossin@yahoo.com.

 

Pablo Fuenzalida (MBA 2007) has joined City National Bank as a Senior Credit Officer in La Jolla, California.  He can be reached at pablo.fuenzalida@cnb.com.

 

Ryan Little (BBA 2013) has joined Cortland Partners in Atlanta, Georgia, as an Investment Associate. Ryan can be reached at rnlittle20@gmail.com.

 

Erik Schmitt (MBA 2017) has joined MBRE Healthcare as an Analyst in Chicago, Illinois.  Get in touch with Erik at erik.o.schmitt@gmail.com.

 

Conor Byrne (BBA 2015) has joined Cielo Property Group in Austin, Texas, as an Investments Analyst. Contact Conor at cbyrne@cielo-re.com.

 

John Herzog has been promoted to Vice President, Relationship Manager for U.S. Commercial Real Estate for BMO Harris Bank N.A. in Madison, Wisconsin. Reach John at john.herzog@bmo.com.

 

Erica Wilms (BBA 2003) has joined eawcapital as the Owner in Chicago, Illinois and can be reached at erica@eawcapital.com.

 

Michael Bloom (BBA 2017) has joined Citigroup as CMBS & Real Estate Finance Analyst in New York, New York. He can be reached at mbloom23@gmail.com.

 

Alec Greenberg (BBA 2017) has joined RSM in Chicago, Illinois, as an Associate.  Alec can be reached at abgreenberg35@gmail.com.

 

Justin Puisis (BBA 2014) has joined Starwood Retail Partners as Finance and Investments Analyst in Chicago, Illinois. Get in touch with Justin at justin.puisis@gmail.com.

 

Sam Teper (BBA 2015) has joined Focus Healthcare Partners LLC as an Analyst in Chicago, Illinois. Contact Sam at steper@focushp.com.

 

Ben Stevens (MBA 2017) has joined Forward Development Group in Verona, Wisconsin, as a Development Associate. Reach Ben at bws@forwarddevgroup.com.

 

Megan May (BBA 2009) has joined Allstate Investments in Northbrook, Illinois, as an Associate and can be reached at megan.may@allstate.com.

 

Jim Hegedus (BBA 2008) has joined Water Street Partners as a Managing Partner in Excelsior, Minnesota.  Jim can be reached at hegedusjr@gmail.com.

 

Brandon Wiltgen (BBA 2003) has joined Anchor Bank, N.A. as Vice President, Commercial Real Estate in Blaine Minnesota. Get in touch with Brandon at brwiltgen@uwalumni.com.

 

Stew Cedarleaf (BBA 2006) has joined FivePoint in San Francisco, California, as the Senior Investment Manager.  Contact Stew at stewart.cedarleaf@gmail.com.

 

David Luebke (BBA 2005) has joined World Class Capital Group as Vice President in Austin, Texas. Reach David at dcluebke@hotmail.com.

 

Chase Brieman (BBA 2005) has joined CBRE in Madison, Wisconsin, as First Vice President and can be reached at chase.brieman@cbre.com.  Chase started in 2003 as an intern with CBRE and has been a commercial real estate broker, focusing on office and industrial property transactions since graduating from UW.

 

Ian Johnson (BBA 2013) has joined Partners Group (USA) in Denver, Colorado. He can be reached at ian.johnson@partnersgroup.com.

 

Kian Wagner (BBA 2003) has joined The Carlyle Group as an Acquisitions and Asset Management Consultant in Verona, Wisconsin. Kian can be reached at kianwagner@gmail.com.

 

Allison Timmerman (BBA 2017) has joined Metlife Real Estate Investors as an Analyst in Chicago, Illinois. Get in touch with Allison at allisontimmerman1@gmail.com.

 

David Luebke (BBA 2005) has joined World Class Capital Group in Austin, Texas, as Vice President. Contact David at dcluebke@hotmail.com.

 

David Busko (BBA 2008) has joined Heitman as Senior Vice President, Acquisitions in Chicago, Illinois. Reach David at david.lee.busko@gmail.com.

