Dr. Andrea Chegut

Director, MIT Real Estate Innovation Lab Dr. Andrea Chegut is the Director of the MIT Real Estate Innovation Lab, which investigates innovative products and technologies, their financial value, and economic growth impacts in the built environment.  The lab is an interdisciplinary group of computational designers, urban planners, economists and statisticians that work to understand change […]

Hans Vrensen, CRE

Head of Research and Strategy, AEW Europe LLP Hans Vrensen, CFA, CRE is an AEW managing director heading the European Research & Strategy team. He is a seasoned analyst in the international commercial real estate and capital markets with over 25 years of experience. He is a voting member of AEW’s European investment committee.  Hans […]

George Vallone, CRE

President of The Hoboken Brownstone Company As President of The Hoboken Brownstone Company (HBC) — a multi-faceted real estate development firm active along New Jersey’s Hudson River “Gold Coast” — George Vallone, along with his friend and Business Partner for 40 years – Chief Operating Officer Daniel Gans, has compiled extensive experience in urban housing […]

Doug Poutasse, CRE

Managing Director, Head of Strategy and Research at BentallGreenOak Doug Poutasse is Managing Director, Head of Strategy and Research at BentallGreenOak, with overall responsibility for overseeing the strategy of U.S. and Canadian investments and directing the research teams. He serves on the US Management Committee and US and Canadian Investment Committees. Doug has over 35 […]

Jim Halliday

Managing Director, NB Development As Managing Director, Jim Halliday is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the Company. In leading the Senior Management Team, Jim is responsible for coordinating the efforts of all aspects and functions of the Company. In sharing functional responsibilities with the other members of the Senior Management Team, Jim has […]

Robert Cleary, CRE

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, BOSTON SPECIALIST & FACILITIES PORTFOLIO ADVISORY, Colliers International Bob initiated his real estate advisory practice focused on the downtown Boston office market in 1988 and was employed by Meredith & Grew, Inc. from 1995 – 2003 (Colliers’ predecessor). He rejoined the Boston team in October 2015 after more than a decade of […]

Paul Briggs, CRE

Managing Director, Head of U.S. Research, BentallGreenOak Paul leads BentallGreenOak’s U.S. research team and has spent over 20 years as a commercial real estate market researcher and investment strategist. He joined the firm in 2011 and his work has been integral to the formulation and execution of investment strategies on behalf of BentallGreenOak’s clients. Through […]

Richard Barkham, PhD, CRE, MRICS

Richard is one of the world’s leading real estate economists.  He joined CBRE in 2014 as Executive Director and Global Chief Economist.  He is based in Boston and, as CBRE’s Global Head of Research, leads a team of 700 researchers worldwide, whilst travelling and speaking extensively on key real estate trends.  He is Chairman of […]

Rob Nahigian, CRE

Principal, Auburndale Realty Company Robert J. Nahigian, FRICS, SIOR, CRE, MCR has forty years of real estate experience with thirty-one years exclusively in commercial and industrial.  Mr. Nahigian has been a counselor, broker, expert witness, investor and land developer of approximately $4.9 billion of real estate totaling 38 million square feet.  He is recognized as […]

Marilee Utter, CRE

President, Citiventure Associates, LLC Marilee Utter is President and founder of Citiventure Associates, LLC, a real estate advisory firm focused on development strategy, and offering particular expertise in Public-Private Partnerships (P3s), Transit-Oriented Developments (TOD), and transformational real estate. Previously, she was Executive Vice President of the Urban Land Institute, a Washington DC-based global non-profit of […]

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