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Real Estate Advisory Council

Mission and Goals

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.

Advisory Council Chair

Frank Cohen '95
Senior Managing Director and Global Head Core + Real Estate, Blackstone
Chairman and CEO, Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust


Advisory Council Members

  • Kimberly A. Adams '94, '01 MBA
    Managing Director
    JP Morgan Chase
  • Erwin K. Aulis '80, '82 MBA
    Retired - Chief Operating Officer
    Northwood Investors, LLC
  • Bruce R. Cohen
    CEO
    Temerity Strategic Partners
  • Gerald Cohen '79 MBA
    Managing Director
    SSG Development LLC and SF Properties, Inc.  
  • Adam Falk ’07 MBA
    Managing Director
    Criterion Real Estate Capital
  • Scott Goodman '84 MBA
    Co-Founder and Managing Partner
    Decennial Group 
  • David Helfand '86
    President
    Equity Group Investments, LLC
  • Jeffrey L. Johnson '83 MBA
    Founder
    Lakeshore Holdings, LLC
  • Robert P. Karnes ’89 MBA
    Global Head of Real Estate Debt
    BlackRock Real Assets
  • Douglas A. Kiersey, Jr. '02 MBA
    President
    Dermody Properties
  • Barry Malkin '88 MBA
    Senior Managing Partner
    GEM Realty Capital
  • Richard Mandel '87 MBA
    President
    Ramsfield Hospitality Finance
  • Adam S. Metz '90 MBA
    Board Member
    Forest City Real Estate Trust
  • Eric Mogentale '84
    Managing Principal
    Walton Street Capital
  • David E. Moore ’08 MBA
    SVP and Portfolio Director
    EQ Office
  • Mark Oei '96 MBA
    Founding Partner
    Redwood Coast Capital
  • Alison Palma '19 MBA
    Senior Associate
    Northwestern University Investment Office
  • Scott Peterson '83, '87 MBA
    Global Internet Infrastructure Investor

  • Stephen D. Plavin ’84 MBA
    Senior Managing Director
    Blackstone
  • Jonathan Pollack '98
    Senior Managing Director
    Blackstone
  • Julie Robinson '09 MBA
    Senior Vice President, Investments
    Ventas, Inc.
  • Daniel B. Rosenbloom ’02 MBA
    Managing Director and Co-Head Investments
    Cadre
  • Ian Sanders '91
    Founder & Principal
    The Fifteen Group Foundation
  • Frank Schmitz '85
    Senior Managing Director
    Park Hill Real Estate 
  • Robert W. Schoder ’82 MBA
    Partner
    PJT Park Hill Real Estate Group
  • Seth Singerman ’05 MBA
    Managing Principal
    Singerman Real Estate
  • Craig H. Solomon
    Managing Principal
    Square Mile Capital Management
  • Robert Underhill '84 MBA
    Executive Vice President
    Shorenstein
  • K. Jay Weaver '95 MBA
    Founder and Managing Partner
    Quartz Lake Capital
  • Earl E. Webb '81 MBA
    Founder and Managing Partner
    9th Green Advisors, LLC
  • Benjamin Weprin ’10 MBA
    Founder & CEO
    AJ Capital Partners
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Evanston, IL 60208
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