National Advisory Board

Was established to provide a connection between the Center and top real estate executives, national markets, and international networks.For questions regarding the National Advisory Board, please email Mike Kercheval.

  • Kim Koehn, Chair of the Council
  • Curt Bailey, Related Midwest, Chicago IL
  • Charlie Baughn, Hines, Houston TX
  • Brad Blash, Crossbeam Capital, Bethesda MD
  • Peter Crosson, Alaska Electrical Pension Fund, Anchorage AK
  • Warren Dahlstrom, Brookfield Financial, Washington DC
  • Vincent Donahue, Airem Capital Group, Greenwood Village CO
  • Joe Ferguson, Lake Union Partners, Seattle WA
  • Craig Ferraro, East West Partners, Avon CO
  • Mark Fitkin, CBRE, Portland OR
  • Jeremy Fletcher,
  • Stephen Hansen,
  • Jane Harris, Probitas Partners, San Francisco CA
  • James Harrison, Harrison Properties, Phoenix AZ
  • Daniel Ivanoff, Schnitzer West, Seattle WA
  • David Kim, The Bascom Group, Irvine CA
  • Michael LaBelle, Boston Properties, Boston MA
  • Daniel Markee, Forterra Capital Partners, LLC, Edina MN
  • Jason Mattox, Behringer Harvard, Addison TX
  • Robb Merritt, Merritt Properties, Baltimore MD
  • Brett Nicholas,
  • Danny Prosky, American Healthcare Investors, Newport Beach CA
  • Sol Raso, Stockbridge Capital Group, LLC, Chicago IL
  • Noah Shore, Fortress Investment Group, Los Angeles CA
  • David Sonnenblick, Sonnenblick-Eichner Company, Beverly Hills CA
  • Ann Sperling, Trammell Crow, Denver CO
  • David Stockert, MAA, Atlanta GA
  • Bruce Tabb, Environmental Development, San Diego CA
  • Philip Welch, Somerset Partners, New York NY
  • Gregg Wolpert, Stahl Real Estate Company, New York NY
  • Alex Zikakis, Capstone Advisors, Carlsbad CA
  • Randy Zisler, Zisler Capital Denver CO

  • Chair of the Board

    Kim Koehn
    Chair of the Council
    Principal, K2 Ventures

    Mr. Koehn is currently the Managing Principal at K2Ventures, LLC, a small investment and development entity located in Denver. He was previously President & COO of Corporex Colorado, a Midwest-based office and hotel development firm, and was also Regional Senior Vice President for Equity Office Properties, formerly the largest public real estate investment trust (REIT) in the country. Mr. Koehn has also held positions with Opus Corporation, Household Commercial, Fifield Realty, and Baker Companies.He has served on and chaired the Boards of Directors of the Downtown Denver Partnership (DDP), the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), and Special Olympics Colorado (SOCO). Kim received his undergraduate degree in Environmental Design (BENVD) from the University of Colorado, and his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Chicago.
    Curt Bailey
    Related Midwest, Chicago IL

    Curt R. Bailey is president of Related Midwest, Chicago’s preeminent developer of luxury condominium and rental homes, affordable housing and unique mixed-use properties. With more than 20 years of senior real estate experience, Bailey heads a team of 60 talented architectural, planning and design, development, construction and professional services experts as they create developments that are both enduring and innovative.
    Charlie Baughn
    Chief Financial Officer
    Hines, Houston TX

    Mr. Baughn joined Hines in 1984. He serves as a senior managing director and the firm's Chief Financial Officer responsible for overseeing Hines' operating business including central services, balance sheet-related activities and bank and other debt financing. He is a member of Hines' Executive Committee. During his tenure at Hines, he has led the firm's Capital Markets Group, orchestrated its entry into re-tail securities and contributed to the development or redevelopment of over nine million square feet (836,120 square meters) of quality real estate. He graduated from the New York State College of Ce-ramics at Alfred University with a BA and received his MBA from the University of Colorado. Mr. Baughn is a registered representative of Hines Securities, Inc., an affiliate of Hines that is registered as a broker dealer, and holds Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses.
    Brad Blash
    Managing Partner
    Crossbeam Capital, Bethesda MD

