FIRE Fellows

The Fitzgerald Institute for Real Estate (FIRE) recognizes an outstanding network of industry fellows – “FIRE Fellows” – distinguished leaders in the real estate industry who support FIRE’s long-term objectives. The FIRE Fellows network is an immersive learning and networking experience for alumni and other professionals who are eager to engage with the Institute and students. Fellows are involved with FIRE via:

  • Exclusive networking events
  • FIRE annual meeting
  • Recruiting opportunities
  • Student and faculty support
  • Mentorship and mentoring events

Each FIRE Fellow has provided benefaction to support FIRE, including the Institute’s students, faculty, and initiatives. The Institute gratefully acknowledges their generous benefaction, which includes direct gifts to FIRE each year and/or endowed gifts to FIRE.


First Name Last Name Year Organization
Russell Allegrette 1992 Ocean West Capital Partners
Ricardo Álvarez-Díaz 1996 Álvarez-Díaz & Villalón
George Arce MBA 2022 Centers Dynamic Partners, Inc.
Thomas Baynes Parent ’24 UBS (retired)
Paul Brady 1987 The Carlyle Group
Alan Braun 1966 Industrial Contractors Inc. (retired)
Steve Campbell 1994 Annaly Capital Management
Rafael Carreira 1989 Riverside Investment & Development
Jerome Claeys 1969 Heitman (retired)
Bryan Connolly 1996 DLA Piper
Ed Coppola 1976 Macerich
Fritz Duda, Jr. 1987 Genus Holdings
Nate Ebeling 1996 Ospraie Management
Anthony Fertitta 1993 JLL
Ward Fitzgerald 1985 EQT Exeter
Drew Flood 1996 Cushman & Wakefield
Jason Fox 1995 W.P. Carey
Anthony Frogameni 2010 Optimal Outcomes
Chris Graves 1995 Corporate Properties of The Americas, LLC
Vincent Greggo 1968 Greggo & Ferrara Incorporated
Mary Louise Hartman Parent ’88 n/a
Larissa Herczeg 1996 1 Seed Partners LLC
Shawn Hoban 1988 Hoban Family Office
Thomas Hoban 1995 Kitson & Partners
Eric Jensen Parent ’26 Jensen Vineyards
Bob Karnes 1983 BlackRock
Daniel Kelly 2002 University of Notre Dame
Sean Kelly Parent ’26 Morgan Stanley (retired)
Greg Kennealey 1993 Mission Hill Hospitality
Bryan Lamb 1998 EQT Exeter
Vince Laughlin 1982, MBA 1983 First Bank Chicago
Salvador Leccese 1964 Lecesse Development Corp.
Steve Livaditis n/a Eastdil Secured
Morgan Marinovich 2017 EQT Exeter
Jon Martin 1992 AEW Capital Management
Dan McCarthy 1996 JLL
Jason McLaughlin 2005 ARCO/Murray
Sean McSweeney 1996 Mitsui Fudosan America
Brian Meihaus 2000 Horowitz Group
Daniel Moore 1994 Rockefeller Group
Eddy O’Brien 2008 Blaze Capital Partners
Paul Odland 1991 Belveron Partners
Michael O’Malley 1996 University of Notre Dame
Paige O’Neil 2009 Shapack Partners
Molly Phelan 1994 Siegel Jennings Co. L.P.A.
Joseph Pomerenke 2005 ARCO Ventures
Mark Pomerenke 2011 NorthPoint Development
Richard Rendina 2002 Rendina Healthcare Real Estate
Dave Sabey Parent ’91 & ’04 Sabey Corporation
John Sabey 1991 Sabey Corporation
Michael Schierl 1984 Julius Capital & Immaculata Law Firm
Patrick Schlehuber 1999 Rexford Industrial
Kevin Shea n/a EQT Exeter
Tyson Skillings 1997 Rockwood
William Smith 1965 Morgan Stanley (retired)
Leonidas Stellakis 2006 ARCO/Murray
Dwight Stephenson 2007 Blue Vista Capital Management
Bobby Sullivan 1993 Halstatt Real Estate Partners
Jennifer Sullivan Parent ’23 & ’25 Halstatt Real Estate Partners
Courtney Tawresey 2006 Polsinelli PC
Jim Tinson 1992 Hart Howerton
Christopher Vallace 1992 M3 Investment Group
Joe Van Hecke 1996 TackleAI
Cristina Villalón n/a Álvarez-Díaz & Villalón
n/a n/a n/a Lighting Lanterns Foundation