I am a partner in The Americas Group Real Estate which is a consulting, marketing and merchant banking firm focusing on Latin America. The company develops Latin American market entry strategies for U.S. companies and United States market entry strategies for Latin American companies.
I served as the Executive Director of the Center for Real Estate Development, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill from 2004 through 2007. I currently am an adjunct professor occasionally lecturing and assisting in the management of a student run real estate development fund. Highlights of my tenure as Executive Director include the launch of an intercollegiate real estate development case competition and creation of a student managed real estate development investment fund both of which are first for a business school. Our Center also obtained a UN grant to manage a tsunami redevelopment project in Thailand. I also taught the 6 hour capstone real estate development class for second year MBA students who concentrated in real estate development. In November 2008, I was awarded the Business School’s annual Merit award for an MBA graduate.
I serve as a board member of Grubb Properties, Inc., one of North Carolina’s oldest and largest urban mixed use developers. Grubb has a related investment entity that is run essentially as a private REIT.
Until March of 2009 when the company was sold, I served as a member of the board of directors of American Land Lease, a NYSE listed REIT.