    W. Bradford “Brad” Blash is responsible for national acquisitions and works closely with Mr. Kerr on daily operations of the company including investment strategy. Mr. Blash has 18 years of experience in the development and implementation of real estate investment strategies and the management of national acquisitions programs including joint venture equity, mezzanine debt and structured finance transactions. These efforts have produced over 10,000 new and rehabilitated housing units with gross asset values exceeding $2.5 billion.
    Peter Crosson
    Chief Real Estate Investment Officer
    Alaska Electrical Pension Fund, Anchorage AK

    Vince Donahue
    Chief Financial Officer
    Airem Capital Group,Greenwood Village CO

    Joe Ferguson
    Lake Union Partners, Seattle WA

    Joe is a founding principal of Lake Union Partners, an urban real estate development firm specializing in residential mixed-use, commercial and hospitality projects in metropolitan markets throughout the Pacific Northwest. He leads the firm’s acquisition and capital development efforts. Utilizing his background in brokerage with Grubb & Ellis Company and land use analytics with Gardner Economics, Joe combines a clear market vision with strong transaction instincts to guide clients and partners in creating effective real estate investment platforms. His ability to evaluate market fundamentals and build financial models appropriate to a wide variety of product types allows him to successfully lead risk assessment and negotiate deal structures. He is a licensed real estate broker in Washington State, and an Associate Fellow of The Runstad Center for Real Estate at The University of Washington.
    Craig Ferraro
    Managing Partner
    East West Partners, Vail Valley CO

    As the managing partner, Craig oversees the overall practice, management and day-to-day operations of East West Partners and each of its development projects.
    Mark Fitkin
    Executive Managing Director
    CBRE, Portland OR

    Mark Fitkin, Senior Managing Director|Global Alliance Director provides executive oversight and directs delivery of all CBRE services including leasing, property management, investment sales and others for CBRE Investors.
    Jeremy Fletcher

    Mr. Fletcher received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Albion College. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Real Estate Investment Advisory Council (REIAC) and is a licensed real estate broker in California.
    Stephen Hansen

    Golden Gate University, M.B.A. - Finance (1985); University of Colorado, B.S. - Business (1984)
    Jane Harris
    Probitas Partners, San Francisco CA

    Jane Harris has more than twenty-four years of industry experience and is focused on Probitas Partners’ real estate fundraising and research activities. Prior to joining Probitas, Jane was a consultant to institutional real estate advisors with responsibility for due diligence, market research, and portfolio management. Jane previously was Vice President of Transactions and Director of Real Estate at AMB Property Corporation (currently Prologis) with responsibility for commercial property and portfolio transactions in the U.S. and Mexico. In her research capacity at AMB, she also met with investors, was involved in AMB’s IPO, and was a member of the Investment Committee. Jane earned a BS in Planning and Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Masters of Science in Real Estate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
    James Harrison
    Harrison Properties, Phoenix AZ

    Mr. Harrison, Jr, of Phoenix Arizona, received a degree in Real Estate and Finance from the University of Colorado in 1983. He was honored with his accomplishments by receiving the 1983 Kenneth Good Real Estate Scholarship for most entrepreneurial potential. Immediately upon graduation, Jim participated in the Coldwell Banker training program where he spent several months working in mortgage banking, appraisal, property management, retail, industrial and office properties. He continued his career with CB for over ten years where he received many honors, including “Rookie of the Year” in 1985 and was the top salesperson in Arizona for multiple years. He spent the next five years with Cushman & Wakefield managing the real estate requirements nationwide for the largest food distributor in the US, Fleming Companies, Inc.
    Dan Ivanoff
    Founder and Managing Investment Partner
    Schnitzer West LLC, Seattle WA

