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Aaron Bothner (MBA’16)

Vice President – Acquisitions, Wafra Inc.

Aaron Bothner is a Vice President of acquisitions for Wafra and based in New York. Bothner primarily covers underwriting and sourcing new investment opportunities for Wafra’s direct equity real estate platform where he has completed multiple acquisitions throughout the United States over the past 3.5 years. He joined Wafra in August 2016 after earning his MBA at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. While attending McDonough, Bothner held internships at AvalonBay Communities and StoneBeck Capital and he earned a Poland Fellowship. Prior to enrolling at McDonough, Bothner taught high school social studies through Teach For America and coached teachers throughout the U.S.

Noble Carpenter (B’14)

Director – Equity, Debt &  Structured Finance

Noble Carpenter joined Cushman and Wakefield Equity, Debt & Structured Finance in 2017. His primary responsibility at Cushman and Wakefield involves performing financial and market analysis for a broad range of asset types. Additional responsibilities include assisting with the investor/lender marketing
process, due diligence, closing process for transactions and supporting the creation of marketing and research materials. Prior to joining C&W, Mr. Carpenter worked at Citigroup as an Associate in the Structured Products Capital Markets Originations Group for three years. Carpenter received a B.A. in Political Economics from Georgetown University.

Daniel P. Chappell (MBA’14)

Director of Underwriting & Forecasting – Investments, Washington REIT

Dan Chappell works in the Investments group of Washington REIT, responsible for underwriting for new investment opportunities and asset dispositions, transaction due diligence, and budgets and forecasts for office, retail, and multifamily assets under management. Prior to joining Washington REIT in 2014, Chappell worked at Fannie Mae and Navigant Consulting. He received a B.S. in Business Administration from Indiana University with triple-majors in Finance, Marketing, and International Studies. Chappell received an MBA from Georgetown University where he graduated with honors.

Elizabeth Cotter (B’06)

Senior Vice President – Capital Markets, JBG SMITH

Elizabeth Cotter is Senior Vice President of Capital Markets at JBG SMITH, a fully integrated pure-play REIT focused exclusively in the Washington DC region. At JBG SMITH, she is responsible for sourcing and managing all aspects of the Company’s debt portfolio and capital planning. Prior to joining JBG SMITH, Cotter spent 8 years at Bank of America where she managed a $1 billion credit portfolio and underwrote and structured complex commercial real estate transactions. She began her career in the Commercial Real Estate Banking Group at LaSalle Bank in Chicago. Cotter holds a Masters in Real Estate from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. in Business Administration from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

David Crowley (MBA’16)

Associate, FD Stonewater

David Crowley is an Associate on the Investments team at FD Stonewater in Arlington, VA. Prior to his role at FD Stonewater, he was an Associate in the Real Estate Investment Banking group at Baird. Crowley earned his MBA from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, where he was named the Class of 2016 McGowan Fellow. Crowley earned his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame with a major in Finance and is a CFA charterholder.

Jonathan Cummings (B‘05)

Director, Westbrook Partners

Jonathan Cummings is a Director with Westbrook Partners and is responsible for its investment and asset management activities in the Washington, DC market. Cummings joined Westbrook Partners in 2012 and has more than ten years of commercial real estate experience. After starting his career with CapitalSource Finance in the structured finance group, he spent four years with the JBG Companies where he was a project manager for office, residential and hotel developments. Following JBG, Cummings spent a summer at Morgan Stanley in the real estate investment bank. Cummings earned a B.A. in Government from Georgetown University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Ryan Dodge (B’12)

Senior Vice President, PCCP

Ryan Dodge joined PCCP in September 2013. Dodge is responsible for acquisitions and debt originations along the East Coast with a focus on the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. During his tenure at PCCP, he has closed over 50 transactions in 16 states across industrial, multifamily, office, retail and hotel property types. Prior to joining PCCP, Dodge worked a in the Global Real Estate Investment Banking Group at Barclays, specializing in M&A advisory and capital markets assignments on behalf of public REITs and private real estate clients. Dodge holds a B.S. in Finance and International Business from Georgetown University, where he is a member of the Associate Advisory Board of the Steers Center for Global Real Estate.