 

Scott Zigler (BBA 1999) has joined Crossroads Retail Group in Kansas City, Missouri as Vice President. Reach Scott at szigler@crossroadsretailgroup.com.

 

Kendra Stensven (BBA 2000) has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Development for The NHP Foundation in New York, New York. Kendra can be reached at kcstensven@uwalumni.com.  Kendra has been working on housing preservation projects in Chicago.

 

Leslie Marshall (MS 1991) has joined General Parking in Chicago, Illinois, as the Chief Operating Officer.  She can be reached at ljmarshall1111@gmail.com.

 

Jeff Broaden (BBA 2004) has joined Stonehouse Capital in Chicago, Illinois, as Founder and President. His company website is www.stonehouse.capital.

 

Tim Slater (BBA 2013) has joined Amstar Group, LLC in Denver, Colorado, as an Associate.  Get in touch with Tim at timothyrslater@gmail.com.

 

David Desforges (MBA 1995) has retired as Chief Development Officer after 18 years with Hilton Grand Vacations in Orlando, Florida.  David can be reached at dd_50_98@yahoo.com.

 

Jessica Hanson (BBA 2017) has joined NorthMarq Capital as a Loan Portfolio Analyst in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Connect with Jessica at jlhanson@northmarq.com.

 


July 2017

 

Katie Bergen (BBA 2009) will marry Zach Johnson, a graduate of University of Wisconsin Whitewater on August 12, 2017. Both work in commercial real estate investment. Katie is a Vice President at CenterSquare Investment Management and Zach is a Project Development Manager at Gorman & Company. Growing up in Madison, Zach and Katie were high school sweethearts and followed their love of the outdoors to Denver, Colorado where they currently reside.The couple is planning a backyard wedding in Verona, Wisconsin. Katie can be reached at kbergen@centersquare.com.

Kevin Bell (BBA 2006) has joined Harbor Bay Real Estate Advisors LLC as Chief Financial Officer in Northbrook, Illinois.  Kevin can be reached at kevin@harbor-bay.com.

Chris Bates (BBA 2017) has joined Duff & Phelps, LLC as an Incoming Analyst - Real Estate Advisory in Edina, Minnesota.  Get in touch with Chris at bates.christopher7@gmail.com.

Jeffrey Ruidl (MBA 2008) has joined Hammes Partners in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as Vice President of Acquisitions. Connect with Jeffrey at jeffreyruidl@mac.com.

Jonathan Brown (MBA 2014) has been promoted to Vice President – Relationship Manager at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Company in Chicago, Illinois.  Contact Jonathan at brownjm2@gmail.com.

Alex Neubauer (BBA 2012) has joined Ladder Capital in New York, New York as an Associate. Reach Alex at ahneubauer@gmail.com.

Gregory Van Patten (BBA 1993) has been promoted to Senior Vice President-Development at The Wolff Company, LLC in Bainbridge Island, Washington and can be reached at gvanpatten@awolff.com.

Jonathan Schwerin, CFA (MBA 2017) has joined Essex Property Trust in San Francisco, California as an Asset Management Associate. Jonathan can be reached at jon.schwerin@yahoo.com.

Elysia Beese (BBA 2017) has joined Wells Fargo Securities as an Investment Banking Analyst in New York, New York.  Get in touch with Elysia at elysia.beese@gmail.com.

Raythan Pillai (BBA 2017) has joined The Boldt Company in Mequon, Wisconsin as Development Intern.  Connect with Raythan at raythanp@gmail.com.

Brian Hughes-Cromwick (MBA 2017) has joined ScanlanKemperBard Companies, LLC in Portland, Oregon as a Senior Analyst.  Contact Brian at bhughescromwick@gmail.com.

Calvin Knox (BBA 2017) has joined Green Courte Partners, LLC in Chicago, Illinois.  Reach Calvin at CKnox@GreenCourtePartners.com.

