Board Leadership

The UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate Board was established to further the strategic mission and qualitative growth of the Ziman Center. It serves as the Center's primary advisory body, providing expertise and counsel on critical issues.

The Center's endowment has been raised through a dedicated and active group of visionaries that we call our Founding Members. We are grateful for their involvement in the Center, and for their recognition of UCLA's role in real estate research and management education in the local and global communities.

Board Members

Lewis G. Feldman

CEO, Heritage CRETech Ventures
Chairman Emeritus, Goodwin Procter LLP
Chairman, Ziman Center Board

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John E. Anderson

Topa Enterprises

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Peter M. Bren

Chairman & President
KBS Realty Advisors

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Timothy H. Callahan

Callahan Family Investments

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Victor J. Coleman

Chairman & CEO
Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc.

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William P. Edwards

Westwood Investments

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Steven C. Gordon

Domino Realty

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Paul E. Griffin, III

Executive General Manager
Griffin Fine Living LLC

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Robert E. Hart

Founder, CEO and President
TruAmerica Multifamily

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Jordan L. Kaplan

President & CEO
Douglas Emmett, Inc.

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Gadi Kaufmann

Managing Director & CEO

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Steve Layton

Principal & Co-Founder
LBA Realty

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Howard J. Levine

ARCS Commercial
Mortgage Co

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John S. Long

President & CEO,
Highridge Partners, Inc.
Founding Chairman of the Ziman Center Board

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Anton N. Natsis

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble
Mallory & Natsis LLP

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William M. Petak

Chief Executive Offer
CorAmerica Capital, LLC
Chairman Emeritus of the
Ziman Center Board

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Michael Riady

DXS Advisory Group

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Mary L. Ricks

Kennedy Wilson

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Nelson C. Rising

Rising Realty Partners

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Eugene S. Rosenfeld

Forest Lane Group

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Tod Spieker

Spieker Companies, Inc.

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Timur Tecimer

President & Chief Executive Officer
Overton Moore Properties

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Scott E. Tracy

Founding Principal
Corporate Partners
Capital Group, Inc.

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D. Michael Van Konynenburg

Eastdil Secured

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Mark A. Walsh

Silverpeak Real Estate Partners

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Keenan Wolens

Chief Executive Officer
Amir Development Co.

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Jeffrey M. Worthe

Worthe Real Estate Group

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Richard S. Ziman

Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc.

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Philip W. Cyburt

Cyburt Holdings, LLC

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Steven Jay Fogel

CEO and Co-Principal
Westwood Financial Corporation

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Jeff Friedman

Mesa West Capital

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Steven Good

Retired Audit Partner
CohnReznick LLP

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Robert N. Goodman

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
The Resmark Companies

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Andrew David Gross

Formerly Principal & President
Development Co.
Thomas Safran & Associates

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Daniel P. Horwitz

Daniel Horwitz Company Inc.

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William H. Jackson, III

Pircher, Nichols & Meeks

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Ken Kahan

Founder & President
California Landmark

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Robert J. Lowe, Jr.

Co-CEO of Lowe Enterprises
CEO of Lowe Hospitality Group

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Gabriel Marquez

Formerly Partner, Assurance Services
Ernst & Young

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Jim McCaulley

Greater LA Real Estate Markets Leader
Ernst & Young LLP

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Thomas McCarthy

McCarthy Cook & Co.

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Andy Meyers

Chief Executive Officer
Shangri-La Construction (SLC)

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Lisa Greer Quateman

Voyager Advisory LLC

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Kevin Ratner

Formerly President
Forest City Residential West

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Alain M. R'bibo

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LL

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Ruy Rego

Senior Business Partner
G5 Evercore

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Thomas L. Safran

Thomas Safran & Associates

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Bryan J. Slotkin

Strategic Advisory Group
PJT Partners

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Jennifer E. Sung

Partner, Real Estate Capital Markets Group
Goodwin Procter LLP

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Roger Yang

Partner, Pacific Southwest Region Industry Leader-Building, Construction & Real Estate

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Arnon Adar

Founder, President and CEO
CNA Enterprises, Inc.

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Jack Agresta

Director and Partner
Grand Street Development

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Jackie Baker

Founder and Principal
Baker Nelson Inc.

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Robert K. Barth

Chief Executive Officer
Black Equities Group

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Joel Blumberg

Managing Director, Wealth Management
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.

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Lance Bocarsly

Founding Partner
Bocarsly Emden Cowan Esmail & Arndt LLP

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Melissa Held Bordy

Chief Financial Officer
Held Properties, Inc.

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Wayne Brandt

Formerly Managing Director, National Regional Head, Real Estate Capital Markets
Wells Fargo Bank

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Gregory Brody

Managing Partner
BW Brody Affiliated Companies

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Ricardo L. Capretta

Capretta Properties Inc.

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Dan Chandler

Founder & CEO
Chandler Partners

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Mitchell D. Clarfield

Executive Managing Director
Newmark Knight Frank

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Patrick Cowan

Vice President
National Commercial Sales
Ticor Title Company

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Clare De Briere

Executive Vice President
Skanska USA Commercial Development, Los Angeles

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Gilbert Dembo

Dembo Realty

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Chris Dischinger

LDG Development

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Mark J. Forbes

Executive Vice President
Real Estate Banking
City National Bank

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Brian Good


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Aaron Greeno

Partner, Head of West Coast
Dune Real Estate Partners

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Marchell Hilliard

Senior Vice President
Commercial Real Estate Banking, Southern California - Los Angeles
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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Rachel Howitt

President & Chief Financial Officer
NAI Capital, Inc.

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Frank Jansen

Senior Vice President
Special Projects Department
NBU Los Angeles
Chicago Title Company

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Malcolm Johnson

Executive Director
Community Development Banking
J.P. Morgan Chase

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Jim Kruse

Senior Managing Director

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John D. Landau

West Coast Housing Partners

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Salvador P. LaViña

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

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Barry Levenson


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Michele Low

Vice President of Real Estate
Clear Channel Outdoor

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Marianne Lowenthal

Executive Vice President
National Development and Acquisitions
Combined Properties

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Colm Macken

CEO & President
Shea Properties

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Timothy C. Macker, Jr., CCIM

WESTMAC Commercial Brokerage Company

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Murray McQueen

Tribune Real Estate Holdings, LLC

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Michael Moskowitz

Managing Director
Ensemble Investments, LLC

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Richard Pink

Richard Pink & Associates, Inc.
Pink’s Hot Dogs, Inc.

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Cherie S. Raidy

Foley & Lardner LLP

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James M. Rishwain, Jr.

Global Chair and CEO Emeritus
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Blake A. Rogers

Managing Director
Walker & Dunlop

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Paul S. Rutter

Formerly Member
Cozen O’Connor

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Paige Serden

Senior Director

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Sanford D. Sigal

CEO, President and Founder
NewMark Merrill Companies, LLC

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Ronald A. Simms

President & CEO
Simms Commercial Development

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Kathleen Smalley

Formerly Of Counsel
Foley & Lardner LLP

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Gary M. Tenzer

Co-Founding Principal & Managing Director
George Smith Partners Inc

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Alex Valner

Vice President
Northwood Investors LLC

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Robert Wasserman

Managing Director
Community Development Lending and Investing
Huntington Bank

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To find out how to become involved with the Ziman Center, please contact UCLA Ziman Center Director of Advancement Nicole McAllister Vermeer: