Roger Brown

BA, MBA, PhD, CCIM

Roger Brown

BA, MBA, PhD, CCIM

Dr Roger J. Brown is a private consultant with more than 40 years experience specializing in solving complex real estate problems. He is the founder of “mathestate”, a proprietary set of data-driven mathematical analysis tools designed to analyze investments using real data and custom formulas. Prior to creating mathestate, he developed a wide range of expertise in investment real estate. From 2001- 2005 he was the Director of Research for the Real Estate and Land Use Institute at San Diego State University. Prior to this, he was General Manager of one of the oldest investment firms in San Diego which has had as many as 100 employees supervising of all aspects of finance, legal, accounting and administration of investment portfolios. Dr Brown continues to write and teach in the fields of real estate investment, finance, appraisal, taxation, analysis and management. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Pennsylvania State University (2000), and an MBA (1994) and BA (1970) from San Diego State University.

Beate Klingenberg

Ph.D.

Beate Klingenberg

Ph.D.

Dr. Beate Klingenberg is Professor of Management and Sciences, as well as Supervisor of the School of Sciences at The Italian International Institute Lorenzo de’ Medici (LdM) in Florence, Italy. Furthermore, she is teaching as adjunct professor at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY and at the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg, Mannheim, Germany.

She has many years of teaching experience in traditional and distance learning format. Her core fields of teaching are operations management and decision-sciences through Excel modeling. She also offers courses in global business, marketing, introduction to chemistry and college mathematics as well as history of sciences. She has published most recently in the fields of sustainability in education, and in the past also in environmental management, knowledge management, as well as operations management issues in real estate. Her publications appear in academic as well as practitioner publications. Her credentials include a Master in Chemistry and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry (both University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany) as well as an MBA degree from Marist College, NY. Furthermore, she has extensive industry experience in technology transfer and project management.

Dr. Tom Geurts

FRICS, BSc, MS, MS, PhD

Dr. Tom Geurts

FRICS, BSc, MS, MS, PhD

Professor Tom Geurts, of George Washington University, holds a PhD in Real Estate and Finance from Pennsylvania State University (1998); an M.S., Economics, University of Amsterdam (1991); an M.S., Political Science, University of Amsterdam (1991), and a B.S., Civil Engineering, Higher Technical College Zwolle (1987). In his distinguished career, Dr Geurts was Director of Academic Affairs of the NYU Real Estate Institute, the largest masters-level real estate program in the world. He has also served as Director of Research, and authored and co-authored quarterly market reports for Manhattan, New Jersey, and Fairfield/Westchester, containing real estate market information, trend analysis, and predictions. Dr Geurts has Presented at twenty-six national and international conferences, taught numerous courses at four universities with high student ratings, gave guest lectures at another seven universities in Europe and North America. He is author of twenty-one academic publications, and will soon publish a book on Global Real Estate Investment in the Homburg-Oxford University Press Advances in Real Estate book series.

Dr. Margot Weinstein

BBA, M. Ed., MA, CIPF, EDD

Dr. Margot Weinstein

BBA, M. Ed., MA, CIPF, EDD

Dr. Margot Weinstein is an international business woman, consultant and educator with over 30 years’ experience. She is CEO of MW Leadership Consultants LLC and Broker Associate, Metropolitan Real Estate Group Inc. Margot provides results-driven programs to help professionals succeed in the industry. She specializes in career techniques, leadership strategies, and real estate issues. Her programs provide a unique blend of insight she gains from her business experiences, her education, and from her interviews with hundreds of business leaders worldwide. Margot has presented her programs to professionals throughout the U.S., Russia, and China. Her clients include the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, University of Helsinki, John Marshall Law School, and Cornell University. Dr. Margot is a Signature Series Speaker for the Commercial Alliance for the National Association of REALTORS®. Prior to Consulting, Margot was VP of a commercial real estate company, Kingston Group Inc., where she was responsible for overseeing all areas of the business. In 2001, she received a “Good Neighbors’ Award” as a co-developer of Silver Oaks by Chicago Association of Realtors®. Dr. Weinstein earned two masters’ degrees, and a doctoral degree from Northern Illinois University, and she is a member of the Kappa Delta PI International Honor Society in education. She holds the Certified International Property Specialist Designation (CIPS) and the Transnational Referral Certification (TRC). For the past ten years, Margot is a fellow and serves as Co-Chair of the Career Placement Committee for ARES, Director, the Chicago Global Business Council, Chicago Association of Realtors®, where she was 2014-2015 Chair. Margot is currently a professor for REALTOR® University’s MBA Program in real estate. Dr. Weinstein has written hundreds of articles, peer reviewed papers and 15 books. Margot has received three writing awards from the American Real Estate Society (ARES). Margot’s latest book “Real Estate Success: 12 Leadership Strategies to Make Money Regardless of the Global Economy” contains her award winning leadership strategies along with 28 interviews from leaders worldwide including Barbara Corcoran, Millie Rosenbloom, Paul Beitler and Sheldon Good; it has been used to teach leadership and real estate in university programs; it is available at https://www.amazon.com/Real-Estate-Success-Leadership-Strategies/dp/1515131254

Dr. Juan Diaz

BA, MA, PhD

Dr. Juan Diaz

BA, MA, PhD

Dr. Diaz wrote his PhD in International Relations at the University of Kent at Canterbury, England, on the topic of international negotiation and he has been a professional International Mediator ever since. Dr. Diaz’ experience in international negotiation and mediation includes the Western Balkan region, gained during the crisis there in the 1990s and included working with local officials to accept repatriated refugees that were driven out by conflict. Over the course of his career, he has mediated in over 60 communities and conducted interest-based negotiation workshops with over 150 political leaders, over 200 NGO representatives, members of international organizations and national agencies. For numerous years, he was Director and Chairman of the Board of the CSSProject for Integrative Mediation, an NGO he co-founded. Dr. Diaz holds several university appointments at the Masters level including the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy (Erfurt, Germany), the Hertie School of Governance (Berlin, Germany), and the Brussels School of International Studies (Brussels, Belgium). He is regularly hired as a consultant in projects ranging from setting up mediation mechanisms, negotiating land conflicts, business and intercultural negotiations, economic development, and leadership. Dr. Diaz focuses is research and practice interests on the intersection between international peace, security, and economic development. In this regard he has a keen interest in land security and how the built environment can play and role in sustainable development.

Shawn Massey

BBA, MBA, CCIM, SCLS

Shawn Massey

BBA, MBA, CCIM, SCLS

Shawn Massey is a partner in The Shopping Center Group, one of the largest retail brokerage firms in the Southeast United States, and an Adjunct Professor of Real Estate Development at Homburg Institute. Shawn Massey has over twenty five years’ experience in real estate, including: site selection, leasing, zoning, acquisition, commercial brokerage, financing, residential and commercial development, management, consulting, marketing, construction, project management, sustainable development, research and teaching. He also has ten years experience in wireless telecommunications; development, project management and implementation engineering, and fifteen years in retail site acquisition, leasing, brokerage and development.

Kristi Tafalla

CCIM, MBA

Kristi Tafalla

CCIM, MBA

Penny Farrar

Penny Farrar

Ms Farrar brings over 16 years of multi-lingual project and program management experience in an international context, including in post-conflict situations. She has been self-employed since 2010 through her consulting company, Oxford PMO Ltd., with main contracts with Stanford University and the Open Society Foundations. She has worked as project manager for international organisations in Macedonia (Feb 02–Jan 03), Rwanda (Aug 99–Jun 00), Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan (Mar 98–May 99), St Petersburg (Russia) (Nov 97–Mar 98); and Banja Luka, Bosnia (Sept 96–Oct 97). She has also worked in numerous European countries including Switzerland and the United Kingdom. She has extensive knowledge of project planning and scheduling, and project management processes and techniques. Solid budget and financial management experience, including grant and contract management, is underpinned by significant personnel and team management exposure. She has been self-employed since 2010 through her consulting company, OSPM Ltd., and has worked on contracts with Stanford University, Open Society Foundations, and Worcestershire County Council. Prior to this, Ms Farrar was a scientific Project Manager at Oxford University. Penny Farrar’s background is in engineering (B-Eng) and subsequently worked in the international Non-Governmental Sector. She also holds a MA in International Relations from the Brussels School of International Studies of the University of Kent. She is active in the PMI UK Chapter and has set up a new Chapter group in Oxford (UK), which regularly brings together project management professionals, students and speakers.

Joseph Oyedele

BSc, MA, PhD

Joseph Oyedele

BSc, MA, PhD

Dr Oyedele is Adjunct Professor of Real Estate Development at Homburg Institute, where he contributes his extensive knowledge on real estate in the European and African contexts. He received his Bsc in 2004 in Real Estate Securitization (OAU, Nigeria), Masters in 2008 in Land Acquisition Processes (OAU, Nigeria), and PhD in 2012 in Capital Markets and the Delivery Vehicles for International Infrastructure Investments from the University of Ulster in the United Kingdom.

Youngme Seo

BA, MA, PhD

Youngme Seo

BA, MA, PhD

Dr. Seo was an instructor at Cleveland State University in 2009. Currently she is working as a research associate at Institute of Government at University of Arkansas. She was previously a Financial Analyst at Joss Data Inc. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (1994) from Korean Open University, a Master of Urban Studies (2005) and PhD in Urban Studies and Public Affairs (2009) from Cleveland State University.

Kenneth Bigel

BA, MBA, PhD, CFP

Kenneth Bigel

BA, MBA, PhD, CFP

Dr. Bigel is Associate Professor of Finance and Chair of the Business Department at Lander College in New York. He joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Business Ethics in September 1994. He focuses on traditional finance and financial ethics. He currently serves on FINRA’s Board of Arbitrators. Dr Bigel earned his BA in Philosophy from Brooklyn College, his MBA in Finance from NYU Stern and his PhD in Financial Ethics from NYU Steinhardt. He is also a Certified Financial Planner.