Jocelyn Friedman (MBA 2017) has joined JT Klein Company in Madison, Wisconsin as a Development Associate and can be reached at jocelyn.e.friedman@gmail.com.

Alexandra Schultz (BBA 2014) is making an internal transfer from Chicago, Illinois to San Francisco, California.  Alexandra will continue as a Relationship Manager for Wells Fargo – Commercial Real Estate Group.  She can be reached at alexandra.schultz@wellsfargo.com.

Nicole Sarquis (BBA 2017) has joined Equity Office Properties as a Financial Analyst in Chicago, Illinois.  Nicole can be reached at nicomsarquis@gmail.com.

Artur Prusak (BBA 2015) has been promoted to Associate at Freddie Mac Multifamily in McLean, Virginia.  Get in touch with Artur at artur_prusak@freddiemac.com.

Kyle Reichert (BBA 2017) has joined LivCor (a Blackstone portfolio company) in Chicago, Illinois as a Financial Analyst.  Get in touch with Kyle at kreichert27@yahoo.com.

Benjamin Jacobs (BBA 2010) has joined Meridian Capital Group as Vice President in New York, New York.  Connect with Benjamin at benjacobs43@gmail.com.

Kyle Brasser (BBA 2008) has joined Sherman Associates in Minneapolis, Minnesota as a Developer.  Contact Kyle at kyle.brasser@gmail.com.

Marshall Scallan (MBA 2007) has joined Cushman & Wakefield as Managing Director in Washington, District of Columbia. Reach Marshall at marshallscallan@gmail.com.

Hans J. Vrensen (MS 1991) has joined AEW Europe as Managing Director | Head of Research & Strategy in London, England and can be reached at Hans.vrensen@aeweurope.com.

 


May 2017

 

Shea Stricker (BBA 2014) is making an internal transfer from Chicago, Illinois to Denver, Colorado.  Shea will continue as an Analyst for the Real Estate Advisory Group within his company, Duff & Phelps, LLC. Contact Shea at Shea.Stricker@DuffandPhelps.com.

 

Andrew Toby (MBA 2013) has joined Unison Investment Management as Director, Investment Operations in San Francisco, California.  Reach Andrew at andrewntoby@gmail.com.

 

Patrick Clifford (BBA 2005) has joined Kaufman Jacobs in Chicago, Illinois as Director of Finance and can be reached at pmclifford@gmail.com.

 

Christopher Ross (MBA 2001) has joined Feldman Equities in Acquisitions in Tampa, Florida. Get in touch with Christopher at rosscl71@hotmail.com.

 

James Geimer (MS 1989) has joined Veritas Investments in San Francisco, California as Vice President, Development.  James can be reached at jtgeimer@gmail.com.

 

Nicholas Malpede (BS 2016) has joined Monday Properties in McLean, Virginia.  Connect with Nicholas at nmalpede@mondayre.com.

 

John Schoback (BBA 2013) has joined Hines Interests as Development Associate in New York, New York. Reach John at jschoback@gmail.com.

 

Megan Michuda (BBA 2010) has joined Wangard Partners, Inc. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as a Project Analyst. Megan can be reached at megan.michuda@gmail.com.

 

Travis Campbell (MBA 2011) has joined Cushman & Wakefield as an Associate Director in Chicago, Illinois.  He can be reached at traviscampbell@uwalumni.com.

 

Kyle Verhasselt (BBA 2013) has been promoted to Senior Associate – Investments at Origin Investments in Chicago, Illinois and can be reached at kyle.verhasselt@gmail.com.

 

Jenna Ladsten (MBA 2017) has joined US Bank – Commercial Real Estate in Dallas, Texas as a Credit Analyst.  Reach Jenna at jladsten@uwalumni.com.

 

Dave McClain (BBA 2017) has joined Hillcrest / Brickman Group as an Analyst in New York, New York. Contact Dave at dmcclain@hillcrestfinancellc.com.

 

Ben Rosen (BBA 2008) has joined Duke Realty Corporation in East Rutherford, New Jersey as Vice President – Development and Leasing.  He can be reached at benbrosen@gmail.com.

