NEW YORK has created a panel dubbed the Think Tank–a 12-member editorial advisory board that will serve the site in a number of capacities. The Think Tank members will provide commentary and insight into many of the stories that appear on pages; they will serve as sources for news; they will critique the site for its effectiveness to the real estate industry; and they will serve as columnists.

The members of the board are:

Jeffrey D. Fisher, Ph.D., director of the Center for Real Estate Studies and professor of real estate at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. He is also consulting director of research and technology for NCREIF.

Michael H. Greco, president and CEO of He has also served as CEO of WMF Capital Corp. and as managing director of real estate capital markets at First Union National Bank.

Christopher J. Hartung, chief strategy officer of iBuilding Inc. He once headed the real estate research group at Banc of America Securities. Also, while at J.P. Morgan, he was in-house consultant, product analyst and equity research analyst.

Jeffrey Hipschman, EVP and chief technology officer of Julien J. Studley Inc. He oversees the firm’s information and technology strategy. Previously, he was a systems specialist at Salomon Brothers and Lehman Brothers.

George D. Livingston, president of Realvest Partners. He is also a general partner in a variety of industrial and residential developments. He has served as chairman of the Orange County Planning and Zoning Commission.

John C. McAllister, VP, institutional investment affairs for NAREIT. He also advised the United Mine Workers on its real estate portfolio. In addition, he has worked as a stockbroker for Wheat, First Securities.

Hessam Nadji, managing director and chief marketing officer for Marcus & Millichap. He supervises research services, oversees research reports in 35 markets and directs the firm’s Internet operations.

Gerald A. Porter, founder of Metrospace Corp., which merged with four other companies to form Cresa Partners, where he is now vice chairman. He is a director of BOMA.

Jeanette Rice, a principal with Lend Lease Real Estate Investments and research director for the company’s debt group. She joined the firm when it acquired Amresco and Holliday Fenoglio Fowler.

Maria T. Sicola, senior managing director of research and analysis for Cushman & Wakefield’s advisory services group. She concentrates on location analysis and the site- selection process.

James M. Stuart, former CEO of and now president of Centra Properties, a commercial developer. He is the founder of Colliers International, Nevada; Burnett Haase Construction; and Nevada First Bank.

Benjamin F. Williams, who heads real estate capital markets at First Union Securities. He oversees CMBS, real estate investment banking and other areas. He has also worked in the firm’s corporate banking and in real estate lending.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 1 free article* every 30 days across the ALM subscription network
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?


© 2024 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.



Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join now!

  • Free unlimited access to's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt

Copyright © 2024 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.