    Dan Ivanoff is the founder and managing investment partner of Schnitzer West LLC, one of the region’s premier fastest growing real estate investment, development and property management companies. “Outperform The Expected” is Schnitzer West’s philosophy, which is reflected in a unique combination of research and analytics, highly disciplined management and entrepreneurial spirit. Under his leadership, Schnitzer West has become recognized for creating innovative workplaces and living spaces, for delivering superior-to-market returns and for its value-creation approach to investment management.
    David Kim
    Managing Partner
    The Bascom Group, Irvine CA

    Mr. Kim oversees the development, portfolio management and overall operations of The Bascom Group. Mr. Kim’s responsibilities include supervising The Bascom Group’s operations team in key revenue growth initiatives and expense programs, as well as assisting with lender and equity relationships, new ventures, market expansion, and business development. Mr. Kim led the company through the repositioning of over 206 property sites totaling $566 million in renovations over the firm’s 15 year history. Mr. Kim also developed and refined the extensive system of financial reporting and oversight for achieving operational goals for each property and investor portfolio. Mr. Kim developed outreach initiatives in each region in which The Bascom Group operates in an effort to increase resident retention at the site level. These programs include community and resident development, charitable outreach, and educational growth. In conjunction with these social services, Mr. Kim created region specific performance incentive programs aimed at enhancing employee performance and productivity.

    Michael LaBelle
    Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
    Boston Properties, Boston MA

    Mr. LaBelle serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Boston Properties. He was named Chief Financial Officer in October of 2007. Prior to being named Chief Financial Officer, Mr. LaBelle served as Senior Vice President of Finance & Capital Markets. He joined Boston Properties in March 2000. His primary responsibilities include overseeing finance, accounting, internal controls, investor relations, cash management and financial planning. In addition, he is responsible for managing the company’s capital markets activities, short term investments and the tenant credit underwriting function for the Company. He is also involved in the structuring and analysis of the company’s new investments. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. LaBelle was a Vice President & Relationship Manager with Fleet National Bank for nine years with the responsibility of financing large scale commercial real estate developments. He started his career as an Associate National Bank Examiner with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in New York City specializing in commercial real estate debt portfolio analysis and valuation in commercial banks located throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States. Mr. LaBelle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Colorado.
    Dan Markee
    Real Estate Investment Portfolio Manager and Capital Investments
    Forterra Capital Partners, LLC

    Jason Mattox
    Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
    Behringer Harvard, Addison TX

    M. Jason Mattox is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Behringer Harvard Holdings, LLC. He has served as an Executive Officer and Principal of Behringer Harvard since its inception and holds similar positions within the other Behringer Harvard companies. Mr. Mattox also serves as Co-Director of the Behringer Harvard REIT I, Inc. Board of Directors.
    Robb Merrit
    President, Merritt Properties
    Baltimore MD

    Robb serves as president of Merritt Properties, a privately held vertically integrated, commercial real estate owner and developer with over 15 million square feet of office, flex and warehouse in the Baltimore/Washington region. Like his father who founded the company in 1967, he plays a hands-on role in the day-to-day business. True to another family tradition, Robb learned the development business from the ground up and began his career in the field. In addition to overseeing daily operations and management of the company including, Robb is former president of the Baltimore Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) and is currently a member of the Legislative Committee. At the national level, he also serves on the NAIOP Industrial Development III National Forum and sits as a governor on the NAIOP Research Foundation. In addition, Robb is a board member for the Maryland Business Leadership PAC and St. Paul’s School for Girls, as well as a member of the Maryland Sustainability Commission. A graduate of the University of Colorado, Robb received an MBA from Loyola University.
    Brett Nicholas

    Mr. Nicholas holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is a graduate of the Stanford University Executive Program.
    Danny Prosky
    American Healthcare Investors, Newport Beach CA

    Danny Prosky is a founding principal of American Healthcare Investors and the president and chief operating officer of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II. He is also a member of the REIT’s board of directors.
    Sol Raso
    Managing Director, Client Relations
    Stockbridge Capital Group, LLC Chicago IL

