Advisory Board

The Center for Real Estate Advisory Board exists to guide and support Marquette’s Real Estate program, provide advice to the Center's Vieth Director and Center staff, and develop and strengthen Center relationships in the industry.

The advisory board will help advance excellence in Jesuit business education from the real estate perspective, and advisory board members will serve as ambassadors of the real estate program in their professional communities and serve as a source of new ideas to enhance curriculum rigor, student experiences, internships & job placements, industry knowledge, outreach and fundraising. 

For more information please contact Chair Bill Loftus at

Board Chair

Bill Loftus


Board Vice Chair

Michael Riopel

Northwestern Mutual

Board Members

Peter Adreani, Norwood Builders
Betty Bell
, Pabst Farms Development
Peter P. Bell, First Realty Company
Scott Benedetto, Stonemont Financial Group
Margaret Blair, Colliers International
Patrick Biernacki
, Millennial Residential
David Binder, MLG Capital
Brendan Bush, M3 Insurance
Trisha Connolly, REAP Investment Committee
Allison Curtin, Barchetta Real Estate Advisors
Jim Devine, Newcastle Properties
Steve Disse, Colliers International
Norris Eber, EBER | CRE Advisory Services
John Feeney, The Boulder Group
Brett Ferullo, Northwest Construction
Christopher Hughes, Cypress Holdings
George Justice, Town Bank / Wintrust
Michael Klein, Klein Development
David Krill, Marquette University (Associated Bank – retired)
Danny Letter, Prologis
Bill Loftus, SPACECO, Inc.
Jen Manna, Physicians Realty Trust
Austin Mautz, Fiduciary Real Estate Development
Theron May, Imperial Realty Company
Kyle McElwee, Prime Finance
Molly McShane, The McShane Companies
Jonathan Mulcahy, BMO Harris Bank NA
Kevin Newell, Royal Capital Group
C. Michelle Panovich, Mid-America Asset Management, Inc.
John Petrovski, BMO Harris Bank NA (retired)
Michael Riopel, Northwestern Mutual
Brandon Rule, Rule Enterprises LLC
William A. Shiel, Shiel Realty Advisors (Walgreens – retired)
Andy Sinclair, Midloch Investment Partners
Kevin Smith, Marquette University (Prudential Real Estate Advisors - retired)
Gina Stilp, Zilber Family Foundation
Ted S. Stratman, Interra Realty LLC
Kathryn Sugrue, Core Spaces
Kyle Sweeney, Flagship Healthcare Properties
Manny Vasquez, NAI Pfefferle
Perry Vieth, Ceres Partners
Anne Wal, von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
Michael Wanezek, Colliers International
Greg Warsek, Associated Bank
Scott Yauck, Cobalt Partners LLC

Andy Hunt, Vieth Director, Center for Real Estate, Marquette University
Anthony Pennington-Cross, Ph. D., Marquette University
Vito Taphorn, Director, Real Estate Asset Program, Marquette University
George Cashman, Ph. D., Marquette University
Melanie Roepke, Center for Real Estate, Marquette University

Emeritus Board Members

Peter Borzak, Pine Tree Commercial Realty
James Clewlow, CenterPoint Properties
Stephanie Dremonas, PM Realty, Inc.
Mark Eppli, Ph. D., Marquette University professor emeritus (UW-Madison)
Nancy Haggerty, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
James Imhoff, First Weber Group
Paul Klister, Commercial Horizons
Julie Ledger, Opus Group
Bob Mahoney, CBRE
Barry Mandel, Mandel Group
David Martin, HJ Martin and Son
Joe McElwee, Capitol Senior Housing
Jim McShane, The McShane Companies
Daniel Queenan, CBRE
Michael Testa, Ogden & Company
Roger Thrun, WHR Group, Inc.