Kellogg Real Estate Advisory Council


The mission of the Kellogg School of Management’s Real Estate Advisory Council is to enhance the Kellogg School’s impact on the field of real estate through Council efforts to support quality teaching, research, and curriculum development; to promote student recruitment and placement; and to advance relations with alumni and other leaders in the real estate industry.


Erwin K. Aulis '82
Chief Operating Officer
Northwood Investors LLC
Debra Cafaro
Chairman and CEO
Ventas, Inc.
Bruce R. Cohen
Wrightwood Financial
Frank Cohen
Senior Managing Director
The Blackstone Group
Gerald Cohen '79
Founder and Manager
SF Properties
Scott Goodman '84
Founding Principal
Far Point
Kathryn L. Guthrie '86
General Partner
Guthrie Partners, LP
David Helfand
Equity Group Investments
Jeffrey L. Johnson '83
Chief Executive Officer
Dividend Capital Diversified Property Fund
Douglas A. Kiersey, Jr. '02
Dermody Properties
Barry Malkin '88
Senior Managing Partner
GEM Realty Capital
Adam S. Metz '90
Managing Director
Head of International Real Estate
The Carlyle Group
Eric C. Mogentale
Managing Principal
Walton Street Capital, LLC
Mark Oei '96
Founding Partner
Redwood Coast Capital
Jonathan Pollack 
Chief Investment Officer, Debt Strategies
Frank Schmitz
Senior Managing Director
Park Hill Real Estate Group
Craig H. Solomon 
Managing Principal
Square Mile Capital Management
Robert Underhill '84 
Executive Vice President 
Bill Vernon 
Group Head, Executive Vice President
Commercial Real Estate
Wells Fargo & Company
K. Jay Weaver '95
Managing Principal 
Walton Street Capital, LLC
Earl E. Webb '81 
President, U.S. Operations 
Avison Young
Gina Weldy 
Vice President, Real Estate
Northwestern Memorial Healthcare