Lena Duffield (B’17)

Acquisitions Analyst, Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing

Lena Duffield is an analyst on the acquisitions team at Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing based in New York City. At Morgan Stanley, she serves as an acquisitions generalist, underwriting opportunities across all major asset types on behalf of the firm’s core and opportunistic private real estate strategies in East Coast U.S. markets. While at Georgetown, Duffield co-founded the Georgetown Undergraduate Public Real Estate Fund (GUPREF), a student-led investment fund that invests in CMBS and publicly traded REITs. In September 2019, Duffield will join Wheelock Street Capital, a real estate private equity firm, as an associate focused on acquisitions and asset management across Wheelock’s opportunistic and core plus investment vehicles. Duffield graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where she received a B.S. in Business Administration with a double-major in Finance and Management.

Colleen Floberg (C’05)

Vice President, Silverpeak

Colleen Floberg is vice president at Silverpeak, where she is responsible for the firm’s investor relations and capital raising activities. Prior to this role, Floberg worked at Lehman Brothers in the real estate private equity group, where she was involved in the investor relations and capital raising efforts related to five real estate private equity funds, which were composed of three equity funds and two mezzanine debt funds. Floberg started her career at Chicago Partners, an economic consulting firm. She graduated from Georgetown University, where she received a B.A. with a double major in Spanish and Finance.

Nicolas Franzetti (MBA’06)

Senior Vice President, ASB Capital Management

Nicolas Franzetti oversees ASB’s Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions, including all new investment activity and management of existing assets. Franzetti is a member of ASB’s Management Committee and Investment Committee. Since joining ASB Real Estate Investments in 2006, Franzetti has closed over $1.5 billion in transactions across property sectors and geographies. He received his MBA from Georgetown University and a B.A. in English Literature from McGill University. He is an active member of the Urban Land Institute Washington, D.C.

Brendan Glavin (B’14)

Senior Associate, AION Partners

Brendan Glavin is a Senior Associate at AION Partners where he focuses on acquisitions and asset management across the firm’s portfolio. His primary responsibilities include underwriting and originating new investment opportunities as well as managing the day-to-day activities for several of AION’s assets. Glavin also supports the team with business development by interfacing with current and future stakeholders. Prior to joining AION Partners, Glavin was a Credit Analyst in M&T Bank’s New York City Commercial Real Estate office where he helped to structure and underwrite over $500M of retail, office, and multifamily transactions. Glavin graduated from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University with a BSBA in Finance and a minor in Economics

Patrick Hackett (B’07)

Senior Vice President – Stockbridge Capital Group

Patrick Hackett is a Senior Vice President at Stockbridge Capital Group, responsible for acquisitions in the DC, Boston and Denver markets across all asset and risk types. Additionally, Hackett leads the firm’s Debt Capital Markets functions across the country. Prior to joining Stockbridge in 2010, he worked at UBS in their M&A group. Hackett received a B.S. in Finance and Accounting from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Lexington Henn (B’13)

Vice President – Debt & Equity Finance Team, Mission Capital

Lexington Henn is a Vice President for the Debt & Equity Finance Team at Mission Capital where she has been actively involved in the raising of more than $650 million of capital in the form of debt, equity, mezzanine, and preferred equity for a variety of asset classes including residential, office, hospitality, industrial and retail throughout the United States.  Prior to joining Mission, Henn worked at Cushman & Wakefield (f/k/a DTZ) in the research and capital markets departments. Henn graduated from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University with a B.S. in Business Administration.

Robert Holuba (MBA’11)

Vice President of Acquisitions, CenterSquare Investment Management

Robert Holuba is responsible for sourcing, underwriting, and closing of acquisitions and investment transactions in the eastern region of the U.S.  Prior to joining CenterSquare, Holuba was an associate with Lubert-Adler Real Estate Partners where he was responsible for all aspects of the investments including sourcing and acquisition of new investments, implementation of business plans, coordination with operating partners, leasing agents and other third-party resources. He received a B.A. from Princeton University and an MBA from Georgetown University.

Campbell Hudson (MBA’12)

Vice President Debt Capital Markets, M&T Bank

Campbell Hudson is a vice president in M&T Bank’s debt capital markets group. In this role Hudson is responsible for the syndication and distribution of commercial real estate mortgages to outside investors. Prior to joining M&T’s debt capital markets group in 2016, Hudson was a relationship manager in M&T Bank’s Washington, DC commercial real estate group where he was responsible for originating commercial mortgages. Previously, Hudson held roles as a commercial real estate leasing broker and as an analyst for a real estate investment firm. He received a B.A. in History from the University of Texas and an MBA from Georgetown University.