 

Steig Peterson (BBA 2017) has joined Goldman Sachs as a Real Estate Analyst in Dallas, Texas. Connect with Steig at steigpete@gmail.com.

 

Patrick Connolly (BBA 2017) has joined Rialto Capital Management in New York, New York as an Analyst and can be reached at patrick.connolly11@gmail.com.

 

Kevin Kazlow (BBA 2017) has joined Blue Vista Capital Management, LLC as a Financial Analyst in Chicago, Illinois. Get in touch with Kevin at kevinkazlow@gmail.com.

 

Beau VandeWalle (BBA 2017) has joined Starwood Property Trust as a Rotational Analyst in Miami, Florida.  Reach Beau at beauvandewalle5@gmail.com.

 

Brian Hennig (BBA 2015) has joined Hendricks Commercial Properties in Beloit, Wisconsin as a Financial Analyst.  Brian can be reached at brian.hennig@hendricksgroup.net.

 

Megan Schmidt (BBA 2017) has joined Ernst & Young as a Transaction Real Estate – Staff in Chicago, Illinois. Contact Megan at 14mschmidt@gmail.com.

 


March 2017

 

Jeffrey Robbins (BBA 2005) has joined Walker & Dunlop as a Managing Director in Chicago, Illinois. Reach Jeffrey at JRobbins@walkerdunlop.com.

Michael Zoellner (MBA 2014) has joined FrontRange Capital Partners in Greenwood Village, Colorado as a Senior Financial Analyst and can be reached at mzoellner87@gmail.com.

Daniel Price (BBA 2010) has joined Waypoint Residential as Vice President, Acquisitions in Chicago, Illinois.  He can be reached at DPrice@WaypointResidential.com.

James Heald, Affiliate Member, has been promoted from Senior Associate to Vice President for JLL in Chicago, Illinois. James can be reached at james.h.heald@gmail.com.

Brett Hood (BS 2001) has joined NorthMarq Capital in Chicago, Illinois as Senior Vice President. Connect with Brett at bhood@northmarq.com.  Brett is responsible for providing clients with creative financing solutions on behalf of the firm’s direct relationship with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, life company correspondents, commercial banks and CMBS lenders.

Alex Antolino (BBA 2010) has been promoted to Vice President of Development at DDR Corp in Beachwood, Ohio.  Alex is responsible for sourcing retail value-add redevelopment and ground-up development projects in the United States. Get in touch with Alex at aantolino@ddr.com.

Max Hecht (BBA2015) has joined Jamestown as an Asset Management and Development Analyst in Brooklyn, New York. Contact Max at maxhecht@outlook.com.

Adam Ott (BBA 2004 has been promoted to Senior Director at Fitch Ratings in Chicago, Illinois.  Reach Adam at adamjott@gmail.com.

Alex Hansen (BBA 2010) has joined 29th Street Capital as an Associate in Chicago, Illinois and can be reached at ahansen@29thstreetcapital.com.

Toby Veit (BBA 2004) has joined Ryan Companies US, Inc. in Naperville, Illinois as Director of Capital Markets. He can be reached at tobyveit@gmail.com.

Steven Pape (BBA 2000) has joined RFP Commercial, Inc. as Partner in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Steven has more than 17 years of experience in the industry, focusing on tenant representation, leasing, investment sales, acquisitions, dispositions and development. Steven can be reached at spape@rfpcommercial.com.

Benjamin Goldberg (BBA 2011) has been promoted to Vice President at Prime Finance in Chicago, Illinois.  Get in touch with Benjamin at bgoldberg17@gmail.com.

Russell Marks (MBA 2007) has joined L'Oreal USA in Clark, New Jersey as Director of Real Estate for North and South America. Connect with Russell at russell.scott.marks@gmail.com.

John Fredericks (BBA 2014) has joined The John Buck Company as an Analyst in Chicago, Illinois. Contact John at jfredericks21@gmail.com.


