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Council Member Directory
Alphabetical Member List
Morgan T. Anderson
Mark Adams Leary
Donald D. MacKenzie
Quinn R. Barton
Alan P. Mark
Laura A. Beuerlein
David C. Martin
Jamie B. May
Thomas C. Brink
G. Kent Collins
Donald J. Meyer
Keith T. Misner
Thomas P. Cox
Robert E. DeWitt
Morgan T. Anderson, CPCU, ARM Area Vice President, Real Estate & Hospitality Practice Leader – Orange County Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services a: 15 Enterprise, Suite 200, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 p: (949) 349-9811 e: email@example.com Morgan Anderson is the Real Estate & Hospitality Practice Leader in Gallagher’s Orange County, CA office where he’s responsible for the design, marketing and implementation of insurance and risk management programs for his clients. Gallagher is one of the world’s largest insurance brokerage and risk management services firms, providing a full range of retail and wholesale property/casualty (P/C) brokerage and alternative risk transfer services, as well as employee benefit brokerage, consulting and actuarial services. Having joined Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. in 2004, he has 11 years insurance industry experience including, but not limited to, complex all risk property insurance programs including earthquake, flood, wind and terrorism exposures, management liability and general liability coverages.
Prior to joining Gallagher, Mr. Anderson was Vice President with Aon Risk Services of Southern California where he was responsible for acquisition of new client partnerships for the firm across North America.
Mr. Anderson holds a Bachelors of Business Administration in both Marketing and Organizational Behavior from Southern Methodist University. He holds the Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designations and is a licensed general lines and surplus lines agent. Morgan is heavily involved in the Urban Land Institute serving on the National Multi-‐Family Silver Council, the Orange County District Council Advisory Board and the Orange County Capital Markets Initiative Council. He is also a member of the National Association of Industrial & Office properties as well as an Advisory Board member of the University of California Irvine’s Center for Real Estate. Mr. Anderson was recently named by Risk & Insurance Magazine as a 2011 “Power Broker” in Real Estate Risk Management.
Russell Appel President Praedium Group, LLC a: 825 Third Avenue, 36th Floor, New York, NY 10022 p: (212) 224-5666 e: firstname.lastname@example.org A founder of The Praedium Group and its President, Russell Appel has been building the Company since 1991 and has overseen all aspects of The Praedium Group’s activities, including its strategy and its investment policy. In addition to his responsibilities with The Praedium Group, Mr. Appel ran CSFB’s Commercial Mortgage Finance business from 1991 to 1994, where he became a Managing Director.
At CSFB, Mr. Appel supervised the execution of commercial and multifamily asset securitization and sale advisory assignments totaling in excess of $13 billion. Prior to joining CSFB in 1991 and his association with The Praedium Group, Mr. Appel was a Vice President in the Real Estate Department of Goldman Sachs & Co. for five years. At Goldman Sachs, he was involved in real estate-related sales, financings, mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions totaling in excess of $3 billion.
Mr. Appel holds a BS in Economics (magna cum laude) and an MBA (with distinction) from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pension Real Estate Association between 2008 and 2010, and he has previously held the positions of Vice Chairman, Treasurer and Board Member.
Will Balthrope Texas Senior Director Institutional Property Advisors a: 14185 North Dallas Parkway, Suite 650, Dallas, TX 75254 p: (972) 755-5160 e: email@example.com Will Balthrope is Senior Director of Institutional Property Advisors (IPA), a Marcus & Millichap Company (M&M). He possesses more than 25 years of commercial real estate experience, specializing in multifamily property sales. Since 2000, Mr. Balthrope has closed more than more than $4 billion in multifamily transactions nationally for both institutional and private sellers.
Mr. Balthrope is currently ranked as one of the top producers nationally with IPA/M&M. His success earned him the distinction of being M&M’s #1 producing broker in Texas from 2007-2011, his first five years with the firm, and he has been a member of the elite Chairman’s Club in 2007, 2010 and 2011.
Prior to joining IPA/M&M, he was a top producer for Cushman & Wakefield. Mr. Balthrope’s success ranked him as C&W’s #1 apartment broker in the nation in 2003, as well as the Dallas office’s #1 producer from 2003-2005.
Mr. Balthrope formerly served as Chairman of the Silver Multifamily Council of the ULI, and is currently a board member of the National Multi Housing Council. Mr. Balthrope appears frequently as a guest speaker at industry events and is often quoted in the media. He also has lectured MBA classes at Southern Methodist University. His client list includes REITs, pension funds, private investment companies, local and national investors, banks and special servicers.
Mr. Balthrope holds an MBA degree, with an emphasis in real estate, from Southern Methodist University, and received his bachelor’s degree in English from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Quinn R. Barton Managing Partner Carmel Partners, Inc.
a: 55 East 59th Street, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10022 p: (646) 233-4887 e: firstname.lastname@example.org Quinn Barton is a Managing Partner at Carmel Partners, a San Francisco based real estate private equity firm that specializes in the multifamily real estate investments. He joined Carmel in 2009 to open Carmel’s New York City office and to focus on investments in the debt sector.
Prior to Carmel, Mr. Barton was at Bank of America where he served as head of CMBS trading. He has approximately twenty years of CMBS and real estate finance experience. Prior to Bank of America, Barton worked for Natixis Real Estate Capital as head of B-Note & Mezz trading and distribution and worked in CMBS primary and secondary trading at both RBS Greenwich Capital and JP Morgan earlier in his career.
He earned a BA in Economics from Washington & Lee University and an MBA in Finance from The George Washington University.
