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Advisory Board

The Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis (CREUA) Advisory Board is charged with leading the strategic planning process to shape a top-ranked center for real estate and urban analysis at the GW School of Business. Members promote the mission of the School through their Advisory Board work and in their own professional lives. The primary function and purpose of the Advisory Board and its members are related to the following areas:

  • Advising and supporting the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis leaders with regards to curriculum and research
  • Serving as a resource of knowledge and experience for real estate faculty and students
  • Advocating for the advancement of GWSB students, faculty and alumni in real estate
  • Identifying potential new projects and members for the Advisory Board
  • Helping to secure additional resources for the GWSB and the Center


Mr. H. Gary Gabriel, B.B.A. 1989
Executive Managing Director
Cushman & Wakefield

Mr. Richard Abramson, B.B.A. 1981
Chair, Real Estate Group
Cole Schotz

Mr. Mike Balaban

Mr. Charles R. Bendit, B.B.A. 1975
Taconic Investment Partners

Mr. Jeffrey S. Berkes, M.B.A. 1993
President, West Coast
Federal Realty Investment Trust

Mr. Corey Bialow, B.B.A. 1992
Bialow Real Estate, LLC

Mr. Gary Block
Chief Investment Officer
The Meridian Group

Mr. John B. Brod, B.A. (CCAS) 1973
ABS Partners Real Estate

Mr. David A. Burris, BBA 1979
Terra Holdings
(parent company of Brown Harris Stevens)

Mr. Christopher Capece, B.B.A. 1995
Senior Development Director
AvalonBay Communities, Inc.

Dino Christoforakis, M.B.A. 2011
Head of Transactions, North America
AFIAA-Swiss Foundation for International Real Estate Investments

Mr. John M. Cibinic, B.B.A. 1986, M.B.A. 1993
Beekman Advisors, LLC

Mr. Kenneth Cohen
Managing Director
Bank of America/Merrill Lynch

Mr. Alan Davis, B.B.A. 1982
Managing Director
Eastdil Secured

Mr. Lee Deutsch, B.A. (CCAS), 1996
National Granite

Ms. Tiffany L. Durr, M.A. 2007
Vice President, Community Development Lending & Investment
KeyBank Real Estate Capital

Ms. Carol S. Engel, B.B.A. 1985, M.B.A. 1988
C.S. Engel & Associates, LLC

Mr. Hossein Fateh. B.B.A. 1995, M.S. 1997
Principal - CloudHQ
Dalian LLC

Mr. David Firestein
SCG Retail

Mr. James E. Flaum
Managing Director
Morgan Stanley

Mr. John Green
Co-Founder and Managing Principal
Blackstar Real Estate Partners

Mr. Joshua D. Gleiber, B.B.A. 1989
GARI Realty Advisors, Inc.

Mr. Jonathan Iger
Sage Realty Corp.

Mr. Michael Katcher, B.B.A. 1991
Vice Chairman
Cushman & Wakefield

Mr. Stephen G. Kliegerman, B.B.A. 1989
Halstead Property Development

Mr. Josh N. Kuriloff, B.B.A. 1981
Executive Vice Chairman
Cushman & Wakefield

Mr. Stephen Muller, B.B.A. 2000
Chief Investment Officer
Arris Properties Group LLC

Ms. Sharon Oliver, M.B.A. 1982
Meany & Oliver

Mr. Evan Pariser, M.B.A. 1982
Senior Managing Director
Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP

Mr. David Paul
President and Chief Operating Officer
JBG Smith

Mr. Stuart Romanoff
Vice Chairman
Cushman & Wakefield

Ms. Deborah Ratner Salzberg, B.A. 1975 (CCAS)
Forest City Washington

Mr. Brian Ray, B.A. (CCAS) 1994
Managing Partner
Alchemy-ABR Partners

Mr. Monty Thakur
Director & Owner
Viva Group
Represented by Mr. Jeffrey Stoddard, Chief

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