January 2017

  

Aaron Konop (BBA 2016) has joined Continental Properties as a Development Associate in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin and can be reached at akonop@wisc.edu.

 

Daniel M. Fisher (BBA 2016) has joined Avison Young as a Financial Analyst in Chicago, Illinois and can be reached at fisher.danielm@gmail.com.

 

Mark Lindgren (MBA2013) has joined Corum Real Estate Group, Inc. in Denver, Colorado and can be reached at lindgrenorama@gmail.com.

 

Jon Osmundson (BBA 2012) has joined Dentons LLP in Chicago, Illinois and can be reached at josmundson20@gmail.com.

 

Max Sternberg (BBA 2013) has joined Holland & Knight LLP in Chicago, Illinois and can be reached at max.sternberg@yahoo.com.

 

Samuel Ankin (BBA 2002) has joined Northpond Partners, LLC as a Founding Principal in Chicago, Illinois and can be reached at sankin@northpond.com.  Northpond is an investor and operator of retail and urban mixed use properties.

 

Louis DeFino (BBA 2011) is making an internal transfer from Chicago, Illinois to Newport Beach, California for his company, TH Real Estate as an Associate for Southwest Acquisitions.  Louis can be reached at louis.defino@threalestate.com.  TH Real Estate is the re-branded name for TIAA’s global real estate business.

 

Bryan Johnson (BBA 2012) has been promoted from Senior Accountant to Manager for WipFli, LLP in Madison, Wisconsin.  Bryan can be reached at bryan.thomas.johnson@gmail.com.

 

James Cope (MS 1989) has been promoted from Senior Vice President to Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Walker & Dunlop in Harland, Wisconsin.  James can be reached at jcope@walkerdunlop.com.

 

Jack Klister (BBA 2016) has joined Stan Johnson Company as an Analyst in Chicago, Illinois and can be reached at jklister@stanjohnsonco.com.

 

Lea Yamaguchi (BBA 2015) has relocated from Chicago, Illinois to Riverside, California.  Lea works for General Growth Properties as an Associate General Manager and can be reached at lea.yamaguchi@gmail.com.

 

Brian Renzi (BBA 2008) has been promoted from Vice President to Managing Director for Red Stone Partners in New York, New York.  Brian can be reached at brian.renzi@gmail.com.

 

Ryan Bruders (BBA 2016) has joined Altus Group U.S. Inc. as a Consultant in Research, Valuation & Advisory in Chicago, Illinois and can be reached at brudersryan@gmail.com.

 

Landon Wirth (BBA 2003) has joined Wangard Partners, Inc. as Director of Mortgage Financing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and can be reached at ltwirth@gmail.com.

 

Raymond Young (MBA 2000) has relocated from Chicago, Illinois to Beverly Hills, California.  Raymond works for International Airport Centers as the Managing Director of Operations and can be reached at ryoung@jetcargo.com.

 

Isaac Accola (BBA 2016) has joined Ryan Companies US, Inc. as a Capital Markets Analyst in Minneapolis, Minnesota and can be reached at accola7@gmail.com.

 

Brian McGinnis (BBA 2016) has joined PwC as an Associate, Financial Markets – Real Estate in Chicago, Illinois and can be reached at brianmcginnis18@gmail.com.

 

Nicholas Weisnicht (BBA 2010) has been promoted from Vice President to Senior Vice President for Sitex Group in Rosemont, Illinois.  Nicholas can be reached at nweisnicht@sitexgroup.com.

 

Jack Rabenn (BBA 2016) has joined CBRE as a Financial Analyst in Chicago, Illinois and can be reached at jack.rabenn@cbre.com.

 

Peter Rowe (MS 1975) has joined SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union in Laguna Woods, California and can be reached at prowe001@gmail.com.

 

Michael Pfaff MBA 2008) has relocated from New York, New York to Charlotte, North Carolina. Michael works for Wells Fargo as Vice President - Real Estate Capital Markets and can be reached at  michaeldpfaff@gmail.com.


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