Julia Hyman (B’19)

Analyst, JOSS Realty Partners

Julia Hyman graduated from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, with a B.S. in Business Administration and a fellowship in Entrepreneurship. While at Georgetown, Hyman published a book entitled “Universal Housing” and was recognized by Forbes and Poets and Quants as one of the top 100 Best and Brightest Business Majors of 2019. She is presently pursuing her Master’s in Real Estate Development at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Preservation and Planning. She is also working as an analyst at JOSS Realty Partners in New York City. At JOSS, she is involved in acquisitions, leasing, investor relations, underwriting, and development.

Maxi T. Leachman (C’11)

Senior Vice President, Debt & Structured Finance Group – CBRE

As Senior Vice President of CBRE’s Debt & Structured Finance Group, Leachman’s primary focus is arranging senior debt, mezzanine debt and equity for a wide variety of apartment/condominium, office, retail, industrial and other properties and development projects. Specializing in multi-housing loan originations, Leachman is responsible for the origination and closing of multifamily debt & equity placements, as well as overseeing the financial analysis, underwriting, and due diligence process for the Mid-Atlantic region. Prior to joining CBRE, she worked at a large commercial real estate finance firm where she focused on Fannie Mae DUS® and Freddie Mac Program Plus® loan origination and underwriting. During her time there, Leachman closed over 80 Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac transactions representing over $1 Billion in financing for her clients.

Zach Levine (B’16)

Analyst – Originations Team, Morgan Stanley Commercial Real Estate Lending

Zach Levine is an analyst on the originations team with Morgan Stanley’s Commercial Real Estate Lending unit and currently works as a large loan underwriter across all property types and U.S. geographies, evaluating and closing loans for both CMBS and balance sheet execution.  Levine is one of the co-founders of the Steers Center – Young Professionals Group that organizes events for recent Georgetown graduates working in New York City real estate. Levine graduated Cum Laude from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where he received a B.S. in Business Administration.

Andrew Lohrfink (B’12)

Director – Office Leasing, Tishman Speyer

Andrew Lohrfink is a director in the office leasing group at Tishman Speyer in New York City.  Prior to this role, Lohrfink worked in Tishman Speyer’s Washington, D.C. office where he was responsible for underwriting new investment opportunities and the execution of existing asset business plans.  He was also actively involved in the development of a speculative office tower in Atlanta, GA.  He started his career with Tishman Speyer in New York as an analyst in its Leadership Development Program.  Prior to joining Tishman Speyer in 2013, Lohrfink worked for The GFI Group as a credit derivatives broker. He graduated from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University with a B.S. in Business Administration.

Bret D.S. McLeod (B’04)

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Lakewood Hotel Group

Bret D.S. McLeod is a co-founder of Lakewood Hotel Group and currently serves as Managing Partner. Prior to forming Lakewood, McLeod was Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Host Hotels & Resorts, the largest public lodging REIT and S&P 500 company. In that role, he oversaw the management of a nearly $20 billion balance sheet and was responsible for all capital markets, investor relations, cash management, corporate finance, corporate strategy, strategic planning, and merger and acquisitions activities. McLeod was involved in over $15 billion of real estate transactions in his nearly 15-year career at Host. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.S. in Business Administration from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University where he double-majored in Finance and Management.

Andrew McNeill (MBA’15)

Director – Investments, Host Hotels and Resorts

Andrew McNeill is responsible for underwriting new investment opportunities and asset dispositions, transaction due diligence, and management agreement and contract negotiations. Prior to joining Host, he was an Associate at Eastdil Secured / Wells Fargo Securities Real Estate Investment Banking team in Washington, DC, where he was involved in executing over $10 billion in capital markets transactions spanning equity and bond offerings, private debt placement, mergers and acquisitions, and portfolio sales. McNeill holds an MBA from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and earned a B.S in Finance and Marketing Management from Syracuse University.

Nicholas Menzies (C’07)

Principal, Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies

Nicholas Menzies is a Principal in Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies and is based in New York. Prior to joining Blackstone, Menzies was a Senior Vice President at H/2 Capital Partners, an institutional investment manager focused on commercial real estate credit. While at H/2, he was responsible for the trading and structuring of the firm’s commercial real estate related debt securities. Prior to that, Menzies was an Associate at Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. on the CMBS trading desk. Menzies received a B.A. in Economics from Georgetown University.