Laura A. Beuerlein Executive Vice President-Marketing Heritage Title Company of Austin, Inc.
a: 2630 Exposition Blvd., Suite G-12, Austin, TX 78703 p: (512) 505-5000 e: email@example.com A Texas native, Laura Anderson Beuerlein holds a B.A. and a B.S. degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Ms. Beuerlein joined Heritage Title in 1986 as a commercial marketing officer and became Senior Vice President of Marketing and owner/partner in 1989. As the Executive Vice President of Marketing, she specializes in providing a full range of title insurance services to a wide variety of clientele.
With experience in all types of commercial property, it is through Ms. Beuerlein’s expertise in the multi-family investment property arena that Heritage Title has become one of the premier title companies in the country to handle both single asset and portfolio transactions. Her client list is heavily weighted with both institutional and private investors. With a commitment to superior customer service, she has helped ensure that Heritage clients are provided with thorough, extensive market research and information that is second to none.
Active in business, civic and charitable activities, Ms. Beuerlein is currently serving her seventh term on the Executive Committee of the National Multi-Family Housing Council and is the Chair of Membership. She is a member of the Urban Land Institute and serves as Vice Chair of Programs for the Multi-Family Silver Council.
For the ULI Austin chapter, she serves on the Executive Committee, and is also the Vice Chair of Sponsorship.
She served for five terms on the Executive Committee of the Real Estate Council of Austin, just completed her 20th year on the Board of Directors; and, she served as secretary of its Board in 2001. Ms. Beuerlein is a founding member of the Austin Chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) and is a Past President of the West Austin Youth League. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors for The University of Texas Elementary School, a charter school in East Austin. She previously was the Co-Chair of the Finance Council for the United Way of Austin, and is a past Board Member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters, The American Cancer Society, the Business Council of St. Edward’s University, the Board of Directors of the Zachary Scott Theatre, Friends of the Blanton Museum of Art, and the Austin Chamber of Commerce.
Laura is married and has three boys, William, James and Richard, with her husband, Steve.
Matthew Birenbaum AvalonBay Communities a: 671 N. Glebe Road, Suite 800, Arlington, VA 22203 p: (703) 317-4601 e: firstname.lastname@example.org Matthew Birenbaum has recently been appointed Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy for AvalonBay Communities, Inc., one of the leading publicly traded real estate investment trusts focused on the multifamily residential sector (NYSE:AVB). In this position, Mr. Birenbaum plays a leadership role in developing investment strategy, as well as having oversight responsibility for the Market Research, Brand Strategy and Design functions within the company. He brings over twenty years of experience in real estate development and investment in senior positions with some of the most highly regarded firms in the Washington Metropolitan area, including previous service with AvalonBay in prior decades.
Most recently, Mr. Birenbaum had been the founding principal of Abbey Road Property Group, a boutique development and investment firm focused on infill multifamily and mixed-use projects in the greater Washington area. Prior to founding Abbey Road, he was Senior Vice President at EYA from 2003formerly Eakin/Youngentob Associates), responsible for directing and supervising all activities in the land acquisition and development group for this award-winning builder/developer of architecturally distinguished townhomes and condominiums. Prior to his experience at EYA, Mr. Birenbaum spent over seven years at AvalonBay Communities, Inc. in his first stint there, developing a wide variety of luxury rental communities in formats ranging from garden apartments to midrise with structured parking to highrise with ground floor retail and underground parking. Upon his departure from AvalonBay, he was Regional Vice President of Development with responsibility for the Washington, DC, New Jersey and Chicago regions. Earlier experience includes work with Tishman Speyer Properties in both Houston and Northern Virginia, developing residential, office and retail uses.
Mr. Birenbaum holds a Master of Management degree in real estate and finance from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, where he graduated with honors, and an undergraduate degree in urban studies from Brown University, where he graduated phi beta kappa. He serves on the board of the L’Enfant Trust, a historic preservation group in Washington, DC.
Buck Blessing CEO Griffis/Blessing, Inc.
a: 102 N. Cascade Ave., Suite 550, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 p: (719) 520-1234 e: email@example.com Since founding Griffis/Blessing, Inc. in 1985, Mr. Blessing has been instrumental in all aspects pertaining to the company’s dramatic growth and has directed the acquisition and disposition of properties valued at over $500 million, including thousands of multifamily units. He is an authority in the real estate field and has extensive expertise in investment strategy and real estate markets. Griffis/Blessing currently manages over a billion dollars of assets, including approximately 4,500 apartment units.
Mr. Blessing was appointed by Governor Romer to the Colorado Real Estate Commission in 1997 (reappointed by Governor Owens in 2000) and served on that commission for six years, including two years as its Chairman. In 2009, he was appointed to the Colorado State Land Board by Governor Ritter and currently serves as its President.
Mr. Blessing is active in the Colorado community and is a Director of UMB Bank and a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). His past involvement includes: President of the Board, and subsequently Co-chairman of the Capital Campaign, for the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Co-Chair of the Pikes Peak United Way Alexis De Toqueville Society, Chairman of the Pikes Peak Region Better Business Bureau, President of the Downtown Partnership, Chairman of the Community Development Advisory Board, President of the Southern Colorado Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management, Chairman of the Colorado College Business and Community Alliance, and President of the Business of Arts Center Board. Mr. Blessing has also served as Director or Trustee on several other boards and foundations, including the Pikes Peak Community Foundation.
Mr. Blessing’s professional and civic recognitions include: Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce “Small Business Person of the Year,” and one of Colorado Business Journal’s ‘Colorado Climbers’ recognizing “40 New Leaders 40 and Under.” In 1992, Griffis/Blessing was recognized in Inc.
magazine’s “Inc. 500” as one of the 500 fastest growing privately held companies in America. In 2006, Mr. Blessing received the Colorado College Business and Community Alliance Partner in Service Award.