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The Advisory Council is comprised of leading professionals in the real estate industry who provide guidance and financial support to the Center and the McCombs real estate program. 


    Council members assist the Center director and Finance Department faculty with program strategy and curriculum design, providing student career advice and employment opportunities, and supplying current market data and case studies on critical real estate finance and development issues.

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Members impact our program and strategic initiatives through various committee opportunities and leadership positions. We are thankful to have a very active Board of Directors committed to the Center’s success by expanding our network while enhancing the value of membership with a constant focus on our students’ success.

Executive Leadership Committee

  • Curren Krishnan, Chair (2022-2024)
  • Pat Hyek, Past Chair (2020-2022)
  • Shane Brisbin, Past Chair (2019-2020)
  • Stacy Smith, Chairman Emeritus​

Executive Members

  • Wendy Bolton
  • Irine Dibowitz | EY
  • Amy King | EY
  • Shawn O'Neill | Silver Lake Partners
  • Dipti Vachani | Arm

Advisory Members

  • Jon Brelig | Cascade – Mentorship Chair
  • James Brundage | EY
  • Marc Spier

Associate Members 

  • Terence Balagia | Goldman Sachs
  • Grant Cope | Dorsal Capital Management – Membership Chair
  • Joel Fluss | Greenlight Financial Technology
  • Macy Huang | KKR
  • Ziyaad Khayrattee | Summit Partners
  • Kenny Liao | Wonolo
  • Eugene​Lin | Aeva
  • Adam Luna | AIMERA
  • Angela Maestre | PwC
  • Jerry O'Hara | Splunk
  • Ken Parekh | Parekh Partners LLC
  • Marya Unwala | Niantic
  • Sanchana Vasikaran | Norwest Venture Partners

Junior Members

  • Veshal Arul Prakash | Found
  • Patrick Doyle | Centerview Partners
  • Young Joo | JP Morgan
  • Bryce Blackwell | Salesforce
  • Fumie Hayashi | Jefferies​

Are you interested in working with a premier team in real estate education?