Mark Negus (MBA’11)

Director, Debt Capital Markets, PGIM Real Estate

Mark Negus is director of debt capital markets for PGIM Real Estate. In his role, he is responsible for originating, structuring and executing both fund and asset level debt across PGIM Real Estate’s US investment funds. Prior to PGIM Real Estate, Negus was a vice president in M&T Bank’s Washington, D.C. commercial real estate group where he was responsible for originating commercial mortgages. Negus received his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Matt Nicholson (MBA’13)

Director, Washington, D.C. office, JLL

Matt Nicholson is a Managing Director in the Washington, DC office of JLL Capital Markets, Americas and a member of its Office Investment Advisory Team. He joins JLL as part of the HFF acquisition and has more than 13 years of commercial real estate experience. Nicholson specializes in the sale, finance and recapitalization of office properties in the DC metro and Mid-Atlantic region and has executed more than $13 billion in investment activity throughout his career. Nicholson holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Sumit Nihalani (B’06)

Acquisitions, Vanbarton Group

Sumit Nihalani is a senior acquisitions professional at Vanbarton Group based in New York. Nihalani is responsible for sourcing and underwriting of east coast equity and structured debt investments. Prior to Vanbarton, Nihalani was an acquisitions associate at DWS Group/RREEF Management, based in New York, and focused on east coast acquisitions. Before working at RREEF, Nihalani was an associate at East End Capital where he was involved with both acquisitions and asset management of the firm’s New York and Miami assets. Nihalani began his real estate career as an analyst at Lazard Real Estate Partners where he concentrated on platform investments in senior housing and other asset classes. Before focusing on real estate, Nihalani began his career working in M&A and private equity. Nihalani holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

Nick O’Neill (L’15)

Vice President – Acquisitions, Goldman Sachs MBD Real Estate

Nick O’Neill is a Vice President on the acquisitions team in Goldman Sachs’ MBD Real Estate group, focusing on making debt and equity investments across various asset types in the U.S. Prior to this role, he was an associate in Goldman Sachs’ Real Estate Investment Banking group where he worked on a number of M&A and financing transactions. O’Neill received a B.A. from Princeton University, where he was a member of the heavyweight crew team, M.St. from the University of Oxford, and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Andrew Pence (SFS’12)

Senior Vice President – The Meridian Group

Andrew Pence is a senior vice president at the Meridian Group, a Washington DC-based real estate development firm, where he focuses on new acquisitions and oversight of Meridian’s existing investments.  Prior to joining Meridian, Pence was on Cushman & Wakefield’s Washington, DC investment sales team, where he was involved in more than $1 billion in commercial transactions within the DC metro area. He currently serves as a board member of the Real Estate Group of Washington, DC. Pence received his B.S. with honors in International Economics from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University.

Matthew Petrillo (C’09, MBA’13)

Vice President – Acquisitions, Clarion Partners 

Matthew Petrillo manages acquisition responsibilities at Clarion Partners for the eastern U.S., and has over 4 years of experience acquiring and managing industrial, multi-family, retail and office assets. During his career, Petrillo has participated in the acquisition of assets totaling over $1.1 billion. Prior to Clarion, Petrillo worked in the Investment Banking Division at Deutsche Bank Securities where he executed on debt, equity and merger transactions for large, corporate clients and closed approximately $2.4 billion in total deal volume. Petrillo graduated with a BA from Georgetown University and earned his MBA from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.

Matthew Pfeiffer (B’07)

Partner & Director of Acquisitions, Alterra Property Group

Matt Pfeiffer is responsible for sourcing and executing acquisitions across all property types. In addition, Pfeiffer is involved with raising joint venture capital and structuring financings. Prior to joining Alterra, Matt focused on acquisitions on the east coast for CenterSquare, a real estate private equity firm located in Philadelphia. He began his career in real estate at Blackstone. Pfeiffer has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Finance from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

Chad Provost (MBA’13)

Director – Portfolio Management, Invesco Real Estate

Chad Provost is currently a Director on the Portfolio Management team for Invesco Core Real Estate – Invesco Real Estate’s open-end, commingled fund. Prior to Provost’s current role, he worked on IRE’s Transaction team focusing on new equity placements in the Northeast US. Prior to joining IRE, he served stints in Marriott’s Corporate & Development Finance group, SunTrust’s Real Estate Risk Management group and on Keystone Consulting Group’s Real Estate Valuations team. He holds an MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and a B.S. in Finance from the University of Florida.

