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The William Newman Department of Real Estate Advisory Board is comprised of top leaders in the real estate industry. The Advisory Board provides guidance and support to the Department in such areas as curriculum development, internship programs, job opportunities, research issues, and the expansion of the Department’s new focus on international real estate education and conferences. Dennis Friedrich (CEO, Brookfield Property Partners - Global Office Division) is the Chair and Bill Newman is the Honorary Chair of the Department's Advisory Board.

The current Advisory Board members of the Department of Real Estate are:


Kenneth F. Bernstein
President & CEO

Acadia Realty Trust
Kyle Bolden
Ernst & Young
Karen Cronin
Deloitte & Touche, LLP
Douglas Durst
Durst Organization
Larry Field
Founder & Principal
NSB Associates
Dennis Friedrich (Board Chair)
Chief Executive Officer
Brookfield Property Partners - Global Office Division
Francis J. Greenburger
Chairman & CEO
Time Equities Inc
David Henry
Former President, CEO, and Vice Chairman of the Board
Kimco Realty
Mitchell Hersh
President & CEO
Mack Cali Realty Corporation
Joseph Macnow
Executive V.P. of Finance & Administration, CAO
Vornado Realty Trust
Philip A. Marra
Vincent Mo
Chairman & CEO
SouFun Holdings Ltd
William Newman
Founder and Former Chairman
New Plan Excel Realty Trust
Bill O'Connor
President & COO
O'Connor Capital Partners
Jim Oswald
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Richard Pergolis
Pergolis Swartz Associates Inc.
Glenn J. Rufrano


David Shulman
David Shulman LLC
Joseph Sitt
CEO & Founder
Thor Equities

Michael Stoler                                      Managing Director

Madison Realty Capital
Margaret Waters
Principal - Real Estate Funds
Bessemer Trust

Matthew Van Buren
President - New York Tri-State Region

CB Richard Ellis
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