Fordham Real Estate Institute Announces Executive Advisory Council

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Twenty prominent real estate leaders appointed to the Council, tasked with curriculum development and recruitment

Standing L-R: Rocco Andriola, Colleen Wenke, John McGinley, Anthony R. Davidson. Seated L-R: Chris Mills, Neil Madsen, Louis P. Mirando, Kiwesa King, Hugh Kelly.

The Fordham Real Estate Institute (REI) is pleased to formally announce its Executive Advisory Council (EAC). Twenty of real estate’s brightest minds have joined together with Fordham to aid in thought leadership, curriculum development, research, scholarly activities, recruitment, philanthropy, sponsorships and events. All EAC members are prominent industry leaders in local, national and international markets.

“Since the creation of the Real Estate Institute, we have taken great pride in dynamic programming and thought-provoking events designed to ensure the success of our students and the ongoing development of industry professionals. The members of our Executive Advisory Council are some of the most successful real estate professionals in the New York market and beyond, and we are thrilled that they will be contributing to the evolution of our program,” said Dr. Anthony R. Davidson, dean of Fordham’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies. “Our Council members are extremely passionate about the industry. I look forward to seeing the opportunities that unfold for our students and other professionals in the coming months as a result of their participation.”

Below are the 2018-2019 Fordham REI EAC members. For more information about the REI and the EAC, visit

  •     MaryAnne Gilmartin, CEO, L&L MAG (Special Advisor to the EAC)
  •     Rocco Andriola, former managing director, Millennium Partners
  •     Irwin Boris, chief investment officer, CityR Group
  •     Kathleen Donovan, managing director, Real Estate Finance Group, UBS (EAC Co-chair, Industry Outreach Committee)
  •     Tom Fink, senior vice president and managing director, Trepp
  •     Hugh Kelly, Ph.D., CRE; president, Hugh F. Kelly Real Estate Economics
  •     Kiwesa King, PE; president, SureTech Engineering PC
  •     Gary LaBarbera, president, Building & Construction Trades Council of Greater New York
  •     Neil Madsen, founding principal, Madsen Advisors LLC
  •     Sarah Jones-Maturo, president and CEO, RM Friedland (Westchester)
  •     John McGinley, managing director, J P Morgan Chase – Consumer Bank Real Estate
  •     Chris Mills, executive vice president, Plaza Construction
  •     Jolie Milstein, president and CEO, NYS Association for Affordable Housing
  •     Louis P. Mirando, founder and CEO, Streamline Realty Funding LLC
  •     Patricia Simone, president, Simone Management Group
  •     Michael Stoler, president, NY Real Estate TV LLC (EAC Co-chair, Industry Outreach Committee)
  •     Robert Weisz, founder and CEO, RPW Group (Westchester)
  •     Colleen Wenke, senior vice president, Taconic Investment Partners LLC
  •     Marian Zucker, sector lead, USPF Housing, S&P Global Ratings

Fordham Real Estate Institute (REI) currently offers a Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE), a graduate certificate, and a comprehensive array of professional real estate certificates at its campuses in Manhattan and West Harrison, N.Y. Serving professionals and owners/investors of all stripes, the MSRE curriculum presents the essential elements of real estate finance, investment, development and management. The programs are developed and taught by leading industry practitioners and are centered on imparting real-world professional skill sets. Flexibility and convenience are program hallmarks as classes can be taken in-person, online, and at various paces. REI is a part of Fordham’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies. For more information, visit


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