    Sol Raso focuses on client relations and new business development. Mr. Raso has 30 years of experience in real estate investment and portfolio management. Prior to joining Stockbridge, he was with RREEF from 1998 through 2007, where he was a member of the firm’s Investment Committee from 2000 to 2007, as well as a member of the North America Policy Committee from 2003 to 2007. In his role as head of the firm’s Global Client Relations Group, Mr. Raso was responsible for managing a large team of fundraising professionals as well as being directly involved with existing and prospective investors.
    Noah Shore
    Managing Director
    Fortress Investment Group, Credit Funds, Los Angeles CA

    Mr. Shore is a Managing Director in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Mr. Shore is responsible for sourcing and executing real estate debt and equity transactions, as well as overseeing the Fund’s retail real estate investments.
    David Sonnenblick
    Co-Founder and Principal
    Sonnenblick-Eichner Company,Beverly Hills CA

    Mr. Sonnenblick is a Co-Founder and Principal of Sonnenblick- Eichner Company. Prior to forming Sonnenblick-Eichner Company, Mr. Sonnenblick was a major shareholder and managing partner of Sonnenblick-Goldman Company, a national real estate advisory firm. Throughout Mr. Sonnenblick's career, he has been active in the origination of real estate equity and debt transactions, for all product types of real estate. Mr. Sonnenblick has closed in excess of $10 billion of real estate transactions on behalf of his clients, and he continues to focus his efforts on seeking new and innovative capital sources for real estate transactions.
    Ann Sperling
    Senior Director
    Trammell Crow, Denver CO

    Ann is a Senior Director for Trammell Crow in Denver. Prior to that, she was President-Markets West for Jones Lang LaSalle, overseeing the financial and strategic performance of all business lines across a broad geography encompassing Chicago, Denver, Texas, Phoenix, California and the Pacific Northwest. Just prior to this role, she held the role of Chief Operating Officer-Americas for Jones Lang LaSalle and was responsible for delivering the financial performance of the region across all geographies and functions, as well as oversight of Americas Management and Investment Committees, and a member of the global operating committee which managed risk for the firm. Ann previously was Managing Director at Catellus Development Group and Senior Managing Director and Area Director at Trammell Crow Company.
    David Stockert
    MAA, Atlanta GA

    Dave received his Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Colorado; MBA from Columbia University.
    Bruce Tabb
    Environmental Development, Aspen CO

    Bruce Tabb is president of Environmental Development, a real estate development company with holdings throughout the western United States. A graduate of the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and real estate, Mr. Tabb earned his Juris Doctor degree from Pepperdine University School of Law.
    Philip Welch
    Somerset Partners New York NY

    Philip Welch is a founder of Somerset Partners and Director of Multi-Family Operations. He has more than 20 years of experience in commercial real estate and is involved in all acquisition, debt and equity financing and capital market activities for the firm.
    Gregg Wolpert
    Stahl Real Estate Company, New York NY

    Alex Zikakis
    President and Founder
    Capstone Advisors, Carlsbad CA

    As President and founder of Capstone Advisors, Alex Zikakis oversees the company's full range of commercial and residential real estate services including commercial property acquisitions, development, repositioning strategies, home-building ventures, third party asset management services and institutional investment strategies. Under his direction, Capstone Advisors has bought over 4.5 million square feet of commercial real estate, been an equity investor in over $4 billion of residential development ventures, developed a variety of retail centers and has overseen third party asset management services for thousands of multifamily units, millions of square feet of retail and office properties and numerous residential tracks and master-plan communities.
    Randy Zisler
    Chief Investment Officer
    Encore Enterprises, Denver CO
    Randall Zisler is the Chief Investment Officer of Encore Enterprises. His role includes capital placement, investment strategy, and thought leadership. Randy started his career as a faculty member at Princeton University, where he taught economics and real estate finance.