Danette O’Neal

MA, MA, PhD

Danette O’Neal

MA, MA, PhD

Dr O’Neill (MA, MA, PhD) is not only an experienced online instructor, she is also a small business owner. As Broker/Owner of Danette O’Neal Realtors, she has opened offices in the Greater New Orleans and in the Atlanta Metro areas. She holds an MA in Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University, a Master’s in Public Administration from Walden University, and a PhD in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University. She has extensive experience teaching online, and blends a thoughtful, engaging presentation, with her career experience.

Don Caplan

MED, MBA, BA Econ, CMC

Don Caplan

MED, MBA, BA Econ, CMC

Don Caplan offers more than 30 years’ experience as a post-secondary instructor, management consultant and facilitator in the areas of business administration, leadership, organization behavior, human resource management and strategic management. He is an Adjunct Professor at Homburg Institute and at Royal Roads University in Canada. At Royal Roads University, he teaching in the MBA and BCOM Programs, and he is currently MBA Major Projects Manager responsible for the Organizational Management Project (OMP) process and the MBA Capstone Course. Over the past six years at RRU, Don has been an Organizational Consulting Project Advisor and has designed and/or delivered courses in Leadership, Management Consulting, Managing Change, Human Resource Management, Corporate Social and Environmental responsibility and Organizational Relations at both the MBA level and BCOM levels (both on-line and face-to-face). Also, recently he taught Marketing and Organizational Behavior to 3rd and 4th year undergraduates at University of Victoria. In addition to several iterations as a management consultant, Don has held senior management positions at the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and at the University of Alberta where he was Director, Planning Support Services (TSX) and Director Improvement Programs and Director, Staff and Student Payments at the University of Alberta. Don’s major research interest is in the area of Intuition in Management Decision-Making. Born and raised in Montreal, getting his BA in Economics (Sir George Williams University – now Concordia), Don developed his career in Toronto where he completed his Masters of Education (University of Toronto).

George Morrison

George Morrison

George Morrison, Adjunct Professor at Homburg Institute, is a patient professor and mentor who brings more than 30 years experience to his students. He is currently also a seasonal lecturer in statistics and mathematics at the University of Prince Edward Island.

Chad Larson

BBA, MBA, CCIM, SCLS

Chad Larson

BBA, MBA, CCIM, SCLS

Chad Larson is an Adjunct Instructor of English, currently teaching three Developmental English (writing) classes at Sauk Valley community college. Chad Spent six years as the Communications Editor for a division of a global manufacturing firm headquartered in Denmark. He was responsible for the development and oversight of all US-based sales communication for that division. After that, Chad spent several years as a freelance writer, editor, and graphic designer. He now spends most of his time teaching, and helping students to communicate effectively, which is a foundation skill for success.

Frank Gallinelli

Frank Gallinelli

Frank Gallinelli is founder and president of pioneering real estate software firm, RealData, and has taught real estate finance at Columbia University. He is also author of several critically-acclaimed books on the subject, including What Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know about Cash Flow… And 36 Other Key Financial Measures that has sold 85,000 copies worldwide. Previously, he was a Commercial Real Estate Sales Manager at The Benedict Companies. Frank Galinelli attended both Yale University and Southern Connecticut State University.

Mark Polon

BA, CCIM, CDEI

Mark Polon

BA, CCIM, CDEI

Mark Polon is President of RIISnet, a patented transaction platform for the purchase and sale of commercial real estate. He oversees all company activities, business development, marketing strategies, and liaison to the real estate brokerage community. Prior to this, he served as Senior Executive Vice President for Pudential CRES and Vice President of Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate. Mark Polon has more than 25 years of experience in the purchase, management, appraisal, and sale of commercial real estate and personal property. Also he has trained over 10,000 real estate practitioners nationally and internationally. He is a graduate of UCLA where he majored in Political Science. He did his graduate work at the University of Massachusetts in Education and Psychology.

Roger Staiger

FRICS, MS, MA, MBA, BS

Roger Staiger

FRICS, MS, MA, MBA, BS

Roger Staiger is Managing Director of Stage Capital LLC, in Columbia, Maryland. Stage Capital is an international real estate and management consulting firm which provides expertise in valuation, loan restructuring, securitization, financial modeling, risk management, and global portfolio management. Mr Staiger is responsible for servicing multiple clients throughout the United States, the Middle East, and Asia, with assets valued at $600.0MM panning each commercial asset class. He is a recognized and published expert in global capital markets, portfolio management and risk quantification of complex investments. Mr Staiger teaches in the real estate programs at both Johns Hopkins University and George Washington University. He has a particular interest in strategizing options for distressed properties, a subject on which he is currently writing a book, for the Homburg Oxford University Press Advances in Real Estate book series.

Joy Chan

BA, MA

Joy Chan

BA, MA

Joy Chan is Director of the Envision Group, Singapore. She was previously a Controller with KPMG Central and Eastern European Regional Office, and she also held senior positions with International Enterprise Singapore and the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Homburg Institute, and Visiting Professor at many European universities, including Adjunct Senior Lecturer of Finance at Central European University, Budapest, where she teaches core and elective finance courses. Joy Chan is a Chartered Financial Analyst who holds a BBA in Business from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and a Master of Commerce from the University of Sydney in Australia.

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