Laura Sanint (MBA’16)

Director – Investment Management, Ascento Partners

Laura Sanint joined Ascento Partners in 2015 as Director, Investment Management, responsible for investor relations, business development, and asset management efforts.  She formerly worked at KTR Capital Partners where she underwrote over 37M SF, valued at over $1.2B, in deals across the U.S. and Mexico.  She has extensive knowledge in real estate valuation, acquisition, and due diligence. Sanint holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

John Sikaitis (C‘01)

Chief Innovation Officer, Avison Young

John Sikaitis is the Chief Innovation Officer for Avison Young.  Previously, Sikaitis was the Managing Director of Research, Advisory & Business Development for JLL’s Mid-Atlantic business based out of Washington, DC where he led the region’s Research, Business Development and Advisory teams and served as the regional Head Strategist. Sikaitis joined JLL in 2005 and held many roles of increasing responsibility prior to his most recent position. Sikaitis received a B.S. from Georgetown University; a Specialization in Central American Relations from the Universidad de Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica; and a Specialization in Latin American Economics and Development from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Ben Tenzer (B‘17)

Associate – Real Estate Private Equity, KKR & Co. Inc.

Ben Tenzer joined KKR in 2019 and is a member of the Real Estate Private Equity team. Prior to joining KKR, he was with Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing where he was responsible for acquisitions across all asset classes for both the North Haven fund series and Prime Property Fund. He has previous experience interning at Ackman-Ziff, Roundshield Partners, ClearRock Properties, and Bisnow. Tenzer graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Business Administration from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business with a major in Finance.

Jason Ward (MBA‘10)

Senior Vice President – Acquisitions, FCP

Jason Ward focuses on multifamily development and commercial investing throughout the Carolinas, Nashville and Atlanta. Since joining FCP in 2011, he has been a leader in the company’s structured finance, multifamily acquisitions, multifamily development and commercial investing activities. In 2017, Ward led FCP’s expansion into Florida, where the firm invested in seven multifamily acquisition and development deals over 18 months and opened a Miami office. He earned an MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from Washington and Lee University.

Patrick Wernig (B’09, MBA’13)

Director – Acquisitions, Four Corners Property Trust

Patrick Wernig is a Director on the Acquisitions team at Four Corners Property Trust based in San Francisco. Wernig’s main responsibilities include sourcing and underwriting new opportunities as well as management of ongoing investments. Prior to joining FCPT, Wernig spent several years at J.P. Morgan’s investment banking group in New York.  While at J.P. Morgan, he covered retail, multifamily and office REITs, assisting with advisory projects and capital raising across asset classes.  These projects included Darden Restaurants’ real estate monetization effort and the eventual creation and spin-off of FCPT in 2015. Wernig received his B.S. in Business Administration and MBA from Georgetown University.

Mark L. Wooters (C’03, MBA’08)

Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield

Mark L. Wooters is a Managing Director in the Investor Services Group for Cushman & Wakefield’s Mid-Atlantic Region. In this capacity, Wooters manages relationships with existing investor clients and directs prospecting for potential firm clients across all associated service lines. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Wooters was an Associate Director of Leasing for Vornado/Charles E. Smith. Before joining Vornado/Charles E. Smith, Wooters had a successful six-year career at Marsh USA Inc. Wooters holds an MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University in political economy.

Katie Yanushonis (B’03)

Senior Vice President, The Meridian Group

Katie Yanushonis is a Senior Vice President at The Meridian Group, responsible for the leasing of Meridian’s existing office assets and new developments.  In this role, she oversees all aspects of leasing, including tenant and broker relations, lease negotiations, and working with the investments team to ensure each building’s leasing strategy remains consistent with its overall business plan. Prior to joining Meridian, Yanushonis was a Vice President of Leasing at Boston Properties, focusing on the company’s office assets in DC and Northern Virginia. She sits on the board of the Commercial Real Estate Brokers Association (CREBA) of Greater Washington, DC and is also a mentor in the Urban Land Institute’s Washington Mentorship Program. Yanushonis graduated from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University with a B.S. in Business Administration.